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Monday
Sep092019

Magnesium: Needs, benefits and how to get more

Magnesium is one of the most important essential minerals for human health, along with sodium, potassium, and calcium. It’s known to be a vital cofactor for several hundred metabolic processes that keep us alive and well (some estimates suggest magnesium is need for up to 600 different biochemical reactions in our bodies!). 

Our bodies contain about 25 milligrams of magnesium, most of which is found in our bones, muscles and brain.  About 1% of our magnesium circulates through our bloodstream. 

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Monday
Jul152019

L-Glutamine: Health benefits and uses 

When gut health is compromised, it can lead to a variety of unwanted symptoms including indigestion, poor energy, bloating, stubborn weight loss, skin problems, poor immunity, inconsistent bowel patterns, mental fog, and low mood. While many tend to rationalize these symptoms as the new normal, it’s actually far from what it’s supposed to be. 

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Monday
Jul012019

Workout nutrition hacks 

Exercise itself is merely a stimulus for change. The purpose of exercise is to induce stress on the body (e.g. mechanical stress, metabolic stress, nervous system stimulation). It’s not just to burn calories or to get our hearts pumping. Exercise is a tool we need in order to force our bodies to change.

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Monday
Jun172019

Customizing a cardio plan to work in your favor

Figuring out how much cardio you need, how hard you should be working, and which cardio exercises are best can be a real challenge when you don’t have the right tools or information. While many people are pretty clear about their exercise goals, it can be pretty easy to fall into a cardio routine that isn’t as beneficial as we may have originally hoped for. 

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Tuesday
May282019

Core supplements and the importance of timely intake 

For some, the world of supplements can be a confusing, overwhelming and sometimes challenging space to navigate. With so many supplement brands and varieties available at the store and online, and considering consumers are constantly bombarded with opinions from media, close friends, self-proclaimed health coaches and social media, the barrage of options and voices can often point people in the wrong direction. 

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Tuesday
Apr232019

A science-backed guide for working out while sick

What do you do with your workout routine when you’re under the weather? Are you someone who ignores the symptoms to crank out your daily workout at all costs? Maybe you’re they type who ghosts your workout partner at the slightest hint of a stuffy nose? 

What if neither approach is optimal? 

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Monday
Jan282019

Top 3 Keto Mistakes to Avoid 

The ketogenic diet has recently made a resurgence — in a big way. The influx of keto-labeled items at the store and keto-this talk in the media may make it seem as if it’s a new concept, but this way of eating has actually been used for various therapeutic reasons for nearly a century. 

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