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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

Trouble Sleeping?

Shedding light on artificial light from glowing gadgets. “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself,” writes Verlyn Klinkenborg in a fascinating National Geographic article. Sleep scientists find that bathing our world in artificial light not only disrupts our body clocks but also disturbs the production of vital regulatory hormones—like melatonin. In fact, a recent study from the University of Southern California showed that Read More

Get Down-to-Earth with Vitamin G to Fix What Ails You

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Ground Yourself to Slash Sleeplessness, Belly Fat, and Stress. The environment, like the Titanic, is sinking in a sea of Wi-Fi. We are engulfed in a growing maze of biologically disruptive electromagnetic frequencies that leads to sleep disturbances as well as belly fat, blood sugar imbalances, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, changes in cell membrane and calcium metabolism function, headaches, fatigue, chromosome aberrations,  accelerated aging, thinning skin, autoimmune problems, and mood disturbances. It’s coming from our smart meters, cell phones, Read More

The Most Powerful Antioxidant On the Planet Is Really a Hormone

Meet the night-time miracle molecule. Although Astaxanthin has been touted as the most powerful antioxidant on the planet, it doesn’t hold a candle to the promise of melatonin. Simply put, melatonin doesn’t just help you sleep which is essential to weight loss, it potentially saves your life while helping you pare off the pounds in the process. A 2011 study at the University of Granada in Spain found that melatonin Read More

Top 5 Fat Traps

Ignore these and you’ll find yourself on a never-ending cycle. Since my days at The Pritikin Longevity Center during the fat-free craze of the 1980s, I’ve been a firm believer that weight gain is far more complex than just “calories in, calories out.” In fact, this quest for underlying causes has been what’s fueled the last 25 years of my research and the concepts behind over 30 books. From hormone Read More

Lose Weight While You Sleep

The missing element to slimming down, speeding up metabolism and burning fat. When it comes to weight loss, it’s not just about diet and exercise – there’s a big piece of the puzzle that most people overlook.  It’s something so essential that you’re 74% more likely to be obese without it.   And what it is? Good quality sleep! Currently, at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, according Read More

The 6 Fat Flush Commandments: Part 2

Number 4: Stress less (and sleep more) for less fat. Cortisol, the stress hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, is a fat-promoting hormone that creates belly fat, much to our dismay. When you are under any type of stress it triggers enzymes to store more fat because your body believes there is “danger ahead” and instant energy may be needed. Since deep abdominal fat contains four times more cortisol receptors than other fat sites, cortisol Read More

Are Restless Legs Keeping You Awake?

Minerals Support Sound Sleep. A metabolic sleep disorder that causes tingling, twitching, creeping sensations, cramps, burning, or aches in the lower limbs, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common problem. It can develop at any time—but mostly strikes from middle age on. New research reports that the overall prevalence of this sleep disorder is 23 percent—much higher than previously believed. “Some risk factors for restless legs syndrome appear to be Read More

Trouble Stacking ZZZs?

Join the Crowd! Nearly two-thirds of American adults suffer sleep problems several nights a week. Even worse, 58 percent of us experience one or more symptoms of insomnia, the most common sleep disorder. Whether we have difficulty getting to sleep in the first place or wake up in the middle of the night to toss and turn, women suffer more sleep problems than men. And as we grow older, the Read More