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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Vitamin D aka the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin when  your skin comes in contact with sunlight. There are 3 groups of vitamin D:  D-1, D-2, and D-3. Your body can get vitamin D through certain foods as well. However many people supplement to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in their diet.

Monday, November 6th, 2017

h2>What is Depression?

Depression is one of the most common types of mood disorders that affects every race, age and gender without bias. In fact it affects about 340 million people worldwide. However, around half of all cases of depression go un-diagnosed and untreated, yet depression is the most treatable form of mental illness.  Depression is more common in women, affecting 25 percent of women compared to about 10 percent of men. Additionally, depression also affects around 1 out of every 20 teenagers.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Well winter has arrived and you are now a winter athlete. To get the most out of the winter months pay careful attention to your nutrition. Otherwise, lack of food and fluids can take the fun and motivation out of your outdoor activities. These tips will help you get the most out of your cold weather workouts.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Like all seasons summer comes to an end and with it comes the chill morning run and the need to change a few of your habits. While some athletes embrace winter’s chill as a welcome change from the summer heat. Others have questions about how the weather change will affect their health and workouts.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

h2>Testosterone Naturally

Around age 30, a man’s testosterone levels begin to decline, and continue to do so if action is not taken. Testosterone, the hormone produced primarily by the testicles, is often a reflection of what we call “Manhood” (although women have testosterone, too).

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

h2>Omegas and Your Health

We hear about staying away from fatty foods from doctors and the news. However, there’s one type of fat you don’t want to cut back on: omega fatty acids (EFAs). There are 3 kinds of omega fatty acids –ALA, EPA and DHA. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they have big health benefits. Omega-3s are “essential” fatty acids because the body isn’t capable of producing them on its own. Therefore, we must rely on omega-3 foods in our diet or supplementing to supply these extremely beneficial compounds. 

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

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OMG Anxiety has to leave!

We all deal with a little anxiety from time to time. However some of us are plagued with this feeling way to often. Anxiety is not necessarily caused by what you eat, however it can be a part of the problem. Many people are contributing to their anxiety every day by what they are eating. Are you one of them?The Fact is that your food choices do matter. What you eat can affects how you feel. It stands to reason that improving your food choices to what helpful for those living with anxiety can be a valuable part of managing your anxiety symptoms.

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

span style="font-weight: 400;">Do you eat more when you’re tired? Are you craving junk food and sweets? It not all in your head and yes there is a reason! Thank God because this is a huge break through in not giving up on your weight loss goals. It may not be in you head but it is in your brain.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Depression affects almost 16 million Americans each year, many of whom are using antidepressant drugs. While antidepressants can be quite effective for individuals with moderate to severe depression, typically they aren’t as effective for those with milder cases. Natural treatments work alongside of or in place of antidepressants, which means that they can be a great option for virtually anyone suffering from depression. Some natural treatments to consider are a mood journal, diet and exercise, St. John’s wort and 5-HTP.