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The Placebo Effect - The Benefits and the Risks to the "Sugar Pill"

What is the placebo effect? - It is when you get an effect from something that shouldn’t have that particular effect based on chemical or physical reactions. For example, the most common effect is when inert medications are given (typically a sugar or starch pill) to compare the effect vs. the actual medication, and this is used to separate actual chemical effects from mind based effects.

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Getting Your DNA Tested to Determine Nutrient Needs

All the advances in science are making it much easier for people to access much deeper information about their health. Now you can spit in a tube and send it off to have your DNA be sequenced to unlock a whole new world of insight based on your genetic information. With many of the top health influencers talking about assessing your genes for various disease risks, nutrition needs, and even sports performance propensity, I decided to take the plunge and figure out some interesting things about my body.

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Getting to Know Lindsay

It hasn’t been easy, arriving where I am with my health.  Though I still have a long way to go, I hope to be of benefit to anyone reading who may be in a slump and might be confused with the mixed messaging out there everywhere.  Look no further into this article, I’ll give away the main point: listen to your own body. 

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Getting to Know Blake

I started off as an unhealthy and obese kid who sat around most of the day playing video games and watching TV while eating the standard American diet of heavily processed foods and factory farmed everything. At the age of 14, and at about 230 pounds, I decided to make some drastic changes. I was tired of being bullied for being fat, and tired of having little to no athletic ability or strength.

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