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The "Insanity" Craze: Yea or Nay? By Guest Expert Darryl Brook

So what am I getting myself into by joining the Insanity workout craze that has taken the world by storm? I have asked guest expert and personal trainer Darryl Brook, to share his thoughts on what is called the most difficult, cardiovascular-based DVD workout program on the market

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Go Vegan for 22 days…Should You?

Right. So word on the street is that the ‘royal’ couple have gone vegan for 22 days! Jay Z has informed the world that “On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Day challenge to go completely vegan, or as

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The Calorie Trap: Not All Calories Are Created Equal

“A calorie is a calorie”. This has been a common mantra most people go by when it comes to weight loss, where the belief that consuming 100 calories worth of Coke or fries is the same as 100 calories worth of beans or broccoli. Fall into that

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Free Online Nutrition Counseling Service for a Limited Time Only!

  In preparation for the official launch of Nutrition A-Z’s online nutrition counseling service, I will be offering free trial sessions for those requiring guidance from a dietitian. As this is only a trial period, the number of people enrolled will be limited to 6, however, 2 have

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In the Spotlight: Go Organic ME – Organic Freshness in a Box

For those living in Dubai,  in the UAE , growing your own produce might not be the easiest venture to embark on…So why not sit back, relax, and enjoy organic freshness delivered to your doorstep, in a box! Today’s guest writer and founder of Go Organic ME, Meenaxy

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Berry Fever: Why You Should Eat More

The power of berries has been the hype of nutritional research for many years now especially when looking at fighting diseases. Researches are unveiling more evidence that richly coloured fruits and vegetables provide us with disease-preventive compounds against diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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More On the Sugar Debate…

Sugar. This simple, sweet nutrient has hit the airwaves causing debates between health professionals and the food industry in regards to its risks. But how dangerous is sugar?  Starting with the basics, sugar is a carbohydrate, and as you all know, carbohydrates break down into simple sugars

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Power to the Mediterranean

If the “diet awards” existed, the number one contender on every health professional’s list would be the Mediterranean diet. This traditional style of eating of countries bordering the Mediterranean has been the subject of intensive research for over 40 years where evidence of its health benefits is

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The Scoop on the Paleo Movement: Another Fad?

Word on the street is that ‘Paleo’ is all about going back in time, around 10,000 years ago that is. This current diet craze is all about following a nutritional plan based on what the cavemen ate in the Paleolithic period between 2.5 million and 10,000 years

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Weight Loss: The Final Frontier

Dear World,  We have hit a point where weight loss diets, gurus and fads are coming up with anything and everything to help you see the number on the scales drop. Losing weight may now involve anything from juicing, fasting, following a certain movement or by simply

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