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All About Appetite and Portion Control

Why is Appetite and Portion Control Important? Eating too much unhealthy foods…

All About Dairy

What is Dairy? All fluid milk products and many foods are made…

All About Fats and Oils

What are Fats and Oils? Not all fats are created equal. Some…

All About Fruits and Vegetables

What are Fruits and Vegetables? A vegetable is the edible part of…

All About Grains

What are Grains? Grains are any food made from wheat, rice, oats,…

All About The Ancestral Diet

Colonization led our people to believe that Western medicine, foods, and technology…

All About the Proteins Food Group

What is the Proteins Food Group? All foods made from meat, poultry,…

The Truth About Cheat Meals

You may have read many fitness articles that praise cheat meals. The…

The Weight Scale Lies

The weight scale is a crucial tool to measure your fitness and…

Tips on Eating Out

Going out to eat is easy and tastes great. However, you usually…

Do I Need Protein Powder to Get Ripped

Why is Protein Important? Proteins are the main building blocks for building…

To Eat Healthy, Will I Have to Change My Life Completely?

Being healthy and fit has many benefits. This includes preventing chronic diseases…

Do I Need Workout Supplements

What are Workout Supplements? Supplements can include products such as multivitamin, protein…

How to Approach the Grocery Store

Trying to buy food in a grocery store can be a challenge….

How to Eat on a Road Trip

When you are on a road trip, it can be hard to…

How to Substitute Junk Foods

Sometimes you need to have cake or pizza. Having junk food cravings…

Identifying Ancestral Foods (Raw and Organic)

A key step to adopt the ancestral way of life is to…

Identifying Harmful Foods

A key step to adopt the ancestral way of life is to…

All About Cardio Training

What Is Cardio Training? Cardio training is to improve heart fitness. Good…

All About Cooling Down

What is Cooling Down and Why It Is Important Cooling down after…

All About Fat Loss

What is Fat Loss? We store most of our fat under the…

All About High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

What is HIIT? HIIT is when you alternate between high and low…

All About Muscle Growth

What is Muscle Growth? Muscle growth (hypertrophy) is where muscles become larger…

All About Recovery

What is Recovery and Why it is Important Recovery is just as…

All About Strength Training

What is Strength Training? Life is easier when you are strong and…

All About Warming Up

What is Warming Up? Warming up prepares the body for more intense…

Be Consistent, Be Persistent, and Measure Your Progress

Anyone and everyone can start a fitness program that meets their goal….

The Dirty Secret About Fitness Models and Bodybuilders

Often when you are trying to find exercising tips on the internet,…

Traditional Games and Sports

Traditional sports and games can form the backbone of a community, and…

Indigenized Fitness and Nutrition

Our ancestors had to stay physically fit to survive. Whether it was…

Indigenized Fitness Spaces

Working out does not require having an expensive gym membership or equipment….

Training Progams

After you’ve decided to start getting more fit and healthy, the next…

Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs…

Realistic Fitness Goals and Why It’s Important

There is never a perfect time to start your fitness journey. The…

Amphetamines

Amphetamine encompasses various drugs, but you will find methamphetamine is more commonly…

Right Attitude, Healthy Life

Born an athlete or not, everyone can become healthy and fit. Starting…

Bath Salts (Cathinones)

Bath salts are synthetic drugs (also called “designer drugs” and “legal highs”)…

Self-Medicating With Alcohol or Drugs

Self-medicating is a term used to describe the use of drugs (including…

Self-Medicating With Alcohol or Drugs

Self-medicating is a term used to describe the use of drugs (including…

Smoking

Almost everyone knows that smoking causes cancer and heart disease; that it…

Benefits of Activity and Exercise

Being active helps you to stay healthy, happy and fit. There are…

Binge Eating

Most people overeat every now and then and it is common to…

Spice or K2 (Cannabinoids)

Spice, or K2, is a synthetic drug (also called “designer drugs” or…

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Let’s face it – at one time or another you’ve wished a…

Body Image: Love the Skin You’re In

Body image is your own attitude towards your body – how you…

Bulimia Nervosa

People experiencing bulimia go on regular eating “binges.” These binges involve consuming…

Caffeine

Caffeine, a stimulant drug, causes the central nervous system to speed up…

Cancer

What is cancer? Cancer refers to any one of a large number…

Chronic Bronchitis

What is chronic bronchitis? Chronic, or long-term, bronchitis is a condition where…

Chronic Kidney Disease

What is it? The kidneys are responsible for filtering wastes and excess…

Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis

What is it? The liver is an organ that is essential for…

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD refers to a group of lung diseases—emphysema and…

Stroke

What is a stroke? If you get a stroke, your brain’s blood…

Comfort Eating

It is not uncommon for people to eat when they feel sad,…

Telling Someone Difficult News About You

When something troublesome or worrisome happens to you (i.e. an unplanned pregnancy,…

The Flu (Influenza)

What is the flu? Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that attacks…

Tips for Teens with Diabetes

Stay at a Healthy Weight. If you have diabetes and are overweight,…

Diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes means your blood sugar, or glucose, is too…

Traditional Healing

Healing comes in many forms. Modern western, or allopathic medicine, focuses primarily…

Drinking Smart

Even though the legal drinking age in the United States is 21,…

Eating Well and Feeling Healthy

Eating well and being active helps us feel positive, strong, and energetic….

Ecstasy

Ecstasy, or MDMA (methylenedioxy methamphetamine), is a ‘psychedelic amphetamine’ which has properties…

Vaccines

What is a vaccine? How does it work? A vaccine is an…

Emphysema

What is emphysema? In the lung, there are many tiny air sacs…

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks make big promises – some say they’ll increase your alertness…

Worried About Someone’s Alcohol Use

It is quite common for people to experiment with alcohol and that…

Worried About Someone’s Drug Use

It is quite common for people to experiment with drugs and that…

Getting Help for Drug Use

Managing your drug use may be a big step. If you reduce…

Worried Someone has an Eating Disorder

If you are worried about someone who may be struggling with an…

Getting Wasted

Many people drink alcohol after work or with meals, at social gatherings…

Your Rights when Receiving Healthcare

When you visit your medical doctor, counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse or any…

Happiness

While you might think that there are certain things that make you…

Heart Disease

What is heart disease? Heart diseases affect the heart and blood vessels….

Helping a Drunk Friend

At some point in your life, you will probably be in a…

Helping a Friend With a Drinking Problem

It may be difficult to know what to do if you are…

High Blood Cholesterol

What is high blood cholesterol? Cholesterol is used to build healthy cells…

High Blood Fat

What is high blood fat? What causes it? If you eat more…

High Blood Pressure

What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure is when blood is…

If your Friend has Taken Pills or Hurt Themselves

Get help now. If your friend has taken a substance, no matter…

Impact of Drug Use

It’s not unusual for people to feel confused about taking drugs. You…

Impact of Drug Use on Your Body

Drug use can have an impact on your life and mind, but…

Impact of Drug Use on Your Life

Drug use can have an immediate impact on your body and mind,…

Impact of Drug Use on Your Mental Health

Drug use can have an impact on your body and life, but…

Inhalants or "Huffing"

Inhalants are a range of chemical products that are inhaled to produce…

Insomnia and Other Sleeping Difficulties

Problems falling asleep, awakening after being asleep, and not being able to…

Kicking Butts and Staying Smoke Free

If you do smoke and want to quit, you have lots of…

Living with a Chronic Illness

The term “chronic” refers to a group of illnesses that are permanent…

Living with Physical Disability

Physical disabilities can be either short term (like a broken wrist) or…

Managing Long-term Medication

Taking medication is not always easy—it could disrupt your day, or maybe…

Marijuana

Marijuana, hashis and hash oil all come from a plant called Cannabis…

Obesity

What is obesity? Being obese means having so much body fat that…

Overcoming an Eating Disorder

Recovering from an eating disorder can be difficult. If you or someone…

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