Lose The Wheat, Lose The Weight

I recently read a shocking book by Dr. William Davis called: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health. In this book, Dr. Davis (a well-known cardiologist), gives wheat the biggest smack-down I have ever seen… and backs it up with hard science. …

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Does Being Overweight Shrink Your Brain?

The short answer is a definitive yes. According to new research done at the University of Pittsburgh, it appears that being overweight or obese can shrink your brain anywhere from 4-8%.1 Even scarier, the brains of overweight people and obese subjects looked anywhere from 8-16 years older than the brains …

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How to Get Phone Skinny

According to a new report by the American Heart Association1, your phone might very well be the secret to getting skinny. In a study, overweight and obese adults who used a simple phone diary did significantly better than people using hand written diaries in achieving their weight loss behavioral goals. …

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Does Microwaving Destroy Nutrients?

Does Microwaving Destroy Nutrients? Not Always

Lately I have been hearing and reading about the idea that microwave ovens destroy the nutrients in our foods. And I have even heard that microwaving can be outright dangerous. So I thought this might be an important topic to investigate. Well, I have some news for you… It turns …

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Are You Sitting Your Way To An Early Death?

Even if you exercise once a day, new research indicates that you need to get off your behind. More specifically, it turns out sitting too long increases your risk of an early death. The study just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine1 demonstrated that adults who sat for eleven …

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Seven “Healthy” Foods That Will Increase Belly Fat

A particularly insidious cause of unexpected weight gain is what I call “Belly Fat Impostors.” These foods dress up in healthy clothing, but behind the curtain they wreak havoc on your waistline. Below are the seven impostors I find most egregious: 1) “Fat Free” Foods: Just because a food is …

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Hormonal Consequences of Crash Dieting

Know the long-term results of crash dieting.

Because the response to my blog post on fast versus slow weight loss was so strong, I decided to review a recent study about the long-term results of crash dieting. More specifically, the study investigated what happens to appetite hormones after 10 weeks of dieting… one year later. The Crash …

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Brown Fat – Don’t Be Left Out In the Cold!

There’s yet another “weight loss breakthrough” making the rounds in scientific circles… and this time it’s none other than fat itself. Seems ironic, maybe even contradictory, until you realize that the research and buzz is about a unique and rare type of adipose tissue – referred to as “brown fat” …

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The New Science Behind Probiotics and Getting Lean

Probiotics can help get you that flat tummy

The numbers are astonishing: In spite of having about 10 trillion cells in your body, you have about 10 times more micro-organisms living in your gut. Most of these bacteria live in your digestive tract and help break down your food, absorb vital nutrients and make key vitamins. But in …

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