Probiotics Pros and Cons

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There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to contain probiotics that will benefit the digestive system and promote improved immune health. It’s important to understand how probiotics work in the body, and who should—and shouldn’t—use them.

Fish Oil Supplements – What You Need to Know

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I recently blogged about supplements and the importance of getting all the vitamins and minerals the body needs so everything can function properly. Supplementing fish oil (omegas) is a bit more complex than other supplements—you need to know whether or not you need to supplement, how much you need, and how to supplement properly.

Can’t Lose Weight? 7 Reasons Your Weight Loss Plan Isn’t Working

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You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops …

Meal Planning for Beginners

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Do you plan your meals, or do you just decide what you’ll be eating based upon what you toss in the cart as you’re strolling through the grocery store? Did you know that meal planning can help you eat better, reach your health and fitness goals, and reduce that bill once you get to the checkout? You’ll also eliminate those …

Vitamin deficiency= body inefficiency

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY = BODY INEFFICIENCY

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Improve Your Health by Getting Your Vitamins Maybe like many of us, you had a mother or grandmother who liked to nag you (or maybe even still does!) about taking your vitamins. Guess what? They’re right—as long as you’re getting them from pure sources. Making sure you get the proper amount of vitamins will help your body function better.

Yes, Some Fats Are Good For You

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Last week, I shared how there are good carbs and bad carbs, and the importance of consuming certain types of carbs to help achieve your health and fitness goals. If you find yourself just as confused about fats – whether to consume some or none at all, full-fat vs low-fat vs non-fat – you’re not alone. Fats are so often …

Get Carb Smart (Truth About Carbs)

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Isn’t all the information about carbs confusing? Carbs are good because they create energy; carbs are bad because they create fat. The truth about carbohydrates is that there are good carbs and bad carbs; not all carbs are bad, and not all carbs are good. When properly incorporated into your diet, carbs can be used to help you achieve your …