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January 25

My Review of the Philips Golite Blu (Blue Light Therapy)

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Philips Golite Blu

Since August the weather has been very bad around here, a lot of grey days without sun.  This wasn’t good for my mood and since I didn’t have time for a holiday in the sun, I had to look at some ways to relieve the symptoms. Blue light therapy is the prevalent treatment recommended by […]

January 13

Cinnamon: Weight Loss & Other Health Benefits

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Cinnamon and Weight Loss

How can a “simple” spice like cinnamon help you lose weight and what are its other health benefits? Read on and discover how cinnamon and weight loss go hand in hand… Disclaimer: the following information is based on human studies and suggested by preliminary evidence. More research about how and when cinnamon works is needed, […]

September 4

Why Sport is Good for Your Skin

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Working out is the best skin care, here’s why: Sport simulates your blood flow –> your skin gets more oxygen Sweat helps your skin to expel toxins. Movement stimulates your skin to produce more collagen, a protein that prevents wrinkles. Sport relaxes your face muscles –> prevents crow’s feet Some tips: Before working out, remove […]

June 29

Is Agave Nectar a Health Scam?

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Blue Agave Plant

Agave nectar aka agave syrup came of the shelves of your local health shop to the mainstream supermarkets and grocery stores.  It’s easy to see why, it’s sweet as hell, tastes good and this supposedly without the disadvantages of refined sugar. But is agave really safe to use? Here are the claimed health benefits of […]

June 25

Alcohol and Weight Loss

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Alcohol and weight loss

Contrary to popular belief, it are not the calories in alcohol that produce a beer belly.  The problem with alcohol is that it reduces the amount of fat your body burns to get energy. Here’s how it works: Only a small percentage of your alcohol intake turns into fat. The liver converts a major portion […]

June 23

New Research: Eating Fat Increases Your Hunger

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Fat Foods Increase Desire to Eat

A recent American study shows that eating fat food increases the desire to eat more food.  Fat foods trigger the release of a hormone called ghrelin.  This hormone is produced in the stomach and pancreas and stimulates hunger, increases food intake and fat mass.  You usually have higher levels of ghrelin before meals and lower […]

January 26

Does Water Really Help You Lose Weight??

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Does water help you lose weight?  To be short: yes, there is a relation between drinking water and weight loss. How does it work? Water Increases Your Metabolism That’s right, water increases your metabolism. What exactly is this “metabolism” you might wonder (in relation to weight loss)… Your “fat” metabolism is the amount of calories […]

November 27

Diet for a Better Body

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There are a lot of different diets on the market today. There are so many – in fact – that it’s very smart to read up on diet reviews before you start any weight loss plan or diet. This way, you do not pick the wrong diet to suit your lifestyle and way of living. […]

November 9

5 Benefits of Cardio

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Cardio. For some it’s a dreaded word and for others it’s a passion they can’t get enough of. Either way you look at it though, cardiovascular exercise is one of the key components that should never be left out of a fitness plan. Cardio, short for cardiovascular exercise, is any movement that gets your heart […]

November 4

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy is often regarded as an extravagance, a luxury, or an expense awaiting justification. Few actually regard a massage as a viable form of medical treatment. But it is. Massage therapy is actually the simplest and oldest form of medicine. There are references to massage in Chinese medical literature dating back to 2,700 B.C. […]