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Qualities to Look For in a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, many people tell me they feel confused and overloaded by the overabundance of information on health and fitness out there. When I first started working out, I was not sure what to do either. As a result, I made mistakes and spun my wheels a bit at times. Slowly and steadily, I developed a system that allowed me to separate bad from good information and make informed decisions about which diet and exercise protocols to put time and effort towards. In this article, I'm going to explain how I decide who to take advice from, and how you can apply the same principles to your own learning and toward hiring a coach or personal trainer.

The first thing I look for is if the information is science-based. Science provides a systematic approach to finding the answers to questions, like if a certain diet causes cancer, or … Read More

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Dangerous Shower Gel? 16 Truly Frightening Additives in Products You Use Every Day

According to the U.S Poison Control Centers, “A child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds and more than 50% of all poisonings occur at home with children under 5 years of age.” But of course, you keep your cleaning supplies out of reach, and only use baby products on your young children, and so your family is safe, right? But what’s really in all those products, and what about the chemical residues that are left in your carpet, on your child’s pajamas, in the very air your family breathes every day?

Because young children are smaller than adults, they are exposed to more contaminants per pound of body weight. Their little bodies and immune systems are not yet fully developed, and they are at a greater risk from the cumulative effect of chemicals that are found everywhere, from air freshener to laundry detergent.

I’ve listed below some commonly found ingredients … Read More

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Green Tea's Influence on Chemotherapy

For the last several years, there has been an abundance of research on the effects of green tea and its possible ability to prevent cancer. There has been a lot of focus on Asian culture, where the incidence of cancer is significantly lower than that of the Western world.

For centuries, the Chinese have used green tea for health. It is used not only to protect health and slow down the aging process, but also to treat illness. It appears that there is some very good science behind what Asians have been relying on for years.

Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. There are many different types of tea, but they all come from the same plant. The differences occurs from the differences in how the tea is processed. Green tea is not fermented during processing, but black tea does go through a fermentation process.

Tea leaves naturally contain … Read More