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The butter verses margarine debate — July 25, 2016

The butter verses margarine debate

Butter vs margarine

There’s a reason you’re confused. Years ago, butter was a no-no. Vegetable-oil-based margarines surged in popularity as doctors began to understand the dangers of saturated fat. But the butter-versus-margarine debate is a slippery subject. Some margarines have unhealthy Tran’s fats, while others have confusing health claims. Meanwhile, some say butter is an “all-natural” choice.

For more information, click on this link: Butter vs. Margarine Truth or Fiction

2 all natural folk medicine cures that really work — July 19, 2016

2 all natural folk medicine cures that really work

Drug And Herb

DID YOU KNOW?
At the turn of the century, folk medicine was viewed as a practice used by poverty stricken communities and quacks. However the rejection of synthetic or biomedical products has become a growing trend in Western society and allowed for a rise in the demand for natural medicines. When less developed countries are taken into account it is estimated that over 50% of the world’s population relies on folk medicine practices. The prevalence of folk medicine in certain areas of the world will vary based on cultural norms. Chinese herbology, for instance, has very much taken traction in the NY area. Much of today’s modern medicine though is previously based on plants that had been long used in folk medicine.

How’s your mitochondria doing… you best pay attention — July 12, 2016

How’s your mitochondria doing… you best pay attention

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How’s your mitochondria doing…

Mitochondria are little organelles present within all cells of the human body. Mitochondria are often referred to as the “powerhouse of the cell” because they are responsible for producing most energy from food elements. They also contain all of the enzymes associated with aerobic energy production. These organelles are an important part of the metabolism because they control fat burning that occurs at low levels of exertion. The aerobic oxidation forms a large part of our basal metabolic rate so any increase in mitochondrial mass will help raise the metabolism.

How to make sure you’re burning fat — July 5, 2016

How to make sure you’re burning fat

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How to make sure you’re burning fat

You’ve probably heard, or been told, that for best weight loss results you should work in your “fat burning zone” (about 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate). While lower intensity workouts are great for building endurance, they aren’t always the best choice if your goal is to lose weight. The truth is, the body does burn a higher percentage of calories from fat in the fat burning zone or at lower intensities. However, at higher intensities (70-90% of your maximum heart rate), you burn a greater number of overall calories, which is what matters when it comes to losing weight.

Do this and stress less for better health — June 24, 2016

Do this and stress less for better health

relax

DID YOU KNOW?
The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress — a negative stress reaction. Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.

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