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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 the show’s first season, Ryan C. Benson, won’t be making appearance on the show for … Read entire article »

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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 are “evolved” to only last 45-50 years – which worked fine when life expectancy was … Read entire article »

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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 battle of the bulge. In this latter case, your weight gain may have nothing to do … Read entire article »

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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 sales have actually fallen every year since the ads began. The National Dairy Promotion and … Read entire article »

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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 bottled water. Its popularity has been growing strong since 2000, with significant sales growth noted every … Read entire article »

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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 of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted … Read entire article »

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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 example studies conducted in California suggest that a 10% rise in poverty translates into about … Read entire article »

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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 desired trait or characteristic. This process is different from traditional cross breeding breeding in that … Read entire article »

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9 Causes of Weight Gain (Not One Being Food)

9 Causes of Weight Gain (Not One Being Food)

Have you heard people say they just can’t lose weight even when they nearly starve themselves? Ever felt that way yourself? A large number of Americans struggle to lose weight every day, despite adhering to healthy diets and regular exercise programs. So what is really going on? While diet and exercise are certainly the two biggest factors, and eating healthy and exercising will result in weight loss for the majority of people who try them, for … Read entire article »

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Are artificial colors harmful to your child’s health?

Are artificial colors harmful to your child’s health?

  It was Trenton Shutters’ first week at preschool when the typically easy-going 4-year-old took an alarming turn for the worst. “He started melting down several times a week and was unable to recover,” recalls Trenton’s mom, Renee Shutters. “One day he’d be fine, the next he would get angry and not like himself. We thought he was bipolar. I was scared.” After months of trying to pinpoint a trigger, Trenton’s mother and teacher drew an intriguing conclusion: … Read entire article »

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