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Is America’s Declining Health Contributing to our Anger?

I don’t know about you, but when I’m tired, or I don’t feel well, I’m very unpleasant to be around.  I find myself being more closed off to people and ideas and would rather crawl into bed than go out into the world to be a productive, functioning member of society. For the vast majority of Americans, these feelings that …

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The Eye-Opening Experience of Reading Nutrition Labels

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep interest in nutrition.  I’m captivated by how the food we eat impacts everything from our energy levels to sleep and mental clarity.  Planning for and eating a balanced diet can be the difference between feeling strong and healthy and barely making it through the day without crashing. Before we can paint a clear …

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What’s the Deal With Ultra-Processed Foods?

In recent years we’ve heard more and more about the perils of processed food, how damaging it is, and how it may be largely to blame for America’s obesity epidemic. But what is a processed food exactly? Technically speaking, processed foods are any food items that are not raw or in their original form.  Processing can mean cooking, canning, pasteurizing, …

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Keeping a Reading List

There are so many incredible books to read, and so little time.  For an avid reader like myself, a reading list is one of the main things I do to keep myself organized (and to help me remember why I wanted to read a book in the first place). It’s also one of the reasons why I’m able to read …

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All About Magnesium: Benefits, Types, Symptoms of Deficiency, and Side Effects

Magnesium has taken a seat in the spotlight in recent years and for a good reason.  This mineral is responsible for many core bodily functions, and the vast majority of people in this country are deficient. While most cases of magnesium deficiency go undiagnosed, it’s been estimated that up to 50% of the U.S. population is not reaching the recommended …

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Diversification in Investing: What it is And Why You Should Be Doing it

If you’ve been involved in or near conversation about investments, you’ve probably heard the word “diversification.”  This term gets thrown around a lot, and it’s an important one to understand if you are an investor, or thinking about becoming one.  A diversified portfolio is a happy one, so read on to understand how, through diversification in investing, you can create a …

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7 Of My Favorite Nutrition Books & Podcasts

Nutrition is a topic that has become incredibly muddled in a world where we’re receiving competing information every day. It’s next to impossible to know what’s supposed to be good for you to eat and what’s not. One day dairy is the enemy, and the next, there’s a study touting the benefits of dairy. It’s for this reason that I’ve …

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