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Blending vs. Juicing. Which is Better?

December 16th, 2014|Comments Off

Should you blend or should you juice?

Blending and juicing fruits and vegetables is a growing health craze, as they are both great ways to ensure you consume adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables each day. However, have you ever wondered what the difference is between the two, and which one is healthier?

Both make for great ways to maximize the benefits that vegetables and fruits can provide. Each method offers different benefits which should be considered in order to achieve the results you desire.

The Main Difference

The main difference between the two is that juicing separates the juice from the fiber and [read more…]

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Alcohol and Your Health

November 27th, 2014|Comments Off

Alcohol can have a significant effect on derailing your weight loss goals.  Many people, despite maintaining a regimented exercise program, ultimately plateau or even gain weight, and the culprit is often alcohol.

Serving Sizes

An average serving size of a glass of wine is 5oz., 12 oz. for beer and 1.5 oz. for hard liquor. Each of these contains approximately the same amount of pure alcohol despite the varying amounts.  Among these three types, wine drinkers tend to over consume, when self poring. In fact a recent study, published by USA today found that wine drinkers often over pour their glass by [read more…]

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The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar-Nature’s Health Remedy

November 15th, 2014|Comments Off

Apple cider vinegar is an all-natural product with enormous health benefits! It comes from fermenting the juice from apples into hard cider, and then a second fermentation process that turns it into vinegar.

It has been around for hundreds of centuries and was even used by Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, to treat patients.

Here are some of the incredible health benefits that apple cider vinegar is often used for.

Weight Loss and Reducing Cholesterol

Apple cider vinegar has been clinically proven to facilitate weight loss and decrease body fat. It has been shown to curb appetite and give the feeling of [read more…]

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Special Moments—Stolen by Negative Body Image

October 16th, 2014|Comments Off

How many special moments have you lost because of being self-conscious or embarrassed about your body?  I remember an eye-opening moment I had a while back that really put things into perspective.

It was a warm summer afternoon, perfect for a southern California beach day. I went to the beach with friends and we were joined by many people I didn’t know. As everyone started to shed their clothing, I reluctantly took off my dress and I stood there in nothing but my bikini.

My mind wasn’t on the gorgeous day. My mind wasn’t on the amazing ocean view in front of [read more…]

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How Lying Affects Your Health

August 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

All of us have told a lie at some point in our lives. Myself included. Whether it’s small lies or large lies, science has shown that lying can negatively affect our health.

There are many reasons we lie. The most common reason for lying is to avoid people being mad at us or eliciting a negative response. We not only lie to escape consequences, but also to look better and impress others.

Remember the famous line from Walter Scott, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”. This line is so true…

Usually the most common reaction we [read more…]