What Is the Treatment for Growth Hormone Deficiency?...

Feb 15, 2018 by

A right balance of hormones is essential for the human body. Without all the hormones being produced in their designated amounts, it would be almost impossible for a human being to function and live a healthy life. However, when there is a deficiency of a crucial hormone like the Growth Hormone, it is important to understand what it means and how it is going to affect. What is Growth Hormone? Growth Hormone[1], also known as Somatotropin, is a peptide-based hormone which is responsible for growth, cell reproduction and cell regeneration. It is secreted by somatotropin cells which are present in the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland of the brain. A balanced secretion of the Growth Hormone is essential for the healthy life of a person as it regulates and controls the physical...

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Activated Charcoal: Detox Tool or Fitness Fraud?...

Jan 16, 2018 by

It seems as though every fitness media outlet has latched onto the newest trend: activated charcoal. The black powder is said to have medicinal purposes as a powerful detoxification agent, and is treated in a way that is safe for human consumption. Before being a fitness fad, it was commonly used in emergency rooms to treat mild poisonings. Basically, activated charcoal is supposed to flush out all toxins and chemicals from your body, giving you a clean slate to begin a healthier lifestyle. All of this sounds good, but how effective is activated charcoal at removing these so-called “stored toxins”? According to Livestrong, there is no evidence to show that the human body has stores toxins to begin with, or that charcoal can somehow extract them from your body. If you’re trying to use...

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6 Super-Fast Ways Busy People Can Eat Healthy...

Dec 20, 2017 by

If the last time you saw a delicious-looking, balanced meal was on your favourite celebrity chef’s Instagram page, then it’s time to do something about it. Eating healthy should be high on your priority list, even if your schedule is packed 24/7. With these super-fast ways to eat healthy, you can be the healthiest busy person you know. Hydrate on the go Love it or hate it, water is a crucial part of good health and whether you feel thirsty or not, you should be drinking enough water. However, when you are hopping from meeting to meeting, it’s easy to forget to drink some water. Consider having a water cooler in the office to make it easier to hydrate. Start carrying water with you so you have no excuse not to drink. If you...

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How to Enjoy Sweets and Treats on a Healthy Diet...

Dec 13, 2017 by

Yes, we said the ‘D’ word and the ’S’ word in the same sentence. Afraid? Don’t be! The most important part of any diet is the mental relationship that you have with food. There is no such thing as the perfect diet that will send your fat cells packing and give you the perfect body. Why? Because there is no one food that makes you ‘fat’ and no single food that makes you ‘thin’. Royalty Free Photo The important thing is to understand that everything begins in the mind. Does this mean that you can stuff yourself with nice treats all the time and expect to be healthy? Of course not! But it does mean that you’re allowed to have that delicious treat every now and then. And dessert is definitely on the cards!...

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Reward Yourself for Sticking to New Your Diet...

Feb 27, 2017 by

Getting into the groove of a new diet and sticking to it is incredibly hard. No matter where you are on your journey, whether two days in, five days, a week, a couple of weeks, or already a month in, you should make sure to set up rewards at certain checkpoints along the way. If you want to ensure that you stick to your diet, make sure you are enjoying your quality of life in this new lifestyle.   It is important that you stick to the diet you have identified as being potentially life-altering. You need to make sure that if you have picked out a new diet that is going to help you be healthier than ever before, that nothing you choose to reward yourself with is going to set you off...

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The truth about vaping as we currently know it...

Feb 4, 2017 by

Proposed new regulations on vaping are meant to clear the haze on the growing trend. But what do we really know about it? (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Nothing signifies the formalization of a trend like government regulations. Acknowledging that vaping—the use of a battery-powered device to inhale not always nicotine-free vapour—is here to stay, Canada introduced amendments to the existing Tobacco Act last November that would rename it to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. The goal is to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of the devices, while prohibiting sale to Canadians under 18. The hope is that regulations will also provide desperately needed quality control to a frontier industry that is estimated to grow and be worth $32 billion worldwide by 2021, said Barry Finegan, a smoking cessation expert and anesthesiologist at...

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Where Does Alcohol Fit In Your Diet?...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Anyone over the age of 21 is eventually going to have to have some hard conversations with themselves about where alcohol fits in a healthy diet. It’s such a prevalent part of the food experience, the social experience, and the celebration experience – it’s important to put it in context every once in awhile with a specific regard to nutrition, diet, and health. Five categories to consider while you’re on this meditative path about alcohol include where the troubling result of addiction can lead you, what the benefits might be, where social value rests, how to pair alcohol with food, and what to consider while trying to gain or lose weight. The Troubling Result When you drink too much, or if you have a genetic disposition toward alcohol, you can fairly easily end up...

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5 Best Eating Habits For 2017

Dec 30, 2016 by

Figuring and adopting the best eating habits is the basis of building a healthy life.  Many people who struggle with their health have tried everything the dieting market has to offer to no avail.  Because the changes they make are typically short term, the effects never last very long.  Real change requires augmenting one’s habits and building a whole new lifestyle.  Check out a few of the best eating habits recommended for a healthy body.   Cut out processed foods. If it comes in a box and takes 15 minutes to prepare, then it is probably not a healthy choice for a meal.  These types of foods are often riddled with sodium and other preservatives that can cause significant damage to the body over time.   Instead of Hamburger Helper, cook fresh vegetables and...

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The Role of Dietary Supplements in Weight Management...

Nov 17, 2016 by

Hectic lifestyles, demands on time, and processed foods with less and less nutrients have led to an epidemic of overweight people around the globe. Fitting regular exercise into schedules is increasingly difficult, and eating on the run precludes healthy meals prepared at home, and eaten slowly. Bodies are getting too much salt, sugar, and fat, and not enough of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. Many people are turning to dietary supplements for help. Products for Weight Loss: Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Products are on the market that claim extreme results with no effort, or changes in lifestyle. There are some that ensure unrealistic weight loss in a matter of a few days. Among the ridiculous and the dangerous...

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Foods That Prevent Tooth Decay

Jun 15, 2016 by

Tooth decay is something that can happen to absolutely everyone. You can even have a perfect oral hygiene and have some cavities. Many are actually shocked when they visit the dentist and figure out that they have dental caries. They will say that they take care of teeth properly and that cavities should not actually appear. What you have to understand is that taking care of teeth is much more than how you clean them. You can have the perfect physical dental care and still end up with tooth decay. In many situations this happens because of diet problems. Tooth structure is hard but you can easily end up with cavities because of the structure being affected by what you eat. This is that one thing that many do not know much about. What...

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5 Ways to Prioritize Your Personal Health...

Feb 29, 2016 by

When we’re caught up in our careers, our family, and our social life, it can be easy to forget how important personal health is. But the reality is that our health is just as important as all of these things, if not more.   Intellectually, we all know the benefitsof prioritizing personal health–but do we practice what we preach? It may be hard to find the time or energy to develop the habits that make a healthy lifestyle, but to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be, it’s a necessity. Just a few simple shifts in your daily routine can be enough to pull you in a healthier direction.   Find Your Favorite Exercise Activity   Getting fit by doing something you actually enjoy doing can make all the difference for...

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How Michelle Defeated Eating Issues and Misplaced 100+ pounds...

Jun 4, 2014 by

I was attracted to Michelle’s storyline not only due to its face value (She dropped over 100lbs!), but because she’s open about the battles she’s received on her trip. Why did you choose to change the body? My eating issues (fanatical eating, gorging, binging, psychological eating, anorexia, and meals fixation) began early. My mother was a fanatical dieter who grew up so on, and by a fanatical dieter. Years of crash diet plans (you name it, I made it happen) left my body feeble, my metabolic process ruined, and my self-respect entirely empty. I tried to take my life many times and actually DESPISED myself. At 24, I weighed more than 225 lbs, had 2 really young children, and went to MD Anderson for a screening because I was considered high-risk for cancer. There...

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How Lydia Dropped 80lbs and Changed from Obese to Sportsman...

Jun 3, 2014 by

She was raised being intimidated due to her weight and today she inspires individuals from all over the world. She moves individuals to change their lives Having defeated an eating-disorder, and now combating additional wellness dilemmas, Lydia stays favorable and reminds us that: “It’s not what happens to us in existence, it’s how we cope with this.” Lydia’s taken time to answer some of our queries, which are below. Why did you choose to change the body? I was sick and tired of the way I seemed, sick and tired of being not happy and the others offering me a tough time about my fat. I understood it’d need to be up to me to shift my life , not wait for the others. My diet and coaching altered, I don’t understand how many...

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Should We Consume With Adaptive Dieting?...

Jun 2, 2014 by

Fiber is vital for these on the Adaptable Diet. Many people are under the delusion that we (compromising dieters) simply eat poop all day long, enter it in to myfitnesspal and contact it “Healthy Ingesting”. The the fact is, WE’RE into wellness. We have merely redefined it. Not for the body, not for your brain. And therefore Adaptable Dieting was made to be both healthful and sustainable. Sustainable because you’ll be able to fit whatever meals you enjoy into your diet and healthful because you are doing that while monitoring your fiber consumption. Fiber may be considered the macronutrient. Protein, fat, fiber, AND carbs is tracked by adaptive Dieters. What exactly is Fiber? Based on the Mayo Clinic: “Dietary fiber, also called roughage or majority, comprises all components of plant foods that your own...

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Interview with Sohee Lee: Coach, Writer & Fitness Buff...

Jun 1, 2014 by

Sohee’s a writer that’s regularly featured on bodybuilding.com, she has a BA in Human Biology, works with Layne Norton on his team and is a renowned coach in her own right. What really jumped out at me was not just the impressive results she gets for her clients but her unique perspective and mindset when it comes to health and fitness. Her no B.S approach, in an industry filled with scams and misinformation, has been both helpful and refreshing. Below she’s been kind enough to answer some of our questions. Why did you decide to transform your body? When I embarked on my first ever weight loss diet over ten years ago, it was because I wanted to be skinny. I didn’t like that I had an athletic frame; I thought that fitting into...

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