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|7/9/2014 - Individuals who carry an excess amount of weight on their frames can face a number of health problems. Being overweight has been linked to an increase in blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. In addition, being overweight makes it more difficult for people to move and exercise and these effects...|
|7/7/2014 - No one wants to be overweight, but there's something about belly fat that seems worse than other types. Even the names make us cringe: Muffin top. Beer belly. Spare tire. Widening at the waistline, however, is not just aesthetically unpleasant; it's also bad for your health. Studies have shown that...|
|7/3/2014 - It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids that protect vegetation from disease and pests, and many...|
|6/27/2014 - Six-foot one-inch tall Kerry Hoffman used to weigh 343 pounds, have diabetes and frequently indulge in processed, unhealthy foods (1). "I ate anything that tasted good -- wings, pizza, stuffed burgers, tons of sweets and dessert," said Hoffman, whose father passed away from liver disease. Not long after...|
|6/24/2014 - The conventional wisdom recommending individuals decrease calories, increase exercise and then wait for the pounds to fall off is incorrect. A calorie is not a calorie. When one eats sugar or carbohydrates that quickly convert to sugar, fat is produced in the body. In contrast, if one eats healthy fats,...|
|6/23/2014 - Cayenne pepper, also known as capsicum, adds flavor to your food and has some impressive health benefits. Cayenne stimulates blood flow and can help burn body fat. It also fights inflammation and stimulates digestion, which helps break down food for better nutrient absorption. Cayenne is also a warming...|
|6/15/2014 - For years, the mathematical equation offered to those trying to lose weight seemed simple enough: Burn more calories than you consume. Piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, as with almost everything concerning the human body, it's not quite as simple as that. Over the years, more and more scientific...|
|6/10/2014 - Have you ever asked a real estate agent what's the most critical factor when it comes to selling a house? Their answer was probably something you've heard before: "Location, location, location." Well, oddly enough, when it comes to our health and being even a little overweight, that same, worn out real...|
|6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...|
|6/9/2014 - In a study published in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, findings suggest that "losing weight at any age can result in long-term cardiovascular health benefits, and support public health strategies and lifestyle modifications that help individuals who are overweight or obese to lose weight at...|
|5/28/2014 - In March 2011, Teena Henson carried 332 pounds on her 5-foot-4 frame. Today, she's down 166 pounds, has participated in several 5K walks and most recently set her personal best finish in 46 minutes.
So, the burning question: how did she do it?
Weight loss tips from Henson1) Choose healthy, whole...|
|5/27/2014 2:42:48 AM - While many people turn to extreme dieting measures and toxic prescription meds for weight loss, the answer may be as simple as brewing up a cup of green tea. If you're wondering, "Does green tea really help you lose weight?" the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Read on to learn about the many health and...|
|5/25/2014 - In recent years, there have been a lot of news stories about the benefits of green tea in weight loss management. But does it really work, or is it just more hype being promoted by vitamin companies hoping to boost sales? Fortunately, there's no need for conjecture. Lots of scientific studies have been...|
|5/24/2014 - Drug companies have tried to develop anti-obesity drugs in the past, failing miserably in the 90s with the infamous fen-phen pill which ultimately caused heart valve problems. The most recent anti-obesity drug company concoction is Qsymia, which is a combination of two older drugs (phentermine and topirimate)...|
|5/23/2014 - Green tea diet secrets are not so secret any more. If you're trying to shed a few pounds, adding green tea to your diet can really help jump start the process. Studies have proven the efficacy of green tea for weight loss. Green tea has been shown to speed up metabolic rates and increase energy expenditure...|
|5/22/2014 - Looking around, it's no secret that Americans are putting on the pounds unlike any other time in history. Sure, we can't discount sedentary lifestyles, processed foods and outrageous sugar consumption as contributing factors. At the same time, an elephant in the room is often overlooked -- one known...|
|5/10/2014 - It's known in the health community that obesity increases one's risk of getting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but there is more to the story than just weight gain. In fact, in a new study, blood samples of most obese individuals (70 percent) showed low vitamin D levels. That correlation is significant,...|
|4/21/2014 - Forget fat diets... and don't leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman...|
|4/8/2014 - Exposure to outdoor light in the morning may play a key role in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago and published in the journal PLOS ONE on April 2.
"Light is a modifiable factor with the potential to...|
|4/5/2014 - One of the best and most successful of fitness programs in recent times is the National Football League's "Play 60" program, which uses professional football players to encourage kids to get at least an hour's worth of physical activity in per day, through personal visits and sponsored programs.
|3/29/2014 - Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed over three dozen long-term diet studies and found that about two-thirds of dieters regained more weight than they lost within four or five years after they lost it. However, one woman is giving that statistic a run for its money. She...|
|3/20/2014 - A new natural sweetener has been discovered which may prove to be an effective deterrent against diabetes and obesity. Made from the same plant as tequila, the sugar substitute lowers blood sugar levels and provides a source of dietary fiber. Considering almost 26 million Americans struggle with type...|
|3/2/2014 - A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has debunked the findings of some recent studies which suggested that diabetics who were overweight or obese could have lower mortality rates than their normal-weight counterparts.
The study, led by researchers from the Harvard School...|
|2/25/2014 - It may not be well known in North America, but the more we go east, the more we see fennel being incorporated in dishes, especially in Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible, and you may also recognize it as being one of the main components of the alcoholic...|
|2/22/2014 - A surprising number of people avoid eating nuts as they retain the false stigma that the calories derived from a handful of nuts contribute to weight gain. Nuts also deliver a higher percentage of fat calories per ounce than many nutritionally deficient processed foods and are thus considered to be...|
|2/18/2014 - Kelp, which is sometimes referenced as brown algae, is a sensational herb that comes from the sea. It is literally loaded with an extensive amount of trace minerals and vitamins. It's probably safe to say that no other seaweeds provide the same impressive quantities of various essential nutrients. Interestingly,...|
|2/11/2014 - A Canadian test determined that probiotic supplementation helped women lose weight and keep it off. Why just women? It may have to do with they type or strain used in the test, which didn't affect men in regard to losing or gaining weight. Let's take a look at their study and other factors involved...|
|2/7/2014 - New research out of Denmark has affirmed the weight-loss potential of the dietary supplement sodium alginate, a seaweed-based fiber compound that has previously been shown to aid in the burning of excess fat. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports...|
|2/4/2014 - While there has been a large amount of focus on decreasing child obesity in schools, recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) indicates that a child's future weight (termed "weight fate") may be decided by age five. For example, the study found that over half of the children...|
|2/3/2014 - While losing weight can be relatively easy for most people who put their minds to it, keeping it off long term is another matter altogether. For most, lost weight will return over a relatively short time because the person losing the weight has only made temporary changes to their diet and lifestyle.
|1/17/2014 - Hormone- and metabolism-ravaging chemicals, like brominated flame retardants, may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study out of Japan, the first of its kind, links the flame retardant hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) to accelerated weight gain. Flame retardant chemicals are often used in building...|
|12/22/2013 - The Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and peppermint does contribute to the festivities in its own way, as some of you will likely not be able to resist the temptation of indulging in candy canes. It has long been added to various products, such as candies, ice creams, gum, cakes and toothpaste,...|
|12/5/2013 - Statistics from the CDC show that over one-third of adults in the US are obese, while nearly 70% are overweight. Discussions about weight loss often focus on issues like calories or the best types of food choices. Are we eating too many calories, getting too much fat, too many carbs or not enough protein?...|
|12/2/2013 - The myth that high-calorie food like chocolate causes weight gain has been clinically debunked by researchers at the University of Granada. A comprehensive study, funded by the European Union, reveals evidence that greater chocolate consumption actually lowers body mass index and central body fat in...|
|11/19/2013 - Every day your body absorbs a wide range of substances, depending upon your diet and environment. From coming into contact with pollution in the air to consuming unhealthy foods packed with chemicals and preservatives, there are many ways in which your body can be exposed to toxins - and these rarely...|
|10/20/2013 - It's a normal buddy-system scenario: you find out you have type 2 diabetes, and one of the first things your doctor recommends is weight loss, especially for patients significantly overweight. While this is good advice, a new study puts the reasoning behind this advice to the test.
There are certainly...|
|10/17/2013 - While diets can't be perfect, it is still possible to lose weight by eating the right kinds of foods. A combination of good foods can actually be the key to losing stubborn excess weight quickly and naturally.
Weight Loss Foods It would be wise to consider incorporating the following foods into a...|
|10/16/2013 - Nutritional researchers are continually examining naturally occurring compounds to determine their potential impact on human health. A number of nutrients have been found to provide critical antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support for cellular metabolism and lower disease risk for most chronic diseases...|
|10/12/2013 - Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us - and with it, the usual overindulgence and weight gain. But we can take action to offset the damage. Armed with a simple daily detox drink and metabolism-boosting remedies, we can keep our waistlines in check and ensure all the festivities won't...|
|9/19/2013 - There are several misunderstandings about peoples' weight, reducing it and ideas about being healthy.
There are a lot of myths that call for serious examination.|
Weight loss myths or misconceptionsUnfortunately, people are made to believe in unfounded truths, and they easily fall into a trap....
|9/12/2013 - More than one-third of Americans are now overweight or obese, and many of these individuals are having a difficult time shedding the pounds, despite following the latest fad diets and cutting their calorie intake. But there are other factors besides simply eating too much that inhibit a person's ability...|
|9/10/2013 - For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss. It is said that taking a few teaspoons of vinegar before meals can reduce appetite and cravings while stimulating metabolism. What about apple cider vinegar? Without healthy eating and enough physical activity, apple cider vinegar can not...|
|9/7/2013 - There have been many types of weight loss secrets publicized. From fad diets to medical breakthroughs, most people can hardly go a day without seeing something on television promoting a new weight loss procedure. Most of these weight loss procedures are touted as "one simple trick" or "a crazy method,"...|
|9/7/2013 - Whether you're looking to shed a few pounds quickly, or jumpstart a bigger weight loss goal, juicing is a great option. It's simple math - to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. It can be a challenge to get all of the nutrients you need to perform your daily tasks while keeping...|
|9/5/2013 - Obesity is an epidemic and significant public health problem. Many people are always trying to shed unwanted fat, though losing weight is a lot easier said than done. Being overweight is not only an appearance issue but also a medical concern, because it can seriously affect a person's health and can...|
|8/18/2013 - Changing an unhealthy diet to a healthy, balanced diet is very important in weight loss. If a person does not change his diet and continues to avoid eating healthy foods, he will not be able to lose weight. Healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that can help a person...|
|8/18/2013 - Ever heard of leptin? It just happens to be a master hormone that influences weight, energy and cardiovascular health. When this hormone is imbalanced, a cascade of health issues are provoked - creating a path of general ill health. If you feel fatigued, fat or unwell, proper leptin metabolism might...|
|8/16/2013 - There is a well established cause and effect relationship between overweight and obesity, specifically abdominal fat stores and the development of cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer. Recent research studies have shown that belly fat is not metabolically inert, but actively promotes the...|
|8/15/2013 - Dieting can be quite the challenge in this day and age. The human race seems to be moving faster and faster with every passing day, increasing the value of convenient, if unhealthy, alternatives to a decent meal. With such a culture, it's no surprise that obesity rates are at such high levels.
|8/13/2013 - Weight loss is one of the most talked about subjects today and many are searching for that perfect plan that will take care of all their weight problems. Some people will use expensive diets, extreme exercise, and even surgery. According to PRWeb, weight loss and health products are expected to be a...|
|8/12/2013 - Certain foods can help boost weight loss and can help increase metabolism, the key is figuring out what foods work best for you. There are certain foods that are good for fat burning, some that are good for increasing energy, and some that are great for moving waste through the body.
|8/10/2013 - The condition of being overweight and/or obese is an epidemic in America. The best solution is not dangerous drugs nor fad diets but rather losing weight naturally. The main tools for natural, healthy weight loss are: herbs for weight loss; other natural remedies for weight loss; and natural weight...|
|8/3/2013 - Nutritionists from Washington recently announced the significant role of pine nuts in ensuring health and wellness over and above their value as a flavoring ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. Results of a series of independent scientific analyses of its components revealed that the popular...|
|7/31/2013 - Looking for another reason to lose weight and keep it off for good? Here you go!
People who repeatedly lose weight and gain it back may be at higher risk for metabolic syndrome and diabetes according to the Oslo Study.
The weight loss roller coaster is more than emotionally frustrating. It appears...|
|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.
|7/26/2013 - Obesity is a perennial issue that is affecting people of all age groups. If the popularity of weight loss reality shows and the continued patronage of the various slimming pills is any indication, then America has a huge problem. A study published in the Journal of Obesity reveals the benefits of eating...|
|7/3/2013 - There is a war being waged against men, and the weapons of this foray are hitting us below the belt where it truly counts: our hormones. According to the latest data, as many as one in four men now suffers from low testosterone, also known as Low T, a condition that robs men of their drive, their vitality,...|
|6/27/2013 - With the proper planning and education, research shows that going vegetarian is an excellent step to improve and protect your health. By minimizing processed foods and emphasizing whole plant foods, vegetarians enjoy a more nutritious and far less toxic way of eating than the average. The bottom line:...|
|6/24/2013 - Each year, roughly 200,000 morbidly obese Americans go under the knife for weight loss surgery. Most all doctors perform this surgery to save lives and it seems to be working for many. According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, after weight loss surgery, patients lose up to...|
|6/24/2013 - The average individual gains about a pound or two every year. There are now a lot of diet programs and products to remedy the situation, but losing weight can actually be as easy as increasing one's fiber. Various research studies show that eating fiber-rich meals can successfully aid in weight loss....|
|6/19/2013 - Walking is one the most preferred ways to lose weight and stay in shape. It's natural, it's free, and it's effective. Some people try to enhance their walking workouts with exercise accessories and following certain guidelines. There are ways to boost your walking workouts so that you burn more calories,...|
|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...|
|6/11/2013 - If you are still struggling with losing weight while craving the enjoyment of great tasting foods, you may be pleasantly surprised and encouraged by this article.
There are foods you can enjoy that are nutrient dense, low in calories, and more importantly are starch resistant. Starch resistant foods...|
|6/8/2013 - To date, there are actually a lot of healthy nut and fruit bars in the market that contain dried fruit as one of the primary components. A certain Dr. Michael Greger discussed in his article about the dense calories found in dried fruit. A lot of people are getting concerned that maybe eating nutrition...|
|6/7/2013 - Every dieter's experienced it: The dreaded weight loss plateau. You've been cruising along smoothly for months, and suddenly, your weight loss stops. Plateaus can be incredibly frustrating. You may not feel as though you've made any changes to your diet and fitness routine, but you've stopped dropping...|
|6/5/2013 - With celeb Dr. Oz advocating its use, Garcinia Cambogia (also known as Malabar tamarind, gambooge and brindleberry), has gained notoriety as a fast-acting and cheap fat buster that both suppresses appetite and prevents fat from being made. For generations, this fruit found in India, Southeast Asia and...|
|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...|
|5/21/2013 - Older people and those with conditions affecting their bones often believe that exercise is unsafe. However, exercise is known to reduce symptoms and even reverse some musculoskeletal issues. Older adults and people with frail bones caused by osteoporosis or aging-related loss of bone density can follow...|
|4/23/2013 - Although everyone likes to walk out of a room knowing anyone watching them will see a tight derriere, strong buttock muscles are actually important to your health. Toning exercises for the glutes give you a nice butt, but they also help to improve your balance, ease of movement, and endurance. The glutes...|
|3/22/2013 - Virtually all western cultures are presently fighting an obesity epidemic, as processed convenience foods dominate total calories consumed. Homemade meals that include fresh vegetables, fruits and lean protein sources have become a rare event over the past half century, placing the health of millions...|
|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...|
|3/17/2013 - Most U.S. parents can't tell when their children are overweight or obese, according to a nationally representative survey conducted by researchers from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
The poll was designed to explore parents' perceptions...|
|3/14/2013 - Folks now have another tool in their arsenal to help them lose weight, and it's omega-3 fatty acids, according to the results of a new study conducted in Australia.
Researchers at the University of South Australia took a group of 75 people who were diagnosed as being either overweight or obese and...|
|3/5/2013 - While both aerobic exercise and resistance training will improve your overall health, only aerobic exercise is actually helpful in producing weight loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and East Carolina University, and published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
|3/5/2013 - If you're a mother-to-be and you happen to enjoy a couple cups of coffee in the morning, you may be undercutting your baby's birth weight.
That's the conclusion by researchers who have conducted a decade-long study of nearly 60,000 women in Norway - expectant mothers who drink two cups of coffee...|
|2/27/2013 - Can you train your will to exercise greater self-control? Is will power a factor in weight loss? Are these questions not obvious enough?
A new study at The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center suggests the will can be trained. Participants who were identified as experiencing...|
|2/23/2013 - A new breakfast drink came on the market this year to meet a demand of people who want caffeine in the morning, but not from coffee or tea. Created by a major soft drink manufacturer; it contains caffeine, sugar, artificial sweeteners a few vitamins and a little (five percent) juice. At 16 ounces, it...|
|2/22/2013 - Women who regularly open the windows of their homes while pregnant are significantly less likely to have premature and low birth weight infants, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California and published in the American Journal of Public Health.
|2/6/2013 - In trying to gain or maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat may actually matter less than the timing of your meals, according to a surprising study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts University, the University of Murcia, and published in the International Journal...|
|2/5/2013 - Here, I'm laying out my best wisdom on weight loss, weight management and how to make it a reality in your life. I've been through this myself, having gone from borderline obese to active and athletic. The only time I've put on weight since then is when I departed from my own advice that you'll see...|
|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...|
|2/1/2013 - Good news for all those people who feel like they suffer from a lack of willpower and self-control: according to a study conducted by researchers at The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center and published in the journal Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, it is possible to...|
|1/27/2013 - A major soft drink manufacturer is now set to run big ads explaining that weight gain, and more specifically our obesity epidemic, is due to consuming too many calories over all and not to drinking too many sugar sweetened beverages. While this sounds logical, in fact it is not supported by studies...|
|1/24/2013 - Can you name the two worst foods on the planet? I'm talking about the kind of food that causes obesity and accelerated aging. Not to mention - the long list of degenerative diseases like, heart disease and cancer - since its invention. Have you guessed it yet? (keep reading for the answer - below)
|1/22/2013 - When combined with guided interventions, the social networking site Twitter can be a powerful tool for promoting weight loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Carolina and published in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine.
The researchers found that...|
|1/17/2013 - A new study out of Heidelberg University shows that the liver is the organ that controls severe weight loss and muscle wasting (called cachexia), due to cancer. "Doctors used to believe that cancer re-programs metabolism focusing all energy into tumor growth," says Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig, of the German...|
|1/16/2013 - The case against gluten seems to have been closed with recent research from a Brazilian research team that published a report in the January 2013 Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. It seems to have put an exclamation point on the wheat belly controversy.
Lacking scientific data confirming the mechanics...|
|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...|
|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...|
|12/30/2012 - Don't be weighed down by heavy meals and sugary treats this holiday season. Instead, try a bitter aperitif to help reduce indigestion, nausea, extra pounds and much more. Designed to improve digestion and detoxify the body, herbal bitters ease the complaints of poor food choices. But bitters are not...|
|12/19/2012 - The indulgence of thanksgiving has come and gone. But that probably amounts to one major gathering and one big meal, perhaps with leftovers that soon become boring. Now comes the real challenge for eating healthy and not putting on extra pounds.
This is the season to be jolly, and indulge in all...|
|12/17/2012 - Researchers in Sweden believe they have found a way to help low birth weight newborns: iron supplementation.
According to scientists from Umea University, the largest in northern Scandinavia, supplemental iron could boost brain development and help prevent behavioral problems in babies who are a...|
|12/14/2012 - A mobile app designed by health researchers was successful in helping people lose significantly more weight than they were able to lose without it, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern Medicine and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Just as importantly, users...|
|12/14/2012 - Most women do not know how much weight they are supposed to gain during pregnancy, according to a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
"Pregnancy is an important time that influences being overweight in both mothers and their babies," said researcher...|
|12/2/2012 9:20:17 PM - Most of us think if we blow-off breakfast we'll lose weight. How would you like to lose 30 pounds within a year?
Let's face it, losing weight isn't easy. But keeping it off is way harder. The people that study weight dilemmas say it can be done with little effort.
Reports say that one in five...|
|12/2/2012 - Pasta is a forbidden food on many low-carb diets due to its high starch content. Not only do starches cause weight gain; as they digest, they also cause spikes in blood sugar. Choosing the type of pasta and what toppings to add can actually help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar. Anti-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...|
|10/18/2012 - The consumer advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out a new paper that estimates the average person's yearly consumption of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And based on the figures, which EWG admits are very likely understated, the average person consumes more than...|
|10/16/2012 - It will come as no surprise to health-minded individuals that compounds from natural fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds directly alter genetic expression to promote health and prevent many chronic diseases. A number of prior studies have extolled the many virtues of eating an apple each day to prevent...|
|10/7/2012 6:58:34 PM - First and foremost I need to rectify something. In my previous article about reversing acne I presented some information on how to make drinking water safe from chlorine and fluoride. I was half right and half wrong. What I said works for chlorine but not for fluoride and I humbly apologize. For fluoride...|
|10/6/2012 - Individuals who struggled with obesity as children are about 50 percent more likely to develop certain forms of cancer as adults compared to those who were of a normal weight as children. These are the findings of a new study published in the journals Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention and...|
|9/20/2012 - We all understand the importance of sleeping seven to nine hours each night to allow for adequate cellular housekeeping, as the body metabolizes and synthesizes enzymes and proteins that are critical to our survival. In the past, a sound sleep has been shown to lower incidence of heart disease, diabetes...|
|9/6/2012 - With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, new ways to slim down are in demand. Instead of fad diets and strange drinks, try natural green tea and probiotics. Both are found to be exceptionally effective in helping individuals shed extra pounds and maintain healthful weight.
Several studies have...|
|9/3/2012 - As obesity rates continue to soar among all age groups in the U.S. and most other countries, the incidence of chronic diseases spawned by excess abdominal fat follows on a parallel course. Medical scientists have repeatedly confirmed that risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and dementia...|
|8/30/2012 - The amount of research on low-carbohydrate diets have skyrocketed the last couple of years; mostly due to the increased popularity of carbohydrate restriction and the "overwhelming" amounts of anecdotal reports from people following these types of diets. Individuals who adhere to a low-carbohydrate...|
|8/29/2012 - Increase energy, lose weight, feel happier and eliminate depression by raising the levels of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine with simple dietary changes.
Dopamine is naturally produced by the brain and controls the body's movements, stimulates metabolism and proper body weight, supports the circulatory...|
|8/25/2012 - Eating foods cooked with dry heat could be making you fat, inflamed, diabetic, and cancer-prone. These are the suggested findings of a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which outlines how exposure to methylglyoxal (MG), a chemical byproduct of certain...|
|8/23/2012 - Fructose is the sugar in fruit, vegetables, grains and honey. It is also used as a popular sweetener in prepared foods including and perhaps especially in soft drinks in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). According to a 2004 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, HFCS makes...|
|8/22/2012 - Obesity is a leading health problem in the U.S. with nearly two thirds of all adults either being obese or overweight. In an effort to profit from this crisis, two new weight loss therapies "Qysmia" (formerly known as Qnexa) produced by Vivus Pharmaceuticals and "Belviq" (Lorcaserin) manufactured by...|
|8/9/2012 - The brain regulates our energy intake and expenditure through a process called energy homeostasis. The common belief is that this homeostasis is somehow maladapted and doesn't prevent overeating and weight gain. Thereby, constant voluntary caloric restriction is often recommended to maintain or lose...|
|8/6/2012 - It's well established that obesity is characterized by low-level chronic inflammation. Several theories as to how this inflammation occurs have been proposed, but dietary choices seem to be the most important factor involved. It's increasingly recognized that regular consumption of certain foods leads...|
|8/1/2012 - Kettlebell training was first used during the 1700s, and is today experiencing increased attention as an effective and fun part of a training program. When used correctly, kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance and can be used as part of a weight loss program or when trying to improve back...|
|8/1/2012 - Psyllium husk is an amazing shrub-like herb that is most commonly found in India. It possesses a plethora of health benefits and has proven effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome, colon caner, constipation, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, ulcerative colitis and atherosclerosis among various...|
|7/30/2012 - Recent research has scientists concerned that popular dietary recommendations for weight loss may be placing individuals at an increased risk for diabetes-related conditions.
A team from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital investigated the impacts of the...|
|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...|
|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...|
|7/10/2012 - New vaccinations against obesity that could allow obese patients to eat as much junk food as they like and still lose weight are in development. As reported in the Journal Of Animal Science and Biotechnology, a research team led by Dr. Keith Haffer, of US firm Braasch Biotech, and Mariana Monteiro from...|
|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...|
|7/6/2012 - On June 27, 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lorcaserin hydrochloride, a weight-loss pill, for sale in the United States. A pharmaceutical drug allegedly designed to curb appetite signals to brain receptors in the hypothalamus that promote satiety. Rejected in 2010 for causing...|
|7/4/2012 - The extraordinary discovery of the Higgs boson particle, long sought after in the physics community to help explain the "Standard Model" of physical reality, took the world by storm today. Achieving a 5-sigma level of statistical significance, the supercollider data show with almost complete certainty...|
|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.
|6/29/2012 - Obese and lean individuals have different gut flora composition. The gut microbiota of mice and humans are similar, with Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes dominating. At this point it's not clear exactly which species are important in weight management. Some studies show reduced numbers of Bacteroidetes...|
|6/28/2012 - Weight... too much of it... affects nearly 70% of adults and 15% of children in the United States. At the same time, obesity rates continue to climb causing an epidemic which, according to a recent study actually threatens the world food supply. While there are many explanations for this phenomenon,...|
|6/3/2012 - OK, I give up. I admit it, the only books that people are buying are weight loss books. So in order to get the message about magnesium across to the masses, I present you with The Magnesium Weight Loss Cure.
I just read Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and I agree with my friend, magnesium...|
|4/28/2012 - In the United States lots of us are over weight, including nearly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children. The Brookings Institution estimates this epidemic costs our economy nearly $215 billion every year, a figure which includes costs of medical care as well as lost productivity. While eating...|
|4/15/2012 - Consumption of nuts has been largely maligned by mainstream health professionals and the media for decades due to the high calorie and fat content. As we enter an era of enlightened understanding about the role of dietary fats and macronutrients in the promotion or degradation of health and weight management,...|
|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...|
|3/29/2012 - Join Mental Health Exposed with expert weight loss guest and biology researcher, Jon Gabriel. This episode is a tour de force into the most psychologically sophisticated weight loss strategies known today.
Jon Gabriel is author of The Gabriel Method, which is a powerful methodology of weight loss,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|3/10/2012 - The pharmaceutical industry is poised to begin churning out a slew of new diet drugs within the next few years that are sure to come with some very serious side effects, and that may not even work in the first place. But if you are an overweight or obese individual looking for solutions to your weight...|
|3/10/2012 - Below are three little known mind/body systems that contribute to high stress, weight gain and the inability to lose weight. Chances are you haven't heard of at least one of them, yet they affect your life on every level. When you understand how these systems operate, you can work with them and reverse...|
|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...|
|2/26/2012 - Who doesn't want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition...|
|2/26/2012 - Artificially sweetened drinks are often promoted as healthy alternatives for weight loss and diabetes because they are low in calories and don't contain sugar. However, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that these diet sodas are harmful to human health. According to Sharon Fowler, MPH, an authority...|
|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...|
|2/17/2012 - Suppressing the appetite is a key way to achieve weight loss. People are less likely to eat more than they should when their appetite is low. Studies show that natural supplements with extracts from artichokes, beans and vinegar may act as hunger suppressants.
Weight lossSupplements containing artichoke...|
|1/30/2012 - At the start of every new year, many people like to make a resolution or two. Often this revolves around their weight, having over-indulged during the holiday period. So they start at a gym or engage in a weight loss program or buy a book on dieting. Often this commitment lasts only a short time, for...|
|1/25/2012 12:01:21 AM - Out of all the weight loss programs that exist, very few are as simple and obvious as a raw food diet. People often forget about the calories that get padded on to foods through basic cooking techniques. Between oil and butter, as well as the general frying and baking process, a meal can have up to...|
|1/18/2012 - Conventional wisdom about weight loss suggests coffee may be a good addition to a diet plan since it has minimal calories and no fat. While this seems logical, a more holistic view evaluates coffee from the perspective of its influence on the body's ability to metabolize the other food we eat. Recent...|
|1/10/2012 1:58:23 PM - Snacking is almost universally viewed as bad for health, primarily because snacks are associated with convenience foods like chips, popcorn and soda. The last thing many of us imagine is that snacks can not only be healthy, but also supportive of weight loss regimes. In fact, some scientists now believe...|
|12/20/2011 3:00:35 PM - A team of scientists at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark has discovered evidence that seaweed fibers have a high corrective impact on obesity.
Dietary fibers increase health statusPrevious studies have already established the benefits of natural fiber intake....|
|12/9/2011 - Many lifestyle factors are associated with the development of the memory-robbing form of dementia known as Alzheimer's disease. Smoking, diet, lack of exercise and poor B-vitamin status all contribute to the sixth most prevalent cause of death each year in the US. Past studies have shown that excess...|
|11/15/2011 - Green tea (and its less refined cousin, white tea) has been a part of the ancient Chinese tradition for countless generations, in large part due to its rich endowment of bioactive catechins. Many studies over the past decade have shown that green tea is a powerful tool to improve metabolism in a way...|
|11/11/2011 - Two supplement companies and the man in charge of operating both of them are the subjects of a lawsuit that was recently settled by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Food Safety News reports that the FTC imposed a $22.5 million judgment against David J. Romeo of Nutraceuticals International LLC...|
|11/9/2011 - Pop culture is full of dietary advice, usually focused on short-term weight loss. Often the emphasis on calories and fat content in food causes people to eat unhealthy to lose weight. The same as they did to gain the extra pounds in the first place. They simply replace one type of unhealthy food habit...|
|11/3/2011 - What if you were eating right and following the advice of all your doctors to eat more "healthy grains" but continued to gain weight with worsening blood work? Millions of Americans continue to follow the diet backed by the ADA (American Diabetes Association), AHA (American Heart Association) and many...|
|10/25/2011 - Reporting in the research journal Obesity, researchers continue to mount crucial evidence to support green tea as an agent in the war against overweight and obesity. Green tea (and its less refined cousin, white tea) is shown to slow weight gain and may be a key tool in the obesity epidemic impacting...|
|10/14/2011 - For the first time in over three years, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll has found that there are now more "normal weight" Americans than there are "overweight" Americans, which may signify a positive trend towards a national slimming down. However, more than 61 percent of Americans are still...|
|10/1/2011 - Vinegar is a traditional folk remedy long valued for its many health benefits. Recent research shows at least three ways in which the traditional healers were on the right track at least when it comes to weight loss. A 2006 review article in the "Medscape Journal of Medicine" concludes vinegar may have...|
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|8/15/2011 - Breastfeeding has long been known to be one of the most important ways mothers can protect the health of their baby. According to the American College of Pediatrics, breastfeeding slashes the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) during the first year of life and it also reduces the risk of type...|
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