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CBD Oils Health Benefits and Possible Side Effects

CBD Oils Health Benefits and Possible Side Effects

Cannabinoids are natural compounds that exist in marijuana and hemp plants. In fact, cannabis plants are thought to contain 113 types of these cannabinoids, some of which have proven medical value. Called “phytochemicals,” they impact the body’s endocannabinoid system, affecting many functions throughout the body as well as general homeostasis, or balance and proper function. (1) Of those 113 chemical…

Beginners Guide to Healthy Grocery Shopping

Beginners Guide to Healthy Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping can be a difficult task even for the most organized person. Health goals are offset by the many tempting and unhealthy foods that seem to lurk in every aisle. Your first defense against those temptations is a grocery list. A grocery list is a handy tool that can help you navigate the store with ease and help you…

CoQ10 and its Health Benefits

CoQ10 and its Health Benefits

Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like, essential compound that works like an antioxidant in the body. In its active form, it’s called ubiquinone or ubiquinol. It’s synthesized within the body naturally and used for important functions, such as supplying cells with energy, transporting electrons and regulating blood pressure levels. Unfortunately, our body’s natural production of CoQ10…

3 Harmful Effects of Calorie Restriction

3 Harmful Effects of Calorie Restriction

When people go on a weight loss journey they often revert to restricting the number of calories that they eat. This method is actually prescribed by nearly every commercial diet program available today, sighting reducing calories, counting points, or watching portion size as the best way to lose weight. However, restricting your calories, especially too severely, can lead to a…

Creatine – Is it Safe?

Creatine – Is it Safe?

You've likely heard of creatine or the supplement creatine monohydrate but did you know that it is one of the most effective performance supplements in terms of improving high-intensity work capacity, muscle mass, strength, and over-all body composition? (1, 2) In fact, it’s the most studied supplement on improved performance, and studies clearly show that it increases muscle mass, strength…

7 Signs You May Be Under Eating

7 Signs You May Be Under Eating

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging, especially in a modern society where food is constantly available. However, not eating enough calories can also be a concern, whether it’s due to intentional food restriction, decreased appetite or other reasons. Unfortunately, under-eating on a regular basis can lead to a number of mental, physical and emotional health issues. Here…

7 Tips to Help Get You into Ketosis

7 Tips to Help Get You into Ketosis

Although Ketosis has been sighted as an unhealthy metabolic state by many health advocates, it’s actually a normal metabolic process that is now showing great promise in providing several major health benefits. During ketosis, your body converts fat into compounds known as ketone bodies. These ketone bodies are then used by the body as its main energy source. Studies have…

7 Weight Loss Quick Fixes YOU Should Never Try

7 Weight Loss Quick Fixes YOU Should Never Try

Most people want to lose in the quickest way possible. And it’s not surprising that the methods promising fast results are by far the most enticing for the masses. Unfortunately, in almost all instances these overly restrictive approaches are simply ineffective in the long term.(1) What’s more, a high percentage of them can be downright dangerous. Here are 7 weight…

The Truth about Dietary Cholesterol

The Truth about Dietary Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol levels have been sighted as one of the main risk factors for heart disease. And for decades, people have been told that the dietary cholesterol in certain foods that we consume raise blood cholesterol and causes heart disease. Although this idea may have been a rational conclusion based on the available science 50 years ago, more recent…