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Man loses 154 pounds and overcomes diabetes, says eating whole foods was key to weight loss success

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...

Cayenne pepper makes herbs up to 75% more effective, aids weight loss, offers pain relief, improves circulation and heals ulcers

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...

Study shows weight loss at any age is beneficial for heart health

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...

Green tea weight loss secrets proven by science

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...

Green tea diet secrets: How to get results more safely and quickly

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...

Texas woman becomes weight loss sensation after ditching diets, losing 160 pounds with healthy food choices

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...

Probiotics accelerate weight loss in women, say researchers

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...

Take advantage of four unusual weight loss strategies

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?...

Top five weight loss detox plans

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...

Five great weight loss foods

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...

Beat the five biggest weight loss killers, including sluggish thyroid

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...

Consumption of apple cider vinegar may accelerate weight loss

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...

A weight loss secret in a single glass

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,"...

Juicing for weight loss - Here's what works

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...

The best vitamins that aid in weight loss

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...

Four natural and cheap weight loss remedies

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...

Top tips for natural, healthy weight loss

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...

Experts endorse nutrient-packed pine nuts for weight loss, healthy heart

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...

Multiple weight loss episodes associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes: Here are five solutions to yo-yo dieting

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...

Eat your way to weight loss with almonds

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...

The benefits of going vegetarian: Weight loss, a healthier heart, drastically reduced cancer risk and more

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:...

When weight loss surgery works, it's only because of bacteria changes in the gut

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...

Plateau! How to get over the flatline

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...

Does Garcinia cambogia extract really help with weight loss?

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...

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...

Timing of meals influences weight loss as much as total calories consumed

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...

Weight loss 101: Strategies, supplements and the top 10 pointers for achieving the body weight you want

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...

How Twitter can help people lose weight

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...

The Vagus nerve: Your friend in weight loss and a better mood

12/27/2012 - It's no secret that a healthy nervous system is important for well-being and longevity. The spinal nerves are responsible for controlling most of the muscles in your torso, arms, and legs, along with bowel, bladder, and reproductive functions. The cranial nerves reside mostly in the head region and...

Mobile app helps people lose weight and keep it off, study finds

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...

Sufficient sleep is essential to fuel weight loss efforts

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...

Kettlebells for weight loss, conditioning and improved back health

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...

Psyllium husk - Promote weight loss and cleanse your colon

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...

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...

FDA approves lorcaserin for weight loss; is wave of heart valve damage imminent?

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...

Higgs boson discovery leads to FDA-approved 'mass reduction' weight loss therapy (satire)

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...

Magnesium - The Weight Loss Cure

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...

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...

Incredible weight loss hour on Mental Health Exposed with expert guest Jon Gabriel

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,...

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...

Evidence shows diet soda is not a healthy weight loss product

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...

Raw food dieting leads to weight loss success

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...

Green tea confirmed as a weight loss nutrient and heart health antioxidant

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...

FTC issues $22.5 million judgment against supplement companies for making weight loss claims about hoodia

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...

Lasting weight loss comes from health and nutrition not 'diet drinks' or 'diet foods'

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...

Study finds hidden ingredient reduces calorie intake leading to weight loss

4/11/2011 - A recent study from Pennsylvania State University utilized hidden ingredients in recipes, aimed at lowering calorie content, and evaluated participants' responses to the hidden ingredients. Researchers used hidden pureed vegetables to decrease calorie content in meals in order to determine if participants...

Mainstream media websites promoting Acai Berry Diet weight loss scam with "weird belly fat tips" ads

2/10/2011 - Over the last several months, the LA Times website and other mainstream media outlets have been running ads featuring text with messages like, "1 Trick of a Tiny Belly: Cut down a bit of your belly every day using this 1 weird old tip." A Consumer Wellness Center investigation (www.ConsumerWellness.com)...

Liver cleanse for easy weight loss

1/24/2011 - It seems like half the world is trying to lose weight right now, and many are restricting calories and hitting the gym. While these aren't bad options for either health or weight loss, they aren't the fastest or most effective ways to lose weight either. The hands down fastest and most effective way...

Obesity rate surges - Mediterranean diet essential to natural weight loss efforts

12/29/2010 - Overweight and obesity are known to dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Excess body fat fuels the fire of systemic inflammation and the release of dangerous chemical messengers or cytokines that damage the delicate inner lining of our arteries;...

More teens now turning to weight loss surgery while still eating junk foods

12/21/2010 - Weight loss surgery is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, raising concerns about potentially unknown side effects in this younger population. Researchers found that in California alone, 590 people between the ages of 13 and 20...

Natural Lifestyle Changes Cut Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk, Assist Weight Loss Goals

10/22/2010 - Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US as new cases continue to be diagnosed at a rate of 4000 per day. This sobering statistic places millions of people at greatly increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and sudden death from a heart attack and contributes to the obesity...

Lowering Triglycerides Assists Weight Loss and Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

10/7/2010 - Triglycerides are a type of blood fat which evolved as an essential means of transporting and storing energy for use at times when food is scarce. This served us well during our evolutionary past when the next meal could be several days away. Today, high triglycerides are associated with increased risk...

Water before meals helps with weight loss, say researchers

8/29/2010 - Weight loss techniques are a dime a dozen these days, with experts touting all sorts of different diet and exercise regimens as the solution to obesity. But new research set to be presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) offers a simple approach that involves no...

Scientists find natural weight loss secret: clinical trial confirms simple no-diet appetite control method really works

8/25/2010 - If something sounds too good to be true, the old saying goes, it probably is. But here's an exception: scientists have documented that an all natural appetite-control agent with no side effects really does help people shed excess weight -- and what's more, it's practically free. Scientists just reported...

Resveratrol revs up metabolism, promotes weight loss in first ever primate study

7/21/2010 - Resveratrol is a type of phytonutrient known as a polyphenol. Found in the skin of grapes, wine, grape juice, peanuts, and berries, it has often been hailed as a life-extending natural compound. After all, research in mice and lab rats has indicated it can protect those animals from obesity and diabetes...

Weight Loss Drugs Produce Only Minimal Weight Loss, Even After Taking Them for Years

7/1/2010 - Weight loss drugs may result only in minor weight loss, even after long-term use, according to a new study conducted by Brazilian and Canadian researchers and published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers conducted meta-analyses of a number of studies conducted on the weight-loss drugs orlistat...

Nutrition More Important than Exercise for Weight Loss, Suggests Study

6/20/2010 - Women who rely on exercise to lose weight are destined to fail, so says a study that appears in the Journal of American Medical Association. Researchers found that exercise alone was useful in maintaining the weight for women, but it had no effect on heavier women. The study analysed almost 35,000...

Fast for Weight Loss and Detoxification

5/15/2010 - A water fast is rather like an internal shower, cleansing and healing the body from within. The body has to cope with toxins and pollutants from food and the environment; fasting allows the body to detoxify and heal. For the overweight, weight loss is guaranteed and it costs nothing to do. This article...

Seaweed could hold key to natural weight loss

4/7/2010 - Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have discovered a substance that reduces fat uptake in the body by more than 75 percent. This potential obesity fighter isn't a drug but a natural substance found in seaweed. The research team, headed by Dr. Iain Brownlee and Professor Jeff...

Weight Loss Surgery Can Prove Fatal

1/21/2010 - The desire to lose weight has led many overweight people to undergo risky procedures in order to shed pounds quickly. Rather than altering their diets and exercising more, a growing segment of the extremely obese population is choosing weight loss surgery instead, a decision that for some ends up costing...

When you eat can promote weight loss and fight diabetes, researchers find

12/15/2009 - Researchers have long noted that shift workers -- folks like nurses, security personnel and others on the night shift -- are extremely prone to developing metabolic syndrome, a pre-diabetic condition marked by insulin resistance, weight gain around the middle and high cholesterol levels. But why? Do...

Lose Weight with Appetite Suppressing Foods

12/3/2009 - The hunger associated with losing weight can seem daunting, and may even discourage many people from maintaining their weight loss program. There are many foods, however, that can suppress appetite. This makes dieting much easier, and increases the probability of weight loss success. There are many...

Coconut Oil Can Promote Weight Loss by Increasing Metabolism Naturally

8/10/2009 - With all the dangers associated with thermogenic stimulants, it's no wonder a growing number of people shy away from them. This leaves us to wonder if there is a way to boost the metabolism naturally without resorting to popping pills full of chemicals and caffeine. The secret to a healthy metabolism...

Two Natural Oils Induce Weight Loss, Lower Body Fat

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

Learn the Truth about Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss

6/13/2009 - We've all heard the claims about achieving weight loss with the help of apple cider vinegar. Some sources imply apple cider vinegar is some kind of magical substance that burns fat, but of course most of us are bright enough to see through that facade. But the claims make you wonder: can apple cider...

FDA Floats Hydroxycut Scare to Discredit Yet Another Supplement Company

5/7/2009 - After tens of millions of doses of Hydroxycut were taken by consumers, one person died. This, along with reports of a few dozen liver-related side effects, caused the FDA to push for an industry-wide recall of virtually all Hydroxycut products. The thinking behind the warning? The risk of side effects...

Increasing Fruits and Vegetables Leads to Permanent Weight Loss

4/1/2009 - Although most Americans find their waistlines expanding with each year, a few manage to stay slender and trim throughout their lives. These are the ones who capture attention and never seem to look their ages. How they do it was the subject of a recent Consumer Reports investigation that sought to determine...

Snack Your Way to Good Health and Weight Loss with Organic Dried Fruit

1/29/2009 - What could be better than giving your sweet tooth what it craves while giving your body the nutrients it needs for vibrant health? Keeping a selection of dried fruits on hand makes it easy to treat the whole family to a delicious, chewy and nourishing snack. Recent studies have shown that dried fruit...

Almonds Aid Weight Loss and Lower LDL Cholesterol

1/27/2009 - If you want to steer clear of the devastating side effects of statin drugs and still get your cholesterol numbers looking good, eating almonds may be just the right choice. Studies have shown that eating a nutritious diet that includes almonds sends LDL numbers plummeting. And there's more. Eating almonds...

Matt Monarch Talks About the Blood Gas Theory and Weight Loss

1/1/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at (http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com) . In this excerpt, Matt Monarch talks about his path to becoming a raw vegan and the blood gas theory as it relates to weight loss. Renegade Water Secrets with Matt Monarch,...

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

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

Phoenix Gilman Shares Diet Information for Weight Loss and Treating ADHD

8/21/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Phoenix Gilman shares on maintaining serotonin levels in ADD, ADHD and weight loss. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Phoenix Gilman, the...

How to Achieve Weight Loss Results by Nutritionist Jill Fleming

7/9/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Jill Fleming shares on weight loss results; how to achieve them and how to keep them. The Healthiest Year of Your Life with Jill Fleming,...

Going Raw for Weight Loss

10/15/2007 - How many overweight wild antelope have you ever seen? What about morbidly obese zebras waddling around the savannah? Wild animals don’t deal with overweight or obesity issues. Wild animals don’t usually eat cooked or processed foods. They eat raw foods, in their natural state and maintain...

FTC sues Kevin Trudeau over weight loss claims while ignoring Big Pharma monopoly pricing

9/21/2007 - Kevin Trudeau, author of the super popular "Natural Cures" books, has once again been sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This time, it's not about coral calcium and cancer; it's about weight loss claims made in the marketing of his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About." According...

"Miracle" weight loss drug Alli delivers more than you bargained for (diapers optional)

6/21/2007 - When people ask, "What can I do to lose weight?" what they're really asking is, "What can I do to lose weight that doesn't require exercise or giving up all the junk foods I eat?" When it comes to weight loss, consumers are looking for a magic bullet -- a miracle pill that eliminates the responsibility...

Had weight loss surgery? Take your vitamins to prevent dangerous nutritional deficiencies

4/19/2007 - A rare but serious complication arising from weight loss surgery can be easily prevented by taking vitamin supplements after the operation, according to a study published in the journal "Neurology." The brain condition, known as a Wernicke encephalopathy, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine (also...

Potato protein extract may be new leader in weight loss and appetite control

1/24/2007 - The average American will consume 130 pounds of potatoes and potato products in a year. Fifty percent of our national potato crop production is shipped directly to companies that manufacture french-fries, potato chips, and other less healthy potato-based treats. But a recently developed protein extract...

Higher activity levels mean lower risk of breast cancer, safer weight loss, say researchers

12/19/2006 - A report from the Mayo Clinic College revealed that a study begun 2003 found those with the highest physical activity levels had a 14 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer than those who got low levels of exercise. The study looked at more than 36,000 women aged 55 to 69. The connection...

Exercise works better than cutting calories when trying to lose weight

11/21/2006 - Exercising is a more effective way to lose weight than cutting calories alone, according to a new study recently published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Researchers from St. Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences recruited 34 people between the ages of 50...

Hopes for weight loss drug dashed by failure in human trials

10/4/2006 - Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced Tuesday that it would be putting the development of its formerly promising weight loss drug MK-0557 on hold because of the pill's failure to deliver in real-world human trials. The 10-year trial -- reported in the October issue of Cell Metabolism -- measured...

Weight Loss Improves Bladder Control in Women with Prediabetes (press release)

9/7/2006 - Losing a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increased physical activity reduces the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women with prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetic. This finding comes from a new study, published...

Hoodia update: Counterfeit rate reaches 80 percent, but genuine hoodia is still available

8/28/2006 - Here's a quick update on the state of the hoodia gordonii supplement industry. You probably already know that I don't sell hoodia products nor do I make any commissions on any such sales, so I've been looking into this as a consumer advocate, trying to sort out fact from fiction for those people interested...

Researchers develop anti-obesity vaccine as consumers hope for "magic bullet" weight loss miracle

8/3/2006 - Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California have developed a vaccine that fights obesity in lab rats by tricking the immune system into targeting an obesity-related hormone. The vaccine targets a hormone called ghrelin, which is responsible for preserving stores of body fat by decreasing...

Oily fish found to help reverse obesity and promote healthy body weight

7/31/2006 - New Australian research has shown that consuming fish oil high in omega-3 fatty acids and exercising moderately can result in significant weight loss. A team of researchers from the University of South Australia studied 68 obese and overweight people who were at risk of cardiovascular disease and...

Can Acupuncture Help Weight Loss? (press release)

7/3/2006 - Successful long term weight loss is incredibly difficult for most people to achieve. Many people have tried diets that may cause some weight loss and then they gain back the weight they lost plus some additional pounds. This is why more and more, people are turning to acupuncture weight loss treatments...

Acomplia weight loss drug launches in UK

6/29/2006 - -- Sanofi Aventis launches its weight loss drug Acomplia today in the UK. The once-a-day pill was shown to help 40 percent of obese participants lose 10 percent of their body weight in clinical trials. Acomplia works to control appetite by blocking brain activity that regulates the body's energy...

Hoodia gordonii update: Honest sellers, safety information and weight loss realities

6/12/2006 - I am an outspoken critic of hoodia gordonii scams and con artists, but a supporter of honest nutritional supplements and herbal medicine in general. I've followed this story for almost two years now, and was the first to reveal the "Pure Hoodia" scam. As a consumer health advocate, I speak out on anything...

Alli weight loss drug has disgusting side effects and may block fat-soluble vitamins

5/17/2006 - Everybody is excited, it seems, about the new weight loss drug Alli, which will soon be sold over the counter (no prescription necessary). An FDA review panel gave it the thumbs up, saying it thought the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks to health. Alli is based on the prescription drug Orlistat,...

Bariatric surgery kills 5 percent of patients: Weight loss surgery takes deadly toll

3/22/2006 - A new analysis of bariatric surgery patients, published in the journal Nature, reveals that this surgical procedure may be far more dangerous than most people believe. An astonishing 4.6 percent of patients who undergo bariatric surgery are dead within a year. That's almost one out of 20 people who...

Hoodia fraud: Counterfeit hoodia gordonii weight loss pills dominate the market

2/21/2006 - This is an article about the market for hoodia gordonii, the diet pills used to suppress appetite and now being sold by a variety of companies. To begin this article, I have to tell you that I can't reveal everything I've discovered in this market. It's extremely frustrating, but it's absolutely true...

Diet Pill Supplement Scam: Two-Thirds of Hoodia Gordonii Pills Sold In the United States Are Counterfeit

8/30/2005 - As part of an ongoing investigation into Hoodia Gordonii supplements sold around the world, Truth Publishing has now learned that eleven out of seventeen brand-name hoodia supplements have failed a laboratory analysis of authenticity. The laboratory tests, conducted by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals in Costa...

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

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

DHEA for weight loss: miracle drug or unproven experiment?

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

How iodine accelerates weight loss by supporting the thyroid gland

6/25/2005 - If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn't helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability...

Questioning the safety of synthetic human growth hormone (HGH)

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

Hoodia gordonii helps for weight loss, but isn't a miracle solution

4/6/2005 - The popularity of hoodia gordonii as an appetite suppressant continues to skyrocket. I've had an increasing number of readers e-mailing me to ask about the herb and tell me about their experiences with it. And when I've talked to various retailers and suppliers of the herb, I've learned that demand...

Consumer Alert: Hoodia Gordonii weight loss pills scam exposed by independent investigation

3/26/2005 - Truth Publishing can now reveal the details of an exhaustive investigation into what may be the largest Hoodia Gordonii supplement scam operating in North America: the Pure Hoodia, Inc. company. (This article has recently been updated with even more evidence, see below for details.) In this exclusive...

Trim Spa weight loss supplement is formulated with effective ingredients

3/1/2005 - By now, virtually everyone in the world has heard about the weight loss supplement called Trim Spa. You may be wondering, is this the real thing? Does it really work? Anna Nicole lost 60 or 70 pounds by taking this supplement, but is it just an overhyped weight loss pill, or is it something that actually...

Five appetite control foods that suppress cravings without adding calories

1/20/2005 - There is a reality about weight loss that people need to be aware of. Losing weight requires you to feel hungry from time to time. There is no way to lose weight without feeling some degree of hunger. Believe me, I have exhaustively explored this issue. I have tried appetite suppressants. I have tried...

Milk won't help you lose weight, says dairy industry critic Robert Cohen

12/5/2004 - The following is part four of an interview with Robert Cohen, author of "Milk, the Deadly Poison," and www.Notmilk.com Mike Adams: Let's talk about marketing. The dairy industry, for many years, they focused on the message that milk gave you healthy bones. And now recently, they're focused on weight...

Consumer alert: con artists sell counterfeit hoodia gordonii as bogus weight loss pills

12/5/2004 - This is part four of our investigative report into Hoodia Gordonii, a natural appetite suppressant herb. As part of our investigation, we interviewed hoodia growers and suppliers, learning that con artists are hard at work trying to ride the current wave of hoodia publicity. When there's money to be...

Hoodia gordonii is no miracle weight loss pill, health investigation reveals

12/5/2004 - This is part six of our investigative series on hoodia gordonii, the natural appetite suppressant herb now gaining widespread popularity as a potential weight loss pill. If you've read much about hoodia, it all sounds rather convincing: lose weight without feeling hungry. What could be easier? But...

Independent investigation reveals trusted sources for buying hoodia gordonii pills for weight loss

12/5/2004 - This is part five of our investigative series on hoodia gordonii, a natural appetite suppressant for weight loss. I spent $1,742 and over a hundred hours investigating the hoodia industry, ordering products, and interviewing hoodia product providers. What I've found is that many companies claiming to...

Hoodia Gordonii emerges as natural appetite suppressant with weight loss potential

11/29/2004 - This is part three of our investigative report into Hoodia Gordonii, a natural appetite suppressant. (If you missed part 2, click here to read it.) In this part, we're exploring how hoodia works to control appetite and actually help people lose weight. Understanding hoodia is easier when you consider...

Low-carb vs. low-fat diet debate distracts from the real weight loss solution

11/16/2004 - With all the focus on low-carb versus low-fat diets in the news these days, you might think those are the only two options to consider when it comes to losing weight and reversing obesity. Proponents of one diet or the other debate over the merits of their particular dieting strategy, but neither seem...

Acomplia diet drug shows real promise for sustained weight loss, but only if you keep taking it

11/9/2004 - In early clinical trials, Acomplia is looking promising. But with only 3,000+ people tested so far, it's far from being approved by the FDA. And even as effective as Acomplia appears to be in early tests, much of the hype is overblown: daily walking or cardiovascular exercise results in far more weight...

Weight Loss Centers Are Popular, But Do They Really Work?

8/6/2004 - There's a tremendous amount of money to be made in helping people lose weight and fight obesity. Accordingly, all sorts of franchises are expanding across America and attempting to help people lose weight by pursuing a variety of strategies, including calorie control, hypnosis, weight loss supplements,...

The Palm Springs Diet Promises to Help You Lose Weight, But Does It Really Work?

8/6/2004 - Following the popularity of the Hamptons Diet and the South Beach Diet, a new diet product is emerging on the market called the Palm Springs Diet. This isn't a book, but rather a product that promises to help people lose weight by taking nutritional supplements. But does the Palm Springs Diet really...

Are you a weight loss / diet pills / liposuction junkie?

7/26/2004 - It seems that everybody wants to lose weight. But when most people say they want to lose weight, what they really mean is they want to lose weight without altering their current lifestyle. They want to lose weight without changing the foods that they eat, or without getting up off the couch, turning...

High protein diet good for your health, good for weight loss, says startling new research

7/23/2004 - Ever since the popularity of the Atkins diet exploded, low-carb / high protein diets have been under fire from critics who say that eating very high levels of protein (three to four times the normal daily amount) would compromise the function of important organs such as the kidneys. Others claim high...

Medicare to fund obesity treatments, but which ones really work?

7/22/2004 - With the new decision by Medicare to consider obesity a disease, providers of solutions to obesity will no doubt be lining up to offer treatments. But which treatments will Medicare fund? Which treatments really work for weight loss? There's no doubt that the increasingly popular surgical procedure...

Calcium emerging as key nutrient for weight loss; coral calcium supplements can help you lose weight

6/30/2004 - Calcium could be the key nutrient needed to help you lose weight, according to a growing consensus of new research examining the mineral. Calcium not only helps with hypertension, the research shows: it also appears to support healthy physiology in a way that results in the loss of excess body fat....

Milk industry claims cow's milk results in weight loss; bad science meets dishonest marketing

5/25/2004 10:40:25 AM - The milk industry has launched a full court press to hype the supposed weight loss benefits of drinking milk. They're running print ads, hiring celebrities to wear goofy-looking milk moustaches, and paying nutritionists to give distorted speeches about the benefits of milk. The problem is, there's...

Diet pills make comeback with ephedra-free weight loss supplements

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