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Carbs: Essential, Evil, or Cyclical?

Carbohydrates are typically classified as good or bad, but those labels are misleading. Carbs are neither inherently good nor bad; they’re not essential, but they don’t harm your body by themselves. That being said, some carbs are of a much higher quality than others, making them more valuable to your health and well-being. First, let’s…

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Customizing Nutrition and Training for the Female Cycle

You have to plan a lot of things around your cycle, but did you know that includes your health and fitness routine? If you’re physically active, then the complex hormone changes you experience each month can pose several unique nutritional and training challenges. The menstrual cycle is 28 days of your body preparing an egg…

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The Top 4 Meal Plans Replacing Fad Diets in 2018

Regardless of your ultimate health and fitness goals, your diet will help determine your success or failure. But a healthy diet isn’t just about restricting certain things. That’s why most fad diets cause more harm than good — they deprive your body of what it needs as much as what it doesn’t need. Fortunately, more…

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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Improve Brain Health?

Everyone wants to have a healthy brain that functions optimally. We all want to improve our focus, clarity, memory, and ability to learn and process new information. We also want to decrease our risk for depression, memory loss, dementia, and mood disorders. On a larger scale, our quality of life depends on our brain health….

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Hormonal Imbalance: 5 Foods That Wreak Havoc

Hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol, and insulin are invaluable chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. The glands and organs that make up the endocrine system, including the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles, and pancreas, are in charge of secreting and controlling these hormones, and if just one part of…

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10 Tips to Shed 10 Pounds

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. — Indian Proverb I’ve been very fortunate to carve out a career working with high-level athletes. Many of the players I work with were lucky enough to win the genetic lottery — meaning they did a great…

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A Pro’s Guide to Meal Plans for Weight Loss

Most of us would love to whittle away the stubborn belly fat that circles our waists, either for health reasons or to just feel better about our bodies, but few people understand what it takes to drop excess weight. And it doesn’t matter if you need to lose 10 pounds, or a more daunting amount…

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