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Diabetes Alert

Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that, if left uncontrolled, affects the entire body in the long run. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, that occur due to either a deficiency or reduced effectiveness of insulin hormone. Due to a change in lifestyle and eating habits in the current century, diabetes is spreading at an alarming rate. According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, more than 8% of the American population is suffering from diabetes.

Falling for Passion

The color of fresh passion fruit varies widely, but is commonly yellow and dark purple, with an interior meat that is a juicy and full of seeds. In some cities, like Miami, it is not common to find it fresh, but you can easily find it in any market’s freezer section. Don’t worry, though, the benefits are still there!

Acro Yoga

When we work together, there is magic to be made. AcroYoga is a partner-based yoga style that takes us from the realm of practicing solo on the mat into one of co-creating yoga moves influenced by acrobatics and Thai massage.

The Exercise and Hormone Connection

If you happen to find yourself spinning your wheels and frustrated about why you’re not losing weight and/or gaining muscle despite your dietary and exercise efforts, you may want to consider having your diurnal cortisol levels checked. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands with many critical functions for survival. Chronic abnormal levels are catabolic and degenerating associated with a host of health issues, i.e., weight gain and fat loss resistance, muscle loss and weakness, bone loss, fatigue, depression, insulin resistance, accelerated aging, thyroid issue, and many diseases. Repairing cortisol patterns should be on the top of your list to maximize recovery and gains!
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Understanding the New Blood Test for Depression

You already know that doctors can find out a lot about you through a blood test, and now there may be another one that could have a major impact on many people worldwide. A new blood test developed by Eva Redei, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, can detect clinical depression. For many, this could be the breakthrough that eliminates years of misdiagnoses and useless medications.
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The Right Use of Protein Powder

If you have attended a gym you must have heard talk about various types of protein powders. Consuming protein powders, whether as a shake or in some other form, is becoming more and more popular as a nutritional supplement. The truth is that protein powders are helpful in very specific circumstances but excess use may be harmful to the body.
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Never Too Old to Exercise

In the past, the belief amongst adults over the age of 40 was that they were too old to start an exercise regimen. This has been proven false as scientific research continues to improve and understand more about how the human body works.