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The Most Underrated Fruit of Summer

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Don’t overlook the most nutrient dense pick. I consider this fruit to be the most underrated fruit of summer. Can you guess what it is? It’s not papaya, it’s not mango, it’s not an orange, it’s not even an exotic fruit, like carambola… it’s… KIWI. This small fruit has big health benefits—and appears on the 15 least pesticide-contaminated list from the Environmental Working Group. This means that while it’s always Read More

Unleash Your Purple

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Blast belly fat and beyond. The color purple is often associated with royalty and an elite status, and that certainly holds true today—nutritionally speaking, that is. Foods of this hue have potent health boosting phytonutrient power including supercharging the immune system, revving up brain function, and reducing your likelihood for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. There’s also massive purple power when it comes to whittling your middle. The European Read More

My triglyceride levels are high, how can I still satisfy my sweet tooth?

My doctor warned me at my last appointment that my triglyceride levels are too high and I need to cut back on sugar and processed carbs. I’m doing my best to stick to veggies and protein, but I have a huge sweet tooth. Is there a way to satisfy my cravings without doing more damage to my heart? Yes! You can keep your sweet tooth happy and lower your triglyceride Read More

Dispelling the Cholesterol Myth

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Sizing up Cholesterol for the Man in Your Life. When it comes to cholesterol, size—not type—doesn’t just matter, it may be life-saving! This is important news everywhere as we approach June 15 and celebrate Father’s Day honoring our dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins and special friends. Sadly, heart disease is still one of the leading cause of death among males in this country. Now you can forget about “good cholesterol” (HDL), Read More

Take Your Body to the Cleaners

Lower your toxic load and shed unwanted body fat with safe autumn detox. Worldwide, obesity is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control describes American society as “obesogenic,” promoting increasingly unhealthy foods, increased food intake, and physical inactivity. Diabesity is on the rise thanks to excess grains, sugar, and bread in our diets. In today’s petrochemical world, the more fat you store in your body, the more toxins you retain. Read More

Gallstones Can Really Be a Pain

Prevent painful gallbladder problems naturally. Over 25 million Americans have gallstones—yet only 1 million get diagnosed annually. Sudden, sharp pain in the upper abdomen, under the breastbone, near the right shoulder, or between the shoulder blades usually signals gallstones, hardened cholesterol deposits ranging in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. A small, pear-shaped organ located right under the liver, the gallbladder releases an important digestive fluid Read More

The Mother of All Hormones?

Recharge your body and your brain. “Mother of All Hormones?” Yes, you read that right, and we’re not talking DHEA here. Without this “mother” hormone your body couldn’t produce other hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, or dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), for that matter. The hormone—that nobody is really talking about—has really powerful effects on aging, memory, mood, sexuality, and even sleep. It is the critical building block in the production of all other hormones that you Read More

Reason to Give Thanks

Consider this anti-aging secret that’s been around for decades. What if there was a safe way to eliminate anxiety and depression, colds and infections, joint pain and headaches, fatigue, heart disease and high blood pressure, even osteoporosis? Surprisingly, there is a substance that repairs old and damaged cell membranes so that they absorb nutrients more efficiently. The results? Dramatic mental and physical improvements—including less mortality. As with most great innovations, Read More

Are You Frustrated with Your Stubborn Belly Fat?

Go from tummy fat to tummy flat with healthy, slimming omega-rich fats. Is your waistband feeling a little snug? Adding inches in your midsection does more than make it hard to fit into your jeans or zip up that slim skirt. Belly fat increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, cancer (both breast and colorectal), and gallbladder problems—even if you don’t notice a change on the bathroom Read More

Uncover One More Reason Why Americans Are Getting Fat

Hormone disruption from electropollution contributes to unwanted pounds and other health concerns. Now that 72 million American adults are obese—or more than 30 pounds overweight—this country is the fattest of 33 developed nations, reports the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Clearly, our taste for junk foods—not to mention lack of regular, vigorous exercise—have contributed to our national weight problem. Other less publicized factors like the latest environment toxin—electropollution—also Read More