Weight Management

Health Blog: How to Avoid Foods Containing Trans Fats

How to avoid foods with trans fats

There is no getting around it. Trans fats, those hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils found in so many processed and fast foods, can kill you.

Health Blog: Trans Fats Clog More than the Heart

The Bad Fat       

Trans fats were developed in the early part of the 20th century to make vegetable oils last longer and spoil less frequently than animal fats, giving commercial food manufacturers the opportunity to create products that cost less, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel.

Health Blog: 5 Effortless ways to lose weight over the Holidays

5 Easy Tips to Keep

the Pounds Off

During the Holidays

Weight gain checkThat festive time of year is upon us! So are the pounds. The Holidays are friends and family time, and as soon as we get to celebrate good times, we start munching and drinking away.

Here are 5 tips to reduce the calorie intake during this season. These are easy things that won’t take much of an effort, but make a whole lot of a difference when you get on the scale January 1st.

Health Blog: Discovery of fat hormone leptin can win 2011 Nobel Prize

One Canadian and one American scientist who discovered the hormone that regulates appetite have a good chance of winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine this week (October 2011).  Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey M. Friedman discovered the leptin appetite hormone back in 1995.

Health Blog: Best Fitness Foods For Women - Part Two

Best Fitness FoodsLast we started off our post on best fitness foods for women with all the usual foods you’d expect to see on a list like this.  Today we’re going to take a look at the underdogs, the ones that no one saw coming.

Health Blog: Obese people have a problem tasting fat

Fatty Foods Numb the Taste Buds

Omega-6 oils are hard to taste and therefor making Americans obese when there are healthier alternatives.Not so long ago the ability to taste and identify fats was a survival skill. Certain fats and oils are essential for energy and for the production of hormones. Finding these fats as a hunter / gatherer was a matter of life and death. 

Health Blog: Exercise – The Fountain of Youth, Part 2

 

You can boost your immunity through proper exercise

Knowing the proper way to exercise will go a long way to keep your body young and stave off disease. Starting in adolescence our body’s internal army, the immune system, slowly begins to lose its ability to fight off invaders such as viruses and bacteria. The reason for this is believed to be the gradual shrinking of our body’s primary organ of the immune system, the thymus gland, which begins to shrink around puberty and by age 60 is barely visible.

Weight Loss Blog: Food Industry Must Create Healthier Foods

Healthier foods and healthy bottom line can both be had, former food executive says

The obesity epidemic is going to force the food industry to provide better foodsA former food executive with Coca-Cola, General Mills and Cadbury-Schweppes, and the author of Stuffed: An Insider's Look at Who's (Really) Making America Fat, says that the nation’s food companies need to do more to fight the obesity epidemic, and that advocates for better foods need to embrace something other than perfection if we’re to come up with any practical solutions to obesity.

Weight Loss Blog: What Makes Americans Fat?, Part 4

Do you believe all those slender people in the beer commercials?

Alcohol is a big contributor to weigh gain ion America.We refused to believe this statistic: Beer adds a whopping 43,050 calories per year. That number – 22 days of recommended food calories for a woman, and 17 days for a man – is simply beyond comprehension. And that’s the average for each American 15 and older. We had such a hard time believing these alcohol consumption statistics from our government’s National Institutes for Health that we cross checked them against the beer-consumption statistics from the beer Brewers Association.

Health Blog: Omega-3s to the Rescue?

Study finds EPA/DHA appear to combat the bad effects of obesity

 

Omega-3s kick butt.

Omega threes have lowered heart disease and diabetes in the Inuit poepleSome 40 years ago, a Danish researcher named Dr. Jorn Dyerberg wondered why the Inuit of Greenland, whose diet was largely animal fat, had almost no heart disease. He found that the Inuit had a much higher concentration of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA in their blood than the rest of us.

 

Weight Loss Blog: What Makes America Fat?, Part 1

5 foods and drinks that add weight … and nothing else

Health Blog: Can You Sleep Your Way to Skinny?

Research indicates that sleep affects weight control

Getting skinny may have a lot to do with how much you are sleeping.Obesity, especially in the United States, is epidemic. There are many causes, some still being discovered, but one of them is – believe it or not – lack of sleep.

Food Blog: Scenes from America’s Dining Table

Why the disconnect between food facts and what we eat?

Americans’ dining habits are disconnected from the food facts that we know to be true.

Every day in America we hear about healthy eating.  Messages are on TV, in magazines, popular books and all over the Internet.  Do they work?  Let’s look at some typical American stories.

Health Blog: How Do We Get a Handle on Heart Disease?

Conventional medicine offers no cures, says Dr. Decker Weiss

Heart disease is the leading killer in America. Is conventional medicine the answer?

Heart disease is the result of inflammation, and if you have experienced any of the hallmarks of inflammation – indigestion, bloating, irritable bowel, type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, skin rashes, painful joints or chronic pain anywhere – you have been warned: If you don’t get it under control, heart disease is a real possibility.

Health Blog: Counterfeit Estrogens and Your Metabolism

Is your body being fooled into gaining weight by xenoestrogens?

Counterfeit estrogens in the environment are messing with your metabolism.You may already know that estrogens are critical elements for maintaining health and balance in the body. But did you know that there are estrogen mimickers in our environment that can lead to hormonal imbalance, weight gain and disease?

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