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How your sleep cycle is affecting your weight loss goals

Losing weight is already tough on its own, but some people are making the task harder on themselves with how much sleep they get on a nightly basis. A new study from Uppsala University found that even just one night of sleep loss can have a significant impact on the tissue that affects the body’s regulation…

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Study finds carbohydrates linked to osteoarthritis

The carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis (OA) in laboratory mice, a new study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation found. Tim Griffin, Ph.D., and his lab placed groups of mice on different high-fat diets to test the effect of obesity on OA. Researchers noticed that fiber and sugar in the diets were enough to…

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3 Ways Probiotics Improve your Health

Introduction Your body holds three to four pounds of microorganisms which live in your body. Essentially, probiotics are the good bacteria that help with processes such as digestion. Moreover, it is important to replenish these bacteria in your body by taking probiotic supplements, or eating fermented food such as kimchi or yogurt. Here are three…

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Meal Replacements Lead to Major Weight Loss

Introduction Meal replacements are healthy, filling prepped meals which help reduce overconsumption of food. For instance, a recent study conducted in the UK found that patients who implemented meal replacements into their diet lost an average of 33 pounds in 12 months! Moreover, 48% of the type 2 diabetic patients went into remission after 12…

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Testosterone Treatment may Increase Lifespan for Men

Introduction Testosterone is the elixir of youth. Generally, men with optimal testosterone levels have less body fat, more muscle mass, stronger bones, healthier heart, and more libido than those with low levels of testosterone (≤250 ng/dl). Moreover, according to a recent study conducted in Seattle, Washington, men with low levels of testosterone tend to have…

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Revealing the Truth Behind Fruit

Introduction Fruits gain their sweet and sugary taste from a sugar called fructose. Fructose is a type of sugar which differs from glucose in structure and in digestion. According to a study done in Texas, the metabolizing of sugar is done in the liver, however the hormones leptin and insulin known for regulating glucose, have no…

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3 Ways to Prevent Late-Night Snacking

Introduction Nightly binge eating is a problem everyone faces at some time or another according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity. Through eating late-night snacks, people are more likely to gain weight, reduce their appetite in the morning, and perpetuate a hormone cycle which encourages unhealthy nightly binge eating. In…

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Quality over Quantity: The Truth About Calories

If you are spending your time counting every single calorie you put into your body, you are wasting your time. According to a study from Stanford University, losing weight is about what you eat, not how much you eat. Essentially, by cutting back on added sugars, refined grains, and highly processed food along with prioritizing…

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Tips for Eating Healthy: Food Storage and Preparation

Making good choices and eating healthy may start at the grocery store, but it doesn’t end there. How you prepare and store those delicious, healthy foods matters too! When it comes to your health, there’s no such thing as being over-prepared.

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4 Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Lose Weight

Losing weight often feels like an uphill battle. You do everything you’re supposed to, but you’re still not getting the results you want. You may be hindering your own progress by following misguided or outdated advice. While you’re on your weight loss journey, be sure to stay up to date on all current research and…

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