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Kombucha Tea Benefits and Dangers

Kombucha Tea Benefits and Dangers

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 thrilled at the time because I couldn’t stand tea. By avoiding tea, I felt like I wasn’t...

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Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

This is a guest post by Lauren Kelly, who posted the original article on her blog. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 981. Tough Times Sometimes, no matter how strong it shines, the sun's rays can't seep through the clouds....

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Eat More to Lose Body Fat? Getting Past Your Plateau

Eat More to Lose Body Fat? Getting Past Your Plateau

You’ve been working so hard and staying so consistent but still aren’t achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself of losing body fat. This can be discouraging. First, I want you take this moment to remember how far you’ve come. But let’s see if I can help you get...

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When Things Fall Apart into Mythology

When Things Fall Apart into Mythology

This is a guest post by Cameran Rowe, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University. Life seems to be a never ending story we convince ourselves of and as I blink back into consciousness I remember this...

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Kids on F.I.R.E.

Kids on F.I.R.E.

I told my teens about F.I.R.E. They shrugged and said, “Sure, that makes sense.” By: Christopher Pascale Having only found content about FI, house hacking, F.I.R.E., and the rest in March of this year, I don’t know much. It started with a Mr. Money Mustache clip,...

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How to Motivate Others to Exercise

How to Motivate Others to Exercise

As a fitness coach or even friend, it can get frustrating when working with those that don’t share the same enthusiasm for exercise, or even their own health and wellness. And that’s ok… it’s taken me a while to realize this but you, as their health and fitness coach,...

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Is Honey Better Than Sugar?

Is Honey Better Than Sugar?

This whole business of sugar: added vs. natural, sugar alcohols, syrups, molasses, honey, and so on is very confusing. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 530 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Don't Attempt to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet I first...

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How to Develop Your Chest Muscles If You're Not Seeing Results

How to Develop Your Chest Muscles If You're Not Seeing Results

Normally, I get a lot of questions about building ab muscles like “How do I get a six pack?” or “How do I get cut like the guys from the movie, ‘300’?” Let's talk about another vanity muscle: the chest. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 525 of the...

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How to Motivate Others to Exercise

How Much Rest in Between Sets and Workouts is Best?

We all know we need some rest between workouts, but just how much rest do you need? Do you need rest between sets? And do you need rest days? Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 520 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I will address rest in between sets...

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Minimalism Tips for Family Cheat Sheet

Minimalism Tips for Family Cheat Sheet

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Minimize Your Wardrobe: Inspiration File

Minimize Your Wardrobe: Inspiration File

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Checklist: How to Declutter Sentimental Items.

Checklist: How to Declutter Sentimental Items.

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5-Day Email Course - Get Started with Minimalism

5-Day Email Course - Get Started with Minimalism

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Checklist-How to Declutter Paper

Checklist-How to Declutter Paper

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Checklist - How to Declutter Books

Checklist - How to Declutter Books

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Checklist - How to Help Kids Learn to Declutter Toys

Checklist - How to Help Kids Learn to Declutter Toys

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Checklist - Bare Minimum of Items for Moving

Checklist - Bare Minimum of Items for Moving

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Checklist - Why Personal Finance is Important

Checklist - Why Personal Finance is Important

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Cheat Sheet - How to Overcome Money Fears

Cheat Sheet - How to Overcome Money Fears

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Bonus - Debt Payoff Tracker PDF

Bonus - Debt Payoff Tracker PDF

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Cheat Sheet - How To Stay Motivated When You Feel Stuck

Cheat Sheet - How To Stay Motivated When You Feel Stuck

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Cheat Sheet - What Should I Do After A Deep Tissue Massage?

Cheat Sheet - What Should I Do After A Deep Tissue Massage?

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Cheat Sheet - Tips for Sitting at a Computer All Day

Cheat Sheet - Tips for Sitting at a Computer All Day

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Cheat Sheet - How Do I Stick to a Budget?

Cheat Sheet - How Do I Stick to a Budget?

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Expert Tips - How to Get Over a Breakup

Expert Tips - How to Get Over a Breakup

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Expert Tips - How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Expert Tips - How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

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Expert Tips - 10 Health & Fitness Quotes

Expert Tips - 10 Health & Fitness Quotes

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Cheat Sheet - Toxic Relationships

Cheat Sheet - Toxic Relationships

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