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||CleanCoffee: Is it good for you?||Confused about coffee? Some people still say it is bad for you but is it? Or are their opinions outdated? This is my perspective. The year was 1992. In sports, the Blue Jays won the World Series, the Redskins won the Super Bowl,||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Use Critical Thinking with Essential Oils Cynics||Unless you've been living without internet, you know essential oils have exploded in popularity. Though millions love their oils, there are still some cynics or skeptics. Vanessa and I get a message from someone almost weekly,||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Nonnegotiable Approach to Succeeding at Fitness (and Life)||Each day, the average adult makes 35,000 different decisions. A few decisions can be life-changing. Most are insignificant. Many decisions don't change your life in a moment, but over time can lead you far off the path you desire for your life.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMan Up by Scott Schuler: What I Learned. Why You Need to Read It||What does it mean to "man up?" For that matter, what does it mean to be a man? I'm not referring to a male, or a guy, or some other generic or biologic definition. I'm talking about a MAN! How should he think? Behave? Treat a lady?||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Need a High-Quality Multivitamin||What is the easiest and fastest way to dramatically improve your nutrient intake? A high-quality multivitamin. But what is a high-quality multivitamin? Or put another way, how can you pick out low-quality multivitamins,||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Beliefs that Build Suckituptitude||What is the difference between those who persevere on the path toward their goals, no matter their circumstances or situations, and others who get blown off course by the most gentle breeze? I like to call it suckituptitude.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEssential Oils: What Happened To The Hype?||A few years ago, essential oil posts seemed to be all over the internet. Pinterest boards, news feeds, and blogs were filled with claims about the use of essential oils. What happened to the hype?||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVIGOR: 5 Simple Habits for Better Men’s Health||Guys can be pretty stubborn when it comes to their health. They often ignore signs and symptoms until their bodies break down or they're diagnosed with a disease. It doesn't need to be that way. You don't have to be the guy who spends the second half .||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigestive Enzymes: What You Need to Know||Digestive enzymes might be the most overlooked, underappreciated part of a healthy digestive system. Chances are, you’ve given them little thought. Perhaps, you don’t even know what they are. About 20% of the US population is known to have a digest||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmino Acids: What You Need to Know||You probably aren't short on food. But, if you're like most people, you're probably short on nutrition. Especially amino acids. Amino what?? Amino acids. Don't let the title of this article keep you from reading. Your (optimal) health depends on it.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Stop Shoulding Yourself||"I should eat healthier. I should exercise. I should get more sleep. I should spend more time with my spouse. I should _____." Sound familiar? If so, you’re human. We all have areas of our lives where we should make one choice,||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Hydrogen-Rich Water Good For You?||When someone asks you about a natural health product you haven’t heard of, what is your gut response? For many years, mine was, “If I haven’t heard of it, it must not be that good.” I thought I knew of all the natural products that actually wo||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Steps to Succeed as an Independent Fitness Professional||Are you frustrated with, or tired of, working for someone else? Do you love the idea of being your own boss? If you had the opportunity to build your own business, as a personal trainer or nutrition coach, would you be interested?||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the Power of Others Influences You||Who fills you with ambition, excitement, and belief in yourself? Who sucks the excitement, desire, and self-confidence from your soul? Other people influence your thoughts, actions, and feelings every day. The closer your relationship is,||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Easily Dine Out and Stick to Your Diet||I remember the days of preparing my meals on Sundays and Wednesdays, cooking in bulk, portioning out my protein, fat and carbs. For most of my career, I carried an Igloo Cooler to work everyday. That cooler even came with me when I was dressed in busi.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Can Get Paralyzed by Personal Growth||The desire to grow, to become a better version of ourselves, lives in almost all of us. According to Tony Robbins, it's one of the six human needs. To grow, we have to learn new skills, work with others, and learn how to get out of our own ways.||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Definition of Marital Abuse That Set Me Straight||Marital abuse occurs on a sliding scale. What I share below is not to minimize the situations someone may be facing such as physical abuse or emotional abuse. I'm sharing what I learned in hopes that it helps some husbands and wives understand the i||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe VKTM Virus: What You Need to Know||What is the VKTM virus? What are the symptoms? Can you prevent VKTM? Is there a cure? Here are the main things you need to know about this virus. Description: The VKTM virus is a curable "disease" that affects a significant number of people.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Lessons From 15 Years in Fitness||October 1, 2001. That was when my career officially started at The Woodbury Life Time Fitness (thanks Dan Kelly). I had a pre-med biology degree from St. Scholastica, most of which actually focused on exercise physiology. Soon after,||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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