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Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right
Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swift...

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Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe even worse. Digestive irregularity or discomfort and maybe headaches, mood swings, or fatigue. What gives? What might be happening—and how to fix it Eating better can confuse your body for a time. How ...

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Getting Back on Track with Your Resolutions

Getting Back on Track with Your Resolutions
When you feel it’s time for a change, there’s sometimes the mentality to “go big or go home.” While that’s great in theory, resolutions to make large changes to lifestyle, diet, or fitness out of the blue often set you up for failure as they are too difficult to execute over the long term. Since your body is an interconnected machine, making a few small changes can radically change how you look and feel in 2018. Instead of the big resolution all at...

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Pumpkin Seed Oil and Men's Health

Fall is back! Leaves, pumpkins, food, and family are all associated with autumn, and increasingly, so is men’s health. Starting in September with Prostate Cancer Awareness month and peaking in Movember, fall is as much about men’s reproductive health as it is about all things pumpkin-spiced. Pumpkin, interestingly, is also about more than Halloween jack-o-lanterns and Thanksgiving pie. It is, coincidentally, a very good tool for men’s health! In ad...

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Keep it Light

Scales tipped a little too much on the side of indulgence this summer? It may be time to bring things back in balance. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to lighten up during the summer—here are three of our favorites: Focus on Fresh and Seasonal Produce Ice cream isn’t the only food synonymous with summer—there’s a cornucopia of summer fruit and vegetables available over the course of the season, perfect for fresh, healthy meals that can help you ...

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Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions

Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions
Losing weight and feeling great? Dieters can feel as crummy as the cookies they aren’t eating. Why? Detox reactions are related to fat loss. Using diet to cleanse fat-soluble toxins may maintain our motivation and healthy weight loss. Yay! Toxins are either environmental (exogenous), or produced by the body (endogenous), and water soluble (hydrophilic) or fat soluble (lipophilic). We let go of water and water-soluble toxins more easily. Fat is so ...

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