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Our individual coping style can shape our response to nutrition and exercise.

And much of this behaviour is learned… which means we can change it, if we want to. Finally, we don’t just behave in isolation — but in response to people around us. Whatever your coping style, it’s probably shaped and reinforced by your relationships. Know…

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Chia – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Chia, a tiny seed in the mint family, has had several popularity “booms”. The first was in pre-Columbian times. Chia, which is native to Mexico and Guatemala, was…

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Good stress, bad stress. [Infographic]

Here’s how to find your stress sweet spot. By Krista Scott-Dixon and Brian St. Pierre     The same exact stressors — job pressure, kids, money, and, yes, an intense exercise and eating regimen — can energize and inspire you or sap your will and…

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Cinnamon – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Cinnamon is one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Warm and sweet, this spice has been used for thousands of years in both culinary…

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4 science-based “superfoods”

You should consider eating “Superfood” is a popular buzzword you’ve probably seen on health blogs, in grocery stores, and from well-meaning friends. And every year, there’s a new trending “superfood”. Whether the latest fad is a rare fruit from the Amazon or a seed that…

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Is my “slow metabolism” stalling my weight loss?

The words “slow metabolism” are incredibly overused. As in “I just can’t lose weight anymore; my metabolism has really slowed down.” Or “I’m not like you, I can’t just eat everything I want. Your metabolism’s faster than mine.”Before blaming weight-loss failures on metabolic rates, let’s…

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PICKY EATERS BEWARE

The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a cohort study conducted in South West England followed 14,541 pregnant women and their children after birth. This study has concentrated mainly on the health of children since birth and has collected a vast amount of data on…

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We aren’t bad for wanting food.

We aren’t “bad” for wanting to soothe ourselves with food. What is bad is that food manufacturers understand neurobiology and psychology, too. They know we’re more likely to crave foods that: are sugary are fatty and creamy are salty are all of the above, simultaneously…

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