Choose To Be Happy & Healthy

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No medication, no surgery, no voodoo, no excuses! A regular guy, an everyday awesome person; just like you and me made a CHOICE to be healthy and happy – period. Sound too simple? Not for Tom Hoppensteadt.  He just said, ENOUGH!  Enough excuses; enough to his self-destructive ways. Tom’s useless old stories only got older […]

Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

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When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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Losing weight is confusing enough without all the gimmicks and conflicting advice, but what’s the deal when your weight loss efforts suddenly stall? Vibrant health, a strong build, and effortless weight management are a natural outcome when hormone levels are healthy. However, there are many lifestyle factors that can impact our hormones and keep us […]

New Negative Health Consequences of Diet Soda

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Americans drink lots of diet soda and Americans are facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic. This has caused all sorts of medical experts and even Oprah to investigate whether diet soft drinks can make you gain weight. It seems paradoxical that a product with no calories could result in gaining weight. In fact, most of us […]

YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.

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It seemed like a joke. I spend most of my time experimenting with cutting-edge fitness routines and new training technology. Yet here I was, challenged to do a single, textbook repetition of a classic exercise, one I’d long ago relegated to beefy defensive linemen and World Cup skiers. What was one squat supposed to do […]

Top Four Reasons Why Diets Fail

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The battle of the bulge is on — any movement on the scale yet? “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made every year, yet only 20 percent of people achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance,” says Jessica Bartfield,MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery […]

Meet Linda, Our Holistic Natural Nutrition Advisor

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We have featured many great articles from Linda Wolschlager, CNC. She is a Certified Nutrition Counselor from Trinity College of Natural Health in Indiana. Linda’s own personal health issues led her to find that traditional medicine was not always the way to go and she was able to overcome a serious long-term virus with the right nutrition […]

Protein: All The Facts

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Protein is an essential part of every cell of your body — about 15% of your body weight is comprised of it.  There are a wide variety of functions and uses including providing energy, helping to build the structural skeleton of cells, moving molecules from one place to another, breaking down toxins and repairing bones […]

Take Back Your Summer: Accepting The Body You Have Now

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It’s normal to fantasize about a “better” version of yourself. As more heroic, smarter, powerful, successful, generous, kinder than you are. (Or more cutthroat or vengeful than you are.) These fantasies can serve as ideals of who we want to become — and thus can be blueprints, showing us how to get from how we […]