The Ugly Truth About Coffee’s Effects on Your Body

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 16, 2022 12:15 pm

Millions of us start the day with a mug of fresh coffee. How many people do you know who claim that they can’t even hold a conversation – let alone get stuck into the day’s work – before they’ve had their morning coffee fix? Maybe you’re one of them!

However, coffee might feel good at the time, but the truth is that coffee’s effects on your body are pretty ugly. Brace yourself (and break out the herbal tea).

 

The Ugly Truth About Coffees Effects On Your Body

 

1. Coffee Can Affect Your Sleep

We know, you know that one already. But did you know how the caffeine in coffee actually messes with your sleep pattern? Throwing back an espresso just before a big presentation or assignment …

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DON’T Do This on Intermittent Fasting!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 29, 2022 2:41 pm

Intermittent fasting is the weight-loss solution that WORKS, but only if you avoid these common pitfalls!

 

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1. Don’t Go Hungry

Not eating enough is a common mistake when intermittent fasting. If you eat too little during your ‘window’ then you risk slowing down your metabolism and losing muscle mass. Remember: intermittent fasting switches the focus to WHEN you eat, rather than centering success around how much you eat.

 

2. Don’t Eat Late at Night

Eating too late in the evening can mess with your natural circadian rhythm. This matters because your sleep/wake cycle has a direct effect on vital health markers. Eating less in the evening, and preferably during the earlier part of the evening, can …

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Free Radical Damage – How to Protect Yourself Against It

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 11, 2022 12:00 pm

Free radicals – we know the name, but what exactly are they, and why do you need to protect yourself against them?

 

Free Radical Damage Protect Yourself Against It

Single Electrons Seeking Partners

First, a brief science bit. Free radicals are atoms, but not healthy, stable ones. Atoms are surrounded by layers – known as shells – of orbiting electrons. If the atom’s outermost shell has one or more unpaired electrons in the outer shell, it sets out on a laser-focused mission to bond with another atom.

The free radical molecule uses the second atom’s electrons to ‘complete’ its outer shell. It acts fast, bonding with the other atom and thus stabilizing itself. But at what cost?

Free Radical Damage Does All This?

This bonding …

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8 Tips To Sleep Better Tonight

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On March 8, 2022 12:00 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is back again to share 8 Tips to Sleep Better Tonight.  Dr. Lori is the best-selling author of books such as The Ketogenic KeyFire Up Your Fat Burn and Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting.  Dr. Lori is a certified nutritional consultant and weight loss expert who spreads awareness of the negative effects of inflammation.  

 

8 Tips To Sleep Better Tonight

 

Millions of men and women struggle with getting quality sleep each night.  Sleep plays a critical role in how much we weigh, memory, learning, immunity, mental well-being, stress level and other vital bodily functions.

Tossing and turning all night may burn a lot of calories but in the end, drives one to crave sweets and carbs.. ultimately driving …

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8 Tips to Quickly Support Your Immune System

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On February 1, 2022 2:02 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is back again to share her 8 Tips to Quickly Support your Immune System.  Dr. Lori is the best-selling author of books such as The Ketogenic KeyFire Up Your Fat Burn and Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting.  Dr. Lori is a certified nutritional consultant and weight loss expert who spreads awareness of the negative effects of inflammation.  Enjoy!!

 

8 Tips to Quickly Support Your Immune System

 

Do you seem to always catch whatever illness is going around?

We all want to protect ourselves and those we love from powerful invisible enemies such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites.  Improving or supporting the immune system is crucial in order to do this. This proactive action generally requires a multi-pronged approach, one …

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20 Habits of People Who Keep Weight Off

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 27, 2022 11:34 am

We all know at least one or two of them. Those people who aren’t slavishly watching every mouthful, but somehow always maintain a slim, strong shape. How do they do it? What are their diet and fitness habits and is it possible to make them work for YOU?

We’ve got the 20 BEST tips to becoming one of those people who keep the weight off by being mindful of a few key habits. Practice this list in your everyday life and achieve the shape you want – and keep it!

 

20 Habits of People Who Keep Weight Off

 

1. Don’t become a slave to routine. If you have the same fitness schedule every single week, then mix it up. Switch out HIIT for Power Yoga and …

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Healthy Travel Essentials to Make Your Trips Easier

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 24, 2022 2:29 pm

Travel can be exciting but trips away can also be hard work. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a few essential healthy travel items to make your next trip that little bit easier!

 

Healthy Travel Essentials To Make Your Trips Easier

 

1. Travel Snacks

The cost of an airport meal for a family can sometimes rival the cost of the airline ticket! Snacks aren’t much better, but it’s easier to grab something to stave off hunger pangs and keep bored kids happy. If you want to avoid the cost (and poor nutrition) of airport snacks, then take along a few tasty and healthy travel treats to keep everyone happy. Think slow-release foods that give you an initial shot of energy and then sustain you for …

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The Most (And Least) Toxic Places in America

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 20, 2022 12:09 pm

Where you live in America makes a big difference to the air you breathe and how toxic your water and immediate environment is.

 

The Most Toxic Places In America

 

Pollution and the Deadly Data – Where We Are Now

So, where are the most – and least – toxic places in America? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been monitoring and assimilating data for decades to track how each state is doing. Air pollution, industrial pollutant disposal and the standard of municipal drinking water are some of the main factors under the microscope.

Let’s do the good news first. If you live in Hawaii, then you probably already know that you live in a place with a pretty fantastic natural environment. Likewise, much of …

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How To Make 2022 Your Healthiest Year

Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 31, 2021 2:00 pm

The pandemic has focused the minds of millions on how to get healthier and stay healthy. As we head into a bright New Year, we’ve got some of the greatest tips to make 2022 your healthiest year yet!

 

How To Make 2022 Your Healthiest Year

 

1. If you smoke, stop. Stopping smoking is the most healthful thing you can possibly do for your body, so do everything in your power to quit, and be proud that you did.

2. If you drink alcohol, then cut down and aim to only take a drink on one or two evenings per week at most. Why not try Dry January in 2022? It can give you a valuable reset in your relationship with alcohol.

3. Making 2022 …

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How to Prevent the #1 Holiday Pitfall

Posted by: Dr. Lori Shemek On December 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Dr. Lori Shemek is back again to share some tips to avoid the #1 holiday pitfall.  Dr. Lori is the best-selling author of books such as The Ketogenic KeyFire Up Your Fat Burn and Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting.  Dr. Lori is a certified nutritional consultant and weight loss expert who spreads awareness of the negative effects of inflammation.  

 

How to Prevent the 1 Holiday Pitfall

 

Sugar is everywhere – particularly during the holidays, beginning with Halloween, through Thanksgiving, and long after Christmas,  so it is no surprise that people are not feeling their best or feel simply rotten.

Sugar’s effects are very real and there is a reason for this: sugar is inflammatory. With an excessive intake, the body goes on …

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