A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.
Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose... Read More
Open your spice cabinet and you will find a pharmacopoeia of ancient wisdom. You may also find yourself on the way to the hospital. Herbal medicine is not something to embark upon uninformed. Self-medication, in any form, can be risky. At the same time, there are many herbs and spices that you can use to spice up your life, your diet and your health.
We all know that knowledge is power. When taking herbal supplements, you need knowledge... Read More
by Alan Chai
A plan for natural weight loss can often include products that will help you focus on the process of losing weight. If you can do so without introducing additional chemical and harmful substances into your body, you will be healthier overall. Natural products give you that extra boost to help get... Read More
Herbal supplements are generally defined as those dietary supplements that are obtained from naturally growing plants, fungus, shrubs and trees. There are a wide variety of such supplements on the market today, such as Ginkgo Biloba, the much touted memory enhancement supplement; St. John's Wart, a supplement often prescribed for cases of mild depression and anxiety; and the ever popular Echinacea, a mid-western wildflower best known for its... Read More
Vitamins are a great way to make up for what may be missing from our diets. They can also help protect us against some diseases and conditions. If you don't know what to look for in vitamin supplements or what works best for different people, you'll find helpful tips and suggestions below. Just remember; it's important to always check with your physician before starting any vitamin regimen.
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No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent ban on ephedra, are they safe?
In this article, Environmental Nutrition provides a snapshot... Read More
Vitamins are good for you, but vitamin C is one of the most effective and safest, experts say. But what can it do? Many people think it can cure the common cold, which is simply a myth. While it bolsters the immune system and may protect against more serious complications - like pneumonia -- it is not a cure. But the benefits of getting enough - or more than enough, in some cases - include protection against cardiovascular... Read More
You may take supplements for vitamins A, C, and E, but what about folic acid? If you don't eat a lot of leafy greens, liver or brewer's yeast, then chances are, you're not getting enough of this important vitamin.
Folic acid, otherwise known as vitamin B9, is essential to cell production and plays a vital role in the development of the fetus. In fact, studies have shown that supplementing with folic acid can reduce birth defects by 72... Read More
By Lauren S. Johnson
It is no surprise that vitamin D and calcium are responsible for warding off osteoporosis. However, not too many of us are aware of the fact that bone loss can be a result of our daily diet. In today's hectic society a lot of us are way too busy to pay attention to what we eat and the... Read More