Keto Diet: Pros and Cons

Is the keto diet really a healthy weight loss program in the long run? Who wouldn’t like a weight loss program that promotes having bacon as a snack? Although true devotees of the current keto diet movement would undoubtedly argue that being allowed to eat bacon and other high-fat foods is not the prime...

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Caffeine and Metabolism

Does caffeine speed up the metabolism and help with weight loss?

There are few topics that get more attention, with wildly varying opinions, than the benefits of weight loss and the detrimental effects of caffeine. Obviously, there is no argument about the importance of reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight, but is it...

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Protecting Against Memory Loss

Do mentally stimulating activities protect against memory loss? A recent study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic has determined that engaging in mentally stimulating activities, such as, computer use, craft activities, social activities and playing games decreased cognitive impairment by between 22 and 30 percent. More specifically, it was determined that taking part in...

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Must know Tips about Cortisol for Weight Loss Success

The adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys, secrete hormones in response to stress.  Most notably, cortisol and adrenaline which help mobilize quick energy for a ‘fight or flight’ response.  Cortisol initially helps break down fat for energy, increases blood sugar and blood pressure.    Adrenaline production increases alertness, energy level, and...

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Health Related Heavy Metal Testing

Is being exposed to heavy metals something that should be taken seriously? The National Institute of Health defines heavy metals as “naturally occurring elements that have a high atomic weight and a density at least 5 times greater than that of water.” Some metals that fall into this category are arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, iron,...

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