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The BEST breakfast for weight loss

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, in Boston. Researchers assigned …

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Colon Cleanse

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

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 the …

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The Master Cleanse

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”

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 of …

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

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 and director of the …

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Are you getting enough protein?

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

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, BMI has been …

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The 1 diet rule you must follow

You've probably heard that losing weight requires just the right formula. You know, a formula requiring you to track: calories saturated fat unsaturated fat sugar salt carbs protein Exhausted yet? I know. There are just too many things to think about. But a new study finds that it may NOT have to …

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Out with the old ….

Are you tired of hearing the same-old, same-old diet rules? So am I. And guess what? Some of those tired old rules are just that — tired. It's time to get some NEW rules in place. So I've scoured the literature, and spoken to diet experts, to find out what …

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Cut this from your diet and cut out headaches

Lots of people suffer from headaches. In fact, almost everyone experiences them once in awhile. And new research out of Johns Hopkins has found that 1 simple ingredient in your diet may be the cause.1 Let's take a look at the study to find out what it is. Researchers assigned about 400 …

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Beware the hazards of exercise!

Too much exercise can be a bad thing.

Experts, including myself, have said for years that the secret to losing weight is … wait for it … There is no secret. You need to eat right and exercise. Am I right? Maybe not. A new study shows that exercise may actually make you GAIN weight.1 Arizona researchers found that …

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You’re fat and feel like crap? It’s hormonal: Part 2

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, wife, mom and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality With The Gottfried Protocol.“ If you click the play button on the video at the top of the …

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