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How is your favorite soft drink affecting your body?

Summer is right around the corner, which means days will be spent grilling outside, kids will be at the pool, and there won’t be a care in the world; except for what you are putting into your body. It’s easy to grab a refreshing soda; but, what is all that carbonation and sugar doing to…

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Cold and Flu

The season is upon us and no matter where we go, we will hear the sniffing and coughing to prove it. It affects us all in some way, whether it’s someone we work with, a family member or we are feeling a bit run down ourselves. A cold usually has symptoms of a runny nose,…

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Sugar – The Sweet Killer

Sugar the sweet killer

Sugar is known my many names and it’s lurking in foods where you least expect it. You may already know that sugar doesn’t provide any nutritive value to your body, but did you know that it is causing harm and sabotaging the good things that you are doing to be healthy because it’s altering your…

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Weight Loss and Nutrition Response Testing

Weight Loss and nutrition response testing

Americans are more overweight than ever and these issues are affecting both children and adults alike.  There has been an increase in prevalence of heath conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and arthritis. And it is not a lack of knowledge, we’ve all heard that all we have to do is eat less and…

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Top Ten Reasons to Avoid Soda & Energy Drinks

1. The average soda has no nutritional value – only sugar, carbonated water, caramel color, natural flavors, caffeine, phosphoric acid and high fructose corn syrup. 2. According to Harvard researchers, the risk of childhood obesity increases 1.6 times with each additional daily serving of soda consumed. 3. Soda adds more sugar to a typical 2-year-old’s…

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The Dangers of Excess Carbs

When we consume carbohydrates, we are really consuming sugar, but just in a different form.  Carbohydrates are sugar (glucose) molecules bonded together.  When we eat carbohydrates, the pancreas releases insulin to bring down the blood sugar levels.  The hormone insulin also causes our metabolism to store food energy for later.  When we keep eating carbohydrates,…

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