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Caffeine: America’s #1 Drug

Caffeine: America’s #1 Drug

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinIf I were to ask what everyone thought was America’s most used drug, caffeine wouldn’t run through their mind.   Why? Because it’s so engrained into the American lifestyle. 90% of Americans consume caffeine everyday making it the most used drug on the market. Before pharmaceutical medicine, soda, pre-workouts, and energy drinks, caffeine was found only in nature. Natural caffeine has been consumed for thousands of years in foods like tea leaves, coffee beans, chocolate, all at healthy levels, up…

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Is Your Deodorant Harming You?

Is Your Deodorant Harming You?

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinYou overslept, forced to skip breakfast, dressed quickly, and headed off to work. You parked, got out your car, and took off running. Even though you broke a sweat, you made it to work on time. After a few hours, you notice a sour smell underneath your arm. Yes, you forget to put on deodorant. Have you ever asked yourself why use deodorant? Besides trying to prevent a certain smell, what’s else does deodorant do? Absolutely nothing. Deodorant has ZERO…

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The Untold Truths of the Supplement Industry

The Untold Truths of the Supplement Industry

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinOne of the fastest, yet unregulated, growing industries in the last decade is the supplement industry. Whether it’s vitamins and minerals from the grocery store down the street or supplements from a local nutrition shop, this $60 billion money making machine has strategically marketed towards the inexperienced, particularly younger folks, that supplements are the missing link to optimum health. Like most young kids in high school, I fell for this. After years of trial and error did I finally realize…

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Recovering from a 10K

Recovering from a 10K

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinYou’ve trained hard, and you feel you’re ready. Time for race day. About half way through, your calves tighten up, body starts to ache, thighs begin to burn. After the race, you’re exhausted, and your body is cramping. You realize that muscles you’ve never knew existed are sore to the touch. The following days and week is faced with extreme muscle aches and pains. You begin to question what’s the point in all this. You ask yourself, “Why am I…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

A Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinIntermittent fasting is one of the hottest and trendiest weight loss methods in the health and fitness community. In a most basic definition, intermittent fasting occurs when you separate your day into two windows, one shorter window for consuming calories while the other window is strictly for fasting. One of the most common methodologies that employ intermittent fasting is the 16/8 protocol, 16 hours of not eating leaving the other 8 hours to fulfill your daily food requirements. This is…

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Holistic in Houston: 5 Clean Eating Habits for 2019

Holistic in Houston: 5 Clean Eating Habits for 2019

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinAh January, when the gym is packed and the line at the salad bar is longer than usual. So many people set goals to be healthier and fitter for the new year, but according to US News, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. The problem, in my opinion, is that their resolutions are not practical. Cleaning up your diet doesn’t have to be complicated. The best resolutions, when it comes to your health, are simple, easy to adhere…

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