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Caffeine: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Like most people, I start my day in need of some caffeine. Sometimes I even treat myself to one of those $4.00 specialty coffees from Starbucks. No matter where it comes from, the goal is always the same: get my body some caffeine. The substance 1,3,7-Trimethylpurine-2,6-dione, which is the scientific name for caffeine, is the…

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Connecting Mind and Muscle

You might think that people who lift weights fully connect their mind and contracting muscles. But is this true? If you have ever seen the older Old Spice commercials with Terry Crews, you have enjoyed his wonderful 30-second commercials. I love the one where Terry is flexing every muscle in his body at different beats! Terry…

Is Health Hereditary?

Think your health is all in the genes? Science says you have more control than you think. We think certain factors of our health are uncontrollable. Immune response, longevity, and our reaction to stress were considered hard-wired and out of our control. Right? Not Exactly. New research is showing that controlling the uncontrollable is not only…