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The Pain of Losing Weight

It’s a myth that Americans are obsessed with losing weight, according to Benjamin Radford.   He says that “if Americans were truly committed to getting fit and losing weight, they would eat less and exercise more”.   Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?  In … Continue reading

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Cancer Cells Like a Bland Diet

Some like it hot, but new research bolsters the evidence that cancer cells do not – at least in the diet.   It is well documented that people who eat a diet high in turmeric (the bright yellow spice found in … Continue reading

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The Brain on Sugar Substitutes

The number of sugar substitutes has proliferated over the past few years as Americans desire the sweet taste but fear the calories.  While the debate on the impact of whether artificial sweetners actually help people lose weight is still under … Continue reading

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Diet Fad: Pregnancy Hormone Injections

There’s the grapefruit diet, the vinegar diet, the cigarette diet, the whiskey diet – you name it there’s probably a fad diet built around it.  In fact, bizarre diet crazes date back to the early 1800’s in the United States.  … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser

I’ve always had a problem the show The Biggest Loser.  I just never liked the title.  I thought it was demeaning towards obese people.  Yet it was my family (who are regular watchers) that pointed out how empowering the fitness … Continue reading

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Some Common Medications Can Increase Risk of Sunburn

The skin is the largest organ of your body.  As such, it is affected by the stuff we put into our bodies and onto our skin. Previously, we’ve discussed how some sunblocks contain ingredients that breakdown in UV light (the … Continue reading

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