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Organically Grown, Worth the Dough?

What does it mean for food to carry the “USDA Organic” label? Is it worth the extra money? In order for any products to carry the term USDA Organic, they must contain at least 95% organic composites. Meaning, at least 95% of what the product is made of, whether it be a box of cereal or an apple, must be …

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Eat That Protein, Bro!

Are you at the point in your diet where you’re eating so much chicken, you’re surprised you’re not clucking yet? Me too. But how much protein are you actually getting? Too much? Not enough? One of the biggest keys to a dietary alteration is tracking your food intake and being aware of what you are eating, particularly with respect to …

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30 Day Clean Eating Challenge

Aches? Pains? Low energy? Brain fog? We’ve got a solution for you! Inertia Health Center’s 30-day Clean Eating program is designed to clear your body of the inflammation that’s been causing your aches, pains, low energy and brain fog. Along the way, people do lose an average of 10lbs, but that’s a side perk. The program starts on January 11th, …

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Knowing Your Nutrition

Whether your goal is to gain muscle, lose weight or simply maintain your current weight, nutrition becomes a key to success. In conjunction with a proper fitness regimen, nutrition can be the boost you need to accomplishing your goal, but having a clear understanding of what you’re eating can be extremely difficult. What are those nutrition labels really saying? All …

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Filling Up On Fiber

We all strive to eat well, but, according to a 2012 study, nearly 97% of Americans don’t consume nearly enough fiber. Eating the proper amount of fiber per day has a magnitude of health benefits. The human body is unable to break down cellulose, a large component of many plants, thus, dietary fiber remains relatively intact as it passes through …

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Eating to Beat the Blues

The gloomy, cloudy days so common to winter often leave people feeling the same way as weather. This is often referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder, appropriately abbreviated to SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder has been diagnosed in approximately 6% of Americans, with about 15% suffering from a milder version of the disorder. Nonetheless, the winter blues, no matter how severe, …

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Quality vs. Quantity: Are All Calories Created Equal?

It is a well known fact that calories taken in by the body have an impact on the weight of an individual. The “calories in/calories out” theory is accepted by most within the fitness world, by consuming more calories than the body burns an individual’s weight increases. On the other end of the spectrum if an individual consumes fewer calories …

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Take Your Metabolism to the Next Level

Your metabolic system is the machine that converts fuel into energy. That is, everything you eat or drink the metabolic system either uses or puts into storage for future use. The more efficient your system, the higher your metabolism is and the quicker you burn calories. While genetics does play a role in your natural metabolic rate, there are ways …

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Gluten: To Eat or Not To Eat

According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. But just what is gluten sensitivity? Gluten sensitivity is the term used to describe people who cannot tolerate gluten and end up experiencing symptoms similar to celiac disease. Symptoms include GI difficulties, headaches, joint pain or numbness in the fingers or toes. Dr. Arthur …

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Why “Feeling Full” After Eating is Misleading

Why do you eat? It’s a simple question that can be surprisingly difficult to answer. There are many answers to this question, but if you ask around I think you’ll land on the consensus that most people eat to satisfy a feeling of hunger. You may not know why you “feel hungry”, but it’s unpleasant and you’d like that feeling …

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