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Veg Out!

Eat a cup of veggies before 10 a.m. as a morning ritual. Think of it as taking a vitamin instead of part of your diet. Even if you don't do it every day, try it for one day. What do you have to lose.
Posted on November 30, 2012 Read More »

Peel Off Pudge With Pepper

A grind of pepper doesn’t just add flavor–it may ward off fat, researchers say. Turns out piperine, a core component of the spice, impedes the body’s process of forming fat. “It makes fat cells less likely to develop, mature, grow, or multiply,” explains Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist in Atlanta.
Posted on November 27, 2012 Read More »

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with healthy foods, they learn how to eat.
Posted on November 19, 2012 Read More »

How to Spot (and Prevent) Thyroid Cancer

“We’re not yet sure why thyroid cancer affects more young women than men, but thyroid disorders themselves are more common among women,” says endocrinologist Scott Isaacs, MD, clinical instructor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. “Thyroid cancer just moved up the list of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, and now sits at fifth.”
Posted on November 15, 2012 Read More »

How to Boost Testosterone Levels

If you’re overweight, exercise can improve your testosterone levels by helping you shed pounds, says Isaacs, the author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight By Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism.
Posted on November 14, 2012 Read More »

How to Flatten Your Belly

If a genie gave you the chance to change one thing about your body, what would you wish for? If you'd ask for a flatter belly, you've got plenty of company—72% of women ages 45 to 64 named the abs the body part they felt most insecure about, according to a recent survey by the research firm Mintel. It's no wonder. The more birthday candles you blow out, the more difficult it is to keep belly fat at bay.
Posted on November 5, 2012 Read More »

Reversing Insulin Resistance

You keep hearing about the epidemic of diabetes because it has been going on for the past 30 years. The rate of diabetes continues to climb in the United States and throughout the world. Once considered an unusual diagnosis, diabetes has become one of the most common forms of chronic illness in the world today.
Posted on October 29, 2012 Read More »

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Posted on October 25, 2012 Read More »

We have a Limited Supply of Willpower

Let's say you're sitting in front of a plate of brownies at work, but you resist because you're on a diet. Hedgcock's research shows the next time you're faced with sweets--whether it's later tonight or two days from now--you'll be more likely to cave. Why? Hedgcock believes it's because your self-control is like a muscle: If you use it extensively in the short term, it will wear out and become exhausted. And time is really the only thing that helps it recover.
Posted on October 24, 2012 Read More »

Why Low-GI Diets Don’t Work

The GI, or glycemic index, is based on the blood-sugar response of eating a single food. But when’s the last time you ate only bananas for dinner? You can’t add up the GI index of individual foods in a meal and make a prediction of how your blood sugar will respond. Foods work together to impact blood sugar, and the GI doesn’t take that into account.
Posted on October 17, 2012 Read More »
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