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No secret, just common sense

You want to know what you need to succeed?
Really very simple.
Three things -
Determination, effort and time.
That's it. No magic pill, no quick fix, no overpriced but ultimately worthless (and sometimes dangerous) product.
Just those three things, that's all it boils down to.

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Comradery and Accountability

It is one thing to get started on your journey but to stay the course once you are on the path, even a small variation can get you off track. One thing any service member will tell you is that by having comradery (your brothers in arms) with you on that path and pushing you to keep pressing toward t...

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Lesson Learned By Going Off Plan

Apparently I am someone that learns by error. On January 1st, I started a whole new eating plan. I had been to the nutritionist in mid-December and she recommended changes for me based on issues I'm having with my arthritis and IBS. She was convincing and has never tried to sway me this way befor...

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Nutritional, Cellular Cleansing (Part 2)

Below is a more detailed description of the Isagenix program. This, again, is shared not in an attempt to sell anyone anything. This is simply what has worked for me.

Nutritional Cleansing is an all natural system of products called Isagenix which is organic where possible, doesnít contain...

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Nutritional, Cellular Cleansing

I have never been one of "those" people. You know, the shake, cleanse, organic, "weirdos." The only program I ever tried was Weight Watchers. While WW is a great program, in my search for health & wellness I found something new: a nutritional re-balancing/cleansing program called "Isagenix."
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Get enough protein!

I think a bare minimum for women 19 to 70 is 46 grams! But I like to eat at least 60 grams. If I run short, I drink a protein drink! My favorites are Advantage or Muscle Milk, but there are other good ones!!

Protein and carbohydrates both contain 4 calories per gram, while fat provides 9 cal...

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2017 Could Be A Terrible Tipping Point for Antibiotic Resistance

2017 Could Be A Terrible Tipping Point for Antibiotic Resistance



Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious public health issues facing our world today. Itís a global threat ó one that everyone should be concerned about. But in 2017, the situation could reach a new tipping poin...

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Heart Attacks Men vs Women & Gene Discoveries & New BP Drugs

Throughout life, heart attacks are twice as common in men than women.

That higher risk persisted even after, they accounted for traditional risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index, and physical activity.

Earlier studi...

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The Role of Selenium in Cellular Health and Cancer Prevention

The Role of Selenium in Cellular Health and Cancer Prevention


Micronutrients are incredibly important and vital to your health, but are you getting enough, and perhaps even more importantly, the right form? Mark Whitacre, Ph.D., is a leading expert on one of the most important micronutrie...

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Hearing loss affects health

Hearing loss affects social, psychological, cognitive and health negatively. Each can have far-reaching implications that go well beyond hearing alone. In fact, those who have difficulty hearing can experience such distorted and incomplete communication that it seriously impacts their professional ...

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