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IIFYM and Intuitive Eating… The Sucralose Dilemma

IIFYM and Intuitive Eating… The Sucralose Dilemma

As fitness enthusiasts, we have seen many people lose weight on macro counting and agree with the importance of knowing your food intake. Along with macro plans like IIFYM, there is a resurgence of groups promoting anti-diets or intuitive eating.  We believe there is...

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Iron Supplements Increase Cancer Risk UNLESS…

Iron Supplements Increase Cancer Risk UNLESS…

New European research suggests that two common compounds found in iron supplements could increase the growth of a known biomarker for cancer. Carried out by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in collaboration with researchers from the UK Medical Research...

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Can You Use Stress to Make You Healthier?

Can You Use Stress to Make You Healthier?

Exercise is a form of stress. However, studies show the benefits of a balanced diet and quality exercise far outweigh a cautious, low impact lifestyle.  If you exercise regularly, chances are you know the ins and outs of getting in the right balance of protein and...

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Indigestion is the Problem With Health

Indigestion is the Problem With Health

Over 10 million Americans suffer one or more instances of indigestion and stomach discomfort per week. Gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation and more is the normal state of things for many older adults. Just something you've been told you have to live with. But...

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