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Nutrition For Skin Care

What you eat can have a big impact on your skin, various nutrients can help combat a variety of skin ailments; from acne to age spots, dry skin to fine lines and wrinkles. As a bonus, many of these nutrients will...

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Reduce Your Blood Pressure With Blueberries

Blueberries have long been touted as a superfood because they’re loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer. Now they can add one more notch...

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The Great Salt Debate

You would think by now that those in the know would come to a consensus on certain things by now, like just how much salt we should be eating, right? But no, the decades old debate seems to be going...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Flaxseed

You’ve no doubt heard of flaxseed. In recent years it’s found it’s way in to all kinds of foods; crackers, breads, frozen waffles, oatmeal and more. The Flax Council estimated about 300 was added or used in about 300 new...


Radio Archive: Winter Biking Podcast Play in new window | DownloadThis show originally aired on December 9, 2011 Every week on The Wake Up Call we would have some great conversations on a variety of topics, but it seems like we never had enough time to touch...

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Picking Olive Oil

Because of it’s unsaturated and packed with polyphenols, olive oil has been shown to protect the heart and can even turn off bad genes that increase risk for atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries). But with hundreds of brands and varieties to...

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Too Much Vitamin D?

Q: I recently had some labs done and the dr. told me to start taking 50 mg of zinc an 5000 of vitamin D. That just seemed like a lot of vit D to me. Has anyone else had to...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats

A while back I posted an Introduction to Fat and decided that there was enough important information to pass along that I would do a short series on the different fats and how to make some healthy choices when it...

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The Growing Problem of Portion Sizes

There’s a oldie-but-goodie infographic out there from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “The New (Ab)Normal,” that shows how much the average portion sizes for burgers, fries, and soda have grown since the 1950s. Portion sizes have been growing. So...


A Beginner’s Guide to Calcium

Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body, primarily in our bones, but it is also used by our body for blood clotting, muscle contractions, and overall cellular function. And I’m talking body cells, not phones here.