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It seems as though there are new dietary fads that come out every year or so that attract everyone from soccer moms to physicians. Trends like paleo, keto, vegan, plant slant and carnivore might be some familiar buzz words that have been thrown around lately. The main thing with dieting is that there is no one size fits all meal plan that can optimize every bodily function for everyone. If a certain nutrition regime interests you, I would recommend trying it and closely monitoring your results. Some may work better than others depending on your underlying history and your goals....

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What is sleep? Dr. Mathew Walker, who is a neuroscientist and psychologist at UC Berkeley, describes sleep as “the single most effective thing you can do to reset your brain and body health.” Yet many people around the world have the idea that they can attack life at full speed, day after day, with terrible recovery habits. Regardless of what you tell yourself when you wake up for work after a 4-hour, alcohol-induced coma, you are not prepared to conquer life that day. If this sounds like a normal night’s rest for you, then the old saying “I’ll sleep when...

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Take a moment to think about your sleeping habits. Do you toss and turn throughout the night? Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Do you find yourself dozing off during your daily meetings at work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to know that there are better methods to combat fatigue than guzzling sugar infused energy drinks or another coffee break.  This is certainly not a dig on coffee. We like our caffeine as much as the next guy. However, the trick to being more alert and focussed during the...

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We are all similar and different in many ways. Take your best friend for example, you share many common interests but there are also differences. When you go to your favorite restaurant do you both order the exact same meal, the same drink? What about dessert? You order spice and she orders sweet, and you are both just as happy about the outcome. You didn’t order sweet because you knew it would leave you unsettled. That’s good because nutrition is personal. It is as unique as the skin on your body. Keto, vegan, paleo, vegetarian, Mediterranean, and the list goes...

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Have you ever taken the time to really think about your entire body as a complex system? It really is an amazing machine that functions night and day, whether you help it or harm it. Your body is designed to be healthy, even if your habits don’t always reflect that. Your cells, which are made out of the very things you put into your mouth, are constantly rebuilding themselves to sustain the bigger system: your body.  Your body is made up of 12 major systems: skeletal, nervous, muscular, respiratory, endocrine, immune, circulatory, urinary, integumentary, reproductive, and digestive. That seems like...

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