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How alcohol can shove your weight loss plan off the rails

January 18, 2017

Drinking alcohol in moderation is a cardinal rule of weight loss. In addition to ingesting lots of empty calories, it’s human nature to crave junk food while under the influence. Why we feel compelled to eat, even after drinking hundreds of calories, has been a mystery. But a team of British researchers believes they can help […]

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How alarmed should you be with a diagnosis of prediabetes?

January 13, 2017

The number of people with diabetes around the world has quadrupled since the 1980s. Many health care experts believe diabetes is a major public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions. It’s gotten to the point that anyone with elevated blood sugar is being warned that they have a disease called “prediabetes.” Risk factor, or […]

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Save your shrinking brain with a Mediterranean-style diet

January 9, 2017

An inevitable consequence of aging is the death of brain cells that aren’t replaced. As we get older, this loss of brain cells becomes significant enough to actually shrink the size of our brains. As a result, the strength of our memory and ability to learn decline. However, a new study suggests that adopting a […]

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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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