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The ketogenic diet — a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet — has been used since the 1920s (potentially even back to the biblical ages) to successfully treat epilepsy, especially in those for whom conventional pharmaceutical treatments have been unsuccessful.


Can the diet be used to treat other neurological disorders? Researchers suggest it may, as the diet is thought to alter the pathological mechanisms thought to play a role in a number of neurological diseases.


Emerging evidence from animal studies and clinical trials suggest the ketogenic diet may be used therapeutically with no apparent side effects in many neurological disorders, including headache, sleep disorders, bi...

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Free radicals are highly reactive, short-lived molecules that, when not balanced by antioxidants, can have an adverse affect on body systems, triggering a number of human diseases as well as aging. Aging is caused by free radical damage called oxidative stress that causes damage to our cell powerhouses called the mitochondria.


Mitochondria produce ‘packages’ of energy in the form of the molecule ‘ATP.’ In the process of energy production, single electrons escape from the packages and react with oxygen molecules to form free radicals such as peroxide and superoxide. Free can also sometimes created by the body’s immune system to neutralize viruses and bacteria. Ea...

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GMOs banned but not US. Take it from Hungary: genetically modified foods are not safe, and should be banned, or better yet — burned. The U.S. should follow the lead of Hungary, which set at least 1000 acres of farmland ablaze to destroy maize that was found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds. Hungary isn’t alone in its efforts to ban GMOs.


In fact, while GMO’s can be found all across the United States and Canada, many countries have enacted a partial or complete ban on genetically modified crops.


Here’s a brief overview of other countries’ view on GMOs:




  • South Australia has a ban on all genetically modified crops.




  • While he Japanese people are against ...

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Animals raised on many of America’s factory farms are pumped with antibiotics to prevent illness and disease caused by the inhumane living conditions on those farms. In the 1940’s, scientists discovered an added benefit to farmers who give their animals antibiotics: those animals put on more weight per pound of feed. When the purpose is to raise animals and make them as fat as possible before going to the slaughterhouse, farmers were no doubt delighted about this unexpected benefit and seized the opportunity to make more money.


But if antibiotics can make animals gain weight, do they have the same effect on humans?
Scientists have recently discovered that small doses of antibiotics...

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Has your weight loss come to a screeching halt? If you’ve been gradually and consistently losing weight, and suddenly notice that the pounds just aren’t coming off, you’ve probably hit a plateau.


Although it can be frustrating, don’t let hitting a plateau discourage you. It is normal for metabolism and weight loss to slow down and sometimes stop altogether—and there are multiple reasons why this might happen to you.


The secret in overcoming a weight loss plateau is in understanding the cause of your plateau and how to get things moving again.


Understanding Weigh Loss Plateaus


During the first few weeks, and sometimes even months of lifestyle change—increase in...

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The relationship between alcohol and health isn’t always clear. Some research suggests alcohol can be healthy—when consumed in moderation—while other research suggests alcohol is more unhealthy for you than it is healthy.


And what about when you’re trying to lose weight? Does alcohol limit weight loss? Here are a few basic facts you should know when it comes to alcohol and your health.




  • Alcohol contains “empty” calories. A 5-ounce glass of wine has about 150 calories. And what about your favorite tequila? Just 1.5 ounces of tequila contains about 100. The number of calories in beer varies widely, but generally speaking, the darker the beer, the more calories....

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The types and amounts of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you take in on a daily basis matter. But ultimately, what matters when it comes to weight loss and weight management is calories. Balancing how many calories you take in with the number of calories your body burns is the secret to losing weight and keeping it off.


What’s your caloric balance? If you are maintaining your current weight, you are consuming about the same amount of calories your body is using. If you are gaining weight, you’re in caloric excess, which means you’re consuming more calories than your body is burning. If you are losing weight, it means you’re in caloric deficit, and eating fewer calori...

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In a perfect world, we would get getting all the nutrients in our diet that we need to keep our body in tip top shape. Unfortunately, most Americans are missing out on vital nutrients in their daily diet. That’s where supplementing comes in. Supplements help improve overall health and there are thousands of options available. Deciding which supplements are right for you can be overwhelming. Let us simplify it for you with these three supplements everyone should take.


Essential Fatty Acids — There are two essential sources of omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Because the human body produces neither of these, essential fatty acid supplements are an easy way to get the appropriate le...

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It is possible that your blood type could influence how your body responds to the food you eat? The blood type diet suggests so.


The blood type diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo claims that if you eat a diet designed specifically for your blood type—O, A, B, or AB—will help your body digest food more efficiently, leading to weight loss, increased energy, and disease prevention.


Blood Type Diet


These are the recommended foods for each blood type based on the blood type diet:


Type O: High protein diet; lean meats, poultry, fish, and vegetables. Limit grains, beans, and dairy.


Type A: Meat-free diet; lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes and whole grains.


Type B: Gre...

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HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a growing trend in fitness. HIIT is a circuit of short bursts of, as the name suggests, high-intensity workouts. Each exercise is followed by a short recovery period. If you are pressed for time, HIIT allows you to get in a good, hard workout in a short amount of time.



HIIT exercise is a quick and convenient way to get in a good workout when you may be limited by time, or lack of access to fitness equipment. A HIIT workout can be done anywhere, whether you’re at home, traveling, at the park, or at the gym. Most HIIT routines are completed in 30 minutes or less.


The primary difference between HIIT and interval training is that the intervals of...

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