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Dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Gumer Liston July 1st, 2009 | Diseases, Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an illness that causes a person to be always in a state of fatigue or tiredness. People suffering from this disease experience fatigue that lasts for about six months and usually complain about headache, muscle pains, sore throat, loss of appetite, inability to sleep, difficulty in concentrating, and many other discomforts that are related to fatigue. (more…)
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Summer Fitness & Hydration

by MPK June 16th, 2009 | Exercise, Nutrition
If you live in the northern hemisphere, the season of heat has arrived.  And, as most people are aware, when the temperature increases you need to make sure that you keep yourself hydrated.   If you participate in sports or vigorous physical exercise in the heat, then you need to be even more vigilant about keeping hydrated.

Recently, I spoke with Seth Bovio from Ultima Replenisher.  As the child of a professional runner, and a runner himself, Seth has seen and experienced the need to stay hydrated during a race.  While water is essential, when working out intensely, such as
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Things You Need to Know About Emotional Eating

by Gumer Liston June 9th, 2009 | Diet, Nutrition
Perhaps you do not know that your emotions affect your eating pattern. Have you noticed that when you are sad or feeling low emotionally, you turn to food for comfort? You tend to crave ice cream and sweets when you are feeling low. Of course, some people do not notice that it happens to them. It is human nature to seek pleasure and avoid pain, so when you ache emotionally, you turn to something that can give you comfort and help alleviate the emotional pain. You turn to food.

Food not only nourishes but also gives comfort. We instinctively know this that is
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Ice Cream and Your Weight

by Gumer Liston May 27th, 2009 | Diet, Nutrition
It is summertime, and the sun is giving us the kind of heat that makes us crave foods that are cold and sweet, like ice cream. But there's a question that comes to mind: does ice cream fall under the category of healthy foods? Does it make you fat? Should you feel guilty after each time you enjoy it?

We need calcium, the mineral that is best known for building bones. Ice cream has lots of calcium. But aside from building bones, calcium also helps control blood pressure. Most of us probably do not know that calcium also helps prevent colon
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Skyr

by Bea May 19th, 2009 | Diet, Nutrition
Skyr. My favorite yogurt in the whole entire world.

Five years ago my family was visiting friends in Iceland. Looking into their refrigerator for something delicious, Maria, a girl my age, handed me a tub of what looked like yogurt. She told me that it wasn't just yogurt and that it was Icelandic. Scooping myself a bowl of Skyr, I gingerly put a spoonful of this white stuff to my tongue.

And that's how we fell in love.

Skyr is along the same lines of those Greek, or strained, yogurts that people have been commercializing more and more these days. It has a
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