Is fasting a fast way to lose weight?

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Fasting is one of the most popular health and fitness trends that is traveling around the world. People are trying to lose weight, improve their health, and change their lifestyle. There are some studies out there that do show fasting can improve some functions of the body. Fasting does not have a restriction on what people are eating just when … Read More

Inflammation, Friend or Foe? It’s Both!

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Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural response to injury or illness.  When our body senses that there is something wrong, it’s first response is to try and fix the problem.  This acute inflammation of the body is a completely normal reaction to any threat, our body senses the problem and sends more blood to the area, this increase in blood flow … Read More

Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

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Cardiovascular exercise, also known as cardio, has many benefits to your body. Cardio is any movement that gets your heart rate up and increases blood circulation. Cardio is a key component to your fitness plan, whether through running, walking, or biking. Cardio is most often used to burn off calories. All cardio burns off excess calories, but some forms of … Read More

Physical Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

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Mindfulness Meditation MBSR

Meditation is known worldwide as a relaxation method. Many religions practice meditation, in fact, Buddhism is founded on meditation. The effects of mediation have shown to be uplifting and are said to make people calm, and many use meditation as a way of life because of these factors. Recently, Universities have studied the effects of meditation and have proven that … Read More

The Mighty Lupini Bean

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Lupini Bean

It’s Christmas morning, and I am going through my stocking and one of the things that I pull out is this little bag that says BRAMI on it. There was a funny drawing of a bean dressed up like a Roman soldier and the words “The Roman Supersnack”, this was looking very interesting. Being a nutritionist, I am always excited … Read More

Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

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Natural Mosquito Repellent

Did you know that mosquitoes have killed more people than all of the wars in history? They do this by spreading deadly diseases like Malaria. That is a pretty scary thought if you are like me and enjoy spending a great deal of time outside. The problem is that the conventional alternative is by covering yourself in toxic chemicals like … Read More

Tim’s Healthy Onion Dip

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Healthy Onion Dip Recipe

My Healthy Onion Dip is one of my favorite party foods!  Bringing this dip to any gathering is a great way to keep your nutrition on track and still feel like you are indulging. Makes about 3 cups Ingredients: 1/8 Cup olive oil (I use light because it has a lighter flavor, it is not lower in calories) 4 Medium yellow onions, … Read More

Beginners Guide to the Glycemic Index

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Low Glycemic Carbohydrates

The glycemic index ranks the effects of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels. Now that may seem a bit confusing, so lets break it down a little easier. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in foods. They provide fuel for the nervous system and energy for working muscles. Blood glucose levels are just blood sugar levels, which is the … Read More

Tips for a Summer Six-Pack

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Summer is coming, and what better way to prepare than getting rock-hard abs? Everyone hits the gym in the last few months before summer trying to get that summer body, but few actually accomplish that. Lucky for you, I have the secrets to the best summer six-pack that will give you rockin’ abs in killer time. Getting rid of the … Read More

Benefits of a Personal Trainer

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Personal Trainer

Exercise is a great way to stay fit and healthy, but many people don’t the right way to exercise their body. A big misunderstanding with exercising is people follow a routine designed for someone else, and their body doesn’t benefit the same way from it. A personal trainer can design a routine meant for your body that will help you … Read More