Cellulite affects nearly 90 percent of women, and contrary to popular belief, cellulite can appear on skinny, average weight or overweight individuals. Cellulite is not so much a weight condition as it is a skin condition; cellulite appears when fat cells get trapped directly underneath the skin's surface, which results in a dimply or cottage cheese-like appearance.
For most women, simply dieting and exercising won't... Read More
Cholesterol is one of the most familiar medical words today. Everyone knows "something" about it, but mostly cholesterol is associated in our mind with something "bad" and "unwanted" that happens to old and overweight people. The facts show that about 20 percent of the U.S. population has high blood cholesterol levels.
Actually cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance (lipid) that your body needs for many important functions, such as... Read More
by Richard van Beek
Researchers are actually telling us to eat dark chocolate for heart health. How is this possible? Up until now, we've always thought chocolate was bad for us!
It turns out that dark chocolate made from unprocessed cocoa contains high amounts of flavonoids and... Read More
The weight loss drug Alli also called Xenical, bounded onto the weight loss drug market being touted as the "miracle drug" of all weight loss drugs. It was the first of its kind to be marketed over the counter, that doesn't require a prescription. Alli earned major buzz in the media, received a star's sendoff, with an advertising budget well in excess of $125 million, and racked up an estimated $250 million in sales, in its first year, alone. ... Read More
Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
Weight... Read More
by Shauna Zamarripa
You are what you eat. Eating over-processed, over-packaged and preservative-laden foods has been linked to premature aging and certain diseases. Poor eating habits have been attributed to cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. With all of this information at our fingertips, how do we stave off the next Big Mac attack?
First,... Read More
By Juliet Cohen
Healthy habits are an important parts of growing up. There are an infinite number of positive acts you can take for your well-being. One can get good health by setting basic rules in life. Eating is an essential and important part of life. One can get good health by setting basic rules in life and... Read More
For the morbidly obese, most of whom have tried the diet route without success, bariatric surgery may be the last best option. With the range of obesity related diseases and obesity itself on the rise, bariatric surgery and its quick weight loss may be the solution for a return to health for those who have tried and failed at the diet and exercise route.
Morbid obesity is defined by the National Institutes of Health as being 100 pounds or more... Read More
by Wilson St. Peter
Stevia is about 300 times sweeter than sugar in its natural state. Its medicinal uses include regulating blood sugar, preventing hypertension, treatment of skin disorders, and prevention of tooth decay. Other studies show that it is a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent as well. Stevia... Read More
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 30 percent of Americans are obese (defined as having a BMI rating of 30 or more). That equates to roughly 90 million people. Unfortunately, the knowledge of this statistic alone is not sufficient enough to create a positive trend toward diet and exercise; instead, many people rely on age-old excuses to justify their condition.
Arguably... Read More