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No-Bake Energy Bites (YUM!)

Energy balls are trending right now for a reason. They are easy to prepare and easy to take on the go in your own reusable containers.  If you haven’t tried an energy ball recipe yet, get ready to have your snack game changed. If you have made energy balls before, we encourage you to try…

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How Can I Get More Energy With Nutrition?

Just like you can’t drive a car without fuel, your body needs fuel to function. Instead of gasoline, however, what gives us energy is certain nutrients from the diet. Nutrients can give us energy either as a substrate converted to ATP in our cells or by otherwise contributing to ATP production. Just like gasoline, the…

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Metabolism Facts and Fiction

5 Common Myths About Metabolism, and the Truth Behind Them “Boost your metabolism with this [food/supplement/diet] and burn fat faster!” The draw of an easier path to losing weight is tempting when, deep down, we know the truth: weight loss usually takes time, persistence, and deprivation of guilty pleasures.   Exercise equipment companies, diet food brands,…

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What is This “Warning” on My Label?

California’s Proposition 65 Warning If you live in California, you’ve probably noticed this ominous warning posted at restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and even your children’s schools. You will probably start to see this warning now on some of your favorite supplements too.  Prop 65 reads (something along the lines of): California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming…

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Supporting Health and Longevity in Our Community

Who and Why When looking to relocate Metabolic Maintenance, the search was long, but the decision was easy. Not only did Sisters, Oregon have stunning landscapes, clean air, and water, but it was (and still is) also home to a health-conscious population who were supportive of a wellness brand integrating into the community.  At Metabolic…

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What Side of the Coffee Debate are YOU on?

There is a long-standing debate in the wellness community over whether coffee is “good for you” or “bad for you”. The problem with that debate topic is not the coffee. The problem is that “good” and “bad” are nonspecific, while “you” is uniquely specific.  Coffee may be bad for you if you are allergic or…

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Health Benefits of Red Wine for the Liver

Don’t go topping off your glass just yet… it’s not really “wine” that’s good for your liver. It’s the specific antioxidant, resveratrol, found in red wine that has hepatic benefits.  Resveratrol is the chemical credited, at least in part, for the “French Paradox”. That is, the fact that French people tend to live long, healthy…

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It’s Time for a Liver Detox

Can you really detox your liver? The answer to this question varies based on how you approach the cleanse and what “working” looks like to you.  The liver is your detox organ. If what you are looking for is a strong, functional liver, to support an all-around healthier you, then yes. A liver-support health regimen…

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Finding Balance: Blood Sugar and Mood

Not all mood swings are related to blood sugar fluctuations, but most blood sugar fluctuations will have an effect on your mood. So, whether you have a mood disorder or just a shifting, negative mood, it may be worth considering your nutrition and eating habits. Glucose imbalance could be at the root of your problem.…

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