Do you have a chemical sensitivity?

Feb 28, 12 Do you have a chemical sensitivity?

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  You’ve probably heard of food intolerances to gluten, dairy, eggs, or other foods. But chemical intolerances, or sensitivities, have become increasingly common, as well. A person with a chemical sensitivity has an immune reaction to chemicals and heavy metals in air pollution, pesticides, plastics, adhesives, household...

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Overtraining: Too much of a good thing

Jan 18, 12 Overtraining: Too much of a good thing

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Mary was a mother of two who began a vigorous exercise program of weight lifting and running, one to two hours a day, six days a week. Not only did she fail to lose weight, she actually gained weight, and found herself battling fatigue, irritability, and constant colds and flus. As it turns out, Mary was exercising too much....

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Detox Diet Plan for the New Year

Jan 03, 12 Detox Diet Plan for the New Year

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Now that the food comas, sugar hangovers, and holiday binges are over, it’s a good time to “clean house” with a detox diet. A detox diet calms inflammation, stimulates repair and recovery, and boosts energy. A detox diet should never involve frequent hunger or lack of nutrients, factors that only stress the body further. Finding...

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Vitamin D outshines vitamin C at preventing flu virus

Dec 13, 11 Vitamin D outshines vitamin C at preventing flu virus

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Move over vitamin C. When it comes to warding off the flu virus and colds, studies shows vitamin D trumps vitamin C. But are you getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and diet alone? Compelling evidence links low vitamin D levels with illness. One study showed vitamin D-deficient subjects were 36 percent more likely to report an...

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