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Ten Foods For Energy/Performance & Vitamins That Support Spine Health

10 Foods For Energy and Performance

 High level performers are always looking for strategies that will give them an edge in their field of endeavor. Athletes want to run a split second faster and jump an inch higher while business executives want to have sharper mental clarity and improved working efficiency. Specific meal timing and superfood strategies have been shown to optimize performance and recovery.

We all want to perform at our peak no matter whether we are a teacher, stay at home mom, doctor or athlete. It is also integral that we recover fast and effectively. The goal is peak performance and quick and effective recovery so we can get up the next day and do it all over again.

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Subway Chicken – 50 Percent Chicken, 50 Percent Filler

By now you may have heard the shocking news: Subway "chicken" may contain just 50 percent chicken.1 The rest is filler. As reported by Time Magazine:2

"According to tests performed at Trent University in Canada, the company's chicken strips and oven-roasted chicken contained just 43 percent and 54 percent chicken DNA, respectively, consisting otherwise of soy and other filler ingredients."

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Delicious Kale Chips – Move Over Potato Chips

Whether you eat them on a casual day at home or serve them at a party, you can guarantee that almost anyone will enjoy munching on chips. Unfortunately, most chips nowadays are made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and mixed with trans fats and other artificial components.

Fortunately, you can still get your fix of delicious and crunchy chips without the health risks. This Simple and Crunchy Kale Chips Recipe, shows you that there’s more to kale than just salads and smoothies. With the right spices, you can transform ordinary kale into chips that are sure to pack a flavorful crunch (pun intended).

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SUGAR:  Is It Really That Bad?

The Sugar Hype

You add it to your morning cup of coffee or tea. You bake it into pastries, cakes, and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your breakfast cereal or your oatmeal.

But that's not all. It's also hidden in many of our favorite "treats" that people consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, ice cream, almost all processed foods, and even condiments like ketchup.

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Prediabetes & Obesity: Growing Problem of Peripheral Neuropathy

Studies Reveal Peripheral Nerve Damage Begins with Pre-diabetes and Obesity

Peripheral neuropathy may be more common in patients with pre-diabetes than previously thought, and early interventions may be warranted in this patient population, according to researchers from the University of Utah. 

Currently, 86 million adults — more than one in three U.S. adults — have prediabetes, according to CDC estimates. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15% to 30% of these people will develop full-blown type 2 diabetes within 5 years.1

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WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GLUTEN AND NEUROPATHY?

Did you ever let your foot fall asleep and suffer first from numbness and then from a tingling, pins-and-needles sensation while it "awakened"? People with peripheral neuropathy suffer from those types of sensations all the time. And there's growing evidence that peripheral neuropathy is linked with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Neuropathy Is Extremely Common

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JAVACO – The World’s Best Coffee, Brain Booster, and Energizer

83% of adults drink coffee in the U.S., according to the National Coffee Associations online survey-2013.  Coffee has been touted as both 'Hero' and 'Villain' in the topic of health.  Although research has shown that coffee has some health benefits associated with drinking it in moderation, the reality is most coffee drinkers consume more than 2 cups (16 oz) per day.  This is far from moderation- not to mention- where the detrimental effects begin to kick in.

COFFEE...Hero or Villain?

One of the most controversial topics is whether or not coffee is good for you.  This topic  will make your head spin, so I'm going to give you cold, hard facts....coffee carries both benefits and detriment.  Let’s look at both.

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Obesity and Diabetes

7 Steps to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes 

Diabetes and Obesity affect EVERY other American and one in four kids? Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in America has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. More than one-third of American adults are obese. And one in three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes making - it the biggest driver of our federal debt. Sadly, these numbers continue to increase.

Overall, it’s not a pretty picture, and experts predict things will only become worse.  Type 2 Diabetes is associated with the following chronic illnesses and diseases:

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70 % OF ALL DIABETICS WILL DEVELOP PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY UNLESS YOU KNOW THIS…

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a serious and common complication of diabetes.  Currently there are 29 million cases of type 2 diabetes that have been diagnosed and another 8.1 million cases that are undiagnosed, reported by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 60 and 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy.

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Diabetes Runs in My Family. Does that Mean I’ll Get it? 

Is Type 2 Diabetes Hereditary?

My mom has Type 2 diabetes, and it also runs in my dad’s side of the family. Does that mean I’m doomed?

This is a common question and relevant concern from patients.  When you look at the statistics, over a 25-year period (1983 to 2008), the number of people in the world with diabetes increased from 35 million to 240 million.  This number only reflects the amount of people who have actually been diagnosed with diabetes.  This number is a gross underestimate, because it does not take into account the number of undiagnosed cases of diabetes.

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