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STRESS is the REAL DEAL!

In 1994 when I taught my first class in Anatomy and Physiology at a local college, I was shocked to find that the largest chapter in the 4 inch thick text book was on stress. The fact is, stress is not just a term or a state of mind, it is incredibly damaging to your …

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The Fat Burning Department.

by Dr. Ben LernerWhen fat is broken down and “burned” in your body, it’s done so through the process of lipolysis and beta-oxidation. These reactions occur in what might be considered your body’s “fat-burning department,” the mitochondria. Because they burn your body’s best source of fuel, the mitochondria are the energy warehouses of the cells.The …

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Overrated, Misunderstood Sugar

by Dr. Ben LernerWhen it comes to the world of fitness, sugar may be the most overrated substance there is. Even in the presence of exercise, the basic rules of food and understanding its impact on your physiology still apply.You’d be surprised how pervasive these nutritional misunderstandings are. In preparation for the 2012 Olympics, we …

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Overcoming Your Genetics

by Dr. Ben LernerPeople have been taught to fear their genes – to the point of removing body parts based on certain genotypes. Yet lifestyle and environment play a far greater role, in terms of a percentage, of influence than your great-grandparents ever will.Overall, this is a more accurate statement: because you likely perceive the …

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DNA is not destiny.

by Dr. Ben LernerWe are very excited about the programs we have coming out this year for chiropractors to attract new patients and provide further services for their existing ones. Of the programs, one will be the most cutting-edge DNA testing and care recommendations ever seen in wellness.Most people and physicians still believe the outmoded …

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All About The Gut

by Dr. Ben LernerThe human digestive system is a super-complex mechanism that impacts both health and disease in a multitude of ways. Also known as the “2nd brain,” the gut impacts emotional and mental health along with influencing the function of critical metabolic pathways.What is also interesting to note is the need for nutrients for …

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What is “Leaky Gut” Syndrome?

by Dr. Ben Lerner“Leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances. As a consequence, some bacteria and their toxins (incompletely digested proteins, fats, and waste) which …

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Happy Holidays?

HOW “THE HOLIDAYS” CAN KNOCK 25 YEARS OFF YOUR LIFEby Dr. Ben LernerOnce a large truck was driving through one of the busiest tunnels in New York City. The truck was so large, in fact, that it got stuck in the tunnel and could not back up or move forward. Traffic eventually got backed up …

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