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How does our body use amino acids?

Amino acids are the constituent elements of proteins, and these, in turn, are the structures that make up any living tissue. Muscle fibers, cell membranes, enzymes, and neurochemical elements of brain tissue are examples of tissues composed of proteins. 70% of our body (excluding water and fatty tissue) are proteins. Their presence is of such … Continue reading How does our body use amino acids?

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Metabolic Types: Fast, Mixed, and Slow Oxidizers

What is metabolic typing? Metabolic typing is an individualized approach to meeting your nutritional needs that relies heavily on your rate of metabolism along with your genetics. Pioneers of metabolic typing believed the autonomic nervous system, which is basically your metabolic individuality, and your rate of oxidation, which is the rate your body converts food … Continue reading Metabolic Types: Fast, Mixed, and Slow Oxidizers

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The Shadow – How to Get to Know and Integrate Your Dark Side

It’s always standing right behind us, just out of view. In any direct light, we cast a shadow. The shadow is a psychological term for everything we can’t see in ourselves. Most of us go to great lengths to protect our self-image from anything unflattering or unfamiliar. And so it’s easier to observe another’s shadow before acknowledging one’s … Continue reading The Shadow – How to Get to Know and Integrate Your Dark Side

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A Complete Guide to Changing Your Fixed Mindset into a Growth Mindset

OVERVIEW: This comprehensive guide explores the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, offering actionable strategies to cultivate a growth mindset critical for long-term success. ______________ Do you often try new things and push yourself into uncharted territory in your development? Or do you tend to stick with what you know? Your answer … Continue reading A Complete Guide to Changing Your Fixed Mindset into a Growth Mindset

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Organic

A study of 110 urban and suburban children in Washington State found that children who ate primarily organic foods had significantly lower organophosphorus pesticide (nervous immune system disruptor) exposure than children on conventional diets. Out of the children tested only one did not have measurable levels of the pesticide in their urine. This child was … Continue reading Organic

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6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

Overworked, underslept and feeling the pressure? There are plenty of ways to find calm, without investing in a four-hand spa massage. All you need is a pair of lungs, your breath and 10 minutes or less. Don’t wait until fight or flight kicks in before minding your breath. Controlled breathing not only keeps the mind … Continue reading 6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

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Scientifically-proven full-body 7-minute bodyweight workout.

Try this potent, scientifically-proven 7-minute bodyweight workout. In 12 exercises with only body weight, a chair, and a wall, this routine fulfills all the requirements for a high-intensity interval workout. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with 10 seconds of rest between exercises. Jumping jacks (but I do burpees cause I’m a glutton for punishment) … Continue reading Scientifically-proven full-body 7-minute bodyweight workout.