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What are the Benefits and Risks with Kombucha Tea?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 425 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I still remember the very first nutrition class I took as an undergraduate student. That’s where I was told that drinking tea was bad for you because it contained caffeine. I was...

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Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chocolate Chip Waffles

This is a guest post by Elle Sloboda, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 819. As a child, if someone asked me if I...

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Growing in Love

Growing in Love

This is a guest post by Alex Curry, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 818. For some people, it is incredibly hard...

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Fat Loss Supplements That Work? And How to Reduce Bloating

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 415 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. For fat loss, I’ll cut right to the chase: there is no safe supplement that I know of that will directly reduce body fat. I’m going to list some of the more popular “fat-loss”...

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How to Make Good Habits That Stick

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 410 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I’m going to reveal to you my psychic abilities... I am willing to guess you know exactly which health behaviors you should be doing. You know what you need to do to achieve...

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Weight Lifting Machines vs. Free Weights: Which Is Better?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 405 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I have no problem with weight machines. In fact, I used them when I first started getting into strength training and continue to use them. In this post,  first I’ll talk about...

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What’s the Best Autoimmune Disease Diet Plan?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 400 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. It seem as though more folks are suffering from autoimmune-related diseases or conditions these days. But for some of these conditions, it’s not always clear whether the actual...

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