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Fighting Hunger One Bar at a Time

We believe that poverty is everyone’s problem, and our Maximized Living Foundation is doing something about it. The number of children living in poverty in Florida rose from 18 percent to 24 percent from 2008 to 2013 according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book, released in January […]

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Do You Have Degenerative DESK Disease?

Firefighter. Lumberjack. Data entry specialist. What do they all have in common? HEADACHES, FATIGUE, AND LOW BACK PAIN. Though one of those jobs may not seem to mesh with the others, such an assumption would be neither wise nor safe. The tasks of a data entry specialist—or any other desk worker, for that matter—may not […]

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Is Your Lifestyle Killing You?

Learn how Maximized Living doctor, David Jockers’ lifestyle was killing him so that you can see what changes you may need to make to live your own vibrant life I was born in 1981, and grew up in a time when we were told by public health authorities that fat was evil. So, we did […]

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Lose Weight And Lengthen Life While You Sleep

  USA Today also reports that people who are sleep-deprived eat close to 300 calories a day more than they do when they are well-rested, with ice cream being the food of choice when tired. [1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) March 4, 2011 / 60(08);233-238] It’s no surprise then when an additional study also […]

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Emotional Stress And Your Spine

People have no problem understanding how a physical stress, such as falling, lifting, or repeated motions, can cause damage to the spine and nervous system.  On the other hand, chemical and emotional stresses may be a little more difficult to understand. The muscles and glands of the body are highly impacted by chemical factors.  So […]

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Holy Hormones | You are what you eat myth debunked!

Unless you are Violet Beauregarde who chewed the gum that tastes like a meal in Willy Wonka, and turned into a big round blueberry, you are not what you eat!  Remember, your body is more sophisticated than a simple closed system of one gas tank and one engine.   Therefore, your body’s relationship with food is […]

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One Word That Can Save Your Life

Newsweek magazine published an article titled, “The One Word That Can Save Your Life. When it comes to medical tests and procedures such as: CT scans, mammograms, colonoscopies, medications, stents, etc. the one word that can save your life is: NO!!! In the case of PSA blood tests for prostate cancer, electrocardiograms to screen for […]

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Holy Hormones | Why You Can’t Lose Weight

The answer to this question has to do with your hormones, not how much you eat or how much you exercise.  The specific hormone is called Leptin.  It is the hormone that tells your body to stop eating and to burn fat.  If your Leptin is out of balance, despite your best efforts, you will […]

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