Tag Archives: obesity

The skinny on fats

March 6, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  High-quality fats and oils are one of the most essential foods to consume every day. They are needed as an energy source for your brain and for producing many vital hormones in the body. They are also essential for transporting all vitamins, minerals and hormones through every one of your […]

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Boost the immune system with beta glucan

February 19, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  Do you ever get the feeling you have been duped by the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and traditional medical industries? You may be a member of the growing group that is questioning and asking, “Do I really need to take that drug or is there something natural that does not have side […]

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Purple corn — a powerful antioxidant

January 20, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Among all the various colors of corn in the world — white, yellow, red, purple, brown, green and blue — a purple corn has been cultivated in South America for thousands of years. Generally grown in Peru, purple corn (frequently referred to as blue corn) is one of nature’s richest […]

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Are you an apple or a pear?

January 8, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Do you have a Buddha belly or big hips? It makes a difference in your overall health. In fact, research shows that people with an apple-shaped figure are at greater risk for insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease than their pear-shaped counterparts. The reason is that the accumulation of fat […]

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The cause of childhood eating disorders

January 4, 2013

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  For the last several years, the media has focused on the increased number of young people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Blame for these disorders went to the advertising industry and its portrayal of the perfect body in clothing, perfume and food product ads focused at the […]

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The anti-inflammatory diet

December 31, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Why is eating a rice cake as bad for you as eating a doughnut? Why are so many people plagued with arthritis these days? What’s the connection between fat and wrinkles? The answer to these questions: “It’s all about inflammation!” Whether it is doughnuts, potato chips or rice cakes, each of […]

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The Trojan Horse of today

December 6, 2012

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by Christopher Knight —  The Greeks and the Trojans were locked in a harsh war. Both sides longed for a final end to it. The Greeks had been attacking the city of Troy for 10 years. The Trojans were fighting for survival, but the Greeks were determined to win the war. Finally, the Greeks realized […]

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What can we drink that is healthy and non-fattening?

November 12, 2012

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by Nina Anderson  —  Headlines across the media warn of a growing obesity problem. Not only are snack, fried and fast foods big contributors, but our burgeoning consumption of soft drinks adds to the list of things that make us fat. In an effort to stay healthy, many consumers are turning to sports drinks and […]

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Vitamins Yes, Drugs No

November 6, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Few subjects are as controversial as the value of food supplements. I used to believe, as physicians are trained to believe, that most food supplements are rarely needed, especially if one eats well. However, after extensive reading, personal experience and reports from thousands of patients, I am convinced of the […]

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Health updates

October 25, 2012

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The following is new information regarding your health, with details about the sale of raw milk, and the relationship between sleep deprivation in children and adult obesity. An introduction to the debate over raw milk Most Americans are only familiar with pasteurized and homogenized milk because in many states it is illegal to sell raw […]

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You must halt energetic eating to lose weight

September 29, 2012

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by Dr. Judith Orloff —  There is more to overeating and obesity than meets the eye. One big reason that many diets fail is that traditional weight-loss programs do not factor in the way we process subtle energy, or what Chinese medicine refers to as life force or chi. Subtle energy penetrates and surrounds the […]

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Old habits impede optimal health

September 18, 2012

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by Cary Bailen —  We frequently show love to the special people in our lives through unhealthy food, such as old-fashioned cookies, ice cream, soda or candy. Often, these are considered a treat or a reward. They mean we are being good, we deserve it or, perhaps, we offer them as an act of love […]

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News about stevia

September 14, 2012

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The FDA, under pressure from the powerful sugar and artificial sweetener lobby, has issued a warning letter to Celestial Seasonings for using a popular natural sweetener. The letter indicates the FDA classifies the herb stevia as “unsafe,” even though it is a main staple sweetener in China and Japan and has been used without negative […]

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