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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

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

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Part One of Two It’s not always your fault you can’t shed those extra pounds. If you are like most people, this isn’t your first weight loss rodeo. You’ve exercised, counted calories, cut out fat, then cut out protein, and now even carbs. Maybe the weight came off, but chances are you’ve regained most, if not all, of what you lost. I want to encourage you: YOU can lose the Read More

Hormone Rescue

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SOS: for pre, during, and post menopause. Yesterday—to celebrate the upcoming release of the full update of my New York Times Bestseller, Before the Change—I went live on my Facebook page for a Q&A about how to turn hormone havoc into hormone heaven. Your questions were incredibly insightful and I thank you so much for sharing them. We were able to cover a wide variety of topics during that hour 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

My Weekend Master Metabolism Cleanse

A 3-day diet n’ detox to get you back on the slimming track. It’s August and your resolve is beginning to wane. You’re having trouble sticking to your diet. You are really frustrated that the scale is not moving southward as quickly and effortlessly as it once did. Maybe you celebrated a little too much for a special occasion or just got back from a “fattening” vacation with an additional 5 – Read More

Break the Yeast Cycle

Say goodbye to cravings, bloating, and possible thyroid problems. Yeast is definitely nobody’s BFF. But it can be with us for life—which is why I was so happy to finally read an article about yeast overgrowth on the front page of the Lifestyle section in the Spokesman Review. Yeast is finally getting the respect it deserves. And it’s about time because I believe nearly 50 million of us suffer from that subclinical fungus among us. Yeast plays Read More