These 12 foods are the most commonly and highly contaminated with pesticides and chemicals, even after washing and peeling. The research used to compile this list is from extensive independent tests run by the FDA and the USDA from over 100,000 samples of food. The chemical pesticides detected in these studies are known to cause cancer, birth defects, nervous system and brain damage, and development problems in children. Panic if it ain’t organic.
Trans fatty acids are even worse for your health than the saturated fats in sour cream, butter, and lard, we hear from nutrition expert Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Dr. PH, Rd. According to the National Academy of Sciences, trans fatty acids increase your risk of heart attack by raising "bad" LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of protective HDL cholesterol as much or more so than do saturated fats. There is no safe level of intake.
As science evolves we are just beginning to understand that obesity is actually quite complicated, with hormones, like Cortisol, Leptin, Ghrelin, sleep deprivation, stress, and our minds playing an important role in how we eat and gain weight. These mechanism of self-preservation which were once so paramount during evolution of man, has remained with us at a time when food is abundant in the US. Understanding the reasons and the mechanisms will help us understand and accept that losing weight is not an easy task but can be achievable if we only focus on…
You may be taking a closer look at the sugar in your diet due to encouragement from health experts. You may have also heard confusing messages, such as some fruits have as much sugar as a candy bar. With so much conflicting information, it’s no wonder you’re looking for clarity on the matter.
Every January, one of the top New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. And if you're looking to be successful, there's something you should know: Diet is far more important than exercise -- by a long shot.
As the saying goes: Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.
We at Transformations want you to achieve your weight loss goals, but we would also like to have a part in helping you achieve life goals, like living longer! Our program is designed to help you lose weight, but also to help you stay or become healthier. We hope this information is helpful.
Losing Fat, Taking Appetite Suppressants and/or Thermogenics Will Have the Side-Effects of Producing Free Radicals and Releasing Stored Toxins from the Fat Cells Being Burned. These Same Released Toxins Hurt the Body's Ability to Metabolize or Break Down More Fat. IN OTHER WORDS, THIS PROCESS HINDERS WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS!
Obesity — everyone knows it’s bad and that it’s everywhere.
Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in the United States deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day. The solution to their problem sounds deceptively simple — take in fewer calories a day, while cranking up the calorie-burning process with regular exercise.
This proprietary French Maritime Pine Bark Extract contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other health-giving molecules that synergistically support the body’s natural defenses against five major processes that characterize premature aging.
There's some controversy over just how much calcium vegetarians and vegans need. Some experts believe that when you eat a mostly plant-based diet, the body requires less calcium than current recommended intakes of 1,200 - 1,500 mg a day. That's because protein tends to leach calcium from bones; the higher your protein intake, the greater your calcium requirement. Because plant-based diets are lower in protein, there's less need for calcium.
A lengthy investigation conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas and the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice's Civil Division revealed that GNC's practices related to ensuring the legality of products on its shelves were lacking," the DOJ said in a statement.
There's promising hope for women who suffer from endometriosis, one of the most common causes of infertility and pelvic pain. A study in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine reveals that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, significantly reduces symptoms of endometriosis by 33 percent.
Triglycerides are in the same family of compounds as cholesterol. Like cholesterol, triglycerides are found in the food you eat; produced in the body by the liver; and, in high levels in the blood, believed to increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Experts say that even a slight increase in serum triglycerides (over 100 mg/dL) may "thicken" the blood and increase your risk for heart disease.