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Welcome to Week 3 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Ever wondered how bad sugar is for you? SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE! – Scientists say that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine. Researchers discovered that cocaine-addictive mice preferred sugar water over cocaine. This intense euphoria from sugar...
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11-11-11 was a meaningful date for Mia Murphy. She learned was diagnosed with thyroid cancer five years before and not informed. She also was forced to have a second parathyroid gland removed in just five years. With her thyroid removed, her body could no longer produce adequate Thyroid Hormone (T3 and T4), a key glycoprotein...
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I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about...
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This is the fourth post in a series on stepping into a healthier fall. Turning life upside down may result in short-term and short-lived gains, but baby steps, well executed, go a long way towards making you a happier, healthier person. If one of your behemoth health goals is to eat better, you may not even...
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Lately, it seems, I’m hearing a lot about protein. My husband is increasing his protein intake as a means of building muscle mass. I, myself, have increased the amount of protein I eat over the past several years. My incentive is to gain more endurance for distance running and marathons, and my heavy carbohydrate diet...
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Today I’m interviewing Karen Evans, author of the inspiring and informative blog, Fitness: A Journey Not a Destination. Karen majored in Public Administration/Community Service, but at the age of 37, was inspired to start a career in the field of health and wellness. That is what led her to attend massage therapy school and become...
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