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  • SUPER GREEN FOODS

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    The ‘Green Super Foods’ have been around for a little while but you may not have come across them yet or found a decent explanation on what they each do.


  • APN - ANTI-AGEING SECRETS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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    What is ageing? Can anything slow it down? Ageing is basically defined as a cells gradual decline in function and number of pre-programmed cell divisions until it reaches the point of ‘cell destruction’ and death. Can anything help keep our cells behaving and looking younger? Yes! Let’s look at some anti ageing practices from around the globe.


  • Top Summer Slim Down Tips

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    With 2015 well and truly here, it’s time to get back into the swing of a healthy eating and fitness routine to shed some of those extra party kilos that crept on during this festive season.


  • 2015 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

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    With the troubles of 2014 behind us, let’s welcome in 2015 with some fresh and inspiring New Years resolutions ideas for your inner an outer wellness:


  • APN - THE MEDICINE OF THE BEES

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    Throughout history honey and bee products have been used as a medicine, many of which are now being investigated by science, with their findings published in well-respected Medical Journals.


  • THE NEW GLUTEN PROBLEM

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    It seems one of the trendiest complaints to have these days is a wheat or gluten intolerance. Super markets are overflowing with different snack and meal varieties that all offer that wheat or gluten free alternative. The only problem, and the argument of many in the health field is: just because it’s wheat or gluten-free doesn't automatically make it healthy.


  • FIVE TIPS TO NOURISH YOUR GUT BRAIN

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    The bacteria present in your gut not only affect how you digest and absorb nutrients in the food you eat, they also play a strong role in immune and nervous system function. To keep your friendly bacteria nourished and well I suggest the following five tips.


  • ORGANIC, FINALLY PROVEN TO BE BETTER

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    The debate over whether organic food or conventional food is better for you is finally over. Researchers from England’s Newcastle University conducted a meta-analysis on 343 peer reviewed scientific studies to see if organic foods had any significant differences in nutritional value and they discovered without a doubt, that they do.


  • SPRING DETOX

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    We are in the midst of delicious spring, and it’s one of the best times of year to do a body overhaul and detox.


  • ALKALISE YOUR BODY WITH SUPER GREENS

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    The body has an acid-alkaline ratio called its pH. Cells inside the body function better when they are slightly alkaline. Maintaining a healthy body pH is important for good health. The body continually works on balancing the pH of its fluids and tissues, however if this balance is compromised we can become more vulnerable to illness and disease and accelerated aging.


  • TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY WHEN TRAVELLING

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    Travel does not mean compromising healthy habits! ‘If it is important to you, you will find a way, If is not you will find an excuse.’ Preparation is key! For any travelling adventure there are 5 key items that I will not compromise:


  • SPIRIULINA AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF PROTEIN

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    Did you know that spirulina is an excellent vegetarian source of protein. This super algae contains 65-71% complete protein compared to beef which has 22%.


  • WHERE ARE ALL THE BEES GOING?

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    Bees are invaluable pollinators and essential to global food production. Without bees most flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables would not be able to reproduce, as it’s the honeybee that allows fertilization to take place. Very alarmingly in recent years, bees have gone missing from Countries all over the world. Whole populations of bees throughout Europe, America and parts of Asia have disappeared due to what’s been termed CCD or ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’.


  • SPRING DETOXING WITH CHLORELLA

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    Spring is one of the best times of the year to do a detox and clean out your body. One natural and easy way to do this is by using chlorella. Chlorella is a powerful green food, a single-celled microalgae that is extremely small in size, and partly due to it’s size, is one reason behind its effectiveness as a detoxing agent.


  • BENEFITS OF BETA-CAROTENE FOR SKIN HEALTH

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    Beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A in the body) is an essential skin nourishing nutrient. Vitamin A and beta-carotene help promote repair and maintenance of the skin, and provides potent antioxidant protection, protecting the skin from wrinkles and premature ageing


  • WHEATGRASS FOR HEALTHIER SKIN

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    Wheatgrass is a fantastic natural detoxifier, helping remove toxins from the body and skin. Consuming wheatgrass regularly can help cleanse the body and promote clearer healthier looking skin, while reducing the likelihood of breakouts.


  • WHAT'S UP WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT MILKS?

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    If you’ve ever cruised the shopping isles and gone past the long life milk section, you may have become completely bewildered by the vast amount of choices you have there.


  • HOW IMPORTANT IS EXERCISE FOR CHILDREN?

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    More and more, physical activity is becoming an important factor in beating obesity rates and staying healthy.


  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING

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    Breathing is literally one of the only things we don’t have to think about, it just happens. And if we stop breathing? We need to get help, stat. So what happens right in the middle, between the two extremes, the part where breathing still happens but it’s compromised?


  • SPIRULINA A SUPER IRON SOURCE

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    According to the World Health Organisation, iron deficiency is the number one nutrient deficiency in the world, especially among women and children. Around 80% of the worlds population may be deficient in iron, with around 30% having iron deficiency anaemia.


  • DIET, EXERCISE, SLEEP AND STRESS: WHAT AFFECTS WEIGHT MORE?

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    Two of the brightest minds in the fields of health were recently in Hervey Bay, QLD for their annual talks revealing their latest discoveries: USQ’s Professor Lindsay Brown and Dr. Sunil Panchal.


  • CHLORELLA FOR BEAUTIFUL HEALTHY SKIN

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    Chlorella is a nutritionally dense super food that can help improve the look and health of your skin.


  • HEAL AND RESTORE WITH CHLORELLA

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    Chlorella is a type of blue-green micro-algae that is extremely nutritive and has many impressive health-boosting properties. This nutritionally dense ‘superfood’ will help heal and restore your body to good health.


  • THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF HEALTHY AGEING

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    Two of the brightest minds in the fields of health were recently in Hervey Bay, QLD for their annual talks revealing their latest discoveries: USQ’s Professor Lindsay Brown and Dr. Sunil Panchal.


  • AMAZING GRAINS

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    Want to know a bit more about a super gain, a ‘mother grain’ and a seed which technically all turn out to be a type of seed in the end? Amaranth, quinoa and chia seeds are the hottest wholefoods since sliced bread.


  • HARVARD WARNS OF CO2 RISE, THREATENING HUMAN NUTRITION

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    Earlier this year, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), released results of a new study, which found that by the year 2050, the elevated levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere will be significantly effecting crop growth all around the world.


  • A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE

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    Benjamin F has nailed it! A man after my own heart. One of my favourite quotes. Organisation and preparation are key to success! Life gets busy, we get tired and often prefer to be doing other things over prepping food every meal time, leading to poor eating habits and food choices.


  • SURPRISINGLY AMAZING CUSTARD APPLES

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    To tell you the truth I have never taken much ‘nutritional’ notice of custard apples in the past because I ignorantly presumed they didn’t contain much, but boy was I wrong.


  • WONDERFUL SPICES

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    Let’s have a look at some delicious spices that have been used traditionally for hundreds and even thousands of years in the East, because of their health giving properties.


  • MIGHTY MICROGREENS

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    A report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry revealed that many edible seedlings of green veggies and herbs are actually more nutrient-rich than their mature counterparts.


  • 5 TIPS TO MANAGE AND CONTROL STRESS LEVELS

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  • SPIRULINA BARS

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    These are a wonderful treat to celebrate International Raw Food Day. Not only are they a lovely sweet but also packed with protein and full of iron. You can make them any shape you like.


  • FROM EARTH DAILY BEAUTY RITUAL

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    We all want skin that glows and reflects a healthy lifestyle. In today's society people have been conditioned to think that placing a miracle lotion or potion will unlock the fountain of youth and magically give you the skin you've always dreamed of.


  • 21 DAYS TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS: Just keep swimming

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    Anything great takes time. We look at the best parts of others and compare them to the worst parts of ourselves. Quick fixes, gadgets, ab crunchers, weight-loss shakes, we are suckers for the overnight 'answers' to our health issues! No one is healthy and happy without some longterm effort. But the cool thing is, small and realistic changes over time can create massive shifts in our wellbeing! So no matter where you're at in your health journey, just know that so long as you're making consistent and positive changes, you're doing a fab job!


  • LET'S EAT RAW !

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    It’s basically the middle of winter; it’s freezing so the thought of eating only cold food is not that appetizing, yet some health experts swear by it!


  • REDUCE YOUR HEAVY METAL LOAD

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    As a result of our environment and diet we accumulate traces of heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, in our bodies. Heavy metals are linked to problems with brain development and neural disorders. The good news is that the following foods can help the body eliminate these toxins:


  • EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE FOR CRAVINGS!

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    I share a wonderful EFT Video with you today which will help you manage + clear your cravings. I guide you through this amazing easy form of psychological acupressure based on the same meridians used in traditional acupuncture, to treat physical and emotional ailments.


  • MY ANGRY LIVER: Why I gave up coffee

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    Here’s a potentially fresh take on a detox for you. Sometimes I get inspired to share fairly personal adventures, not so much to blab, more so to story-tell. If I’ve learnt anything, it’s that we all are connected, going the through the same lessons in our own different and challenging ways. So if my wins can help spark a win for someone else, that’s pretty rad in my books.


  • DUMBBELL FULL BODY CONDITIONING

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    This is a simple, 1 dumbbell full body conditioning workout you can do anywhere.


  • GET GLOWING SKIN NATURALLY

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    Find out why Synergy Natural ambassador and nutritionist, Dayne Crocker recommends a combination of green nutrition, skin brushing and natural oils for skin that glows!


  • MY ANGRY LIVER: Why I gave up coffee

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    Here’s a potentially fresh take on a detox for you. Sometimes I get inspired to share fairly personal adventures, not so much to blab, more so to story-tell. If I’ve learnt anything, it’s that we all are connected, going the through the same lessons in our own different and challenging ways. So if my wins can help spark a win for someone else, that’s pretty rad in my books.


  • EAT MORE FATS TO STAY LOOKING YOUNGER

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    We’ve come full circle with loving and hating fats. During the 1970’s up until recently, we were sure fats, particularly saturated fats, were the demon responsible for our weight gain, cardiovascular disease and poor health.


  • WATERCRESS HELPS PREVENT WORKOUT FREE RADICAL DAMAGE

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    We all know that regular moderate exercise is good for our general health and fitness. However when we exercise our bodies increased need for energy can in turn increase the production of free radicals that damage cells in the body including our DNA.


  • HOW I HEALED MY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

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    Clients always ask me; How did you get to where you are now with food?


  • ANTIDEPRESSANT USE IN PREGNANCY MAY LEAD TO CHILDHOOD OBESITY

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    Only a few days ago, news was released from McMaster’s University in Canada, finding that mothers, who took anti-depressant drugs during pregnancy, were potentially predisposing their child to a life of obesity and diabetes.


  • BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY THIS WINTER WITH CURRY

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    Turmeric has been used and well respected for 2,500 years in India as an Ayurvedic medicine.


  • HOW TO MEAL PLAN

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  • HEALTHY SKIN STARTS ON THE INSIDE

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    Beautiful skin is something we all want and we can all improve with a few simple health tips.


  • AWESOME AVOCADOS

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    Avocados are a highly nutritious and complete food. They are a great source of antioxidant vitamins E and C, and B complex vitamins and magnesium for energy production. dark green outer flesh as you can.


  • COULD HERBS AID EXERCISE PERFORMANCE AND LOWER STRESS?

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    For centuries, particular herbs have been used to lower stress and boost energy. These herbs are commonly referred to as the adaptogens.


  • 4 FAST HEALTH FACTS

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    4 FAST HEALTH FACTS


  • BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM + STAYING HEALTHY OVER WINTER

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    It’s hard to believe we have now entered winter after having one of the warmest autumns ever in Sydney! I’m not complaining though :) Today I’m sharing 2 easy tips for preventing colds and flu over this winter season


  • RAW CACAO Vs. COCOA

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    What’s better than a delicious warm cup of coco on a chilly day? Looks like a warm cup of raw cacao is.


  • GO GREEN AND LEAFY

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    One the best things you can do for your health is include plenty of green leafy vegetables in your diet. Rich in important vitamins, minerals and health promoting antioxidants, these nutritional powerhouses are one of the most nutrient dense foods around.


  • WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT GMO?

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    GMO foods are becoming a staple in our diet, yet do we really know what they are, what they do, or what foods they hide in?


  • AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AT BAY

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    cientists have recently found truth in the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Eating one apple a day for a month can lower blood levels of a substance linked to atherosclerosis by a huge 40%, according to a study published online in the Journal of Functional Foods. The study found that apples lowered oxidized LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol levels in the blood. When LDL cholesterol comes into contact with free radicals it oxidizes, which can cause the arteries to harden.


  • SUPERCHARGE YOUR DIET WITH PURPLE FRUITS AND VEGGIES

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    When it comes to antioxidant goodness, nothing beats dark purple fruits and vegies. These purple nutritional powerhouses are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and important anti-aging antioxidants. Their lush purple colour indicates the presence of potent antioxidant compounds called anthyocyanins.


  • FOOD REVOLUTION DAY: “Let’s get excited about food”

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    Last Friday the 16th of May, schools from all over the world joined in a very exciting day of health and food: Food Revolution Day, developed by celebrity chef: Jamie Oliver.


  • WHY WE SHOULD EAT MORE POMEGRANATES

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    Throughout history the pomegranate has been admired as a symbol of health, fertility and rebirth. Scientists today have found that eating pomegranates can promote good health and help prevent the development of chronic disease such as cancer.


  • THE BEST YOGA MOVES FOR RUNNERS

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    Yoga and running go together perfectly like salt and pepper, like celery and peanut butter, like chocolate and strawberries; you get me, they just complement each other.


  • WHY I LOVE TRAINING TO MUSIC #gamechanger

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    A little known fact I’d like to share about myself is that I’m actually a music nerd. Yep, my first year of Uni I studied a Bachelor of Classical Performance on the clarinet, at the Elder Con in Adelaide.


  • GET SPROUTING

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    Eating sprouts is another great way to give your diet a nutritional edge. You can sprout any edible seeds, legumes, or grains, and even nuts. There are a wide variety of sprouts to choose from such as alfalfa, mung beans, broccoli sprouts, bean sprouts, sunflower and lentil sprouts.


  • WHAT ARE ENERGY DRINKS DOING TO OUR KIDS?

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    Energy drinks now make up 20% of beverages sold in Australia. They are being introduced to young children who believe that they will have increased energy, stamina or performance, yet no study carried out on energy drinks to date, have discovered these commercial claims to be true.


  • Chlorella fortifies immune system

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    If you are healthy, then a supplement based on the green algae Chlorella vulgaris can help you to remain healthy. Researchers at Yonsei University in South Korea discovered thatChlorella vulgaris can help sharpen theimmune system by putting the Natural Killer cells on red alert, thereby increasing their chance of effectively fighting cancer cells or pathogens.


  • What’s SO SUPER ABOUT SUPER GREENS?

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    KERI HOGARTH. Keri is a naturopath with more than 10 years experience in practice, and five years as an educator in the field of natural therapies; specialising in adolescent obesity, allergies and thyroid conditions. Keri focuses on optimum nutrition, alkalinity and healthy detoxification using her passion of ‘Food as Medicine’. She is also a consultant for Synergy Natural (www.synergynatural.com).


  • Foods your organs crave for

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    The macrobiotic diet was brought to our consciousness by Madonna and her former bestie Gwyneth Paltrow, but its system is entrenched in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM looks at the body as an ecosystem, with internal organs forming the core.


  • Wheat Grass – the Facts

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  • Wheatgrass Benefits

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  • Let food be thy medicine

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  • Health Benefits of Chlorella and Spirulina - Astounding!

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    GET YOUR GREEN ON!


  • Super Greens for Dogs

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  • Alkalise

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    An average diet of meat and three veg may not be giving us all the nutrition we need. In fact, without realising it we are acidifying our bodies.


  • Spirulina for Athletes

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    abstract needed


  • Are supplements and multivitamins necessary

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    Heard both good and bad things about supplements and multivitamins? Janella Purcell gives us her opinion.


  • How to boost your energy this Christmas

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    just 1g of chlorella and spirulina contains a similar amount of vitamins and minerals as 1000g of most fruit and vegetables


  • Algae could help acne sufferers

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    Need Abstract


  • Chlorella for Immunity

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    Chlorella is a species of algae, more commonly referred to as seaweed. They’re a very large and diverse group of simple organisms. They can be as small as a single cell or as large as the giant kelps that grow to 65 meters in length in temperate oceans.


  • Foods for healthy weight loss

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    Protein helps your body build new cells. Amino acids, the building blocks we require from protein, are not stored in your body, so you need to eat some protein every day, ideally at every meal. Protein also increases your brain’s levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone that tells you when your belly is full. Aim to include a palm-sized serving of any of the following at each meal to assist weight loss.


  • Detox done right

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    Even if you take good care of yourself, you’re still bombarded with toxins in your food, water, and air. A detox improves your health and leads to healthy lifetime habits that maintain your immunity, digestion, and circulation.