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The Standard American Diet Is “SAD” For A Reason – Ditch It For Weight Loss

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Though it’s no great secret that the Standard American Diet is “SAD” for a reason, the data is nothing short of eye opening. A “Standard American Diet” study published by the National Cancer Institute revealed that a  staggering three out of four Americans do not so much as touch a piece of fruit during any given day, let alone consume the daily recommended servings. Even worse, nine out of ten Read More

What is CLA and Why Should You Care?

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Is CLA really “liposuction in a bottle?” You may have heard that CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a trans fat. You may even be alarmed by that statement, because we’ve learned that trans fats are bad. And, yes, technically, that’s correct – but only if we’re talking about the processed, man-made versions. CLA is a “good” trans fat that exists naturally in our food sources, which means it is vastly Read More

Safeguard Against Seasonal Weight Gain

Three ways this natural solution triggers fat burning instead of fat storing. Since the 1980s, numerous studies have focused on the power of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) to serve as a natural weight loss aid. In fact, I broke the story on the slimming benefits of “good” fats in my first book Beyond Pritikin back in 1988. A flurry of new research has hailed GLA’s major fat-fighting mechanism as a new Read More

CLA Pares Off the Pounds

Benefits Go Far Beyond Weight Loss. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is back in the news. And for good reason! This “good” omega-6 fat lowers body mass index (BMI) and overall body fat after 8 weeks in obese postmenopausal women with Type 2 diabetes. Earlier Norwegian research showed a stunning 20 percent decrease in the ratio of body fat to lean tissue. Overweight individuals also lost an average of 7 pounds—without Read More