Tag Archives: metabolism

The power of enzymes

June 24, 2014

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enzymes and nutrition

The power of enzymes by Dorota Owczarski  — All life processes in the human body are connected with thousands of chemical reactions. These reactions take place in each cell under mild conditions — normal temperature and pressure. At the same time, reactions occur quickly and efficiently, and the oxidation of substances involved is the source […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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A cup of tea to your health!

May 23, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Tea has long been described in leading medical journals as an antidote to heart disease, cancer, obesity and arthritis. It also is known to boost immunity, battle viruses, aid in detoxification, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and normalize blood sugar. All true teas — white, green, oolong and black — […]

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Fed up with fads? Weight loss tips that work

March 5, 2013

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by Adam Berkovits —  We have all seen the ads. Lose 30 pounds in 30 days by drinking a weight-loss shake or lose inches off of your waist by using an ab device that looks more like a beach chair. But, do any of these methods actually live up to their claims? Can the answer […]

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Know your body type before dieting or weight-training

January 27, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — In the 1930s, Harvard psychologist William H. Sheldon described three basic body types with terms that are still used today. These are: Ectomorphic — A quick metabolism and a slender body with little fat are hallmarks of an ectomorph. This body type has a lean frame, often with narrow hips, […]

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How to eliminate food cravings

December 29, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  If you are overwhelmed with an urge to wolf down chocolate or cookies, you should head straight to the kitchen. Although mindless snacking packs on the pounds like no other pastime, certain foods can make a difference in your need to nibble. Dietitians will tell you that eating low-calorie, fiber-rich […]

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Morning people are happier

December 7, 2012

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by Cathy Beggan —  A new study from the University of Toronto suggests what many people have suspected all along: Morning risers are happier than their late-night counterparts and have a more positive and upbeat outlook. The results took into account the habits of two groups — young adults and older adults — and identified […]

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Thyroid tests misleading

September 10, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  One of the most common problems in medicine today is the testing for hypothyroidism. Blood tests often indicate you are OK when you are not. Blood tests measure the amount of thyroid hormones, TSH, circulating in our blood. Typically the tests indicate normal values. But it is not the amount […]

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Treating childhood obesity

September 5, 2012

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by Lynnette Baumgart —  The number of overweight children has increased dramatically. Being overweight refers to an excess of body weight relative to height. Many families are overweight due to diets high in saturated fats, sugars and an overall sedentary lifestyle. Parent involvement is necessary in order for a child to be healthy, and the […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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Cooling economy heats up weight gain

August 18, 2012

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by Dr. Hayle Aldren —  As the economy slows down and the GDP shrinks, American waistlines and fat portfolios are headed for a bull market, atop an already inflated “fat bubble.” Even before the economic contraction, the ranks of the overweight and obese had expanded to include nearly two-thirds of the population. Over the last […]

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Radiant skin

July 10, 2012

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by Dr. Renee Waldman —  The skin is the body’s largest organ — each human adult has a total surface area of about 10 square feet of skin, or approximately six pounds of skin cells. Our skin serves to protect us from the constant onslaught of environmental stressors in various ways. Not only does it […]

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The myth of muscle metabolism

March 5, 2012

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by Jeff Thiboutot —  A common belief in the health and fitness industry is that people should gain muscle and increase their metabolism. This is technically true, but the effect is minimal. It has been estimated that one pound of muscle will cause an increase in daily energy expenditure or basal metabolic rate (BMR) of […]

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