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Are Hormones Making You Fat?

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Take back control and slim down. As women, we know that our hormones can all too often be the culprit behind a variety of issues. Whether it’s breakouts you can’t believe you’re still having or that bloat that seems to always pop up at the most inconvenient times, they can certainly cause us grief. As you’d imagine, those pesky hormones can also be behind weight gain and the inability to Read More

Are Parasites Making You Fat and Tired?

The epidemic that can trigger weight gain, hinder digestion and zap energy. Over 20 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.” And that assertion couldn’t be truer today. A focus of my work since my book Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites Read More

New Proof: High-Fructose Corn Syrup is Making You Fat

Yale Scientists confirm HFCS’ role in the obesity epidemic. I came across an interesting new study published January 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that confirms something I’ve been writing about for years:  high-fructose corn syrup’s major contribution to the obesity epidemic. As I wrote in my book Get the Sugar Out, when high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) became commonplace in the late 1970s, obesity levels began to Read More

Try My Fat Flush Hunger Fix

A one day menu and recipes to fight insulin/leptin resistance. The distinct metabolic effects of subcutaneous fat (the “loose” fat on the hips, thighs, and butt) and visceral fat (hard belly fat) are not created equal. My Fat Flushing Smoothie Shakedown is an equal opportunity fat blaster. It addresses both the leptin resistance secreted by excess subcutaneous fat and the inflammation produced from hard belly fat which can lead to insulin resistance. Leptin, as you may recall, is the hunger hormone that fires up metabolism. Read More

Four Diet Tricks to Melt Fat Faster

Summer shape-up strategies. One of my favorite actresses of all time—Katherine Hepburn—once said, “If you obey all the rules…you will miss all the fun!” Truth is, frustration among women is rampant these days. When it comes to body parts, over 60% of us are the most self-conscious about our bellies. So, if the tried and true old fashioned rules just aren’t working for you, it’s time to do an about face Read More

Fruit Flush Diet?

Fat flushing with grapefruit. Grapefruit is a super food when it comes to weight loss. Once regarded as the star of the legendary Grapefruit Diet, it turns out that there may be some science behind the grapefruit/weight loss connection after all. And that’s beyond grapefruits’ nutritional perks that include its offerings of a low calorie source of vitamin C, a decent amount of potassium, and phytosterols that help to balance Read More

HCG, Raspberry Ketones and African Mango, OH MY!

The 2 steps you must take before starting any diet, period. Everyone is in search of a magic bullet with the obesity epidemic affecting almost 100 million Americans. From the “pay per pound” diet offering $5/lb lost, to the shocking “feeding tube diet,” no weight loss method is considered too extreme or too taboo these days. Dominating the market lately are exotic ingredients like Raspberry Ketones and African Mango Extract – Read More

My 2012 Fat Flush Soup Recipe- Customize Soups for Your Special Needs

It’s back – and more slimming and delicious than ever! Exclusively released in the January 23, 2012 First for Women magazine, we have been receiving rave reviews from all over the country on the updated version of the “homemade soup that makes your body released trapped fat.” Since the issue is no longer on the stands, First has graciously granted us permission to reprint the recipe in this blog for Read More

Make Bile Your Number 1 Priority in the New Year

Bile- the quart size missing ingredient for daily detox and effortless weight loss. You know that probably nothing you can do in 2012 to lessen your toxic load or control your weight will be as important as keeping your liver in tip top shape. Most of us are familiar with herbal liver detoxifiers like milk thistle, Oregon grape root, and dandelion root. But these pale in comparison to the power Read More

Heartburn Pills Raise Pneumonia Risk

A Little Acid Actually Fights Harmful Bacteria. On a daily basis, television bombards us with commercials about antacids and other pills that reduce acid. But those popular purple pills are overused today, research finds. Proton pump inhibitors (or PPIs) are most commonly taken for ulcers, heartburn, and acid reflux. Trouble is we all need some stomach acid to fight bacteria. People taking PPIs are more likely to develop pneumonia. And Read More