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What is Intermittent Fasting?

A phenomenon called intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. Many studies show that this…

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This Fasting Regimen Could Make You Live Longer

A small study from the University of Florida looked at how a new type of fasting – dubbed “feast and famine fasting” – impacted subjects’ health. The premise of the study is that straight up fastin…

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Careful What You Skip, Especially if it’s Breakfast

There is a certain member of my extended family that just never eats breakfast. She wakes early, goes about her day and then (presumably) eats something around 11AM. There is no real rationale to such…

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Eat Butter to Get Healthier?

You may have heard about Bulletproof® Coffee, the drink made popular by Dave Asprey on his Bulletproof intermittent fasting plan. If you haven’t, the gist is to combine organic, non-toxic, single orig…

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When Detoxes Go Wrong

Eliminating toxins and excess weight in the body is the "in" thing to do these days. Are detoxes and cleanses really healthy for you? Some detox diets can be unhealthy due to the lack of essential …

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Debunking the 5:2 Diet

Fasting or severely restricting calories to lose weight isn't a new idea. However, it has gained attention again in the form of the 5:2 diet. The 5:2 diet is frequently presented as a great diet optio…

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Is Eating Breakfast Overrated?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Not so fast. That old adage is facing more and more scrutiny due to increasing research. We have been told incessantly that skipping breakfast l…

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Are Juice Fasts Actually Healthy?

  When I was in college, I decided that doing a juice fast was the perfect way to get my health back in order. Six hours and two glasses of juice later, I gave up; I was hungry, weak, and supr…

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Top 12 Detox Superfoods

Even if you don't plan on doing a detox program, your health will benefit from adding more detox superfoods to your daily diet. There are many great superfoods with detoxifying properties, but here ar…

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10 Essentials for a Successful Detox

It's that time of year again when people try to  make up for their dietary misgivings during the holidays.  More and more people are turning to detoxifying as a way to jump start their health for grea…

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