Can You Get Rid of Cellulite?

There are many causes for cellulite including hormones, genetics being overweight and skin issues. A high-stress lifestyle can also play a role in the creation of cellulite. It is most predominant in women, with some experts believing it occurs in 80-90% of post-adolescent females. Men, however, can also have cellulite. There is no proof that…

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Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?

During these dark winter months, many Canadians increase their intake of vitamin D. While a new report by the renowned Institute of Medicine is warning against high levels of the “sunshine vitamin,” as urged by other health organizations, the IOM has increased its daily recommended intake of vitamin D to: -600 International Units a day…

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New Year’s Resolutions

A recent online poll listed the most common New Year’s Resolutions, and it’s no surprise getting active and losing weight rank in at #2 and #3. Here are the Top 10 resolutions: Spend More Time with Family and Friends (work shouldn’t always come first) Be More Active (start exercising/increase your fitness) Lose Weight (shed the…

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Does raw milk have more health benefits than pasteurized milk?

Advocates of unpasteurized milk, or “raw milk,” claim a number of health benefits attributed to dairy products that don’t go through the pasteurization process. They claim untreated milk is a “miracle cure” for illnesses such as asthma or gastrointestinal disorders. Pasteurization, however, is credited with preventing diseases such as diphtheria, salmonellosis and listeriosis. Food scientists…

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How much muscle can you gain in 1 year?

The average muscle gain for a man is 10-12 pounds per year, while the average for women is 4-6 pounds. Women don’t have the same muscle gaining potential men do because of hormones and other genetic factors.  If you’re gaining more than these amounts per year, you can almost guarantee it’s fat weight and not…

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