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Blueberry phenol pterostilbene reduces body fat, could lower diabetes risk

12/3/2014 - You may have heard about the miracle antioxidant resveratrol, found in blueberries, grapes and red wine. But did you know that these same foods also contain another phenolic compound, pterostilbene, which may help lower body fat and reduce diabetes risk? That was the finding of a study conducted by...

Turmeric - A fierce superfood spice that melts away body fat and defeats insulin resistance

5/23/2013 - Besides garnering attention as a a veritable fountain of youth, cancer tamer and fibromyalgia remedy, turmeric has proven itself to be a formidable weight loss superfood as well. Easing inflammation is just one benefit of this golden beauty. It also mitigates insulin resistance and balances blood glucose...

Health alert: Why you DON'T want ripped abs if you hope to survive the coming economic collapse

10/14/2012 - You show me a guy with ripped abs, and I'll show you a guy very unlikely to survive the coming economic collapse. There are three scientific reasons for this: #1) Having "ripped abs" is only achieved by shedding excess body fat and achieving a dangerously low body fat level (such as 5% for men). #2)...

Reduce refined dietary carbs to lower body fat and risk of chronic disease

7/24/2011 - Many health-conscious individuals understand that the key to optimal health and well-maintained body weight is achieved by adherence to a reduced carbohydrate diet. Extensive scientific evidence now exists to show that elimination of refined carbs, wheat products and sugar help the body to properly...

Olestra fake fat actually increases body fat, says study

6/29/2011 - Popular wisdom suggests that substituting high fat foods with equal amounts of reduced fat and reduced calorie foods will lead to weight loss. It's long been assumed that weight fluctuations influenced by nutrition alone occur in accordance with a simple equation: the consumption of excess fat and calories...

Two Natural Oils Induce Weight Loss, Lower Body Fat

7/12/2009 - New research has some good news for women battling extra pounds. The study, conducted by Ohio State University scientists, found that two natural dietary oil supplements can spark healthy weight loss and lower body fat -- and the oils even worked in obese postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. So...

Excess Body Fat Raises the Risk of Having Cancer

2/11/2009 - American people, who are overweight due to body fat and or abdominal fat, may now be able to lower their risk of having cancer naturally by changing their eating habits. Cancer is the second leading disease causing death in the US. Taking steps to avoid cancer is of national interest as well as the...

Review of the Best New Natural Appetite Suppressant Supplements, Including Pine Nut Oil

11/7/2008 - Natural appetite suppressants have come a long way since the days of hoodia gordonii. Today's natural appetite suppressants are more effective, more honest and even more affordable than most hoodia supplements, and they provide health-conscious consumers a realistic way to reduce the feelings of hunger...

Chlorella Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels

10/27/2008 - If you are interested in reducing body fat, getting your cholesterol level under control and staying clear of diabetes, chlorella may be just the perfect superfood. Researchers have recently investigated the effects of Chlorella on people with high-risk factors for lifestyle diseases and found that...

CLA found mildly effective at reducing body fat in meta-data analysis

10/4/2007 - A fatty acid known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may help reduce body fat mass in humans when taken as a dietary supplement, according to a meta-analysis led by Leah Whigham from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Whigham...

Why weight loss requires strength training, even in women and seniors

8/27/2005 - Did you know that strength training is crucial for successfully losing weight and keeping it off? I'm talking about weight-bearing exercise. It doesn't have to be a huge, hulking workout where you're trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, it just has to be some basic strength training....

DHEA for weight loss: miracle drug or unproven experiment?

6/27/2005 - In a study exploring DHEA-replacement therapy as a weight loss technique, researchers gave test animals large doses of both DHEA and the drug fenfluramine. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian's DHEA: A Practical Guide, "Even a hot fudge sundae with fresh bananas and dark chocolate syrup couldn't get [the...

Questioning the safety of synthetic human growth hormone (HGH)

6/8/2005 - As many middle-aged adults unfortunately know all too well, aging is often accompanied by weight gain. As Gary Null writes in Power Aging, "In fact, each year after the age of forty, a pound of fat replaces a pound of muscle. This means that by the time you are fifty, ten pounds of your muscle have...

The truth on losing abdominal body fat - forget the diet hype, here's how it really works

4/18/2005 - Let's take a closer look at some of the misconceptions about abdominal fat: how your body puts it on and how to get rid of it. This subject probably has a greater level of misunderstanding than practically any other health or fitness topic. The first misconception is that you can get rid of abdominal...

How to (not!) get fat in five easy steps

2/7/2005 - You may think it's strange to find a "How-To" article focusing on five easy steps for adding fat to your body. You might say that we already know how to do that: two thirds of the people in the United States are overweight and one third are considered clinically obese. Obviously we've mastered this...

Reversing diabetes means making tough choices in foods, nutrition and exercise

10/24/2004 - In parts 1 and 2 of this article series, we talked about how dietary sugars (white flour, corn syrup, table sugar, etc.) alter blood sugar levels and how the body tries to regulate blood sugar through glycogen storage, insulin secretion and body fat creation. In this third and final part, we're exploring...

CLA supplements shown to reduce body fat and increase lean body mass; study examines effects of this healthy oil

6/10/2004 11:50:25 AM - A new study being published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that daily consumption of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) helped overweight adults lose a significant portion of body fat (up to nine percent, says the study). Of course, the study was funded by Tonalin, makers...

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