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Caffeine – Pick me up or Slow You Down

Coffee and caffeinated drinks are the number one ‘Go To’ for a pick me up when you are feeling worn down. Caffeine has become the cultural norm to get us going in the morning, even to the extent that some countries have put an age limit on selling caffeinated drinks to minors.

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Befriend Your Liver

Cleansing, excreting and burning fat, synthesizing protein, producing bile to aid in digestion, and emulsifying fats for general circulation. Your liver performs hundreds of functions. It is an integral organ for metabolism and hormone regulation, including thyroid and cortisol breakdown, and filters all blood. Continue reading

Flagged Energy and Fatigue

tiredAna was 43 and had always been bubbly and active with tons of energy and a quick mind. She kept up with her health checks, had normal iron levels and no concern with her thyroid, and she ate a nutrient rich diet including some red meat rich in iron and zinc. She was working five days per week with regular hours and enjoyed her job. But now she was tired and could hardly get through the afternoon. She had lost her lust for life and even her evening social tennis was in the past. Ana’s doctor told her it was age related but a physical well-being test and fitness assessment did not indicate this at all and in fact gauged her fitness as that of a 35 year old. She was depressed and absolutely stumped as to what had changed to make her feel so low.

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