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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.

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Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A British researcher was curious to know whether smell could help fend off temptation. Her study found that the scent of fresh oranges seemed to help remind dieters to eat less chocolate.

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Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest styles of eating in the world. But in many regions, including Denmark and Sweden, it’s not easy to follow when olive oil is hard to find. Now Nordic researchers are exploring the health benefits of a Nordic diet, based on local foods like herring and bilberries.

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More Antioxidants In Your Diet May Not Mean Better Health

More Antioxidants In Your Diet May Not Mean Better Health

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Antioxidants in foods may have health benefits, but it’s not one size fits all. Having a diet high in overall antioxidant levels didn’t prevent stroke and dementia in one recent study, although eating more vitamin C and E specifically did seem to help.

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Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eating foods that cause your blood sugar to rise – like bagels, candy bars and juice – may be tied to acne flare-ups. How? Those blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production, researchers say.

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Hungry Girl

Hungry Girl

| August 22, 2008 | 7 Comments

Several weeks ago, Amy Sherman gave me a cookbook entitled Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World, because she knew it would drive me crazy.

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Cleansing: Good Idea or Unnecessary Restriction?

Cleansing: Good Idea or Unnecessary Restriction?

| July 15, 2008 | 9 Comments

All of a sudden, it seems that everyone around me is doing a cleanse. I went to a work meeting a couple weeks back, and one of the women ordered a salad with no dressing, lemon on the side, and had an at-length conversation with the server about sugar in the dressing. “I’m on a cleanse,” she explained.

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Bento Porn

Bento Porn

| January 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

On display through the wonderful internets are hundreds upon thousands of photographs of everyday lunches. No soggy PB&J’s here, though. One forum, the Mr. Bento Porn Flickr group, posts their collective creative efforts to make mid-day meals visually appealing, healthful, delicious and, yes, a little easier on the wallet. Their cousin site, Diet Bento, includes […]

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