WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Health news, advice and natural remedies

What does initial weight loss tell you?

long term weight lossEveryone wants to lose those last five pounds. But keeping the weight off can be hard. Maybe in the past you’ve been successful, but somewhere down the road those pounds snuck back. Losing weight and keeping it off can be …

Study: Severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine

obesity-intestinal-inflammationThe obesity problem in America is quickly becoming an epidemic. Previously it was estimated that one-third of Americans were obese. New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine uncovered this number has grown to nearly two thirds of Americans – 75 …

How fruits can help you burn calories

fruits-can-help-you-burn-caloriesIf you want to promote calorie burning it really has a lot to do with what you eat. Of course while marrying proper diet and exercise together can burn the most calories; you can get a good head start by …

Can intermittent fasting help you lose weight?

intermittent fasting to lose weightGrowing up you probably played with a yoyo. It would go down and up. Down and up. Sure it entertained us but the idea of a yoyo can greatly compare in our efforts to lose weight. It can go down …

How regular exercise affects your mood

benefits of regular exerciseAt some point in our lives, we’ve felt sad, stress, angry and simply down in the dumps. Usually these emotions have been tied to an event and so they tend to pass as time heals. But if you’re feeling low …

Aspartame vs. Sugar – Is One Any Better?

aspartame Vs sugarIf you’re focused on weight loss, counting calories may be something that you’re familiar with. In an effort to limit calories, most people cut out fast food and junk food. Many people turn to artificial sweeteners such as aspartame instead …

Fitness tip: Best exercises for women

Exercises for womenNeed energy to get through your day? Women everywhere can relate, whether they’re working long hours at the office or taking care of the kids at home on the domestic front – or both! Life is complicated, challenging and, well, …

Capsicum health benefits? Weight loss, pain relief and more

capsicum health benefits (1)Ready to heat things up in the kitchen (and fire up your health)?
Chili peppers, bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne chillies, pimiento… These are the many names for some fruits of the Capsicum annuum species of plants. Yes, these are …

Nutritional facts and health benefits of watermelons

nutritional-facts-and-health-benefits-of-watermelonWith the warmer weather approaching, we start to reach for fresher, in-season fruits and vegetables. Often vibrant in color, these health foods not only entice our senses but offer us many health benefits as well.

One fruit that’s fresh and …

Know the causes and symptoms of binge eating disorder

binge-eating-disordersWe’ve all been tempted by second helpings of a favorite dish, or head to the buffet spread at a restaurant for the third time – you want to get your money’s worth and try everything, right? But what if you …

New superfood for your heart

eat-peanuts-to-protect-your-heartThere are many superfoods you can enjoy if you want to protect your heart. From salmon, to blueberries, to even a glass of wine, these foods all contain the nutrients your heart needs to keep beating strong.

There’s now …

Power up: Drink coffee before your workout

drink-coffee-for-workout-performanceWho doesn’t enjoy their morning cup of coffee to start their day? America’s favorite beverage can do a lot for quick energy and alertness. It’s a stimulant that fires up your brain connections. There’s more. If you’ve wondered, does coffee …

Natural home remedies for weight loss

home-remedies-for-weight-lossYou’re not in a happy place if you’re overweight or obese – and neither is your body. In fact, how much you weigh, in relation to your height, your waist size (pinching more than an inch of flab?) and how …

5 Natural ways to reduce belly fat

natural-way-to-lose-belly-fatCan you pinch more than an inch around your middle? That flabby flesh seems to settle and spread out around the waist, creating a belly bulge that looks as though you’ve spent every one of your Saturdays drinking beer.

A …

Seniors: Eating disorders not just for teenagers

Eating-disordersYou see it all the time in the tabloids: Photos of almost skeletal models and celebrities, their bones jutting out of hip sockets and rib cages exposed in bikinis.

It’s not pretty, and I’m not just saying that as a …

9 surprising health benefits of cabbage

cabbage-for-digestive-healthDid you ever notice, how when you cut a cabbage in half along its core, you often see the thick white stem in the center and the white arms radiating outward like a crab?

I find this very symbolic. I’ll …

Exercise like this for good health

HIIT-exerciseThese days, we hear so much about the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). But no matter all the pros to this type of exercise, it’s not advisable for people who lead a largely sedentary lifestyle – and that’s a lot …

Gluten-free bad for your health?

Gluten-free bad for your health?Today, it’s difficult not to notice all of the gluten-free products available in health food and grocery stores. There’s been a number of books, magazine articles and news segments, too – all of which have characterized gluten as a dietary …

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