Diet Weight Loss 

Considering a Fast? Read This Remarkable Story.

Fasting is a ritual as old as civilization. It is a tradition in many religions, from east to west. The Bible says Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert, and Mahatma Gandhi often fasted for weeks at a time as he attempted to free India from British occupation. But one remarkable story of fasting happened in recent times, and it is well documented. In 1965, a 26-year-old Scotsman named Angus Barbieri walked into the University Department of Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Dundee, Scotland, seeking treatment for obesity. He…

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Diet Weight Loss Wellness 

The Two Things You Must Have to Lose Weight

The professional literature on dieting is somewhat discouraging. Statistics show that dieting is often unsuccessful. People lose weight, but quickly regain what they lost, and frequently even more. This “yo-yo” effect is frustrating to doctors as well as those of us who hope to lose the extra pounds. A recent article in Psychology Today examined this phenomenon, and suggested ways to improve your chances of successful weight loss. As a baseline, eliminate the word “diet” from your vocabulary. Diets don’t work. The very word shifts your perception from neutral to…

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Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

4 Secrets to Easy, Consistent Weight Loss

In a recent article in WiseMindHealthyBody.com, author and weight-loss expert Liz Swann Miller revealed her secrets to easy and consistent weight loss. Miller is the creator of the Red Detox Smoothie, and she is a proponent of healthy, whole foods. Here are her top three secrets: Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Do not accept the false believe you must deprive yourself in order to lose weight. Secret #2: Stop eating out. You will be surprised how much less you eat, and how that will support your weight loss. Secret #3:…

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Health Studies Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

9 Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is so creamy and sweet you might imagine it’s an indulgence that is bad for you, but the opposite is true. Coconut milk is rich in benefits for your body. It supports your immune system and prevents disease. In fact, coconut milk, like coconut water and coconut oil, is one of the healthiest foods available. Coconut milk is actually not “milk” at all. It is the liquid inside mature coconuts, stored within the coconut meat. Coconut water is the substance that leaks out when you crack open a…

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Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

Turn Your Morning Coffee Into a Weight-Loss Drink

For those who enjoy it, coffee is a warm and tasty way to start the day. Coffee also offers health benefits. Caffeine jump starts your metabolism in the morning, and enjoying caffeine in moderation supports a healthy heart and protects against several illnesses. If you are a coffee drinker and you would like to lose some weight, this article is for you. A mixture of three simple ingredients, added to your coffee a teaspoonful at a time, can raise your metabolism, burn additional calories, and melt away stubborn fat. The…

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Diet Exercise Health Studies Weight Loss 

Secret Weapons for Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard that weight loss is a matter of increasing your activity level and decreasing your caloric intake, but it’s not quite that simple. Human bodies burn calories at different rates, according to each person’s individual metabolism. One way to rev up your metabolism is to consume “negative calorie” foods – foods that are low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients. Secret-Weapon Foods Here are some “negative calorie” foods that you can use as your own secret weapons to weight loss. They also prevent chronic disease, improve your eyesight,…

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Health Studies Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

The Benefits of “Brown Fat”

Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have discovered a type of fat that helps to burn energy and supports weight loss. They are calling it “brown fat,” and it may play an important part in effective weight management. The study indicates that 50 grams of brown fat may burn 20 percent or more of your daily caloric intake, if it is properly activated. Brown fat is seen in the neck area, located around blood vessels, probably to keep the blood warm. It can also be seen marbled in…

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Disease Exercise Weight Loss Wellness 

What You Need to Know About Thrombosis

Thrombosis is a poorly understood condition that can have a major health impact, so it is important to know the basics. When there is an injury to a blood vessel, the body forms a blood clot to stop the loss of blood. To do this, the body uses platelets (also called thrombocytes) and fibrin. Sometimes the body forms blood clots even when there is no known injury, which reduces or blocks of the flow of blood through the body into the areas they serve. Thrombosis is the name of the…

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Healthy Foods Supplements Weight Loss Wellness 

Do These 5 Things Every Day to Feel Young and Vibrant

Anti-aging is a huge business throughout the world. People are either trying to stave off the normal aging process by spending a fortune on creams, pills, surgery and makeup, or they have surrendered to the belief that illness, weight gain, and sagging skin are inevitable side effects of getting older. Many of us move into our fifties and beyond exhausted from working hard and getting our children launched. Many of us are overweight. If you want to have a healthy life in your fifties, sixties and beyond, there are five…

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Exercise Health Studies Supplements Weight Loss 

5 More Great Fat-Burning Supplements

In our last article, we discussed the value of including supplements in your nutritional and exercise regimen. These supplements can be taken individually, or you can find a combination supplement that incorporates them. Here are five more excellent fat-burning supplements: 1. Olea Europaea Extract – Olea Europaea is the scientific name for olive leaf extract, of which the chemical oleuropian is the most important active ingredient. Oleuropian is an antioxidant that boosts your immune system and raises norepinephrine levels, both of which increase calories burned by your body. Recommended dosage…

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