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A Look at Childhood Obesity

The Problem Obesity is the fuse and early death is the bomb. According to a survey conducted in 2014, 33% of children in America are overweight, 78% of these children are classified as obese.  Obesity amongst children is also associated with a number of different metabolic disorders, negative health outcomes, and behaviors including these listed below (1). High blood pressure Elevated blood triglycerides Type 2 Diabetes High Uric Acid levels Fatty Liver Depression Anxiety Low self-esteem Disordered eating Declined school performance Social isolation Bullying/being bullied Metabolic syndrome...

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Getting enough potassium on a low-carb diet

For optimal weight loss, what you put in your body is just as important as what you keep out. Today we take a look at getting the right amount of potassium on a low-carb diet. The word potassium comes from the term potash, which refers to plant ashes soaked in water in a pot, which was how potassium was manufactured prior to the industrial era. Potassium ions are vital for the functioning of all living cells and play a role in… hormone secretion blood pressure regulation movement of the digestive system ph balance glucose and insulin metabolism renal function fluid and electrolyte balance...

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Coffee And The Affect On Your Body

Coffee and the affect it can have on weight loss.  Myth and legend has it that coffee was first discovered by a North African goat herder around 850 AD. The tale is that the herder observed his goats eating the red berries from a broad-leaved shrub. He then noticed that they were restless and highly active after, he supposedly brought the berries to his local medicine man, he declared them to be evil and threw the beans in the fire. The smell was so pleasant that the whole village gathered around to see what was causing such wonderful aroma, and the medicine man pulled the coffee bean ash...

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Why you need Infrared Sauna time in your life!

Below are some of the health benefits of using an infrared sauna that have been observed in recent scientific studies  (1, 2). 40-60% pain reduction in arthritic participants Weight loss and improvements in body composition Improved sleep Reduced blood pressure Improved fasting blood glucose Both traditional and infrared saunas have many health benefits, however Infrared saunas work much differently than traditional saunas.  Infrared saunas heat up to 110-130 degrees Fahrenheit while traditional saunas are between 190-210.  Many people find the lower temperature of the infrared saunas to be...

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Lemon Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients 1 1/2 lb (650g) flank steak, sliced against the grain 4 medium zucchini 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons butter or ghee 1/4 cup (60ml) low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon chopped parsley 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste The steak marinade 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (or any hot chili sauce you like Directions Combine the ingredients for the marinade in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag. Add the steak strips into the marinade, seal and...

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Eat the Rainbow!!!

Eat a variety of colored produce to get the most health benefits “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor”  -William Cowper. Most of us have a general understanding that eating vegetables can be protective against certain health conditions.  But are all vegetables created equal? Certain colors of vegetables seem to be protective against specific conditions.  To ensure that we get all of the possible health benefits out of our veggies it’s important that we eat a variety of different colored vegetables to get all of the benefits possible. A diet rich in plant foods provides...

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Insulin and its Impact on Weight Loss

Let’s apply the KISS principal to weight loss.  Keep It Simple Stupid.  Our bodies have two primary ways it can store energy.  When we eat carbohydrates, we store them as muscle/liver glycogen and when these stores are full we can store them as bodyfat.  Think of your glycogen stores like a refrigerator, this is the primary place we go when we need energy.  When your fridge is full, then we can start to fill the freezer up with food.  Think of the freezer as our bodyfat stores.  When our bodies are working properly, and we are insulin sensitive, and our fridge is empty, insulin says ok let’s...

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Giddy Up with Cowboy Steak

Cowboy Steak with Coffee and Chili Rub Ingredients 1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder, or other chili powder 1 1/2 tsp fine ground espresso coffee 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 1 1/4 lb shoulder center steak, (Ranch Steak), or top sirloin, about 1 1/4-inch thick *Add 2 cups of veggies and some fat to make this a complete U meal Directions Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat it over medium-high heat. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the rub and coat the steak well on both sides. Cook steak for...

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The Truth About Visceral Fat

What if I told you there was this alien like goop, inside your abdominal cavity that is literally secreting inflammation hormones and fighting your body’s attempt to burn fat and lose weight. Visceral fat is excess intra-abdominal adipose tissue accumulation. In other words, it’s known as a “deep” fat that’s stored further underneath the skin than “subcutaneous” belly fat. It’s gel-like fat that’s actually wrapped around major organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Fat cells do more than store extra calories, they have proved to be much more involved in human physiology than we...

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