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Is Your Sunscreen Toxic?

It’s that time of year when we all start enjoying the weather outside, but did you know that 4 different studies conducted in the 1990’s indicated a higher risk of malignant melanoma among individuals who used the most sunscreen!

According to research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), more than 75% of the sunscreens tested contained toxic chemicals that can increase your risk of cancer and other health issues.

The findings from the EWG research conclude that some sunscreen ingredients ma…

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The Fatigue Weight Gain Connection

If you're dealing with an energy crisis and trying to lose weight you know how hard it is. There's nothing more important that will have a direct impact on your ability to lose weight than your energy. Sub par energy shows up in many ways but they can all be summed in this way: one takes shortcuts because of the lack of energy. Shortcuts mean you take the easy way, the convenient way instead of putting the time in that it takes. This affects many aspects needed to lose weight such as putting the…

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3 Ways High Stress Impacts Your Ability to Lose Weight

If you're struggling to lose weight in spite of a healthy diet and exercise, one of the key areas to look at is stress levels. In today's fast paced environment many of us are dealing with high stress levels. While many people can tell when they are under high stress, others do not recognize the impact stress is having on their health.

 

3 Ways High Stress Impacts Your Ability to Lose Weight
  1. Imbalanced cortisol levels-if your dealing with high stress levels you'll very likely have imbalanced c…

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7 Secrets to Lose Weight Fast for Women Over 40

We all know it takes time to lose weight but if you're in a hurry these 7 secrets will speed things up. If you're a woman over 40 these will help you increase your metabolism as well as support your overall health.
  1. Drink Green Tea-drinking herbal teas like green tea, white tea and even black tea can ramp up your metabolism. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed drinking green tea is more effective than other teas at promoting weight loss because of it's high levels of c…

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Mindful Eating and Weight Loss

Mindful Eating and Weight Loss

Did you know that simply being mindful when you eat can help you to lose weight? There are two big reasons to be mindful when you eat:
  1. You will eat less and enjoy your food more.
  2. You will metabolize and burn food better rather than store it in your belly.
Study after study shows when we eat unconsciously, we eat more. In one particular study, participants were given snack food bags that automatically refilled from a secret compartment under the table. They we…

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Fat Cells and Sleep

In a study that challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough shut-eye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 percent their ability to respond to insulin, a hormone that regulates energy.

Sleep deprivation has long been associated with impaired brain function, causing decreased alertness and reduced cognitive ability. The latest finding — published by University of Chicago Medicine researc…

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Toxic Sunscreens

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently published their guide to safe sunscreens. They reviewed over 2000 sunscreens and over 257 brands. They found more than 75% of the sunscreens contained toxic chemicals that can increase your risk of cancer and other health issues.

The Dangers of Conventional Sunscreens

According to research from the EWG: Our review…shows that some sunscreen ingredients absorb into the blood, and some have toxic effects. Some release skin-damaging free radicals in sun…

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Is Wheat Giving You A Belly

Many of us are constantly struggling with the battle of the bulge and can’t just seem to get the weight off. We are not alone, as over 1/3 of the US population is obese. What many of us don’t realize is that a common “staple” of our diet may be a huge culprit in the obesity epidemic. The old food pyramid features bread, pasta, and other grains as the predominant food in our diets. But, many experts believe that an increase in wheat consumption and hybridization of wheat may be a big contributing…

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Balancing Women's Hormones Naturally

Hormones affect every biological system.  They are the body's chemical messengers and without them, nothing works correctly.  In women, they govern reproduction, plus metabolizing food, proper immune function, physical and emotional responses to stress and the aging of cells. Hormone imbalance can occur at any age.  In young women, imbalances are caused by obesity, and the presence of toxic estrogenic chemicals in today's dairy products and meat, personal care products, plastics, food containers…

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3 Myths That Keep Us Fat

Myth # 1 - You must count calories to lose weight

This myth has been busted by science time and time again. Here are the results from one study:

Over 12 weeks people on a low-carb diet lost 223% more weight than people on a low-fat diet.

Here's the kicker... The low-carb group ate 63% MORE CALORIES than the low-fat group!

 

Myth # 2 - Exercise is the best way to lose weight

When it comes to losing weight, diet trumps exercise every time.

Now does this mean you shouldn't exercise? Hardly. There a…

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