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Spinach Extract Decreases Cravings, Helps Weight Loss

Spinach Extract Decreases Cravings, Helps Weight Loss

According to research done at Lund University in Sweden, study participants who started the day with a green drink containing a spinach extract experienced less hunger, and increased their weight loss over a three months period. Professor Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson says, “Our analyses shows that having a drink containing thylakoids (in spinach extract fiber) before breakfast […]

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Losing Weight Reduces Inflammation and Prevents Health Problems

Being overweight causes a chronic underlying  inflammation in the body, and  that inflammatory state may explain why obesity has been associated with so many health problems. This explanation for why overweight is harmful has been proposed  by investigators  at the Research Institute for Internal Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway

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Sedentary Lifestyle More Responsible Than Food Intake For Increasing Obesity

Sedentary Lifestyle More Responsible Than Food Intake For Increasing Obesity

A study just published in the  The American Journal of Medicine shows that over the past 20 years, a decrease in physical activity  seems more responsible than dietary habits for increasing obesity in the United States.  During the past two decades the caloric intake of the average American has remained steady, while physical activity of […]

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New Study Shows Low Carb Diet Reduces Inflammation, Cardiovascular Risk

New Study Shows Low Carb Diet Reduces Inflammation, Cardiovascular Risk

New research has shown that a low-carbohydrate diet, but not a low-fat diet, reduced inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease risk.  A study just published in the journal Annals of Medicine compared a low-carbohydrate diet  with a traditional low-fat diet in 61 patients with type 2 diabetes.It is known that patients with type 2 diabetes have […]

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Amino Acids: Stress, Depression, Migraines, Weight Control

Amino Acids: Stress, Depression, Migraines, Weight Control

Amino Acids are the building blocks for proteins, hormones and neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring substances, which are secreted between brain cells and are needed for sending information through the brain and nervous system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. The major antidepressant medications were developed to enhance the amount of serotonin between the neurons (brain cells) […]

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