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Confused about Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?

Are you confused about the difference between the glycemic index and glycemic load? You don’t know which to refer to when eating healthy and an anti-inflammatory diet? You are part of the majority. The following is a clarification of all … Continue reading

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Four Critical Reasons You Should Have an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

First of all, I would like to make it clear that by diet I definitely don’t mean some temporary regimen that you adopt for a defined period of time to achieve a specified goal and give up after having attained … Continue reading

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My Personal Lesson from Functional Medicine

A number of years before menopause, I had to have a hysterectomy including my ovaries for perfectly valid reasons. Obviously, I had to take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). The biomedical wisdom was that the best cause of treatment was synthetic … Continue reading

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Stress – Our Ever-Present “Inner Axis of Evil”

Stress—we all complain about having too much of it. That’s why we eat junk, that’s why we drink, that’s why we smoke, that’s why we don’t exercise, that’s why we can’t sleep, that’s why we are in a bad mood, … Continue reading

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Power of the Mind Part 5: Conclusion

Now that I have provided you with the tools for turning the power of your brain (or mind; I use the brain or mind interchangeably), I have to make sure that you use these tools within a certain theoretical framework. … Continue reading

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Power of the Mind Part 4: Keeping a Journal

So far, with parts 1 – 3, you have visualized yourself the way you would look when you have reached your goal. This is the body you are determined to maintain with your lifelong healthy lifestyle. Next, you have practiced … Continue reading

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Power of the Mind Part 3: Basics of Healthy Eating

Hopefully by now you have practiced the relaxation exercises every day and have a clear goal in mind. You are now ready to go on with the next step. Our next focus is on how to change your destructive negative … Continue reading

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Power of the Mind Part 2 – Relaxation

In my last blog, I wrote about the essential importance of visualizing your goal, your destination, before you can achieve that goal. The next step we have to take is to prepare ourselves for the journey. In order to proceed, … Continue reading

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Power of the Mind

It is hard to even imagine how much power our minds have. To make it easier for you to relate to this power, I will give you the example that you have all heard: emotional eating. Yes, emotional eating! Your … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Benefits of Fiber

If you want to lose weight and stay healthy, or simply to maintain good health, don’t forget to gradually increase your fiber intake to at least 30 grams per day. The average American takes much less than that—about 8 grams! … Continue reading

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