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Weight loss portland

Weight loss portland

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Triglycerides

What are triglycerides? A triglyceride is an energy storage molecule and biochemical name for fat.  When food is digested it is broken down and converted to energy, which is either used by the body or stored.  If there is more energy than the body needs, some of the remaining energy is converted into triglycerides for storage.…

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Healthy Green Snack

Today on my lunch break I ran over to a local market and with not much to chose from I grabbed something green on the discount shelf or the, ‘I’m about to expire but still totally edible’ shelf.  When I got back to the office I opened up my mystery lunch to find what ended…

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Circadian Rhythms

  On a 24 hour period, we should be in tune with our natural circadian rhythm.  The word circadian comes from the Latin word circa, meaning ‘around’ and diem which means ‘day’.  Every animal, plant and other living organism tunes into this 24 hour period.  The natural rhythm affects our body’s temperature, alertness, performance, blood…

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Metabolic Disorders and Weight Gain

Weight gain is a common health problem among both adults and children in the United States with approximately 70% of adults being overweight, and 1 in 3 being classified as obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Although high-fat diets seem to be a part of the problem, excess carbohydrate intake…

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These are a few of my favorite things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.  Eggs go quite nicely with pesto, I’m smitten. Below is the recipe for a wonderful pesto scramble I made this morning that I want to share. I finally gave in and bought a bunch of basil plants from TJ’s.  I just can’t wait for the ones I’ve actually…

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