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White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Nutrition

White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Nutrition

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 330 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. At my previous job, where I was a wellness specialist for a university, someone asked me about brown vs. white rice. At the time, a well-publicized article mentioned the higher...

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How Common Are Milk Allergies and What Should I Do About It?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 325 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Food allergies seem to be much more common nowadays. Once, we thought of food allergies as really only affecting kids, and is something most eventually grow out of, but now it...

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How to Fix Your Gut Microbiome After Antibiotics and More

How to Fix Your Gut Microbiome After Antibiotics and More

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 320 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Lately, researchers have been spending a lot of time researching this thing called the microbiome. One of the biggest challenges when studying the microbiome is actually trying...

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What Are Branched Chain Amino Acids?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 310 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. In typical Dr. Neal fashion, I will start from the beginning just to make sure we all understand what branched chain amino acids are. Then I will get into whether they are useful...

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Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 305 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I will quote Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld here, after a modeling agent told him that he looks very lean: You know I try to take care of myself. I watch what I eat. Ah, just...

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How to Get Past a Weight Loss Plateau

How to Get Past a Weight Loss Plateau

Originally published 8 September 2017. Last updated 1 July 2020. Question: “I'm struggling with making progress. I have written down goals, meditated, taken action steps and for some reason I am not making any progress on my ‘Lose 50 pounds goal.’” DR. NEAL: Thank you...

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Does Whey Protein Help Build Muscle? How Much Protein Do I Need?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 295 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Working out and protein... they go together like peanut butter, and, uh... well not jelly... something more nutritious... they go together like peanut butter and banana. How much...

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Triglycerides Quickly

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Triglycerides Quickly

Listen to Dr. Neal address blood pressure and triglycerides in Episode 285 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. As we age, our blood pressure tends to increase. There are a number of reasons for why this happens: We tend to become more sedentary as we get older Our...

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What is the Best Way to Lose 50 Pounds Quickly and Safely

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 265 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. We really need to approach weight loss from different angles. This is, of course, not to overwhelm you, but to help you kick the you-know-what out of those unwanted pounds....

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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

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Checklist: How to Declutter Sentimental Items.

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5-Day Email Course - Get Started with Minimalism

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Checklist-How to Declutter Paper

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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

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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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OLD Podcast: Library

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5-Day Email Course - Get Started with Personal Finances

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Journaling Worksheet - PDF

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