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Think your arteries are clogged? 15-ton glob of rotting fat clogs London sewer

8/9/2013 - A south London neighborhood was struck by a giant berg recently -- no, not an iceberg, but a massive "fatberg" composed of congealed cooking fat, baby wipes, and other festering waste that will remain unnamed. The grotesque blob was recently discovered stuck in a sewer line below London Road in Kingston,...

Summertime fun can become dieting disasters

8/8/2013 - Summer can be a time of relaxing, fun activities, laid back schedules, and vacations. Unfortunately, with all that fun comes many chances to face dieting disasters. It is easy to enjoy the fatty foods of summer, thinking you will cut back elsewhere, exercise more, or not even realize the amount of calories...

Mother's junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for life

8/2/2013 - Researchers are beginning to compile an impressive wealth of scientific evidence to explain how the nutritional status, and specifically the diet of a mother during gestation, plays a critical role in setting the initial gene set or expression for the newborn child that will determine susceptibility...

Six weight loss myths that are making you fatter

7/29/2013 - The obsession for losing weight can be the gateway for some to move into a healthier lifestyle that includes eating better with moderate exercise. But with the focus on simply losing weight for the sake of appearance, there are pitfalls looming during or after every effort to lose weight. Weight...

USDA spending taxpayer money on grant to determine whether fat, sugary foods cause obesity

7/25/2013 - As early as 1977, the United States first developed dietary guidelines for Americans, with a specific goal of helping us avoid becoming obese. Contained in those first recommendations, implemented 35 years ago, were these measures: -- "Increase consumption of complex carbohydrates and 'naturally...

Americans too fat to be airlifted by medical helicopters

7/25/2013 - America is no longer the world's fattest nation - Mexico is - but that isn't saying much, considering obesity rates in the U.S. are only a few percentage points lower. And that's becoming a problem - especially for those who develop a medical condition that requires aeromedical transport. According...

Eight great ways to enjoy coconut and coconut oil

7/19/2013 - The whole issue of saturated fat dangers is falling apart gradually, although there are still many diet and medical experts still inside its crumbling edifice. The fact is unprocessed saturated fats are necessary for good health. Our brain cells and nervous system's myelin sheath to transmit nerve...

Seven undeniable reasons to eat avocado every day

7/18/2013 - Calories and fats are considered by most, based on outmoded disinformation, to be the bane of good looks and good health. Now the word is out on how calorie counting is overrated and fats are good for you, even necessary for vital organs and optimum health. You may have come across information on...

Burn fat, build muscle, and better your health in less time with HIIT

7/17/2013 - People want to lose fat, gain muscle, and not spend a lot of time doing it. An easy way to accomplish this is... There is no easy way. The quickest and most effective way to lose fat and increase muscle is through High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT is based on short, intense burst of full...

Supplements, herbs, and foods that support a healthier heart

7/16/2013 - All who enter here must abandon the myths involved with fats and cholesterol. They remain as dogma only because too many health practitioners and journalists are still stuck with that misinformation. Yes, diet has a lot to do with whether you have good cardiovascular health or not. But it's not from...

Dietary fats found to play a crucial role in the development of Alzheimer's disease

7/1/2013 - Newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's dementia have steadily skyrocketed over the past half century, suspiciously coinciding with the rise in meals consumed in fast food restaurants and the marketing of convenience products that consist largely of saturated and hydrogenated fats along with refined carbohydrates....

Fast food fluff: Why the McDonalds 400 calorie menu is a joke

6/20/2013 - What can you get at McDonald's that has fewer than 400 calories? Practically anything on the menu, if you believe the hype surrounding McDonald's Favorites Under 400 menu items. It includes a host of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, most of their salads, Chicken...

Protect yourself from prostate cancer by simply changing your diet

6/19/2013 - A new study out of California has identified some practical steps that men can take to avoid developing prostate cancer, and all of them involve making simple dietary changes. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that men who eat more nuts, seeds, avocados,...

Stubborn excess body fat that won't budge? Yoga can help

6/12/2013 - Not only is yoga exceptional for reducing stress, relaxing the body and taming disease, but it's also a fabulous method for shedding unwanted pounds. By increasing oxygen intake, unblocking energy and strengthening the endocrine system, this ancient practice can greatly improve weight control. Paired...

Belly fat begone! Top 10 most insane ways to eliminate belly fat without diet or exercise

6/8/2013 - The bane of belly fat! Nobody likes it, and the internet is full of ads that promise all sorts of ways to get rid of it. Nobody wants to hear the real answer to the problem, however, because that comes down to eating fewer calories than you expend and suffering through the weight loss starvation experience. Instead,...

Fish oil fats protect brain against damage caused by a junk food diet

5/31/2013 - Medical nutrition scientists have written volumes that show how the nutrients from the foods we eat daily alter our genetic structure as well as the metabolism of every one of the trillions of cells in our body. Neurons in the brain are particularly susceptible to an accurately-delivered array of nutrients...

Yet more evidence of the amazingly versatile power of probiotics: Probiotic microflora found effective in weight loss efforts

5/28/2013 - Much has been made of the amazing power of probiotics in not only boosting the digestive and immune systems but in whole-body health. Now it appears that those symbiotic, friendly little bacteria have the ability to help us lose fat, particularly from the abdominal region. They do this by regulating...

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...

Omega-3 fats demonstrate ability to slow or stop breast cancer proliferation

5/16/2013 - Omega-3 fats have been repeatedly validated in the fight against cardiovascular disease, dementia and many lines of cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease that is typically unresponsive to many natural treatments due to its invasive manner of proliferation....

How to beat food cravings with a loving attitude and lasting results

5/9/2013 - Food cravings can ruin any attempt to lose weight or ease into a healthy diet while weaning off SAD (standard American Diet). Slow and steady with gentle persistence while tolerating occasional short setbacks will deliver lasting results. If losing weight is the primary goal, then you may need to...

How to regulate your blood sugar without prescription drugs

5/8/2013 - Nearly one-third of all Americans today are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, which basically means their bodies have lost the ability to properly process sugar. As a result, excess sugar molecules, typically from junk foods, accumulate in the blood and vital organs leading to chronic illness and eventually...

Cholesterol is NOT the enemy: It's inflammation that's making you fat and killing you slowly

5/8/2013 - The collective psyche of American society is long overdue for a major paradigm shift in its understanding of fats, inflammation, cholesterol, and the true cause of most chronic illnesses. Even many physicians, who should know better, still argue that cholesterol is evil and that sticking to a low-fat...

How to prevent, treat and reverse heart disease with diet and natural remedies

5/5/2013 - Both cardiologists Dr. Dwight Lundell and Dr. Stephen Sinatra have come out of the medical mafia matrix to announce that fat and cholesterol are not the main culprits responsible for hardening of the arteries and heart disease, even as many others still insist on this disinformation. Dr. Lundell...

Stress - The modern poison that is making us fat, bald, crazy and extremely unhealthy

5/1/2013 - The term stress is tossed around freely in this modern age and has become a casual buzzword for just about any predicament that we find unpleasant. Yet how it truly effects health and well-being in substantial ways is rarely acknowledged. Linked with a range of degenerative diseases from cancer to diabetes...

Body fat: Turn an enemy into a friend with a new definition

4/30/2013 - There are so many people around the globe trying to lose weight at this very moment. It is a global pastime. Ironically, although many people desire to lose weight, not many people actually even know what the extra weight is. They just want to get rid of it. In order to quit "striving" to lose weight...

Ridiculous McDonald's nutritionist claims chain's fast food is healthy

4/15/2013 - In some sort of desperate attempt to retain a formidable customer base in this changing nutritional climate, fast food giant McDonald's has come out publicly with some rather humorous claims about the alleged nutritional value of its food offerings. Speaking at the recent annual meeting of the Utah...

Research: Asthma found to be strongly associated to unhealthy Western dietary patterns

4/15/2013 - Evidence is increasingly emerging that a Western diet may be a significant risk factor for asthma. Asthma is a growing and serious health problem worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2003 asthma was responsible for 4,261 deaths, 484,000 hospitalizations, 1.2...

Belly fat no more: Six ways to naturally combat toxic belly fat

4/11/2013 - A Superfund site is an area designated by the U.S. EPA for clean up due to dumping or discharge of toxic waste that could be extremely injurious to human health. There is no better analogy for the toxic dumping ground in the body known as belly fat. While unsightly and cumbersome to tote around, the...

Consuming omega-3 fats from fish and supplements lowers mortality by one-third

4/6/2013 - Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits to help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality. The primary long-chain fats, DHA and EPA have been shown to improve innate immune response by stimulating the effectiveness of...

Fat burning accelerated by calcium and vitamin D intake

4/1/2013 - A Shanghai study entitled "Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation facilitated Fat loss in overweight and obese college students with very-low calcium consumption: a randomized controlled trial" was posted in Unbound Medline PubMed on January 8, 2013. Keep in mind the phrase "very-low calcium consumption."...

Hormone imbalances and belly fat

3/30/2013 - Increased belly fat, a carry over of the late 20th century, has become an ever present scourge of the average western waistline. Watching most infomercials or just walking the streets bears testament to this statement. Belly blasters, abdominal contraction gizmos and countless workout routines are touted...

Use these six amazing spices to burn fat fast

3/29/2013 - Spices can turn mundane bland foods into culinary delights, and that's there primary use in our modern world. Some "foodies" recognize how they support health as well, sometimes as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, or a combination of any or all of those attributes. But...

Top ten natural remedies that burn fat

3/20/2013 - Obesity and weight loss have become major issues again. This time, the focus is more on health than appearance. The weight loss era of fad diets encouraging artificial sweeteners and margarine while discouraging healthy fats is dwindling. The more visceral fat you have surrounding your abdominal...

The truth is out: These 'bad' things are actually really good for you

3/19/2013 - Though it may come as a surprise to some, many of the dietary and lifestyle "villains" that we have all been told to avoid for the sake of our health are actually good for us. However, a constant onslaught of misinformation from regulatory and health authorities on the subject has bred considerable...

Chronic inflammation is making America obese, unhappy and stricken with the deadliest modern diseases

3/18/2013 - One of the claims constantly being made by mainstream health authorities and the media is that foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol are among the primary causes of modern illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But scientific evidence increasingly points to saturated fat and cholesterol...

CLA in grass-fed beef is a powerful anti-carcinogen that also promotes fat loss

3/17/2013 - CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, wasn't discovered until 1979 when researchers applied a beef extract to the skin of mice that were also exposed to a potent toxin. After a 16-week period, the group of mice with the beef extract had 20 percent fewer tumors than those without. Nine years later, in 1987,...

Diet myths that cause sickness and premature death

3/14/2013 - Is fat good or bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart attacks? Can we safely eat salt or not? These questions, plus many more, have stressed out (and confused) millions of people for too long. Sadly, we have been nutritionally misled and forget to ask the most obvious question. What does a natural...

Know what's In your food (opinion)

3/3/2013 7:53:23 PM - For years I have gone into food stores and read labels only to not know what half the ingredients were. I got to thinking, that maybe I'm not alone when it comes to knowing what the rest of them are. So, I've put together what might be a one-stop shopping guide to understanding what's in your food. ACESULFAME...

Whole health in holistic veganism: Letting the fat out of the bag

2/27/2013 - Currently there is serious mis-information out there about health, fat, and cholesterol. It's not new. All my holistic physician friends, and many other cardiologists who are not necessarily holistic, know it. It is a belief still largely held by many people mainstream meat eaters and uninformed vegans,...

Vitamins A, D and K2 build healthy bodies but are missing in modern diets

2/22/2013 - The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones, teeth and a healthy immune system....

Why coconut oil stands out as today's most amazing superfood

2/17/2013 2:20:54 PM - Coconut oil, from the research I have done, is by far the best of the best. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from...

Six facts you need to know about eating oils and fats

2/15/2013 - One of the most widely misunderstood food groups today, oils and fats can be both crucial and detrimental to your health, depending on what type they are and how they are processed. But with so many inconsistencies and mistruths emerging from health authorities and the mainstream media on the issue,...

How eating a high fat diet can starve cancer

2/9/2013 - What does it take to disabuse the majority of food consumers that a no or low fat diet is actually unhealthy. There have been conventional cardiologists who've recently asserted that we need healthy fats to maintain good cardiovascular health. They have debunked the myth of cholesterol as the cause...

Tabata cardio workouts: The shortest way to burn belly fat and lose weight fast

2/4/2013 - Excess weight, especially around the midsection, is dangerous for your health. Belly fat increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and a muffin top. Thankfully, there is a better way to shed pounds than spending hours sweating over cardio equipment. Tabata cardio workouts are short, effective and...

Obese women give birth to babies with lower vitamin D levels

1/22/2013 - Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with low blood levels of vitamin D that women of healthy weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Vitamin D is produced naturally...

Heart disease: Causes and cures

1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...

Don't try to lose belly fat without the help of these four foods

1/9/2013 - With more than one-third of the U.S. adult population now clinically obese, and roughly half of the overall population veering into overweight territory, there is no better time than the present to begin taking a serious inventory of your diet to see how it might be affecting your own figure. And if...

Six simple and essential dietary changes to help you lose weight for good

1/7/2013 - As challenging as it might sometimes seem, shedding those excess pounds and keeping them off is not an impossible task. For many overweight and obese people, simply making a few basic dietary changes is enough to achieve dramatic weight loss results that will actually last for the long haul. Here are...

How to prevent heart disease with everyday foods

1/2/2013 - It is the leading cause of death in America today, and the costs associated with treating it are expected to nearly triple by the year 2030. But heart disease does not have to be the inevitable death sentence that many people assume it to be -- in fact, you can effectively avoid developing heart disease...

Unclog the liver and dissolve belly fat with these tips

12/29/2012 - After all the holiday overindulgence and stress, it is a good time to clean up the diet and detox the body. Cleansing the liver should be a top priority. When this organ is working properly, unwanted body fat disappears -- especially around the abdominal region. With a few supplements, dietary additions...

Chew more, eat less: Avoid food designed to make you fat

12/22/2012 - Americans are eating more and gaining weight with rapid speed, and many people have theories about why this is, but the truth could very well be that in an effort to sell more food and make more money, manufacturers have designed their food to go down quicker so you can put more in your mouth. People...

Fighting fatigue

12/20/2012 8:28:27 PM - Probably the most common complaint of people today is fatigue. This is not a disease per se, but rather a major symptom of many disturbances. Unfortunately, fatigue must be dealt with generally as the single most presenting disorder, without much else to help in diagnosis. As you can understand from...

Burn body fat and sculpt your core with these simple exercises and dietary adjustments

12/12/2012 - Most people don't have the time to prepare every meal from scratch, nor do they have the time every day for an hour long workout. Still, most personal trainers and fitness websites will ask you to dedicate a considerable amount of your time and other resources to build the lean, athletic physique most...

Omega-3 fats again vindicated in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and chronic illnesses

12/11/2012 - Big Pharma interests have been working overtime to confuse millions of Americans that could benefit from consuming Omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) from natural and supplemental sources. Reports have been circulated that are designed to debunk the thousands of scientific research studies that show how the...

Brown adipose tissue - The fat-burning furnace you should take advantage of

11/26/2012 - Fat gets a bad rap. It's not only essential to life and human function, but can actually burn calories and trim up the waistline. Brown adipose tissue (AKA brown fat) is a type of fat found in the bodies of mammals that acts as a furnace for the body. Once thought to only be present in newborns and...

Reversing obesity

11/22/2012 5:54:42 PM - Obesity is not merely a cosmetic problem, but a severe threat to health and longevity. That old saying, "The longer the belt, the shorter the life," is entirely accurate. Associated with obesity are diabetes and heart disease among others. This can be confirmed by Googling or Yahooing, "Could Sulfur...

Next up on the list of ridiculous jabs: A 'bad fat-battling' vaccine

11/8/2012 - There are a variety of reasons why Americans in particular tend to struggle with weight issues -- a heavily-processed, high-grain diet tainted with all sorts of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic additives is just one reason among many why as many as 42 percent of Americans are expected...

Omega-3 supplements again shown to preserve telomeres and extend natural lifespan

11/5/2012 - Despite a continual assault on the health benefits of omega-3 fat supplementation by the mainstream media and Big Pharma drug manufacturers, solid evidence is released by the scientific research community to vindicate the critical importance of the long-chain fatty acids. The omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA...

Is your brain getting enough of this critical nutrient?

11/5/2012 - Long chain omega-3 fatty acids Ecosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are critical for brain and eye health and development throughout the course of life. The western diet is deficient in high quality omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with processed vegetable oils. This critical imbalance...

Tired of that extra body fat?

10/29/2012 - When we want to lean down and melt away some extra body fat, most of us know the general drill: restrict simple, refined carbs, burn more calories with exercise and physical activity, and monitor our caloric intake. But what about when this approach feels futile and depressing as the body fat still...

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)...

Healing Naturally: Acne (opinion)

10/6/2012 12:56:12 AM - Before getting into this article there is a very essential piece of information that must be disseminated concerning those that live in fluoridated communities who are forced to drink bottled water. Fluorine and chlorine evaporate at 110 degrees F. Hot water from your tap that emanates from the hot...

Yohimbe: Increase sex drive and promote fat loss

10/5/2012 - Yohimbe, found in the bark of the evergreen tree, Pausinystalia, has gained much popularity, not only as a treatment for impotence, but also as an effective tool for decreasing body fat. In 1938, the alkaloid yohimbine HCL (hydrochloride) was discovered to be the active component responsible for most...

Omega-3 fats from dietary sources lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

9/18/2012 - Omega-3 fats from foods including fish, chicken, nuts, and seeds are preferentially sequestered after consumption and used for critical functions to maintain optimal brain metabolism and function. These long-chain fats are used to form the highly permeable cell wall membrane of nerve cells, as electrical...

Should butter be banned?

9/16/2012 - Butter has gotten a bad reputation in the health world for being high in saturated fat, which supposedly causes heart disease. Butter consumption in the United States has plummeted as a result of health experts' butter condemnation. This is unfortunate, as butter is a bona fide health food due to its...

More than just a gut feeling - How mood and emotions are influenced by the 'second brain'

9/8/2012 - Attitude and outlook may not all be in the head. Researchers have found that the gut can function like a second brain -- influencing the nervous system and behavior. High fat intake has been shown to affect this gastrointestinal nervous system, helping to improve emotional balance. But not any fat will...

Is saturated fat really a deadly nutrient?

9/4/2012 - Many doctors and health experts vilify dietary fat, urging everyone to cut down on the macronutrient in favor of low fat alternatives. Even more common is for health experts to talk about good fats and bad fats. More often than not, saturated fat is at the top of the fat naughty list. It is worth examining...

An apple a day keeps diabetes at bay?

9/4/2012 - Obesity is a growing problem in North American, with over one fifth of school-aged children and adolescents classified as overweight, and roughly 35 percent of adults considered clinically obese. Obesity related medical complications account for roughly 10 percent of overall healthcare spending. Problems...

Excess belly fat - How it happens and how to get rid of it for good

8/30/2012 - General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking. Your arms, upper torso, face, and legs can appear normal with an extended belly and expanded waistline. Beer bellies...

Since 1950, reliable research has been suppressed to keep Americans in the dark about trans-fatty acids causing cancer and heart attacks

8/29/2012 - Ask yourself why major healthcare CEO's and executives invest in fast food chain stocks, and you will get one definitive answer: They all know that those consumers spend a fortune on chronic degenerative diseases. United States health insurance giants own nearly $2 billion in stock in McDonald's, Burger...

Use EFAs to reduce inflammation and support your adrenals

8/27/2012 3:59:02 PM - EFAs are essential fatty acids, which we need to live but our bodies cannot create. So we need take EFAs from outside sources. Johanna Budwig, the creator of the Budwig Diet for successfully treating cancer, claimed before she died at age 95 in 2003 that she was given as much grief from the burgeoning...

Melt away health harming belly fat with a nutrient-rich diet

8/20/2012 - Extra weight around the midsection is not only burdensome, it also sets the stage for serious health issues. From type 2 diabetes to cancer, belly fat contributes to a wide range of disease. Fortunately, certain foods have been found to specifically target abdominal fat. By integrating these foods into...

Cooking oils 101 - Choosing the best oils for your health

8/18/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, not all fat is bad for your health. Many fats, in fact, actually promote healthy weight maintenance and a well-functioning cardiovascular and nervous system, among many other benefits. But with so much misinformation out there about the nature of fats and oils, it can be...

Banish chronic inflammation to rejuvenate your health - Top tips for detoxification and diet overhaul

8/10/2012 12:42:11 PM - Inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is a normal response to physical injury, trauma or infectious disease. It's an indication that the immune system is functioning as it should. Chronic inflammation is long-term and usually low level, making it often imperceptible. The problem...

The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health

7/30/2012 - Studies show that people eating "ancestral diets" maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy...

Interval Training offers increased fat loss with shorter workouts

7/21/2012 - While many people wish to lose weight, healthy weight loss calls for consistency, dedication and time - the latter of these being a precious commodity. Researchers have shown that Interval Training (IT) can dramatically shorten workout sessions and maximize weight loss for those on a tight schedule. With...

Treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease naturally

7/14/2012 - Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is surging throughout the Western industrial world to become the most common liver disease. In the USA alone, over 30 million are afflicted with NAFLD. It can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even liver failure. NAFLD is not from boozing too much, nor...

Vets increasingly prescribing diet drugs for fat dogs; liposuction use on the rise

7/11/2012 - You have no doubt heard about the obesity epidemic among humans, but believe it or not, the animal kingdom is also battling the bulge, and what's more, veterinarians and researchers see lots of similarities between the species that could lead to better outcomes for both man and beast. For some time...

Use these supplements to stop cravings, burn fat and energize your workouts

7/11/2012 - Maybe you've noticed - people on low or no fat diets tend to remain fat or regain it quickly. Food fat issues are overrated. We need good fat to help build cell walls and brain cells. Calorie sources and how they're metabolized are the real issues. A more recent, more accurate assessment points to...

Who knew? Compound in apples fights obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease

7/8/2012 - Overweight and obesity continue to plague a majority of men, women and children alike, placing them at considerable risk for heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease as a result of chronic metabolic dysfunction. Alternative health practitioners understand that the problem is the result of much...

Monounsaturated fats are essential to unlock nutrients from vegetables

7/6/2012 - Everybody knows that a diet filled with fresh, raw vegetables and greens are essential to vibrant health and prevention of chronic diseases, but few understand how the fats they consume along with these foods help to unlock the nutrient store provided by a healthy diet. At the ill-advised advice of...

Wanna get fat fast? Stay vitamin D deficient!

7/3/2012 - You have no doubt heard that excess fat, corn syrup, sugary drinks and high-fructose, high-starch diets will boost your beltline and add pounds to your physique. Well, according to a recent study, if you're a woman there's another way to tilt your scales: Just remain vitamin D deficient. Kaiser Permanente,...

Hungry Man frozen dinner company sued over allegations of false trans fats labeling

6/30/2012 - There seems to be a growing trend among food companies to "obfuscate" (a fancy word for fabricating) the ingredients in their products. Regular readers of NaturalNews.com may remember our recent stories detailing how beverage giant Coca-Cola escaped a federal lawsuit over false advertising for one...

Rekindle a zest for life with adrenal health

6/23/2012 - A silent and little known epidemic is causing fatigue, weight-gain, and chronic illness in fast-paced America. This pervasive syndrome is linked with two small glands known as the adrenals. Responsible for producing more than 50 crucial hormones, the health of the adrenal glands is imperative for well-being....

Coconut Oil - Here's what you need to know about this amazing rejuvenation and healing oil

6/12/2012 9:57:54 PM - Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from the meat of matured coconuts. Coconut has long been a primary source of food throughout the tropics. Its various industrial and cosmetic applications have made it a very viable commodity. Coconut oil is heat stable, making it suitable for cooking...

Fighting fatigue - top foods, herbs, supplements and tips

6/5/2012 - It's no secret that many people experience some level of fatigue on a regular basis. Whether it's at the office, at home or anywhere else, fatigue can truly make you miserable and it can cause the quality of your work suffer. Fatigue makes you feel both mentally and physically tired and weak. In short,...

Sprinting: The ultimate fat burning exercise

5/25/2012 - Sprinting is considered by many as the ultimate exercise. It not only increases athleticism by building fast twitch muscle fiber, it is highly effective for fat burning. Performing sprints a few times a week can replace long cardiovascular workouts on treadmills or ellipticals. The key to getting the...

Researchers vindicate omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of inflammatory chronic diseases

5/23/2012 - Systemic inflammation is a primary factor in the development and progression of many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Most people have no idea that their risk of these conditions is dramatically increased, as disease-causing chemical messengers...

Fighting Fat, Fat, the Water Rat (Opinion)

5/14/2012 1:24:36 PM - Anyone who has tried to lose weight and who confronts the issue honestly, will have to admit that they actually have the power to succeed. Unfortunately, they are up against some heavy odds. First, you have the marketing of cheap, calorie-laden foods that are pitched to everyone. Next, you have society's...

The anti-aging superfood avocado

5/4/2012 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Avocados are one of the best anti-aging...

USDA to issue new guidelines limiting amount of sugar, salt, and fat in foods sold at public schools

5/1/2012 - Pressure from consumer and non-profit groups to eliminate all forms of "junk" food from public school lunch rooms across America has led the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to pursue drastic new food restriction measures that are set to be enacted this summer. According to Reuters, the USDA is...

The 5 biggest health myths

4/25/2012 - There are many pervasive myths that have been misleading people in the natural health field for many years. Some of these myths continue to be the mainstream thought even though science has clearly demonstrated that they are untrue. Understanding these health myths and the real truth sets you free from...

The superfood power of wild caught salmon

4/15/2012 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Wild-caught salmon found in non-polluted...

Prominent heart doctor exposes the myths about cholesterol, statins and low fat diets

4/10/2012 - Renowned heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell recently stepped forward to expose how embracing the high cholesterol myth has been wrong and the harm that has resulted, stating that the recommendations to lower cholesterol and severely restrict fat intake "are no longer scientifically or morally defensible." Dr....

How to lose belly fat - real weight loss tips that work

4/5/2012 - Easy access to convenient food without the hassle of preparation may well be the reason of the rising obesity trend. The ubiquity of fast food restaurants offering instant tasty meals with sweetened carbonated drinks and other high calorie snacks have encouraged abnormal eating patterns for all hours...

Study vilifying 'fat' as cause of low sperm count in men flawed

3/24/2012 - The myth that all saturated fat is harmful to health continues to make the rounds, as a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction equates saturated fat with "junk food," and claims that eating it reduces men's sperm count. But this study, which is being repeated throughout the echo chambers...

The hidden cause of unexplained weight gain may be poor liver function

3/21/2012 - The issue of weight is a prevalent source of discontent especially in western cultures. It seems that we havewoken upand realized that weight control is about much more than keeping up appearances. Obesity rates have skyrocketed along with the associated adverse health conditions. Each year more and...

Heart surgeon openly admits low-fat diets recommended for years by mainstream medicine actually cause heart disease

3/20/2012 - The belief that maintaining a low-fat diet promotes health and prevents disease is perhaps the single biggest misconception responsible for today's epidemics of high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and early death. In a recent report, Dr. Dwight Lundell, a former heart surgeon with 25 years of experience,...

Use the anabolic diet or carb cycling for natural weight loss and muscle gain

3/17/2012 - The anabolic diet and carb cycling program are similar eating plans that naturally burn fat and spare muscle. The main concern for athletes and weightlifters when dieting is that the reduction of calories could cause a loss of muscle because the body needs calories to maintain muscle mass. Both of these...

Nutrition 101: Part 4 - Vitamins (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:11:27 PM - Vitamins are essential for the body to be able to put the nutrients in food to use. Because vitamins are not produced by the body, we have to get them through the food that we also eat! Our bodies only need a certain amount of vitamins, which can be provided by eating reasonable amounts of foods...

Nutrition 101: Part 3 - Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:08:51 PM - An easily burnable form of energy comes to us in the form of sugar or starch. Carbohydrates have a very bad public image in that they are generally thought of as fattening. This is because most of the carbohydrate consumed in this country has been processed or refined, leaving an empty calorie. In...

The top 10 best foods for burning belly fat

3/7/2012 - For women marching through middle age, belly fat seems a fact of life. However, recent studies on belly fat have revealed that belly fat may no longer be common only among women in their 50's. Certain factors like stress and a sedentary lifestyle have resulted in a rise in obesity and a growing concern...

The myth of the 'low-fat' diet, and why consuming healthy fats is vital to your health

2/26/2012 - Many people today still adhere to the misguided belief that nearly all fats are bad, and that the best way to stay slim and healthy is to cut fats, whenever possible, from your diet. On the contrary, fats are an absolutely vital component of any healthy diet as they aid in the absorption of fat-soluble...

Is there a belly fat diet that really works?

2/24/2012 - People think of dieting as a quick fix. Pictures of well-toned bodies are sold for the idea that one can have well-toned abs or a sexy body by simply buying this gadget or this supplement meant to speed up the metabolism. In a nutshell, there are no specific foods or exercises that when used alone...

Cholesterol scam: Disinformation slowly unraveling among health professionals

2/22/2012 - The idea of cholesterol creating cardiac problems has caused obsessive cholesterol count blood testing for decades. Another outcome of this scare was obsessively avoiding fat, especially saturated fats. The food industry responded with low and no fat foods from milk to cottage cheese and more. Processed...

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be dangerous to your health

2/20/2012 - Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) is the technical term for a type of fat (fatty acid) with two or more (poly) double bonds (unsaturated). They exist in many different forms, varying in chain length, degree of unsaturation, and rotation around the double bonds. The pharmacology and biochemistry of their...

Omega-3 foods essential to treat nerve damage after traumatic injury

2/3/2012 - People that have suffered a traumatic injury face an uphill battle as they attempt to regain their health and fight the risk of depression as a long term consequence of the event. British researchers from Queen Mary at the University of London have published the result of a study in the Journal of Neuroscience...

Omega-3 fat in fish oil could provide a cure for leukemia

1/17/2012 - Scientists from the medical sciences division at Penn State University have discovered that a compound in fish oil appears to target leukemia stem cells and could lead to a cure for the disease. The compound is a natural extract from EPA, the Omega-3 fat component found most commonly in fish and fish...

Fatty liver disease - Choline provides a nutritional solution for a silent epidemic

1/3/2012 - Fatty liver disease used to be associated with alcoholism, but it is no longer restricted to heavy drinkers. Our calorie-rich but nutrient-poor diet has led to an epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that tracks our rising obesity and diabetes rates (1). Autopsies and ultrasound studies...

Grass-fed beef is more nutrient dense than poultry

12/20/2011 - For over 60 years red meat has been vilified for its heart clogging saturated fat & cholesterol content. Poultry products have been marketed as the healthiest animal protein due to their low-fat content. New understandings of health and inflammation now reveal that grass-fed beef is significantly more...

Put the fat cats on a diet: Stop buying tainted food from billion dollar corporations

12/8/2011 - "I have not spoken to one farmer who doesn't understand the message of Occupy Wall Street, the message that so many people keep saying is nebulous. It's very clear. Because of business and corporate participation in agriculture, farmers are losing their livelihoods... And if it goes on like this, all...

Soluble fiber-rich foods protect against abdominal obesity

12/7/2011 - Eating more soluble fibers is the way to lower the levels of dangerous visceral fat, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The experiments performed by a team of scientists have proven that as much as 10 grams of soluble fiber taken in our daily...

Starbucks nutrition shocker - many menu items contain more calories and fat than ice cream

12/7/2011 - Your morning cup of joe at Starbucks may have a higher calorie count and fat percentage than a serving of ice cream or a piece of chocolate cake. NaturalNews looked into the nutritional information on Starbucks' website and found that many of the chain's popular latte drinks have the same dietary impact...

Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA improve insulin resistance and boost cardiovascular health

11/22/2011 - Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to insulin resistance. Both factors combine to deal a potentially...

Applebees nutrition information - is it healthy to eat there?

11/20/2011 - The Applebee's website is puzzlingly mum on the nutritional content of its food. On the surface, the franchise restaurant chain, with over 1,500 locations and a lengthy menu of mainstream American dishes, hardly seems mysterious. Yet on a nutritional level, advanced detective skills and a testing laboratory...

Watermelons lower abdominal fat accumulation and reduce heart-clogging arterial plaque

11/14/2011 - Researchers from the University of Kentucky have demonstrated that consuming watermelon juice can have a significant impact on artery-clogging plaque deposition by modifying blood lipids and lowering dangerous belly fat accumulation. Heart disease takes the lives of millions of unsuspecting individuals...

B vitamins and omega fat ratio are critical to prevent Alzheimer's disease

11/6/2011 - Proper nutritional status, attained by consuming a healthy diet teamed with natural vitamins and minerals along with optimization of omega fat lipid ratios, can help to prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Researchers studying the effects of nutrition at Oxford...

Omega-3 fats from fish oil and supplements prevent and slow arthritis progression

11/3/2011 - Humans have been consuming omega-3 fats from natural fish, nut and seed sources for countless generations. Our core genetic structure depends on a regular supply of the long chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA to form cell wall structures and perform millions of metabolic functions that we normally associate...

Not all trans fat is created equal: Could 'natural' trans fats actually be good for you?

10/29/2011 - If you were to ask any random person on the street today if trans fats are bad for health, he or she would most likely respond in the affirmative. But a new study out of the University of Alberta (UA) in Canada clarifies a common misunderstanding about trans fats -- natural, health-promoting, ruminant...

Denmark taxes avocados, butter, eggs, nuts, chocolate and coconut oil

10/13/2011 - Citizens of Denmark who don't count saturated fat grams can count on an increase in their grocery bill this fall. In early October, Denmark officials placed a tax on foods which contain saturated fat. The new tax charges the equivalent of $1.29 per pound on all foods which contain 2.3 percent or more...

Omega-3 fats DHA and EPA lower risk of premature death by more than eighty percent

9/30/2011 - Many people make the potentially fatal presumption that aging, chronic diseases and premature aging are natural events that come with advancing years. A plethora of current research studies confirm that nothing could be farther from the truth. In addition to super-nutrient (such as resveratrol, curcumin...

Boost strength and endurance by optimizing carnitine levels

9/25/2011 - Carnitine was originally identified in animal meat and got its name from the Latin word for flesh, "carnus." This nutrient is critical for fat metabolism and energy production in the cellular mitochondria. Boost your strength and endurance and halt the aging process by optimizing your carnitine levels. Carnitine...

Omega-3 DHA fat dampens brain inflammation to lower stroke risk, improves cognitive function

9/15/2011 - Several recently published articles highlight the critical importance of Omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal Stroke demonstrate that the active DHA Omega-3 fat component helps brain cells to better withstand the stress load placed on...

Turmeric and cinnamon combine to lower insulin and triglycerides triggered by high fat meals

8/31/2011 - Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing in The Journal of Nutrition provide strong evidence that these potent spices provide...

Natural amino acid leucine may help burn fat and keep muscle tissue strong during intense exercise

8/29/2011 - Researchers studying some of the toughest exercisers around -- folks who climb the highest peak on Earth, Mt. Everest -- have come up with evidence that the amino acid leucine may help people burn fat during times when they can't eat (such as mountain climbing) while keeping their muscle tissues strong....

How to curb junk food cravings naturally

8/18/2011 - Binge eating of sugary or fatty junk foods brought on by periods of emotional stress or otherwise may be remedied by consuming saturated fat, finds new research. The reason that many are drawn to junk foods in the first place is a nutritional deficiency. Cravings for chocolate may indicate a magnesium...

Fake fat potato chips may make you fat

7/29/2011 - Olestra, a synthetic fat substitute, may contribute to weight gain. In a study published in the June 20, 2011 edition of Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from Purdue University report that rats fed both low-calorie, olestra potato chips and high-calorie, high-fat (HF) regular chips gain more weight...

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...

The low-calorie myth: Artificial fat substitutes actually cause weight gain

7/14/2011 - Trying to lose weight by eating foods with imitation fat substitutes and artificial sweeteners can actually be a cause of weight gain, according to a new study published online in the American Psychological Association (APA) journal Behavioral Neuroscience. According to researchers from Purdue University...

How to accelerate fat loss (Opinion)

7/14/2011 - The article titled "Principles to Accelerate Fat Loss," elucidated the fact that body fat is much more than a benign depot for the storage of excess calories. Rather, it is a highly regulated, dispersed organ that when in excess, decreases quality of life and increases the risk of death from virtually...

Four principles accelerate fat loss

7/13/2011 - It is true that one must maintain a state of negative energy balance for a period of time in order to lose body fat. Though, there is a bit more to the story. Burning fat and losing fat are always occurring simultaneously to some degree. The underlying premise of fat loss is to create an internal environment...

The top 20 foods for reversing type-2 diabetes

7/11/2011 - The CDC has estimated that by 2050, as much of thirty percent of the American population could suffer with diabetes. New studies show that diabetics, in addition to coping with the effects of their disease, also have nearly double the risk of cancer compared to the rest of the population. Although...

Part II: Understand Your Metabolic Type

7/1/2011 - Every individual has unique characteristics that define their personality and biochemical processes. Many factors such as genetics, blood type, & ethnicity go into defining who you are and how you metabolize your nutrients. Some individuals have strong appetites and fast metabolisms while others eat...

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...

How to eat to boost brain function and cut Alzheimer's risk

6/20/2011 - Can dietary practices impact memory and affect Alzheimer's risk? A recent study published in Archives of Neurology found that a healthy diet may lower levels of brain chemicals linked to Alzheimer's disease, while an unhealthy diet may raise them: Mail Online reports. Furthermore, a healthy diet may...

Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's

6/17/2011 - My world is full of coconuts, including coconut oil and coconut milk. That's not unusual because I live on Maui. But I'm happily seeing coconut oil all over the internet as the treatment for dozens of conditions and possibly hundreds of symptoms. My first clue as to the wonders of coconut oil came...

Omega-3 fats hold the key to curing depression in the elderly

6/9/2011 - Omega-3 fats are part of our nutritional heritage and are shown to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of debilitating conditions such as clinical depression throughout all phases of life and especially in the elderly. Neural cellular walls are largely constructed of Omega-3 fats, specifically...

Blueberries, resveratrol and cocoa flavanols aid weight management goals

5/25/2011 - A wealth of new scientific evidence shines a critical light on the importance of natural foods and nutritional compounds in the fight against overweight, obesity and weight maintenance. Virtually all alternative health experts agree, the current epidemic of weight control issues plaguing western society...

Liposuction exposed: The fat comes back, but in different places

5/16/2011 - Are you looking for a quick way to reduce body fat and your waistline? Don't try liposuction; you may very well wind up regretting that decision. A report in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper said U.S. researchers Teri Hernandez and Robert Eckel, both of the University of Colorado, have found that having...

New research shows liposuction is a big fat lie

5/13/2011 - Liposuction, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses small cannulas to literally suck fat out of the body and reshape problem areas like "spare tires" and large thighs, has become one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the country. In fact, since it became widely available in 1974, there...

Omega-3 fatty acids lower heart disease and dementia risk markers

5/9/2011 - Researchers publishing in the journal Nutrition show that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and natural foods including nuts and seeds can lower levels of dangerous homocysteine, an amino acid linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia. Reviewing data from eleven trials including...

Abdominal fat linked to increased risk of cardiovascular and Alzheimer`s disease

5/6/2011 - Researchers from the American Academy of Neurology publishing in the journal Neurology have released the result of a study showing that being overweight or obese in midlife significantly increases the risk of developing certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer`s disease, as we age. Worldwide this...

You have been lied to about cholesterol and fats

5/3/2011 - For decades we have been indoctrinated that cholesterol from saturated fat is the major harbinger of heart disease and death. The result has been big profits for unhealthy, cheaply produced no/low fat foods like margarine and Big Pharma's dangerous statin drugs. Over several decades, this propaganda...

Nutrients in blueberries may hold the key to fat cell formation and natural weight loss

4/30/2011 - Multiple nutritional studies have demonstrated that blueberries exert a powerful cardio-protective effect due to the high concentration of polyphenols found in the berry. Researchers from the Texas Woman`s University examined the role this amazing fruit plays in the initial development of fat cells...

Polyphenols in blueberries inhibit the formation of fat cells

4/29/2011 - Blueberries provide protection against a host of ailments from aging to metabolic syndrome. The latest research has shown blueberry polyphenols actually inhibit fat cell formation and increase lipolysis. A graduate student from Texas Woman`s University conducted a study to identify whether polyphenols...

Periodic fasting increases fat burning and reduces the risk of disease

4/28/2011 - Fasting has been a popular practice among health conscious individuals for centuries. In general, doctors have discouraged the practice of fasting deeming it a dangerous fad among ignorant health seekers. Recent research has proven that regular fasting is not merely a fad, but a health promoting practice....

Drinking green tea lowers body weight and reduces fat accumulation

4/20/2011 - Compelling evidence presented in the journal Nutrition Research makes the irrefutable connection among green tea consumption, lowered body weight and reduced levels of dangerous belly fat. Drinking between 5 and 8 cups of green tea each day was shown to lower body weight by 5.6% and to decrease abdominal...

High fructose corn syrup increases abdominal fat and insulin resistance

4/6/2011 - A new study from Princeton University found that significant weight gain occurred by merely adding high fructose corn syrup to the diet. Subjects in the test group gained 48% more weight than those who were not given any high fructose corn syrup. Companies with financial ties to the industry have fought...

Improve mood and total health with pomegranates and other key nutrients

3/16/2011 - Pomegranate reduces body fat; resveratrol prevents overeating; and quercetin helps reduce body stressors that lead to fat gain. Together, they give the body a powerful boost that results in reduced body fat and improved energy levels. Unlike countless weight loss drugs that have been pulled off the...

Research finds whole grain consumption linked to decreased visceral abdominal fat

3/13/2011 - A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is one of several studies showing that whole grain intake decreases visceral abdominal fat and is associated with a lower incidence of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Unfortunately, in our nutrition illiterate society carbohydrates...

New government dietary guidelines protect industry profits over health

3/10/2011 - Despite some sound advice, the new USDA dietary guidelines released in January fail in their attempt to help Americans make healthy food choices. The guidelines encourage Americans to increase fruit and vegetable intake to help protect against disease. This important issue needed to be addressed as...

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