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Accentuate the positive to eat healthy, lose weight in 2017

January 3, 2017

Don’t eat this. Don’t eat too much of that. If you don’t lose weight now, you’ll be sorry later. Dietary advice is rife with the negative. Consider accentuating the positive to increase your chances of success with your weight loss goals for 2017. Eating healthier to achieve your weight loss goals will rest largely on […]

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Lose weight, save the planet with sustainable eating in 2017

December 29, 2016

In recent years it’s become clear that manufacturing processed food for the masses isn’t sustainable. Industrial agriculture has made calories conveniently available for nearly everyone, at the expense of the natural environment. The sustainable food movement is based on understanding that how we eat can either contribute to environmental destruction, or a healthier planet. Sustainable eating practices […]

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Will you succeed, or fail your 2017 weight loss resolution?

December 27, 2016

Losing weight is usually the top ranked New Year’s resolution in surveys measuring such things. Perhaps because such noble intentions fail so often, New Year’s resolutions aren’t taken very seriously. The same surveys that rank weight loss as number one also show a mere 8 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions keep them. […]

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High dose antioxidant supplements could damage your DNA

December 20, 2016

The dietary supplement industry rakes in billions promoting the idea that if something is good for you, more is better. Polyphenols are a class of antioxidant nutrients that are heavily promoted for their disease fighting powers. Supplement manufacturers produce products that can deliver up to 100 times the concentration a person can get from a […]

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Get your fiber or gut bacteria could make a meal out of you

December 15, 2016

The standard American diet is seriously deficient of fiber. In recent years in recent years, scientists have uncovered the many roles fiber plays in our bodies, far beyond simple roughage to keep us regular. Lower cholesterol and better immune health are perhaps the most commonly cited reasons for including more fiber in our diets. Symbiotic […]

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You can keep losing weight and still enjoy holiday eating

December 12, 2016

You’re well on your way to reaching your weight loss goals, but the holiday season is here. It’s a time of being surrounded by temptation that goes on for weeks. It would be easy to put your eating plan on hold. You could convince yourself that you can catch up when the feasting is over. […]

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It takes more than nuts to cut risk of cancer, heart disease

December 8, 2016

Just in time for holiday nut bowls, new research has been making the rounds suggesting that people who eat nuts reduce their risk of cancer and heart disease. Indeed the study did find a correlation between eating a handful of nuts and reduced risk. But it wasn’t a controlled experiment and it could be that […]

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Paleo Certified: another food industry marketing gimmick

December 5, 2016

“Going paleo” has become one of the most popular fad diets in recent years. In fact, the idea of eating the same foods as our hunter-gatherer ancestors has become lucrative enough for the food industry to create a “paleo certified” label for certain processed foods. Considered logically, equating a food that comes in a package […]

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How a tiny bit of holiday weight gain can still make you fat

November 30, 2016

It’s commonly accepted that the average American can expect to gain about five pounds during the holidays. Yet, research suggests that for most of those who do gain weight in the coming weeks, the actual amount could be rather insignificant. However, holiday weight gain becomes a problem when it doesn’t go away. As the years […]

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Yo-yo dieting and your risk of dying of from heart disease

November 22, 2016

Most people who lose weight end up gaining it back. They try again and the cycle repeats itself. Sure, it’s frustrating. But weight cycling, otherwise known as yo-yo dieting, could also be hazardous to one’s health. A new study has linked yo-yo dieting with an increased risk of death from heart disease in post-menopausal women, […]

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