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Brief, intense exercise yields greater fat loss

Who doesn’t want to burn more fat in less time? Results from a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise revealed an over 50% greater fat loss in participants who did short sprints rather than moderate-intensity running. While the study involved only twenty participants, the results are consistent with the research that short-duration, high-intensity training appears to be […]

Phytic acid and mineral imbalance

Phytic acid (or phytate when in salt form) is the primary storage form of phosphorus in many plant foods. Humans and nonruminant animals cannot digest phytates since we do not produce adequate levels of the enzyme phytase (separates phosphorous from phytate molecule). Phytates: mineral robbers When we ingest foods high in phytates, mineral deficiencies and imbalances can […]

Another reason to choose grass-fed over grain-fed beef

Hey Choosing Health’ers! Have you heard the latest that cattle grazing moderately on pasture can improve soil quality! Click here for the full scoop. We’ve known for a long time that grass-fed beef is more nutritious for us to eat, but it’s also better for the environment. Cows eat the grass, fertilize it, move on, […]

Superfood breakfast smoothie video

Hey there Choosing Health’ers! Need some breakfast inspiration? Check out the latest non-traditional breakfast video now…it’s SUPER yummy! Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tbsp unsweetened cacao nibs or powder (we like Navitas Naturals) 1 tbsp raw maca powder (also available from Navitas) 1 tbsp coconut butter 1-2 tbsp nut butter – almond, […]

Weight loss tips for new moms

Losing weight after having a baby can be challenging for many women. How to do it while feeling satisfied and energized after meals and without becoming malnourished is an even greater challenge. The female body goes through radical shifts throughout pregnancy. Over the 36-42 weeks of gestation, her blood volume increases by 50%, oxygen consumption at rest […]

Meat and fat: Finding the ideal balance

Flesh protein can vary considerably in its fat content. Since we have individual differences in the amount of both fat and protein that is optimal for good health, it is important to know the fat content in different meat options. Below are lists of high, medium, and low-fat flesh protein (for purposes of this article, […]

Core strength: A 360 degree perspective

Everyone is always talking about the “core”. Essential for strength, stability, and preventing back pain, we’ve become obsessed with this region of the body, but are we all on the same page with defining what our core is? As you will see, the core is much more than just the ab muscles. Muscles of the core: […]

Better digestion in 5 simple steps

Digestion is the process of breaking down food into basic units (i.e. vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats and proteins) to be used by the body. Good digestion is a pillar of good health. Poor digestion can cause a wide array of health issues including abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation, reflux, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, and cravings. […]

BPA-free plastic has estrogenic activity

Time to clear the plastic out of your home. Even BPA-free plastics, which we thought were safe, have now been found to have hormone-mimicking properties. BPA, a component of most plastics, was removed from many bottles, toys, and cans when The Department of Health and Human Services started to question its safety. Thought we’d won the battle? […]

Burst training offers superior fitness results

Short-duration, high-intensity activity intervals (a.k.a. short-burst training, SBT, or just burst training) are becoming an increasingly popular fitness trend. Why? Because it leads to quicker results. What is burst training? Burst training is a style of exercising in which you exercise as hard as you can for a pre-determined time interval (anywhere from 30-90 seconds, commonly […]