The BEST breakfast for weight loss

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Are you unsure what to eat for breakfast? I just read a study that makes me positively giddy. Why giddy? I’ll tell you in a minute, but first let me tell you a bit about the study, which was presented at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, …

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Colon Cleanse

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Colon cleanses should not be confused with colonics …. The ones I’m reviewing are psyllium husk-based colon cleansing products, typically taken over the course of 10 – 30 days. The promise: Because of the Western diet, with all the pre-processed, overly refined, fiber-lacking foods, the guts of most Americans are …

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Green Smoothie Cleanse

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There are several ways to do a Green Smoothie Cleanse, but most involve lots of greens and natural, whole foods. The promise: Promoters of green smoothie-type cleanses say that some people are holding on to excess weight because toxins are trapped in fat cells. Raw greens, they propose, can rid …

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The Master Cleanse

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Rumor has it Beyoncé used the Master Cleanse, also known as the Lemonade Diet, to get ready for her role in Dreamgirls. The detox has been around since the 1940s and millions of people have used it, making it one of the most well known cleanses around. The promise: This …

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil, “the Great Therapeutic”

Olive Oil

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, dubbed olive oil “the great therapeutic.” The ancient Greek physician identified more than 60 medicinal uses for olive oil. Fortunately, after two and a half millennia, modern science is beginning to catch up. Many clinical studies, including the large-scale PREDIMED trials to evaluate the effects …

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It’s NOT your fault he can’t perform …

Upset Young Couple Having Problems With Sex.

I love to bring other voices into my blog. So when I met Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., a renowned naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative management of male and urological conditions, I begged him to write a blog post for me. Dr. Geo is the founder …

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Are you getting enough protein?

Fit Senior Man

One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how much harder it is to lose weight. One of the main reasons for this? The loss of muscle mass. Beginning at age 30 (yes, 30!), most of us lose about 1% of muscle each year, as the body starts …

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Why BMI is BS

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Every year when I get my physical, my doctor measures my height and weight. Then he takes those 2 numbers, plugs them into a formula (weight multiplied by 703, divided by height squared, in case you’re interested) and gives me my body mass index. Otherwise known as BMI. For years, …

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The TRUTH about weight loss

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Greetings, Next up in our Motivational Monday series is the story of Rosanne Dutzer from Colorado. When menopause hit, Rosanne put on 15 pounds that she Just. Could. Not. Lose. As a former personal trainer, Rosanne knew what to do. And while she wasn’t expecting miracles, she did figure that …

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Not losing? You may need to eat MORE

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Hello, Most people assume that to lose weight they need to drastically cut calories. That’s exactly how the subject of our next Motivational Monday story felt. Vivian Griffin, 65, confesses that for years, her eating habits were abysmal. She was always hungry, and a penchant for certain kinds of food …

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Scale won’t budge? Push through it …

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Greetings, The next story in our Motivational Monday series is the tale of Patti Thomas, a school secretary from Leesburg, Va. For years she’d been trying to lose weight, exercising and eating healthfully. But the pounds just wouldn’t move. “At one time I was even a vegan for over a …

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She ate MORE and lost weight

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Greetings, With all the bad news these days, isn’t it nice to hear some good things for a change? Something that always makes me feel warm and fuzzy are the emails and letters I receive from customers who have used our products. So we’ve decided from now on, every Monday, …

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Get rid of STUBBORN belly fat

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Greetings, The next story in our Motivational Monday series is the tale of Melissa Reed from Arkansas. Melissa didn’t have too much weight to lose. A good thing, yes. But even so, she still had a big problem. No matter how hard she tried, she could not get rid of …

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