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Added Dietary Sugar: Sweet Substitutes (Part II)

Posted on 15th May 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

We recently blogged in this space about how sugar can be Public Enemy No. 1 for people who aren’t careful with their diets and consume an excess amount of added sugar (sugar in addition to already comes in their regular diet). Americans as a whole have been eating way too much sugar for too long, and the consequences are showing up in unwanted health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, mental health issues, and even acne problems.

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Added Dietary Sugar: Health Risks (Part I)

Posted on 13th May 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Sometimes being told what you should be eating in place of what you want to be eating is news you don’t want to hear, and this might be one of those occasions. For those who have a serious sweet tooth and think little of adding sugar to a food item such at any meal, the bad news is this – sugar might be Public Enemy No. 1 – more so even than fat – when it comes to a healthy diet and a healthy you.

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Eight Ways to Support Your Liver's Health

Posted on 17th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Your body has an assortment of major organs, the most prominent of which are your brain and heart, and who’s going to debate that? But all of our organs require TLC, and there’s no overstating the important role that your liver plays within your body. It performs a multitude of key tasks, to include breaking down toxins so that they can be properly expelled from your bodies, as well as producing proteins, cholesterol, and bile as well as storing minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates.

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10 Practical Ways to Curb Your Appetite

Posted on 5th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

If you want to lose weight – and, be serious, who doesn’t? – there are two major areas you need to focus on: exercise and diet. Stay active on a consistent basis, eat right, and watch the weight drop off. That’s the idea.

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How to Understand and Handle Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted on 18th Mar 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

You shouldn’t feel too bad if you have ever suffered, or are suffering, from a bout of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). You have plenty of company. Well, let’s rephrase that: then again, feeling bad goes with the SAD territory, and it might even seem unavoidable. Feeling bad, depressed, or just plain down in the dumps for an extended period of time every year is a very real thing for many people, and there’s nothing amusing or uplifting about it.

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Gymnema Sylvestre: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 14th Mar 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Much of what we see and know about regarding nutritional herbs and supplements dates back hundreds, even thousands, of years, which is proof that our ancestors – regardless your ethnicity – knew what they were doing way back when. Gymnema sylvestre, a wood-climbing shrub native to Indian, Africa, and Australia is among those plants whose robust medicinal properties have stood the tests of time.

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Bromelain: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 28th Feb 2019 14:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Many of us have grown up believing that anything that’s good for what ails us isn’t going to taste very good, and were it not medicinal, we wouldn’t be touching it with a 10-foot pole. There are exceptions to the rule. One of them is that sweet, juicy fruit known as pineapple, which contains a protein-digesting enzyme known as bromelain. Once extracted from the pineapple, bromelain has the potential to clear things up healthwise in a variety of ways.

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GTF Chromium: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 14th Feb 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Chromium is a mineral that is essential for your body’s nutritional needs, yet it is a hard metal that, in its natural state, is difficult for your body to absorb. Hmmm. That sounds like it could be a problem, even a contradiction of human biology, except such minerals can be chelated, or bound, to another compound to enhance its absorption capability. Such is the case with GTF chromium.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 8th Feb 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Alpha lipoic acid is also known as lipoic acid and thioctic acid, but whatever you choose to call it, it remains a compound found in almost every cell in your body – providing protection to those cells. Its primary role is to support your body’s normal functions by converting glucose – aka blood sugar – into the energy needed to drive those bodily functions.

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Resveratrol -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 7th Feb 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

We all know all too well that drinking and driving don’t mix, that there’s not much good to be gained by drinking too much alcohol. Drinking a moderate amount of red wine, though, can apparently be a boon to our health, starting with how it seems able to protect brain function and lower blood pressure – and that isn’t all.

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Berberine -- Its Sources, Benefits, and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 3rd Jan 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Berberine is one of the most versatile nutritional supplements known to man, recognized for its wide range of health benefits that include treating metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and inflammation, among other conditions.

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5 Reasons For Some Vitamins, Herbs and Minerals Before Hitting the Gym

Posted on 20th Dec 2018 12:17:22 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management

I bet many people would walk right away from exercising if they were told that exercising leaves some of their tissues broken or injured. Hard as that may be to swallow, it’s the frank way to explain the internal technicalities that make exercises beneficial. Talking about misconceptions, hypes and exaggerations, health and fitness comes only second to love and relationships.

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Cinnamon | Reap the Benefits for Your Health

Posted on 21st Dec 2018 07:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

To anyone who has a sweet tooth and has longed for a ‘miracle’ food that is not only sweet and tasty but also healthful and beneficial (and low on calories) need dream no longer. There is such a consumable – cinnamon – that in fact has been around for thousands of years and which provides a plethora of potential health benefits that sound almost too good to be true. But it is true.

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Cayenne Pepper | Reap the Benefits for Your Health

Posted on 14th Dec 2018 08:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

What’s there not to love about cayenne? It’s a pepper that adds a splendid kick to almost any meal (even breakfast, in some cases) and which doubles in its other world as a therapeutic compound with thousands of years of practical use and dozens of uses ranging from treating heartburn and delirium to going head to head with sore throat and hemorrhoids. Not to mention (but we are, anyway) it can also do a number in helping to cleanse the body as a detoxifying agent.

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What You Need to Know about Diabetes

Posted on 19th Nov 2018 03:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

About one in 10 Americans have diabetes, which works out to more than 30 million people. More than 80 million other U.S. adults are at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and that’s sobering news when you realize that this disease – which is closely aligned with blood glucose levels in your body – can lead to blindness, nerve damage, and kidney disease, among other health issues.

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Let Creatine Create Enhanced Performance for You

Posted on 7th Nov 2018 08:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Even for those of you who do it all the time, exercise and intense competition can sometimes become a drag on the body, right? Those are the times to be thinking about a little “pick-me-up” that might help you run a bit faster, jump a little higher, do an extra set of lifts, or extend that endurance a little bit farther. Enhancing your athletic or workout performance safely and legally should be atop your list of priorities, and creatine can help on all counts.

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Tea for Two, but Are Alleged Health Benefits True?

Posted on 24th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Let’s cut to the chase by answering the question posed in the title of this article. Yes, the alleged health benefits are true, or at least appear to be true, but such a declaration comes with several caveats. One qualifier is that not all teas sold on the market are real teas – those being ones derived from the Camellia sinensis plant. Plus, actual testing of tea’s beneficial potencies has been limited to animals and not humans, so we can’t quite say ‘yeah’ with 100 percent confidence.

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What's In TripleTrim Weight Loss Formula?

Posted on 23rd Oct 2018 07:21:35 in Weight Management

We all know that diet and exercise are essential for weight loss and healthy weight maintenance, right? But sometimes diet and exercise alone just isn’t enough. You can only starve yourself so much… or spend so much time on the treadmill, right?! When you feel like you’ve hit your limit – but still aren’t getting the results you want – what do you do? Meet TripleTrim+, a specially designed weight loss formula that brings a three-pronged approach to weight loss with Garcinia Cambogia, Green Coffee Bean and Razberi-K™. Let’s take a closer look…

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Dandelion Root -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses

Posted on 16th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

To some homeowners, a dandelion is nothing more than an annoying weed that so rudely populates his or her yard for a brief spell once a year. Others a bit more romantic at heart are enraptured by the bright yellow hue of the budding plant. But what many members of both of these demographics might not know is that dandelion root has long been a staple of the herbal remedy market, known for its properties of stimulating the appetite, promoting digestion, and acting as a laxative.

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Flaxseeds Can Sprout Health Benefits for You

Posted on 12th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

In this second of three blogs in our impromptu good-things-come-in-small-packages series of nutritional seeds, we turn our gaze to flaxseeds, which have been around for a long time – as in 6,ooo years long! These small seeds – which can be found in brown, tan, or gold-colored varieties, are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids known as alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) and can fight the good fight for good health on several fronts, such as blood sugar, heart disease, digestion, skin complexion, cholesterol, and hormones.

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Chia Seeds Can Sprout Health Benefits for You

Posted on 11th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

When planting a garden, such as the one in your backyard, it is imperative that you have the right seeds in hand to make it possible to plant, nurture, and harvest a nice assortment of vegetables for the family dinner table. Ditto for your body and an assortment of nutritional seeds. As small as they are, such seeds can be indispensable for your health; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones can do what, and then being sure to include them as part of your daily dietary regimen.

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Milk Thistle - Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 9th Oct 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System

Ask a half-dozen people their favorite health attribute linked to milk thistle, and you will likely hear six different answers. That points to the versatility of this flowering plant (reddish-purplish flowers) found mostly in Mediterranean countries and which belongs to the same plant family as the daisy. Scientifically known as silybmum marianum, milk thistle actually goes by an assortment of names that also include Mary thistle, holy thistle, and Scotch thistle.

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What Are Amino Acids and Why Are They Needed?

Posted on 3rd Oct 2018 07:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Amino acids are the organic compounds that come together to form proteins, the building blocks of life. Knowing that, it should be no surprise that your body needs a daily intake of amino acids. That’s because your body doesn’t store any surplus amino acids that you have consumed, per It’s sort of like buying minutes for your phone on a monthly basis – use them or lose them, or at least that’s the way it used to be. You get the idea.

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Ginseng: Its Sources, Benefits and Uses

Posted on 26th Sep 2018 08:00:00 in Weight Management, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Distinguishing one herb-based supplement from another can be tricky without a scorecard, although there are some herbs that need little explanation – except what you might see in the occasional nutritional blog, such as here – and it is in this category that ginseng distinguishes itself from most of the other herbs.

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L-Carnitine -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 11th Sep 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

There are myriad weight-loss products on the market – there has been for decades – and choosing the right one(s) can be an exasperating chore. Fretting over such a choice would be OK if it meant losing a few pounds in the process, but that’s not going to happen. So let’s help you cut through the smoke and offer a suggestion worth a look – L-carnitine.

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Berberine -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 19th Sep 2018 06:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

You’ve probably been asked at least once that if you were to end up on a deserted island and could only take one thing with you (short of a boat or helicopter), what would it be? Well, let’s take a variation of that question – one that is much less daunting – and it goes like this: If you could pick only one nutritional supplement to take with you to that deserted island, and assuming an endless supply, what would it be, and why? We can think of several, but one great choice would be berberine.

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'W' is for Weight Management: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 15th Aug 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

So, your goal in life right now is for weight loss, but you’re not having a whole lot of success keeping it off? Maybe it’s time for a paradigm shift in your mindset, or a shift to making weight management your goal. Think of the latter as a more reasoned way to not only lose the weight but to keep it off, and keep it off for the long haul.

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Flavonoids: What Are They - Where Are They From - What Do They Do?

Posted on 9th Aug 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Announcements & News

For years we have been reminded by well-meaning folks to be sure to eat our fruits and veggies, and there is a good health-related, scientific reason for this. Fruits and vegetables are the most abundant food source of flavonoids, which are responsible for the vivid colors of fruits and vegetables and, even more importantly, are characterized by their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune system-bolstering properties.

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'T' is for Turmeric: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 12th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

Suppose you are about to be stranded on a small island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – even if it’s totally inconceivable you’d actually get advance notice for that sort of thing – and you can take only one nutritional supplement with you. What would it be? Well, depending on your personal preferences and particular state of health, there are, arguably, several right answers. But the best answer? Let’s start (and end) with turmeric.

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Forskolin Is All in for Benefiting Our Health

Posted on 11th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

For anyone who is overweight, afflicted with high blood pressure and looking to build muscle mass while also alleviating their symptoms of asthma, the herbal supplement forskolin might be just what the doctor ordered. Or at least it’s worth a discussion with your physician or other health-care professional, mindful of forskolin’s purported wide range of health benefits.

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Life is Healthier with a Cherry (or Cherries) on Top

Posted on 4th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries, as most of us well know, but a bowl of cherries is, well, a bowl of cherries. They enhance our health, no question. Cherries are a fruit that can provide us many health benefits, thanks to a potent makeup that includes plenty of fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds, making the small, red fruits one of the healthiest foods around, even when topping a thick, delicious calories-laden milkshake.

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Boswellia Can Assist in Weight Loss

Posted on 13th Jul 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Traditional medicine practitioners of ancient times, dating back 3,000 or more years, were really on to something. Their reliance on powerful herbs to successfully treat many of the maladies of their day was nothing short of ingenious, ahead of its time. Take boswellia, for instance. This herb, taken from the Boswellia serrata tree as a gummy resin, has been used to treat numerous medical conditions for centuries, and when it comes to weight loss and this century, it’s nothing short of a revelation.


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The Woman's Workout - Making the Most of Your Gym Time

Posted on 23rd Apr 2018 16:00:00 in Weight Management, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Women who work out regularly, as well as those who plan to get to that point soon, pretty much know what they need in hand before they head to the gym. For starters—proper apparel suitable for lots of sweating to go with all that stretching, twisting, lifting, and/or cardio, as well as a multi-function watch as well as a towel (if one not provided). More importantly, though, there is the matter of proper nutritional supplementation to help fuel the body as well as to aid in bodily recovery and repair.

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Fast Icy Relief for Runners, Hikers, and Bikers

Posted on 27th Mar 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

In the aftermath of a hard workout, such as one associated with running, biking, or even a jaunty hike through the woods and over hills, pain isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Most likely, this is the presence of what is known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), a condition in which muscle pain develops a day or two after exercise, if not sooner.

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Can You Guess the 4 Critical Nutrients the American Diet Lacks?

Posted on 13th Feb 2018 11:02:18 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management

Do you know what “SAD” stands for? If you guessed, “seasonal affective disorder,” you get a point. But today we’re looking at a different SAD… The Standard American Diet. SAD is far too common here in the U.S. where “three out of four Americans don’t eat a single piece of fruit in a given day, and nearly nine out of ten don’t reach the minimum recommended daily intake of vegetables”.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support the Glands

Posted on 31st Jan 2018 10:30:00 in Weight Management, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Our body’s glands, small in stature but large in function, comprise the endocrine system. Their chief role is to produce and secrete chemical substances known as hormones that regulate our cells’ and organs’ activities. In a sense, the endocrine system acts as our body’s thermostat, as described by, similar to how wall-mounted thermostats in the home control room temperature.

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Benefits of Probiotics Outside of the Gut or Digestion

Posted on 30th Jan 2018 10:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

This how it usually goes with probiotics – make mention of these living microorganisms and the conversation goes straight to how probiotics benefit digestive and gut health. You know the drill: probiotics consist of “good bacteria” that are consumed via fermented foods or supplements and act to restore or strengthen the natural balance of gut bacteria. This aids in proper digestion and helps ward off diseases (such as inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis) and even diarrhea, which can often be a side effect of antibiotic use.

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Losing Sleep and Losing Our Health

Posted on 23rd Jan 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

You snooze, you lose, right? Actually, yes, and in a good way. At least it’s a good thing if you are trying to lose weight, or at least shed some of that beer belly. Research has shown that getting sufficient sleep – usually targeted at eight hours, give or take an hour – is a key factor in maintaining or even improving our health, which includes keeping off or shedding the pounds in many cases.

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Turmeric’s Many Benefits Number in the Dozens

Posted on 10th Jan 2018 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

If you’re looking for a nutritional supplement that is the Baskin Robbins of the health food industry – you know, 98 flavors and all that stuff – you might consider turmeric, with its key ingredient curcumin. Turmeric/curcumin might just be the Jack or Jill of all trades among supplements because of the many ways it can contribute to our good health, from top to bottom and from side to side with our bodies.


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Berberine Runs the Gamut on Health Benefits

Posted on 7th Jan 2018 14:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Wellness & Well-being

One of the most fascinating things about nutrition and health is the number of times that something old – something really old, even – is found to have new human health applications, or at least relatively new when it comes to medical and nutritional science in America. Case in point: berberine, a plant-based compound that has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medical practice dating back more than 1,000 years.

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8 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthy 2018

Posted on 30th Dec 2017 10:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

So, you’re sick and tired of making New Year’s resolutions year after year, only to break them long before January gives way to February? Or, maybe you’re just sick and tired, period, and in need of some easy-to-reach pick-me-ups that will leave you feeling fit, strong, and healthy for 2018. Here are eight resolution suggestions to grab onto and make a go of once you finish ringing in the New Year. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Weight-loss Holiday Season

Posted on 15th Dec 2017 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Or, you can at least make it a weight-neutral holiday season if actual weight loss seems too much of a holiday spirit-killing burden. First, though, put down that plate of steaming hot-out-of-the-oven pecan pie smothered in whipped cream and let’s talk about this.

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What’s the Ketogenic Diet and What’s in It?

Posted on 11th Oct 2017 10:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet often compared to the Atkins diet, as both are based on a drastic reduction in carbs consumption. Per, the main premise of the ketogenic diet is to get more calories from protein and fat, and fewer from carbs – which means cutting out sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread, for starters.

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What Is Ketosis and What Does It Do for Us?

Posted on 9th Oct 2017 16:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

When our body goes into a state of ketosis, it’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s something many of us choose to bring on ourselves to lose weight. The word ‘ketosis’ might sound like some sort of disease. It isn’t. It is a normal metabolic process in which our body, when short on glucose, instead starts burning stored fats for needed energy. It is a condition that people can initiate by starting a ketogenic diet that is low on carbohydrates and seeks to burn unwanted fat.

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The Sirtfood Diet: Healthy Craze or Just Plain Crazy?

Posted on 1st Sep 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management

If you are looking to kickstart a weight-loss program with almost-guaranteed success right out the gate, and if you like chocolate and/or wine and/or coffee, and if you have three weeks to spare, then maybe there really is a diet program out there that might appeal to you. There really is such a diet, and it goes by the name of the Sirtfood Diet. Celebrities like singer Adele swear by it – or at least eat by it.

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Belly Fat, Part II: Eat It Away

Posted on 15th Aug 2017 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Previously in this space we published a blog touching on some key points specific to belly fat. Included in the discussion was a summary of what belly fat is, its potential perils to our health, and several the underlying factors that contribute to it. Knowing those factors gives you a head start on what you can do to avoid belly fat or trim away what already is there.


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Live Longer: Trim Away That Belly Fat

Posted on 11th Aug 2017 17:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

With summer winding down, those of us who vowed to use the nicer weather to eat better and work out more to shed that “beer gut” and reveal that six-pack are running out of time to accomplish that mission – if we haven’t already succeeded. This isn’t just about looking better and buffer in a bathing suit, though. It’s also about our longevity – trimming the belly isn’t just about beach-time vanity, it’s also about our long-term health.

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Posted on 29th Jun 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Trying to lose weight is like trying to grip a wet and slippery bar of soap – the harder you squeeze, the faster it gets away from you. A lot of weight-loss plans or diets fail because of the instant-gratification conundrum: we want to lose X number of pounds now, even when we know in our heads that any viable plan or diet requires planning, patience and perseverance, yet many of us still won’t see immediate results and will abandon it faster than a New Year’s Resolution.

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What is AMPK and What Does It Do?

Posted on 27th Jun 2017 10:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

When it comes to inducing healthy and effective weight loss, there are a lot of theories and gimmicks floating around. AMPK is no theory or gimmick, however. It’s the real deal. Short for adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, AMPK is an important enzyme that, when activated, is effective at cranking up our metabolism and burning fat.

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What Are the Best Ways to Boost Metabolism?

Posted on 1st Jun 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

What little most of us know about the human body’s metabolism – without the help of a scientific manual – is that a fast metabolism is more conducive to losing weight than a slow metabolism is. That’s good to know for those of us looking to shed a few (or more than a few) pounds. The question is, how can we boost our metabolism without risk to our health, and perhaps even enhance our health in the process?

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What’s Driving Obesity Rates for U.S. Women?

Posted on 31st May 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Two-thirds of American adults are either obese or overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The obesity rate among women in their 40s and 50s has risen to 42 percent compared to 38 percent among middle-aged men. Across all adult age groups, in terms of obesity rate, women are at 38 percent compared to 34 percent of men – the obesity rate for women is on the rise, while it has plateaued for men.

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What Is Metabolism in the Human Body?

Posted on 25th May 2017 17:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

‘Metabolism’ is one of those health-related words we often hear in discussions focused on diet, weight and exercise; but do we really know what it means? Metabolism typically is talked about in simplistic terms, as if it’s some sort of biomechanical device that runs our body like an engine powers a car, when all we need to do is fuel it three times a day so we can enjoy the ride. However, there’s more to metabolism than just something to keep revved up if we want to drop the pounds.

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Berberine Spurs Weight Loss from Different Directions

Posted on 21st Apr 2017 13:00:00 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Berberine is an alkaloid found in a variety of plants, most notably a group of shrubs known as Berberis. It is a compound with a prominent place in traditional Chinese medicine dating back centuries. Berberine’s many uses include regulating blood-sugar and cholesterol levels, reducing harmful inflammation throughout the body, and playing a healthy role in fighting heart disease. Berberine also is a proven success story when it comes to inducing weight loss, and it plays this role well through a variety of functions.

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Cayenne’s Health Benefits Run the Gamut

Posted on 20th Apr 2017 10:00:00 in Weight Management, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

As a spice that adds a delicious kick to almost any entrée, cayenne can be a food connoisseur’s best friend. As a medicinal herb with a history that dates back about 9,000 years, cayenne’s capacity to effect positive health change is nothing short of remarkable – it can be everyone’s best friend.

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Boosting Your Metabolism Can Speed up Weight Loss

Posted on 13th Apr 2017 10:00:00 in Weight Management

Get your motor running. Those were the opening lyrics of a 1960’s hit song by Steppenwolf and the message is just as relevant today. It’s especially true when it comes to burning calories and fat if you want to lose weight. The motor is your metabolism, and the goal is to take the right actions and consume the right foods and drinks to keep your metabolism humming at peak efficiency.

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10 (or More) Things to Know about Protein and Its Intake

Posted on 27th Mar 2017 10:00:00 in Weight Management

Protein isn't just for body builders looking to pump up their muscle mass while sculpting their bodies. It also is an essential substance for everyone of all shapes, sizes, ages and physiques. Proteins serve as the human body's basic building blocks. They are comprised of amino acids whose job it is to build muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails and internal organs, as puts it.

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How Berberine Fights Fat in War Against Obesity

Posted on 14th Feb 2017 10:00:00 in Weight Management

Mention obesity in America, and many questions come to mind. How obese is America? How many people are overweight? Are Americans fat? Is obesity considered an epidemic in the U.S.? In short, the answers are, a lot, a bunch, yes and heck yes. We are as a society fat, overweight and obese--there's no other way to put it. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that 68 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and that number is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2020. Wallethub has declared fat as the new normal in America.

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Tips to Help Make You a Weight-loss Winner

Posted on 23rd Jan 2017 12:00:00 in Weight Management

So, it's late January – how are things going with that New Year's resolution; you know, the one about losing X number of pounds in 2017? Add these 19 various actions into your daily routine to help you bust those pounds and lose the weight you've been wanting to recently.

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Berberine Activates the Enzyme AMPK

Posted on 1st Feb 2017 15:52:46 in Weight Management

AMPK and the role berberine plays in activating this all important enzyme. In order to understand Berberine, and why it is now vying for a position as one of the most powerful supplements in the world, it's important to understand adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, or AMPK.

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How To Reduce Belly Fat

Posted on 18th Nov 2016 19:49:48 in Weight Management

As the holidays approach and thoughts of Santa Claus dance in the heads of kids of all ages, three to 103, we think of the guy with the white beard and the big round belly that works better on him than it does on us.

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Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Posted on 26th Oct 2016 12:00:00 in Weight Management

Hold on a sec and let’s get a grip . . . on that barbell or dumbbell. Here’s the skinny when it comes to fat and weight training: lifting weights can be a great way to lose weight and change the shape of your body in several places that will likely have you looking leaner.

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Treat Moderation as the Trick with Halloween Candy

Posted on 24th Oct 2016 12:00:00 in Weight Management

Soon it will be Halloween, one of the few days of the year (think Valentine’s Day and Easter as well) when kids (and us kids at heart) can gorge on candy and other sweets and not worry about what others will think or say. Everyone’s doing it! It really is supposed to be a one-day thing, but between parties at school, trick or treating on October 31 and munching on store-bought candy in the days leading up and then properly ‘disposing’ of leftover sweets in the days that follow, well, it just turns into one long marathon sugar rush.

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Taking a Stand Against Sitting Disease

Posted on 21st Oct 2016 16:00:00 in Weight Management

Are you sitting down? Not for long after you read this. If you haven’t heard about it before, welcome to a relatively new affliction known as “sitting disease.” No, this is not some anti-exotic name given to a debilitating condition caused by a mosquito bite or too much lounging around in the sun; it’s about spending too much time . . . sitting, the physical results of which can be devastating.

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The Skinny on 'Fat but Fit' Offers Hope to the Overweight

Posted on 8th Jul 2015 00:00:00 in Weight Management

How many of us have gone to the gym and gawked at an overweight person going full steam on the weights or the stationary bike, as we try not to stare (or chuckle) while wondering why he or she even bothers? Stifle the laughs, folks: some of us can look in the mirror and ask ourselves the same question.

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Reduce that Gut Before Hitting the Beach

Posted on 26th May 2015 16:22:53 in Weight Management, Wellness & Well-being

Soon it will be June, and that means time to break out the beach umbrellas, stock up on sunscreen and tackle that unsightly body flab before you even think about squeezing back into a bathing suit; to be seen in public, no less.

Full-fledged summer vacation season is just weeks away, but there's still time to shed a few pounds and tone that physique a bit before you hit the sand under the unforgiving bright sunlight of summer. While most springtime weight-loss talk focuses on women and bikinis, let's not forget the guys, complete with beer guts and the elastic vs. drawstrings debate when it comes to swim trunks. Listen up guys (and gals): rushed and reckless is no way to perform a crash course in weight loss. Dropping a dumbbell on your foot or passing out from an ill-advised starvation diet could ruin your Summer of 2015.

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