Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kids’ Obesity May Be Linked to Plastic Chemicals

Most health-conscious consumers are wary of excessive chemicals in our food supply and in the products that we use.  There are many harmful toxins in our everyday products.  In recent years, there has been a public outcry relating to the use of BPH (Bisphenol A) in plastic bottles.  Previously, BPH was shown to be an […]

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High Protein Diet Prevents Muscle Loss During Dieting

Often, when people diet and lose weight, they wind up losing body stores of both fat and muscle.  Many health professionals have claimed that protein loss is unavoidable during weight loss. However, a new study published in the FASEB Journal (The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) found that if the RDA (Recommended […]

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You Think I’m Doing This for My Health??? Actually, Yes!!!

It is common knowledge that exercising has many health benefits, yet according to the Center of Disease Prevention, over half the US population does not exercise; only 48% of adults meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines(1). This is mind-­‐boggling, considering how physical activity positively effects health and improves quality of life. Physical activity affects both […]

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Supplement of the Month: Rhodiola

What is rhodiola? Rhodiola is a plant found in many arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and Alaska.   It is an “adaptogenic herb,” which means that it helps the body adapt to and increase its resistance to stress, without effecting normal biological functions.  It contains many phytochemicals, including phenols and flavonoids, which make rhodiola a powerful […]

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