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High Heels A Culprit In Back Pain

Ladies, ever wonder why you suffer from regular bouts of lower back pain? Achy hips? How about crazy tight leg muscles? Don’t blame it on your cycling class, or too many squats or, the trainer you only see once or twice a week. Look down. Are you wearing high heels? Bingo! You’ve heard high heels are bad for you. But it’s not just because they cause all kinds of pain and trauma to your feet. High heels are also messing up your physical fitness. They throw you out of proper postural alignment causing your joints and spine to take on more wear and tear, which means aches and pains.

The Evils of High Heels.

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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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One-Third of Slim American Adults Have Pre-Diabetes

THIN PEOPLE CAN HAVE DIABETES, TOO!

It's often assumed that in order to develop type 2 diabetes, you have to be overweight. While it's true that excess weight is clearly associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, it's the insulin resistance — not necessarily the weight gain — that drives the disease.

As such, many people with a healthy weight are not metabolically healthy, putting them at risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes — even without being overweight or obese.

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EXPERTS PREDICT:  Fatty Liver Disease will affect 90 million people in 2017

Throughout the U.S., U.K., and Australia, more and more cases of liver disease are arising in the absence of alcohol abuse. Decades ago, we only saw conditions like Fatty Liver Disease and cirrhosis occur as a direct result of excessive alcohol indulgence, however, this trend has changed in the current day.  Today, more and more adults and children are being diagnosed with NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD).

NAFLD is a medical condition that is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fats, within liver cells.  This means normal, healthy liver tissue becomes partly replaced with fatty tissue. The fat starts to invade the liver, gradually infiltrating the healthy liver areas, decreasing the amount of healthy active liver tissue.

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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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MISO SOUP – A Powerful Bowl of Healing

Miso has been a staple in Chinese and Japanese diets dating back approximately 2,500 years. Traced from ancient China, where it was known as hisio, a seasoning prized by aristocrats, miso was perfected in Japan from the 7th century to current day. 

Today, most of the Japanese population begins their day with a warm bowl of miso soup to stimulate digestion and energize the body.  When purchasing miso, avoid the pasteurized version and spend your money on the live enzyme-rich product, which is also loaded with beneficial microorganisms.

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