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How to Boost the Flavor of Your Foods Without Salt (2901 hits)
A high intake of salt can drive the progression of a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, hypertension, and kidney disease. Still, a large majority of folks continue to use it religiously, as if sodium isnít already housed in most of t ...
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The Sketchy Logic Behind Cheat Days (3012 hits)
Time and time again Iíve seen fitness gurus and weight loss enthusiasts proudly posting images depicting tons of unhealthy foods on various social media platforms during their so-called "cheat days". You too may have ascribed to occasional cheat ...
Posted Saturday, June 4th 2016 at 12:48PM
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Estimating Your Metabolic Rate and Daily Calorie Needs (3795 hits)
The amount of calories necessary to sustain vital functions and carry out everyday activities is known as the metabolic rate or simply metabolism. This is the most important component of weight loss, weight gain and long-term weight management. ...
Posted Thursday, May 5th 2016 at 9:32AM
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Effective Strategies for Avoiding Hypertension (3856 hits)
Often labeled "the silent killer", hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a serious medical condition that occurs when pressure within the arteries is chronically elevated. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can trigger the onset of life thr ...
Posted Monday, February 8th 2016 at 8:11AM
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February is American Heart Month (2843 hits)
It's time to show yourself some love! Start today by adopting healthy ways to lower your daily sodium intake. A high intake of salt can drive the progression of a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, hypertension, and kidney diseas ...
Posted Monday, February 8th 2016 at 8:01AM
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Clean Eating: A New (Old) Trend That I Secretly Hate (3193 hits)
A Commentary by Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin - www.NinaCheriePhD.com There's been an enormous amount of hype surrounding the term "clean eating" these days. Amazingly, I've watched so many unsuspecting consumers get sucked into the trend with very lit ...
Posted Monday, February 8th 2016 at 7:59AM
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Reconsidering Pork as Part of a Healthy Diet (3029 hits)
Misconceptions and generalizations about pork consumption are common and widespread. Consider these details about pork when choosing whether or not to eat it. Read: http://www.ninacheriephd.com/you-your-body-and-your-health/reconsidering-pork-as-p ...
Posted Tuesday, January 12th 2016 at 8:01AM
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6 Effective Ways to Lose Weight after Having a Baby (1932 hits)
When it comes to pregnancy there is one common question asked by new moms, veteran moms, and moms-to-be: "How do I get my body back after having a baby?" While thereís no single formula that works for all women, I can definitely provide some real ins ...
Posted Friday, January 1st 2016 at 1:48PM
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4 Simple and Effective Tips for Achieving Permanent Weight Loss (2942 hits)
Over 90 percent of people who lose weight experience weight regain within 3-5 years. Learn exactly what it takes to break this vicious cycle - http://www.ninacheriephd.com/you-your-body-and-your-health/four-simple-and-effective-tips-for-achieving- ...
Posted Friday, January 1st 2016 at 1:43PM
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Three Ways to Find a Gym and Make It Work For You (2863 hits)
Just recently, I was asked to respond to a press release out of Richmond, California, detailing the experience of a Bay area woman asked to cover up while working out at a local Planet Fitness due to potential "gym intimidation". Surprisingly enough, ...
Posted Friday, January 1st 2016 at 1:39PM
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Why the Master Cleanse Wonít End Your Weight Loss Battle (3379 hits)
The "Master Cleanse" is a liquid-based dieting program that has experienced widespread popularity for decades. Not surprisingly so, as it typically results in dramatic amounts of weight loss in a relatively short period of time. Also known as the "Le ...
Posted Tuesday, December 29th 2015 at 1:36PM
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The Surprising Health and Nutritional Benefits of Shrimp (2831 hits)
Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. Although this is perplexing to me itís completely understandable, as cholesterol is among the most touted boogeyman in the medical community. But, in spite ...
Posted Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 at 6:00PM
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Selenium: A Powerful Antioxidant Youíve Probably Never Heard Of (3129 hits)
These days it seems as if everyone is obsessed with getting enough #antioxidants in their diets. This is with good reason too, as substantial amounts are needed to boost immunity and help ward off diseases and other ailments. With much of the focu ...
Posted Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 at 5:58PM
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Anxiety and Sleep Deprivation: How to Sleep Better (2583 hits)
For many people, anxiety and insomnia go hand and hand. Here are six easy-to-implement strategies that help fight anxiety and promote better quality sleep - http://www.ninacheriephd.com/you-your-body-and-your-health/anxiety-and-sleep-deprivation-how- ...
Posted Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 at 5:55PM
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8 Reasons Why Women Should Weight Train (1989 hits)
Are you afraid of weight training? Do you think it's too hard or that it will "bulk you up"? Do you find cardio exercise to be a better use of your workout time? In many instances, the answer to these questions keeps most women out of the gym and ...
Posted Saturday, December 19th 2015 at 8:15PM
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3 Ways to Sculpt the Perfect Butt with Treadmill Exercise (1372 hits)
The treadmill offers an excellent cardiovascular (cardio) workout but it also has various settings and exercise modes that allow you to tone and tighten your lower body, especially your butt. Two of the most useful are the speed and incline controls. ...
Posted Sunday, November 29th 2015 at 10:30AM
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The Ultimate Salad For People Who Hate Salads (2600 hits)
Salads are undeniably the most common go-to food for people who are trying to lose weight or even maintain a weight loss. The problem is that many fall into the same ole rut of adding fat-free dressing to a big bowl of mixed greens and all-purpose ga ...
Posted Sunday, November 29th 2015 at 10:26AM
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5 Simple and Delicious Low-Sugar Smoothie Recipes for People with Diabetes (2888 hits)
Low-sugar smoothies make great meal replacements for people with diabetes. Here are five simple and incredibly tasty smoothie recipes that are relatively low in sugar. Find the recipes here: http://ninacheriephd.com/you-your-body-and-your-health/5 ...
Posted Tuesday, October 13th 2015 at 8:12AM
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A Simple, Effective Abdominal Workout (2705 hits)
The abdominal muscles (or 'abs') are basically comprised of three parts: the rectus abdominus (commonly called 'the six pack'), obliques (internal and external), and transverse abdominus. Strong abs (in conjunction with the muscles of the lower back) ...
Posted Tuesday, October 13th 2015 at 8:09AM
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Why Exercise Alone Wonít Get Rid of Belly Fat (3074 hits)
Did You Know? "Belly Fat" is actually a mixture of two types of fat tissue housed in the abdominal region. Are you are seriously struggling with belly fat in spite of all your exercise efforts? Learn why exercise alone wonít cut it - http://w ...
Posted Saturday, September 26th 2015 at 10:21AM
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3 Low-Calorie Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend (1794 hits)
3 Low-Calorie Ways to Celebrate Labor Day WeekendWhile you’re enjoying Labor Day weekend be cognizant of what you consume. Here are three simple tips for celebrating the final holiday of the season in a healthy way. TIP #1  Take it easy ...
Posted Saturday, September 5th 2015 at 11:05AM
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How To Determine Loads, Repetitions and Sets During Weight Training (2759 hits)
Whether you want to increase the effectiveness of your current weight training program or if you are new to weight training and looking to put together a program with a specific goal in mind, you’ll need to manipulate loads, repetitions and s ...
Posted Saturday, September 5th 2015 at 11:02AM
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My First Half Marathon Trail Race: A Personal Quest to Conquer the Intimidation (2694 hits)
I’ve been an avid runner and marathon enthusiast for nearly 20 years. Long runs on scenic city roads and rural routes and amidst lakes and creeks are definitely my forte. Interestingly enough, I’ve never been a big fan of trail running, p ...
Posted Friday, September 4th 2015 at 9:51AM
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Simple Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch Your Kids Will Eat (1548 hits)
How can I pack a healthy lunchbox for my kids with foods they’ll actually eat? This is by far one of the most common questions I get asked by parents, especially those with really picky eaters. In many cases, getting a child to eat healthy food ...
Posted Friday, September 4th 2015 at 9:48AM
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The ďFreshmen 15Ē: Six Simple Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight (2917 hits)
Article Reposted from You, Your Body, and Your Health via www.NinaCheriePhD.comWith every passing year a new pool of incoming college freshmen are faced with the sudden risk of double digit weight gain commonly known as the "freshmen 15". While ...
Posted Saturday, August 15th 2015 at 2:04PM
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