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Stress Weight Gain = Belly Fat. Be aware of the connection to hormone imbalance & insulin resistance.

Several studies have demonstrated that people with elevated levels of serum cortisol (caused by continual stress) were at a greater risk for developing insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, and diabetes, in addition to other blood lipid abnormalities and hormone imbalances. Stress weight gain is a completely different topic than simple weight gain.

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Wedding Wellness Question? Did you or will you workout on your wedding day? Why, when, & how?

We can see both sides of the story. For some of you, adding a workout to your wedding day will be the most routine thing you do on the big day. You will find value and calm by making sure you have time for a workout. Many of you know the workout high will also keep you coasting throughout the day.

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 1-2 weeks out. 10 healthy things to do as much as possible.

Do as many of these things as possible, as much as possible, within the 14 day period leading up to your wedding day to set yourself up for looking and feeling your best.
If you don’t put off planning for this, and if you have accomplished everything else on your regular wedding planning check list, you can easily make time for these 10 healthy things.

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Is a ketogenic diet the optimal diet?

What is ketosis? In a very general sense ketosis is the state the body is in when you are burning ketones for energy in lieu of glucose. A ketogenic diet is a high fat diet where protein and carbohydrates are restricted in order to induce a fat burning metabolism.

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4 things I am going to do to prevent the symptoms of menopause.

Around 1950 is when the discomforts of modern menopause started to appear in women of the “menopausal age”. Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, anxiety, depression, and more. Today, over 70% of American women experience these complaints. I want to figure out how to be one of the 30% that doesn’t.

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Life span and health span. Do you know the difference?

When we hear people talk about “living a long life”, some of us automatically insert the word healthy into that phrase: “living a long, HEALTHY life”. Have you ever thought about what that really means to you? Does it mean living past your parents or grandparents age? Or, does it mean living in moderation as long as you can and crossing your fingers that you don’t end up with a degenerative disease?

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Fitness Nutrition

Fitness Nutrition

Are you still relying on counting calories to determine your nutritional needs? This is an old way of thinking and involves outdated science. The new approach to fitness nutrition emphasizes nutrient density. What is your workout philosophy? Push – push – push? If so, you may be missing a key component to fitness: recovery.

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Book Review: The Adrenal Fatigue Solution

The Adrenal Fatigue Solution

What is Adrenal Fatigue (AF)? Is it true that almost 80 percent of adults experience AF at some point throughout their lives? Why is it so under-diagnosed yet so prevalent? Why do our healthcare systems and insurance companies have trouble recognizing it?
Wait, do I have Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome? What can I do about it and who can help?

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10 More Wellness Questions to ask yourself so you can move in the direction of your best health.

When you go day in and day out not feeling great, sometimes you can get trapped into thinking that is just the way it has to be. At some point many people realize it is time to make changes, but don’t know where to start. That’s one of the reasons we run this blog, to be a source of healthy information and options for discovering your best health.

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Lose Weight, Increase Metabolism, and Detox. Step 6: Get these “in check” or they will sabotage you.

Once you have committed to healthy change, you tend to notice positive changes right away. These changes motivate you to “stick with it”. Overtime, even though you are healthier, it can feel like you have hit a plateau. Your perception is that the positive changes have come to an end. This is when you have to dig a little deeper into the issues that can sabotage your progress.

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Everyday Cleanse Series: Planning a cleanse stressing you out? Skip it and detox everyday instead.

Your friends and yoga teacher are doing it, your co-worker is pounding juices all day, and your favorite blogger is promoting a system. Is the feeling like you should “do a cleanse” looming over your head? What is stopping you?

“The idea of preparing for it keeps stressing me out so I keep putting it off”, is the most common reason people give. Even if you plan to order a pre-made cleanse and don’t have to shop for any of the ingredients, you still have to “plan” for how this is going to fit into your schedule of work, play, working out – you know, everyday life.

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7 Things that can destroy the healthy levels of friendly bacteria in your body.

The more friendly bacteria you have in your body, the happier and healthier you will be! These 7 items are also 7 reasons (in no particular order) you may want to take a probiotic supplement. Do any of these apply to you? You don’t need all 7 to be at risk.

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Rhodiola – support during acute or chronic stress, promoting physical & mental energy & stamina

It can be a challenge to continually look at the bright side of things in times of constant stress no matter how hard we try. We think we are doing ok, and realize much later that the physical, mental, and emotional stress has taken a toll on our health. (more…)

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Burnt out? Fatigued? Exhausted? Prolonged exposure to stress can = “Adrenal Burnout”

According to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44% reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past six years. When we experience excessive stress—whether from internal worry or external circumstance—a bodily reaction is triggered, called the “fight-or-flight” response.

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Guest Post: Healthy Holiday Tips

It’s holiday time! How does that make you feel? Happy and excited? Or stressed and bloated? Holidays can be a challenging time, especially if you are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Temptations abound. The pressure to meet holiday expectations — our own and those of other people — is on. Then there are all of those time-honored traditions we feel compelled to follow. No wonder so many people feel relieved when it is all over.

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