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Food Allergies & Weight Loss

You may have a hidden food allergy that is making you fat (or at least making weight loss more difficult).

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5 Real Ways to Lose Weight

No fluff. No BS. No telling you that you’re unique and special and fine just the way you are. There are REAL reasons why you want to change the way you look, so here are 5 REAL ways to make it happen.

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Sniffles, and Coughs, and Sneezes! Oh My!

Autumn has officially arrived.

That means people in the northern states are enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. People in the southern states are enjoying temperatures in the 80s. And people everywhere are definitely not enjoying itchy watery eyes, runny noses, congestion, coughing, and sneezing caused by seasonal allergic rhinitis.

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Free Your Qi

For over 5,000 years, Eastern medicine practitioners have utilized acupuncture as a method of correcting the body’s flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) in order to improve health and eliminate disease. While Western medicine practitioners may not agree with the means by which acupuncture works, they are finally recognizing that it does work, and for many conditions – anxiety, depression, chronic pain, allergies, and headaches – it works quite well.

 

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Summer Exercise Tips

You know it’s summer in Arizona when:

  • The “cold” water from your faucet comes out boiling
  • The birds use potholders to pull worms out of the ground
  • The temperature drops below 95° and you get cold chills
  • You can cook meat on the grill without turning it on

Even though it’s hot as heck outside, there are ways to maintain a healthy, outdoor exercise regimen in Arizona – or anywhere else – during the sultry summer months.  If you follow the strategies outlined below, you can stay active and keep in shape no matter how high the mercury rises.

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Nutrition 101: Dietary Fats

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a low-fat revolution swept through the US. Dietary fats, especially saturated fats, became the scapegoat for the nation’s rising obesity rates. This lead to an explosion of low-fat and fat-free “health foods,” and fat-phobic Americans – hoping this was the solution for their growing waistlines – hastily eliminated any source of fat from their diets.

Fast forward 20 years and now – at least most of us – know better. We know that low-fat diets don’t lead to lower incidences of cancer and heart disease. We know that they also don’t reduce rates of obesity (which have been on the rise since the late 80s to a current all-time high). We know that fats aren’t bad per se; rather, the type of fat is what is important.

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Two Scoops a Day Keeps the Swine Flu Away

Being sick stinks. It stinks like a pig. And with a week or more of missed work it can also stink like free cheese, because that’s all you’ll be able to afford.

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5 Tips for More Energy Everyday

We’re all busy. We all wish there was more time in the day to get things done. And we all go through phases where we over-prioritize all the unimportant things in our lives and under-prioritize our health. This is what we have aptly titled “The Low Priority Health Plan,” and it’s a guaranteed way to be tired, sick, and moody all the time. Read more