Diet, Weight Loss, Obesity

This All-Too-Common Condition Will Soon Overtake Smoking as #1 Cause of Cancer

This All-Too-Common Condition Will Soon Overtake Smoking as #1 Cause of Cancer

When you consider that two hallmarks of obesity are insulin/leptin resistance and chronic inflammation, you can begin to recognize that excess weight is fertile ground for a wide array of other ailments—many of which can cut your life significantly short.

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Got Garden Zucchini? Try These Zucchini Fritters With Avocado Dill Dip

Got Garden Zucchini? Try These Zucchini Fritters With Avocado Dill Dip

These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low calorie, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies! This recipe will make your taste buds dance.

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Coke Illegally Claims Diet Soda Can Combat Obesity (Aspartame Linked to Autism!)

Coke Illegally Claims Diet Soda Can Combat Obesity (Aspartame Linked to Autism!)

The artificial sweetener aspartame is typically used to sweeten so-called “diet” foods and beverages in lieu of sugar (or high fructose corn syrup, HFCS) — the idea being that consuming fewer calories will result in weight loss. However, research has completely demolished this notion, showing that artificial sweeteners actually have the converse effect; they lower appetite suppressant chemicals and encourage sugar cravings and sugar dependence, thereby raising your odds of unwanted weight gain.

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‘Super Anti-Cancer Spice’ Turmeric Could Fight Type 2 Diabetes & Fuel Weight Loss

‘Super Anti-Cancer Spice’ Turmeric Could Fight Type 2 Diabetes & Fuel Weight Loss

Turmeric, with its unique flavor and rich yellow color, is known as “Indian gold” for its many healing properties. Science is only beginning to uncover the many ways in which this ancient home remedy serves as a natural medicine that can be picked up at virtually any grocery store for barely a fraction of the price of prescription drugs.

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New Study: Why You Need to Avoid Fad Diets & What to Do Instead

New Study: Why You Need to Avoid Fad Diets & What to Do Instead

Thanks to modern agriculture, about 75 percent of the world’s population consumes only five animal species and 12 plant species. Of those 12, rice, maize and wheat contribute 60 percent of all the calories consumed worldwide. That means that the vast majority of us are not exposing our bodies to a wide variety of foods, and that may be setting the stage for illness to take hold.

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10 Dangerous Food Mistakes You Are Probably Making

10 Dangerous Food Mistakes You Are Probably Making

You may be surprised to learn the risky moves you may make in your kitchen every day without even realizing it – here are your need-to-know-tips to keep food borne illnesses at bay and ensure your food and kitchens are bacteria-free. You’ll be surprised at how many of these food safety faux pas you’re guilty of — especially during the summer.

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22 Delicious Ideas to Boost Your Metabolism

22 Delicious Ideas to Boost Your Metabolism

Here are some great ways to keep your metabolism boosted with delicious and healthful choices. Some of these ideas are absolutely to die for and yet healthy as can be! Who knew snacking could be so yummy AND good for you?

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The Bitter Truth About Stevia: It’s No Longer Natural

The Bitter Truth About Stevia: It’s No Longer Natural

Modern processes of chemical extraction renders the original form of Stevia and other ‘natural’ herbal sweeteners virtually unrecognizable.

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Scientific Links Between Processed Foods and Depression Keep Getting Stronger

Scientific Links Between Processed Foods and Depression Keep Getting Stronger

If you’re trying to address your mental state, optimizing your gut health should be toward the very top of your list. A number of food ingredients can cause or aggravate depression, but the number one culprit is refined sugar and processed fructose, which feed pathogens in your gut, allowing them to overtake more beneficial bacteria.

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Food For Thought: Does Trying to Stay Healthy Sometimes Make You Crazy?

Food For Thought: Does Trying to Stay Healthy Sometimes Make You Crazy?

Raise your hand if on your path to becoming healthier you might have become a little obsessive-compulsive. A little confused. A little over-zealous. A little C R A Z Y!

I remember clearly back in 2009 when I was a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition being asked a similar question. I was just emerging from seven years under a dark cloud of fibromyalgia. With each month that passed, my pain was lessening.

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Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons On Overcoming Disordered Eating

Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons On Overcoming Disordered Eating

I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn’t move.

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Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Sticky, salty, spiced and totally addictive: try these Sticky Peanut Cauliflower ‘Wings’

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5 Steps to Kick Your Sugar Addiction

5 Steps to Kick Your Sugar Addiction

Dr. Axe: Here are the top ways to reduce sugar cravings. There are really four main steps. You need to get more fiber, more protein, more healthy fat and consume sour foods. If you follow those steps, and a fifth one we’ll add here, those things will help you overcome your sweet addiction and sugar cravings.

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The Easiest, Tastiest, Summer Corn Recipes EVER!

The Easiest, Tastiest, Summer Corn Recipes EVER!

By Lynn Andriani | Huff Post From chowder to cakes to straight off the cob (with some crazy-good ideas for toppings), these dishes remind us why we love this farm-stand classic. Get the recipes here…

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9 Amazing (Bread-Less!) Sandwiches That Will Make Your Mouth Water

9 Amazing (Bread-Less!) Sandwiches That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Enjoy and even enhance some of your favorite sandwiches without added gluten and carbs, with these 9 mouth-watering recipes.

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