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High Fructose Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is a sweetener made from maize (corn). The process required to convert the corn into simple sugar syrup
involves enzymes from two different bacteria and a fungus. High Fructose Corn Syrup undergoes further enzymatic
processing to yield higher levels of fructose in the final product.

Corn syrup is not a natural product. While it starts from a natural substance, the end product is the result of human
biochemistry using reactions that would never occur in the natural environment. Corn syrup or High Fructose Corn Syrup
is not “naturally” found in nature.

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Modern Wheat: The Perfect Chronic Poison

Cardiologist Dr. William Davis calls modern wheat the “perfect, chronic poison”. He claims modern wheat is a mutation that contains a new protein called gliadin which acts like an opiate causing us to eat an average of 440 additional calories, every day, 365 days a year. It also causes a whole host of health issues and complications.

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Benefits of Stretching

People either stretch as part of their warm up routine, or they don’t. Those that don’t argue that stretching is a waste of time and does not prevent pain or injury.

Those that do stretch mostly report that they do it to prevent pain and injury, but many just do it without really knowing why.

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Fat Burning Foods

There are several ways by which the choice of foods we ingest can actually help lose or maintain weight. One mechanism is by a food requiring energy from the body to digest and metabolize the substance. Another process increases the metabolic rate by a bioactive property of the food. Some foods affect the biochemical hormones that control hunger and fullness. Foods affecting digestion affects fat balance. Properties that prevent fat deposition in to adipocytes (fat cells) is another way foods can help our wellness and fitness goals.

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Overtraining: Unwanted Results

The unwanted results from overtraining are varied; but almost always are a result of inadequate recovery. Whether referring to muscle, neural, biochemical or emotional effects of overtraining, most symptoms are the result of imbalance between stress and rest. Many of the unwanted results of overtraining mimic the symptoms that initiated training in the first place.

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Sleep More To Lose Weight

Sleep more to lose weight. Sound too good to be true? It is based in science. Adequate sleep helps balance hormone production associated with weight. Not enough sleep has actually been shown to contribute to weight gain. It’s all about homeostasis and programming the body for optimal performance.

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What is the Best Time to Exercise?

This is a question we get asked a lot! The answer is simple enough on the surface. But, of course, there is more to consider to maximize the results from your efforts. The best time to exercise is the best time for you to exercise. There is no one time that is best for all. [...]

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Gluten Allergies: The sneaky culprit of unexplained illness and weight gain

Gluten is a naturally occurring substance found in wheat and other grain products. Its purpose in nature is to provide the requirements for seed germination and propagation. Gluten is found in the endosperm of a grain plant. When ingested by humans, it can cause a variety of negative symptoms in certain individuals.

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Sweet! Sugar Substitutes

There are many sugar substitutes on the market, some natural, some man made. Some are safe, some we are not so sure about. This article will give you the low down on which are safe and of which you should be wary, of which can help you lose weight, and which can actually be harmful to you.

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The Secret For Washboard Abs

You can spend hours doing sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, and generally torturing yourself trying to get six pack abs. And, sure, those things are important. But the real secret to killer abs is in your diet. Our expert breaks it down for you below with hard science and specific diet recommendations.

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