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Most people today, health buffs or not, are deficient in gamma linolenic acid, a critical omega-6 fat that is frequently overlooked particularly by those seeking to lose weight and reduce inflammation. While other healthy lipids such as weight loss boosting coconut oil and muscle building conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) get all the headlines and attention, gamma …

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The alternative health community has really gotten turned on to coconut oil in recent years. Back in 2011, I wrote about the trend in this article with instructions on how to use this traditional fat properly including how much to take daily based on body weight to achieve desired health results. At that time, coconut …

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By Carla Hernandez CN, Wise Roots Nutrition We praise those who have enough motivation and willpower to stick to their scheduled spin classes, long runs and cardio sessions every week, but does having this much discipline result in desired weight loss? While exercise in general can bring incredible benefits to us, including improved cardiovascular health …

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Yacon is a species of perennial daisy native to South America. It is a close relative of the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke and has been cultivated and consumed traditionally from Colombia to northern Argentina since pre-Incan times. Succulent, tuberlous yacon roots, not to be confused with the turnip-like legume jicama in Ecuador, have been used as …

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People new to the concept of Traditional Diet are usually shocked to see how much fat is consumed on a daily basis. Mind you, this discussion does not include factory fats like transfats, interesterified fats, or rancid and usually genetically modified vegetable oils like corn, canola, and soy. These types of fats are cheap, industrially …

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Bulletproof coffee has become quite the fad of late with fans touting its use as a way to lose weight, shrink that spare tire, and have more energy. The basic recipe for bulletproof coffee calls for 2 cups of coffee, a minimum of 2 tablespoons grassfed butter, and 1-2 tablespoons MCT oil (some people substitute virgin …

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By Sandra Brougher, CNT “Lose 20 lbs. in 30 days!” “Say goodbye to illness and regain your life!” Don’t these marketing blurbs for weight loss shakes sound awesome? Short, enticing phrases that are specifically designed to elicit an instantaneous, strong emotional reaction.  “I want that!” It is no secret that we all want to look fantastic …