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    What is the Reset 7?

    The ReSet 7 is an optional 7-day detox plan that eliminates dairy, grains, and red meat for one week (or however long you want to do it).  There is nothing inherently wrong with these foods, but the reason they are eliminated during this week is because they are the most common foods for people to have sensitivities to. They can also have a bigger effect on weight loss/gain.  The ReSet 7 can be used in the beginning, for detoxing (like after the holidays), or at any point in your journey; for example, if you are experiencing a plateau.  You can find it under “Resources” on myGOLO.com. GOLO® is committed to providing you…

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    12 Reasons to Drink Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

    Starting your morning with a cup of warm lemon water is a great start to your day, here’s why: Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that strengthens the body’s immune system. Lemons contain pectin fiber which is beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial. It balances the pH levels in the body. It helps to flush out toxins. It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile. It is also a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid. The potassium content in lemon…

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    What is Propylene Glycol?

    If you have ever purchased packaged foods, then you have probably seen the words “Propylene Glycol” on the label. It is commonly found in drink mixes, salad dressings, soups, cake mix, icing, soft drinks, popcorn, food coloring, fast foods, bread, ice cream and some other dairy products. So, it’s in a lot of things – but what is it? Propylene glycol is a synthetic chemical. It is also the main ingredient in antifreeze. It is derived from petroleum and is colorless, odorless and has a sweet taste. It is used for its ability to keep a substance moist, maintain certain textures and in foods that require thickening, emulsifying, or stabilizing.…

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    No Pain, No Gain- What You Need To Know About Muscle Soreness

    We’ve all been there. You have a really good workout and within the next 12 to 72 hours, you are plagued with sore muscles. You may experience stiffness, weakness and sensitivity to touch. You are more likely to experience soreness if you are new to working out, or are starting a new type of exercise. The good news is, sore muscles after exercising are a completely normal side effect of rebuilding muscle. It means that your muscles are responding to activity and getting stronger. This is progress and not an excuse to stop exercising. Soreness usually lasts around three to five days. Even though it is a common occurrence, there…

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    Air Purifying Plants

    Did you know that indoor house plants can help us by purifying the air indoors? Modern buildings don’t have a lot of airflow and synthetic materials from your furniture, carpets and even household cleaners can lead to indoor air pollution. Ready to go buy some new plants? Check out this list of the best air purifying plants: Spider plants- easy to care for (water 2-3 times per week), safe for children and pets. Dracaenas- easy to care for (keep soil damp, but not soggy), keep out of reach of pets. Golden pothos- also known as devil’s ivy, water when soil is dry, keep out of reach of pets. Chrysanthemums- ranked…

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    Acidic vs. Alkaline

    It’s likely that you have heard of pH balances before. pH stands for “potential hydrogen” and it measures the acidity of substances. If there is a pH over 7, that substance is alkaline. If it is below 7, that substance is acidic.A substance with a pH of 7 is neutral. But did you know that bodies can also be alkaline or acidic? The healthier body is an alkaline body. Acidic bodies are prone to illness, bacteria and yeast. Signs that your body is too acidic- • Yeast fungal overgrowth • Sciatica • Chronic fatigue • Heart problems • Weight gain • Bladder/kidney infections • Premature aging • Osteoporosis • Headaches…

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    The Top 5 Easiest Vegetable To Grow Yourself

    Do you want to grow your own vegetables this summer? Are you new to gardening? Here are the easiest ones to grow! • Carrots– Plant your carrots in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart is the best way how to grow carrots. Seeds should be planted about a ½ inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart. • Green Beans– Plant the seeds 1 – 2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately after planting and then regularly, until they sprout. • Radishes– Directly sow seeds ½ inch to an inch deep and one inch apart in rows 12 inches apart. After they have sprouted, thin to about…

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    Turmeric- The Super Spice

    It’s time for another GOLO® #WellnessWednesday! For those of you who don’t know, turmeric is a spice and that has been used in India for the past 2,500 years. Recently, it has become popular in the West due mostly to the amazing health benefits that it provides. Read more to find out what this Super Spice can do for you! Anti-inflammatory – Turmeric has countless anti-inflammatory properties. This is good news, because inflammation puts people at risk for almost every disease known to man. What a lot of people don’t know, is that inflammation is necessary to help fight off bacteria. It is when the inflammation becomes chronic, that it…

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    Say No to Fad Diets

    “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” How many times have we heard that from our parents when we wanted to do something our friends were doing? The same logic can be applied to fad diets. We hear about them all the time. It seems like a new fad diet comes out each week! What exactly is a fad diet? A fad diet is an eating plan that quickly gains popularity, and promises dramatic, quick, and unrealistic weight loss results. These diets often want you to cut an entire food group out, eat way too little, or even not at all for long periods of time.…

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    Top 5 Easiest Vegetables to Grow Yourself

    Do you want to grow your own vegetables this summer? Are you new to gardening? Here are the easiest ones to grow! • Carrots– Plant your carrots in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart is the best way how to grow carrots. Seeds should be planted about a ½ inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart. • Green Beans– Plant the seeds 1 – 2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately after planting and then regularly, until they sprout. • Radishes– Directly sow seeds ½ inch to an inch deep and one inch apart in rows 12 inches apart. After they have sprouted, thin to about…