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Dangerous Weight Loss Techniques

Dangerous Weight Loss Techniques

The over 10 million viewers who tune in to watch “The Biggest Loser” each week along with the 200,000 auditioning contestants are telling of America’s obsession with weight loss. A special upcoming reunion shows just how far contestants are willing to go to come out as the winner on the show. According to a New York Times article, the winner from … Read entire article »

Cup of Green Tea a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

Cup of Green Tea a Day Keeps the Dentist Away

Adults have 32 permanent teeth (including wisdom teeth), which are designed to help you bite and chew food, and even help form words when you speak, for your entire adult life. There is a slight problem, though, and that is the human lifespan has been expanding while poor diet and other issues are causing teeth to decay. Now, experts say teeth … Read entire article »

Stress Adds Inches to Your Waistline

Stress Adds Inches to Your Waistline

Most of us are all too well aware that overeating, eating junk food and not exercising are sure to expand our belt buckles another notch. But weight gain is not always so cut and dry. Oftentimes you may carefully watch what you eat, load your plate full of fruits and veggies, even exercise regularly … and still not win the … Read entire article »

Got Milk Industry’s Health Claims Have Been Proven Wrong

Got Milk Industry’s Health Claims Have Been Proven Wrong

Marketers have been trying desperately for over a decade to increase the public’s consumption of milk, but they keep failing. Here’s why. Selling milk looks easy and even fun when you see the celebrity milk-mustache ads. “Got Milk?” ads may be the most recognizable and spoofed of all ad campaigns, yet they are probably also one of the least successful: Milk … Read entire article »

Plastic Water Bottles and Your Health

Plastic Water Bottles and Your Health

So just how dangerous are plastic water bottles for you health? In 2008, Americans drank nearly 9 billion gallons of bottled water, which is second only to soft drinks as the largest beverage type in the U.S. market, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. In the first study of its kind, researchers determined just how much BPA you absorb when you drink … Read entire article »

The Guinea Pigs of Pharmaceutical Companies

The Guinea Pigs of Pharmaceutical Companies

By Lara Berch The number of people suffering from the side effects of pharmaceutical research is increasing all over the world. According to the article Deadly Medicine, more and more clinical trials are being outsourced overseas. It is cheaper to recruit patients, there are less stringent regulations in place (if any at all), no risk of litigation, and mainly the trials … Read entire article »

FOOD INC. – A MUST SEE

FOOD INC. – A MUST SEE

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood … Read entire article »

Recession Pounds: Does This Economy Make My Butt Look Big?

Recession Pounds: Does This Economy Make My Butt Look Big?

Recession pounds. Believe it or not, bigger waistlines are not uncommon when the economy goes south. Downturns in personal finances lead to tighter food budgets, with people selecting fewer, higher cost items like fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and low fat meats in favor of less expensive choices rich in refined sugars and fat. Several studies link obesity with low income. For … Read entire article »

Health Effects of GMO

Health Effects of GMO

Only 1 in 4 consumers in the United States are aware that they have been eating GM foods at one or another point in their lives. So what are GM foods and what’s the big deal? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a … Read entire article »