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Half Dome - Yosemite National Park

The Ultimate Half Dome Hike Guide and How to Get Half Dome Permits

This is your ultimate guide to a successful Half Dome hike and how to get Half Dome permits. The Half Dome hike in Yosemite National Park stretches over 16 miles (round trip) from the floor of Yosemite Valley, tracing along the Merced River past two gorgeous waterfalls (Vernal and Nevada), and all the way up […]

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protein absorption

Protein Absorption – How Much Protein Can You Absorb In One Meal?

Protein absorption, and how much protein your body can absorb in one meal, is a frequent question among bodybuilders and the diet conscious. Is there a limit to how much protein you can consume in a meal? In this study, researches put protein absorption to the test. Volunteer test subjects were given strict amounts of […]

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low fat diet myth

The Healthy Low Fat Diet Myth

Since the 1980s, powerful organizations like the US Government and the American Heart Association have urged people to practice a low fat diet to battle heart disease and obesity. Recently, the healthy low fat diet myth is coming under question. But how did the healthy low fat diet myth get started? In the 1940s, coronary […]

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BMI Calculator

Find out your body mass index with a BMI calculator. Then, once you have your BMI, you can scroll down to find out what category you are in. BMI Calculators National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Body Mass Index Calculator CDC – BMI Calculator for Men and Women CDC – BMI Calculator for Children and Teens (ages […]

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric Health Benefits and Curcumin Benefits

I finally picked up a Magic Bullet blender…love it! Every combination of greens, fruit and Greek yogurt I throw at it tastes awesome. I also add fresh turmeric root to at least one smoothie per day. The list of turmeric health benefits goes on and on, so let’s zero in on a few of the biggies. The active […]

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Resistant Starch - Butyrate

Resistant Starch and Butyrate – Can It Help With Weight Loss?

What is a resistant starch, and can it help with weight loss? When you eat carbohydrates, they generally come in the form of starches. These foods include common dietary staples like rice, potatoes and beans. Depending on the type of food, the starch is digested in two different ways. Many starches are digested in the […]

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health benefits of wine

Have Some Red Wine – It’s Good For You!

Enjoy the flavor of red wine? It turns out it’s good for you, too! So next time you have a glass, here’s some of the health benefits of wine you’ll be getting. It’s about the Polyphenols. Polyphenols are compounds that are found throughout nature. In fact, well over 8,000 different polyphenols have been identified in […]

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salt is good for you

Is Salt Bad For You?

Is salt bad for you? This is a hotly debated topic both in the medical community and at dinner tables across the country. The mantra that “too much salt is bad for you” has been repeated so many times, it’s tempting to accept it as fact. But recent evidence may be pointing to the opposite […]

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Is Arsenic in Rice Harmful?

After decades of using arsenic based pesticides, trace levels of arsenic are found in just about every plant based food source. And since rice absorbs arsenic especially well, there are alarmingly high levels of arsenic in rice sold in stores. So how harmful is arsenic in rice and other foods? First, note there are two […]

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11 Foods You Think Are Bad But Are Good

With all the information on the internet, it can seem like just about everything you eat is bad for you. Many foods and ingredients are getting an unfair reputation based solely on factors like how many carbs they have or their fat content. But when eaten in moderation, these “bad” foods are good because they […]

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