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Phthalates as Cause of Your Weight Gain

What are phthalates? Phthalates are semi volatile organic compounds found in plastics because they make them soft and flexible. Though commercially useful, these chemicals can easily leach out of plastics to contaminate our food, water supply, and even the air we breathe. This is when phthalates become a real problem. How do phthalates cause problems? […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Probiotics

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What is a probiotic? Probiotics are not only live microorganisms found in supplements and some fermented foods such as yogurt and pickles, they have also been found to have a variety of health benefits. These benefits include vitamin K and B production, the breakdown of insoluble (indigestible) fiber, immune system support, the improvement of mental […]

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Nutrition and its Role in Cancer Prevention

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn According to recent studies, more than ten million people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable. Lately, nutrition and the role it plays in preventing cancer, has been a hot topic; […]

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3 Proven Tips to Help You Lose Weight Today!

Tip #1 Eat Breakfast According to a 2011 Huffington Post article 31 million Americans skip breakfast every single day and thus to help maximize their weight gain. Your body has been fasting all night long, so skipping breakfast puts the body in starvation mode. This results in the body slowing down its metabolism for the […]

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The Assessment and Denial of Obesity

Obesity simply means having too much body fat, which is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person’s weight is greater than what is considered healthy for his or her height. Obesity occurs over time when a […]

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Low-Calorie Bran Muffins

Enjoy these low calorie bran muffins they are great especially for people like me who have a sweet tooth problem and must have something sweet after dinner. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of non fat dry milk solids 3 tablespoons of water 2 envelopes Sweet ‘N Low 3/4 of a cored apple 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 […]

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