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Benefits of Infrared Saunas

From Mayan Temples to Roman Baths Recently there’s been a renewed interest in infrared saunas. Health claims include detoxification, relaxation, and cardiovascular support. This is certainly not a new concept- ‘heat treatments’ like saunas and hot steam baths have been used in medical systems for hundreds of years on nearly every continent on earth. Even […]

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How much fruit is too much?

Pressed juices and smoothies seem to be the new staple of ‘healthy diets’ everywhere, but how much fruit should you really be consuming? In order to understand this issue, it’s helpful to know how fruit sugar, or fructose, works in the body. Fructose, found in fruits and vegetables, is processed by the liver and tends […]

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Leptin- The Secret to Controlling Appetite

What is Leptin? Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells to tell the brain that a person is full. Women’s fat cells secrete more of this hormone than men’s cells do. How does it work? When leptin is released into the blood stream, it tells the brain that you are full. So, leptin levels […]

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