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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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Stretching and strengthening your fibromyalgia away

March 1, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions today. Once believed to affect 2 to 4 percent of the population, that estimate has climbed in recent years. Chronic pain in all four quadrants of the body for more than three months is the leading definition of the illness, […]

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10 rules for permanent fat loss

March 1, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  First and foremost, what many people may neglect to understand are the differences between weight loss and fat loss. When you are obsessed with weighing yourself on the scale, you are solely focused on weight loss. Your weight can fluctuate during the day, especially when you factor in fluid retention, sodium […]

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Myotherapy for lasting pain relief

February 24, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman — Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy is a technique that helps people to relieve the pain, inflammation and stiffness they may feel from disease, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and accidents. Myotherapy is a direct, but noninvasive outgrowth of the medical discipline of trigger point injection therapy (used by Janet Travel, M.D. to help […]

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Health updates: Food products from Asia and statins

February 23, 2012

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The following is new information regarding China’s ban on imported products from Taiwan and the effects of statins on heart function. Be careful about purchasing food products from Asia China has banned the sale of hundreds of imported products from Taiwan. The ban follows a warning that food products were tainted with the chemical Di(2-ethylhexyl) […]

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