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What Do White Kidney Beans Have to Do with Weight Loss?  There’s no doubt that holiday weight gain is real, but according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the usual amount of weight people gain … Continue reading

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  Patients and supplement users always want to know if there are any factors affecting the absorption or effectiveness of the supplements they are using. Thanks to a recent research trial in which one of Preferred Nutrition’s experts participated helped … Continue reading

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High-Alpha Whey—a great addition to your diet Whey protein is one of nature’s best sources of complete dietary protein and an excellent anabolic enhancer. It has also been scientifically proven to offer many other health-enhancing benefits, such as increased antioxidant … Continue reading

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With it being back to school time, I find myself reminded of how important healthy food choices are to help support improved energy, concentration and academic performance for a successful school year for our kids. Often parents find it challenging … Continue reading

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Speak to almost any anthropologist and he/she will tell you that 99.9% of human physiology developed in the wild, thousands of years ago. As some Paleolithic experts have said in the past, “We are in a sense living with Fred … Continue reading

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Target your PMS symptoms with specific nutrition therapy. There are five types of PMS that are differentiated by their main emotional and physical symptoms. Type A PMS is dominated by anxiety and needs extra B vitamins, magnesium and less phenylethanolamine from chocolate, cheese and bananas. Type C is for cravings and needs chromium as well as a low sugar diet. Type W is for water retention and calls for extra potassium to combat bloating. Type D is PMS domainated by depression which could use a tryptophan boost. And finally, for painful type P symptoms like cramping, increase intake of magnesium and vitamin B6. Continue reading

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General nutrition support for PMS can help women manage bloating, mood swings, cravings and anxiety when their hormones are getting the better of them. Key diet strategies include: choosing natural low-fat foods, cutting down on sodium, abstaining from alcohol and caffeine and eating low GI carbs when a craving for sugar hits. The latter is particularly important because changing estrogen levels alter insulin levels which in turn, make managing blood sugar tricky. Continue reading

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Popular culture loves to make jokes about PMS and how it makes women lose control. Who hasn’t heard a wisecrack about the woman who goes ballistic because there’s no ice cream, or because her husband said something in the wrong … Continue reading

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