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How Hormones Affect Fat Burn

Posted on 04/08/2014 08:27:21 PM

One premenstrual day, after snapping at my kids and my husband for the umpteenth time, I paused and thought about how much my hormones affected the way I felt and acted.  If you are a woman you know this to be true.  But did you know that your hormones affect how you store and burn fat? No..

Vegetarian Diets To Lose Weight

Posted on 02/20/2014 11:15:00 PM

One of the quickest ways to drop a few pounds in a healthy and natural way is by implementing a vegetarian diet. However, not all vegetarian diets are created equal, so it is important to understand the ins and outs of vegetarianism, at least basically, before giving up meat and accidentally gainin..

5 Inventive Winter Recipes for Kids

Posted on 02/14/2014 09:39:39 AM

All those winter storm warnings blaring over the news wire like sonic booms at an airfield are a powerful reminder that winter is far from over. While great outdoor winter activities help keep kids active and healthy, good winter eats are just as important for keeping rosy complexions and happy m..

Practical Ways Of Preventing Childhood Obesity

Posted on 02/02/2014 02:22:11 PM

It's no secret that childhood obesity is a major problem in the United States and if trends are to continue, it is expected to get worse. The country has been battling this over weight health issue for some time now. However, the government can only do so much. The real solution really lies in the p..

Why I Don't buy Gluten Free Products and maybe you shouldn't either!

Posted on 01/30/2014 03:35:45 PM

  I am a Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist and Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist.  I have personally been gluten free for probably a decade...dairy free too, I might add.  Despite this, I am not an advocate for the vast majority of gluten free products out there.  I am al..

Another Award: Best Nutritionist of Arlington Heights!

Posted on 12/12/2013 04:10:14 PM

We are proud to announce that we have received another Best of Arlington Heights award!  We have been named the best Nutrition Clinic in Arlington Heights for 2013!   "A notification email was sent to you earlier this year announcing that the Arlington Heights Award Program has chosen Appl..

Why energy drinks could be what your workout is looking for

Posted on 12/03/2013 05:00:44 PM

Energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster have traditionally been the preserve of clubbers and hungover students. But a growing body of evidence suggests that they could power your run to new levels. There is a big difference between energy drinks and sports drinks. The latter ..

My thoughts on dietary supplements

Posted on 10/23/2013 12:14:14 PM

The dietary supplements industry is a huge one – with total sales in the U.S. coming in at $22.1 billion back in 2006. While the FDA no longer regulates dietary supplements the way it does with foods, it does ensure the following things - Are produced in a quality manner Do not contain cont..

Eating for strength

Posted on 10/23/2013 12:08:26 PM

After a hard workout or martial arts practice, it’s important to put quality food into your system to help you recover! The important thing to remember is to maximize the nutrient to calorie ratio as much as possible. Secondarily, prepare nutritious meals that taste good to you. A good, sa..

Why on earth are you so tired?

Posted on 10/14/2013 03:47:03 AM

Feeling lethargic? Tiredness can be a real downer. There's nothing worse than feeling like your not quite up to it. But there are some surprising reasons why you aren't feeling on top form. Read some of the top reasons why you are feeling tired, but didn't even think about. You'll soon be firing on ..

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