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9 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight (Until Now)

As someone who has struggled - and lost a lot of weight - there are things that you need to expect. Not just that your clothing fits better or your face is thinner, but unexpected things. These things can cause some to panic, and other to rejoice. However, there are things that you need...

Paleo Diet: No Corn Flakes, Snickers, or Chardonnay?

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Could the nation’s current eating habits of trans fats, sugar, and refined foods be what is contributing to the obesity epidemic, heart disease, cancer? According to research in the fields of biochemistry, dermatology, biology, and other disciplines, the diet of the average of the person in the U.S. is the root of degenerative diseases....

Tackling Obesity with a Plant-Based Diet

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Reports show that one out of three adults in the U.S. is obese. As much of a problem as this is, there is hope for people wanting to lose weight and combat this issue. A recent study suggests that plant-based diets are an effective and safe way of treating obesity -- without restrictions on...

Organic vs. Non-GMO: Are They the Same?

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Are you one of the many people that are a tad confused by the differences of USDA Organic labels on food and the claims of non-GMO on the packaging? It may help to start by defining what each of these classifications means. Organic Farmers grow organic food without the use of synthetic pesticide or anything genetically...

Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Many people have to grocery shop and meal plan on a budget. They have also discovered that it can be more of a challenge to eat healthy cost-effectively. It can be discouraging to try and make changes in your diet but later find it difficult to do so without breaking the bank. It doesn’t...

Sugar Substitutes: Once Sweet, Now a Distasteful Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Quite regularly, researchers present information about the effects of artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes and how our bodies react to them. When artificial sweeteners first came to the market, its primary purpose was to aid in weight loss and diabetes management. It was received fairly well, and many found it to be an excellent...

Our Food Is Killing Us!

1 in 5 early deaths traced back to toxic food ingredients and junk food lifestyles Today, 72 percent of early deaths are from non-communicable chronic diseases that are connected to dietary choices that lead to cardiovascular events, obesity, Type-2 diabetes and cancer. A large ongoing study being conducted by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at...

Sugar over sex? Almost half of those polled would rather give up sex for a year than sacrifice their daily sugar hit

A survey carried out by SimplyHealth revealed that the U.K.’s excessive sugar consumption continues to affect a large number of people, many of whom even willing to forgo sex than cutting back on their daily sugar intake. The survey examined more than 2,000 respondents and found that 41 percent were willing to sacrifice sexual intimacy rather than reducing their...

Purple potatoes may cut your risk of developing colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases, new research says

The first experience I had with “purple” potatoes was earlier this summer when my bride and I had several Army buddies over for a social gathering, and one of our guests brought a multi-colored potato salad as her contribution to the food table.I was flabbergasted, as was my friend’s hubby, who told me he’d...

Drinking low-fat or skim milk raises the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers

The more low-fat dairy a person consumes in a day, the greater their risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, claim researchers from Harvard University. To be precise: Those who consumed at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day had a 34 percent higher chance of acquiring the disease than those who consumed less than...
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