6 Reasons to Stop Viewing the Biggest Loser

6 Reasons to Stop Viewing the Biggest Loser

The grand finale of season 16 of hit reality show “The Biggest Loser” will air next week on January 29th. However, you shouldn’t watch it. Moreover, convince your friends and family to avoid it as well. Why, you ask? Very … Continue reading

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Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

The FDA has recently approved a novel medical device to aid some people with weight loss. The Maestro Rechargeable System, developed by Enteromedics, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, is aimed for morbidly obese people who suffer from an additional condition … Continue reading

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Special K Has a Special Trick for Healthwashing its Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Special K Has a Special Trick for Healthwashing its Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Special K is Kellogg’s brand long associated with dieting women. The brand is trying to expand beyond weight loss and into healthy yet indulgent lifestyle. One of the new product lines is low-calorie brownies – only 80 per serving! This … Continue reading

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What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based on Wrong Data?

What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based on Wrong Data?

A majority of nutrition studies, conclusions and recommendations are based on flawed data. The result is bad advice dispensed to the public. This is the conclusion of a paper titled Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing, … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. As most readers of this blog know, a healthy diet including fish, nuts, herbs and vegetables can help increase the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important … Continue reading

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Don’t Plant that Apple Seed…

Don’t Plant that Apple Seed…

Apples are one of the most popular fruits in America, yet most people don’t know how they grow. Planting an apple seed in your backyard and waiting a few years won’t yield the fruit you were expecting. To learn why, … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the most despised ingredients in consumer health circles. The corn derived sweetener has replaced sugar in soft drinks as well as thousands of other foods and beverages since the 1980′s. HFCS has … Continue reading

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Why Has Chipotle Stopped Serving Pork?

Why Has Chipotle Stopped Serving Pork?

Chipotle, the popular and growing burrito chain, prides itself on ethical sourcing of ingredients and maximum transparency. This philosophy has been very rewarding and Chipotle’s consumer base, revenues, and stock price are on the up and up. Therefore, it’s not … Continue reading

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The Truth About Coconut Water

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to … Continue reading

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It’s the Waistline, Stupid!

It’s the Waistline, Stupid!

The body mass index (BMI) is the accepted standard for measuring obesity levels. It was invented 200 years ago by a Belgian mathematician by the name of Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. Although it has been shown to be an ineffective … Continue reading

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