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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

You may feel tired, cold or you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.  You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.  Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down?  What can slow my metabolism?  Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy.  And there are lots of …

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters

Did you know that your waist circumference matters 100x more than what you weigh? You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you?  You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.  It doesn’t define you (obviously)… what you weigh can matter, but only to a certain extent.  Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours …

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Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing  Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it.  

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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right?  Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule, what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more …