Turmeric -the latest health craze

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It is not made of gold, but it might as well be, given the raising popularity of “Golden milk” or a turmeric latte – a mixture of nut milk and juiced turmeric root – this is the drink of choice in 2016’s . According to Google, searches for the spice turmeric increased by 56% from November 2015 to January 2016.  

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Weightloss supplements -the facts

  Weight loss supplements are all the rage,they are every where and sometimes hard to ignore Obesity is a problem that faces 2/3 of the American  and UK adult population and 15% of the teenagers. I lecture young adults 17-24  and I have witnessed this increase in obesity over the last 10 years. This problem with weight gain has been

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Laxatives and Weight Loss

  The rate of obesity in the United States is at an all time high. People are searching for the magic pill to make the process of losing weight simple, easy and painless. You may not want to hear this but there is no magic pill. Weight goes ‘on’ the same way it comes off. If you eat more calories

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Is this Normal or do I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

  Unfortunately, there are probably millions of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and do not know it or will not admit it. It could go either way because there is no medical test that can lead to a diagnosis of IBS, like tests for diabetes or high cholesterol. In addition, everyone experiences digestion problems at times or episodes

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Using Hoodia to Lose Weight

  Hoodia is a weight loss supplement that is a  newcomer to North America and the weight loss industry. It is another one of the over the counter supplements that  is sold to make the journey to thinness “theoretically” easier and painless. Hoodia Gordonii was first discovered in 1937 by a Dutch anthropologist. He descovered that African Bushman were usin

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Using Green Tea to Lose Weight

  Green tea weight loss supplements are becoming more popular because they reportedly assist people with their weight loss goals. Most experts agree that supplements can significantly help to curb appetite and decrease intake, both of which are needed to lose weight. Obesity is a significant problem in Western civilization where the Standard Western Diet is full of too much

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Cooking up a storm: The rise of African superfoods

(CNN)An apple a day keeps the doctor away — but is that enough to keep us fit and strong? From kale to quinoa to goji berries, more and more of us are constantly on the lookout for ways to eat ourselves healthy. But as the search for the so-called “superfoods” intensifies, many health food fanatics are now increasingly turning to

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The Top Five Worst Foods For your Joints

Every day, millions of people have a hard time exercising because of shoulder, knee, back and elbow pain. What most people — and even most doctors — don’t know is that one of the major causes of pain is actually… food. Here’s what you should focus on removing from your diet if you want to double your recovery process and

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6 So called “Health Foods”

  One of the modules I teach in college is Nutrition. In the teaching class we have many interesting discussions on the different food groups and we also do a dietary analysis on what we eat each day. When we start  analysing foods it becomes obvious  that many foods out there marketed as “healthy” are anything but healthy. Here are

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Menopause Belly

One of the hardest things for a woman over 35 is the changes that happen to your body when you go through menopause. I know what I am talking about here as I have experienced this myself and i know it is due to a hormonal shift that happens in women after 35. The good news is… There is a

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The TRUTH about Potatoes, Glycemic Index, and “White Foods”

I lecture on Nutrition in a college and constantly read lots of nonsense online about certain foods. One example is where many health and fitness professionals trash potatoes about being a bad carbohydrate choice because of the high glycemic index. Some even say such ridiculous things as “avoid any and all white carbohydrates“. Now while I certainly agree that white

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IBS Relief using natural products

Because IBS is a digestive condition and results in symptoms such as diarrhea, cramping, gas, and constipation — many people will find relief by changing their diet.   Others may find symptom relief with the following natural products. 1. Peppermint Oil Therapeutic-grade peppermint oil is easy enough to find, and could offer significant benefits to people with IBS. Existing research

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