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Why RICE is a BAD Idea (from the man who coined the phrase)

“Why Ice Delays Recovery When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it … Continue reading

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10 Super Foods To Support Colon’s Natural Cleansing Process

Flax Seeds and Chia Seeds Both flax and chia seeds possess omega-3 fatty acids and fiber that stabilize intestinal cell walls, reduce inflammation and the soluble fiber binds with food to optimize the digestive process. Wheatgrass Supports the body in … Continue reading

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Thanks Summer 2016 Olympics. Allow me to explain, “What is CUPPING?”

WHAT IS CUPPING? Cupping Therapy is the method of using glass, plastic, bamboo, or suction cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. Chinese medicine practitioners have been using this healing modality for thousands of years. In ancient times they … Continue reading

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From The Harvard Medical Review on Acupuncture

Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and appropriate exercises can often ease the pain. But when they don’t, acupuncture is an option with a good … Continue reading

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What is Pilates? At BodyBalance it’s the key to Sequential Movement Therapy

Pilates is not stretching, relaxing, low-key, or whatever synonym you choose to use that basically means easy. Joseph Pilates was a tough-as-nails boxer who demanded intense dedication from his clients. Pilates is about strengthening your core. But the point of … Continue reading

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Blue Apron, Green Chef, Healthy Fresh–home delivery is here and it is YUMMY!

I have tried three different home delivery options for meals and have to say, I am impressed. I liked them all. I liked Blue Apron the least as I found the quality of the food with Green Chef and Healthy … Continue reading

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WHY FOOD IS THE KEY TO A HEALTHY LIFE

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, only about 10-15% of cancers are genetic in origin; the rest are caused by a combination of environmental and LIFESTYLE factors.   The food you eat is one of the most significant … Continue reading

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NO pasta lasagne made with only five ingredients

This pasta-free lasagna is packed with vegetables and protein. Besides being mouthwatering, it makes for the perfect packed lunch, and can be done with just 5 ingredients. Happy cooking! Ingredients: 5 medium-sized zucchinis 1.5 cups of tomato sauce 1/2 cup of … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Functional Foods In The World Which Destroy Cancer Cells

1. Turmeric Curcumin, possibly the most powerful antioxidant known from the popular Indian spice Turmeric, has countless health benefits. A recent study led by a research team in Munich showed that it can also inhibit formation of metastases. Curcumin exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative … Continue reading

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STATINS A BAD IDEA SAYS HEAD OF BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

(Reprinted by permission) Health chief slams statins: Millions face terrible side effects as prescription escalates Excerpts: LEADING doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of … Continue reading

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