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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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The TRUTH about weight loss

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

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 …

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

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

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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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 …

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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 …

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