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9 Natural Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Winter Flu

The Dreaded Flu. It doesn't exactly get a great reputation. “Stay away from me!” is probably most people’s reaction, when you cough in a public place. Just as you've had enough of people deliberately avoiding you in the public when you're trying to get through your daily routine (Why aren't you resting?!), you realize that your bug may not go away for weeks... As winter approaches, it ...

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Can You Reduce Muscle Soreness and Gain Muscle Without Supplements? Interview with Dr. Michael Greger (Part 2)

“Oooouch!” Here we go again: the dreaded post-workout soreness (a.k.a. delayed onset muscle soreness, also known as DOMS.) Yes, your butt (i.e. your gluteus maximus muscle) is so sore and hurts like you've just been run over by a truck … just as you were about to sit on the toilet bowl. Even Maximus from Gladiator understands your pain. So you thank your personal trainer and fitness ...

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Interview with Doug Graham – 80/10/10: One Simple Tactic to Stop Food Cravings, Without Starving or Over-Exercising (Part 4)

Last time around, we talked about the best foods to boost athletic performance, how to cut down fat and recover twice as fast from workouts, and why it is impossible to get too much sugar from fruit. Today, I'd like to dive deeper into the topic that many people dread: Cravings. Yes, we have a love/hate relationship with cravings ... Many of you feel so guilty craving naughty foods (deep ...

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Detoxifiying Kimchi Mayo Kale Salad (This makes bitter kale tastes oh so delicious!)

It has been a while since I last published a recipe so I've decided to surprise you all with one sweet, spicy and luscious one, especially in celebration of National Kale Day and World Vegetarian Day. And this time, yes we're going to feature kale... again. Since kale has, and will always be our beloved vegetable (love/hate relationship), I thought I should address the most important concern ...

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80/10/10: Best Foods to Boost Energy and Athletic Performance? (Part 3)

One of the many benefits of a multi-part series  like this is that I can drive you crazy – or at least make you keep reading – by withholding key information until the end. In this case, though, I’m going to do something even better and give away some of it here in Part 3,  some of it in Part 4, before the conclusion to the series in Part 5. Talk about foreplay ;) This time around, we’re ...

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How to Stay Lean and Fit Without Counting Calories

Does the thought of counting every single calorie you eat sound daunting to you? Whoops…you just ate 20 calories more than what you need, so you rush to the gym in hopes of burning those extra calories you ate. You run as fast as you can, like a little hamster running on a wheel... on steroids!  Otherwise, your beach body will go rounder... and rounder. ;) But… what if there’s a better ...

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How to Satisfy Your Cravings on a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Wait, why would you ever want to do this? Cut down meat? Forget it. “Where do you get your protein and calcium? ” “What about… cheese?” “YOU NEED MORE MEAT!” Isn’t a plant-based diet the equivalent of unhealthy extremism and deprivation (i.e. just a few steamed peas for dinner?) No. There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to give plant-based diet, or even a mostly ...

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80/10/10: Cut Down Fat and Recover Twice as Fast from Workouts? (Part 2)

As the Woodstock Fruit Festival is going on in New York, you may wonder... aren't people who only eat raw fruit and greens extremists? How can you survive, let alone thrive and be a top athlete, just on raw fruit and vegetables alone (a.k.a. are you nutters?) If you are still reading, chances are you may wonder: Isn't fruit sugar bad for you?  Isn't fruit going to worsen ...

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