If you listened to most doctors, you’d have to believe fish oils are fabulous. The problem with getting your essential fatty acids from fish oil is that you get more than you bargained for. Many fish oils, especially those derived from fish livers, are contaminated with dioxins, mercury, organo-chloro pesticides, and PCBs. These toxins can [...]
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1 Artery Crust. Judging by the label, Pepperidge Farm Original Flaky Crust Roasted Chicken Pot Pie has 510 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat. But look again. Those numbers are for half a pie. Eat the entire pie, as most people probably do, and you’re talking more than 1,000 calories and 18 grams of [...]
There are tons of diets out on the market. Unfortunately all of them aren’t good for you. Many of us will try them out of desperation. But, this will only further sap our hopes of losing weight and getting healthy. Want to avoid the emotional rollercoaster? Learn to spot a fad diet. Fad diets are [...]
Type 2 diabetes is a common disease that those who don’t already have it would love to prevent. There are some lifestyle prevention steps that you can take if you are interested in preventing Type 2 diabetes. Healthy lifestyle changes can make a difference in your health, enough of a change that you can actually [...]
Bulimia is also called bulimia nervosa and is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts to prevent weight gain such as self-induced vomiting, laxatives, medications, fasting or extreme exercise. Other characteristics include depression, constipation, fatigue, dehydration, irregular heartbeat and damaged teeth and gums from repeated vomiting. It may be difficult to tell [...]
Almost all obese individuals want to lose weight quickly. All diets profess that their weight loss solutions will help in accomplishing exactly what is desired in the quickest possible time. What they fail to clarify or mention is that the chances of regaining weight after reverting back to normal diet are extremely high. If you [...]
Have you heard the saying, We are what we eat? Its true enough. But, we also change how we feel according to what we eat. Here are some examples of five foods that can alter our moods for the better. Eating comfort foods makes us feel better. Our brain releases endorphins as we enjoy every [...]
It is a well-known fact that heart diseases and excess body weight are related. Obesity, heavy alcohol consumption and lack of activity are the main factors causing high blood pressure. Too much body fat leads to an increased risk of health problems through clogging the blood vessels with cholesterol. That is why the successful treatment [...]
American Heart Association recommendation: Limit your intake of foods high in calories or low in nutrition, including foods like soft drinks and candy that have a lot of sugars. Here’s Why: Since there is such a focus on eating a low-fat diet, people often think that any food that is low in fat is inherently [...]
Researchers, physicians and individuals have a variety of opinions about whether or not nutritional supplements are necessary in order to achieve our health goals. And if we do take nutritional supplements how much is necessary? How do you know which ones are necessary and how do you get the most bang for your buck? Vitamins [...]
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