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Fiber. To Take or Not to Take. That is the Question.

Fiber. To Take or Not to Take. That is the Question.

If I said to you, “eat more fiber and potentially live a longer, healthier life,” what would your response be? Would you say, “fiber is full of carbs and is going to create weight gain?” Believe it or not, fiber can help you lose weight, is found in many delicious foods, and can help you avoid common diseases. This article summarizes a recent American Journal of Medicine study, and vividly shows...

A Handful of Nuts a Day May Help You Live Longer!

A Handful of Nuts a Day May Help You Live Longer!

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests people who eat nuts have a lower risk of death compared to people who never eat them. While nuts have long been associated with reduced risk of cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes, among other chronic illnesses, my concern has always been with the amount of fat associated with eating nuts. But this study clearly...

Ten Reasons to Take Vitamin Supplements

Ten Reasons to Take Vitamin Supplements

Back in my early 20’s and still in the United States Marine Corp, I did research on vitamins and their benefits. Since then, I never missed a day, well maybe just a few. I prioritized the importance of taking, at a minimum, a good, 100% pharmaceutical grade multivitamin and omega 3 which has tons of benefits. Even at that young age, I was realistic with my so called diet and knew there was no...

Weight loss – why is it so hard? 5 Tips to dropping extra pounds.

Weight loss – why is it so hard? 5 Tips to dropping extra pounds.

Do you remember at the beginning of the year, what is probably the number one new year’s resolution? I want to lose weight, eat healthier, and feel better. I know I’ve set this goal for myself many times, only to see it fall the minute I’m faced with serious temptations. Why, oh why, is this weight loss so difficult? There are many reasons, but a common theme would have to be that it requires a...