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A Bad Bite

If you regularly suffer from migraines or headaches that you pass off as being stress-induced or caused by sinus pressure from allergies, you might want to get a second opinion—but not from a physician. Instead you should visit a dental…

A Stress-Free Retirement

We all know when we do it. We buy a little something more expensive than we can afford. We know we should save for retirement but haven’t contributed to our IRA. We let inertia take hold and keep putting off…

5 Strategies to Combat Holiday Weight Gain

Holidays are a wonderful time of year full of family gatherings, Christmas carols, gift-giving and oh yes, the best part: lots and lots of food. From the free samples at shopping malls to the dinners at places of worship and…

Cooking with Chemicals?

When you think about Thanksgiving dinner, you’re likely envisioning the giant turkey, sweet cranberry sauce, mountains of mashed potatoes and a countertop covered in casseroles. Needless to say, cooking oils are probably not one of the first items that come…

5 Ways to Become a Better Runner

Whether you love running or hate it, chances are it’s found its way into your workout routine. Many a medical doctor has promulgated the benefits of being a runner and jogging. I’ll let you assume away as to which category…

Why Soda is Making You Sick

Maybe it’s your once-a-day 16-oz. indulgence. Or something you only have when you go out to a restaurant or go through a drive-through. I mean, it’s a better deal to buy the meal combo anyway, right? It may not seem…

Women Are From Venus

As you probably already know, women’s bodies store more fat than men’s do. Essential fat percentage is about 10–13 percent for women and only 2–5 percent for men. Essential fat is the amount the body needs to maintain basic physiological…

The Fitness Journey: How to Stay on Track

It’s easy to get discouraged along the way. If you hit a point where you’re frustrated with yourself because you feel like you’re not making progress, don’t be alarmed. Most of us have been there. So many factors are constantly…

Fighting the Flu--The Natural Way

What a glorious time of year fall is. The leaves are changing colors, the kids are back in school, football is back on. All is right with the world. Until the flu strikes. Fortunately, there are tons of things you…

Sleep Yourself Healthy

Sleeping is an essential part of our overall health; yet it rarely receives the attention it deserves. Some people don’t even associate sleep with fitness, but it really is on the same level of importance as nutrition and exercise. The…

Skinny Spirits: Your Guide to a Guilt-Free Night on the Town

Scenario: You’re doing well with your eating habits, you’re feeling healthy and vibrant, you’re looking great in those pants you haven’t worn in five years, but then you get the call… “What are you doing this weekend? Let’s go out…

All in This Together

Do you often find yourself quitting early in your workouts? Perhaps you gave yourself an hour to spend at the gym and 30 minutes in, you’re thinking, “I did enough; I can leave now.” Or maybe you’re not quitting early,…

Preventing Injury in Your Workouts

Nothing puts a damper on your workout plan quite like getting injured. Injuries can set you back in your training and even be so traumatic that you won’t want to go back to your program after you’re healed. Unfortunately, a…

5 Reasons Why Paleo is Awesome

I feel like when I’m at work or out and about with people I know, I’m constantly hearing whining about how much they hate their diets, how bad it sucks that they have to eat this that and the other,…

Sweet Treats (That are Healthy, Too!)

If you’re like me, you loooove baked goods. And now that you’re ready to start eating healthy, giving up your gooey, double chocolaty chip cookies and triple-decker raspberry cheesecake is a devastating decision that just might send you into a…

Go for the Goal

Have you decided it’s time for a lifestyle change, but don’t know how to start setting realistic goals? You’re not alone. In fact, if you set your fitness goals as a New Years Resolution, you have over a 50% chance…

Fats: The Misunderstood Food Group

Fats constantly get a bad rap in our society, often being targeted as the cause of many health problems, including unhealthy weight gain and heart disease. It should be understood, however, that there are both good fats and bad fats,…

Meal Planning 101

You’ve made the decision to get your diet under control and start eating healthy. But maybe now you’re thinking, Where do I go from here? Even if you love to cook, deciding to revamp your diet can be an overwhelming…

5 ways grains are damaging your body

Alright, here goes the crazy Paleo girl again, and now she’s trash-talking grains. What did bread ever do to you? Well, actually a number of things that are really damaging to the human body. In fact, one could compare the…