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Benefits and Drawbacks of a Liquid Diet

Ava Lawson | April 10th, 2013
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Remember ages ago when Oprah Winfrey dropped 67 pounds on an all liquid diet? At the time – in the early 90’s – it seemed like the best way to lose weight, and do it fast. When America’s biggest celebrities shrink their frames right before our very eyes, it’s hard not to be intrigued – but can liquid diets work miracles for weight loss, or are they unsafe? Some purport to detoxify the system, cleansing the body of all impurities, while others simply… Read more »

Can the Ancient Aztec Diet Work in Today’s Modern World?

Ava Lawson | March 28th, 2013
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Medical columnist and physician Dr. Bob Arnot authored the NY Times best-seller, “The Aztec Diet Chia Power: The Superfood That Gets You Skinny and Keeps You Healthy,” a book that is making headlines as one of today’s most popular diets. Based on the chia seed –  a primary food source for the Aztecs – the diet eschews many of our beloved Westernized meals in lieu of ancient superfoods consumed by this once powerful people. Besides chia seeds, what are you eating on the Aztec… Read more »

The Truth About Raspberry Ketones

Ava Lawson | March 21st, 2013
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Raspberry ketones are the latest craze to sweep the dieting world, thanks to Dr. Oz, who seems to have the Oprah effect when it comes to mentioning a new product on his popular TV show. Since the natural weight loss supplements were featured on his national program, raspberry ketone diet pills have been flying off the shelves in record numbers. This frenzy has sparked many respected nutritionists and physicians to speak out against the diet pill, calling it nothing more than “TV hype.”… Read more »

FDA Cautions of HCG Diet Dangers

Ava Lawson | March 15th, 2013
HCG Danger

In the realm of weight loss supplements and purported quick fixes, the HCG diet plan tops the list when it comes to fad diets that promise much more than they deliver. In fact, the products and diet program can actually be hazardous to your health. When you think about where HCG weight loss products come from, it’s no surprise that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently condemned the plan – calling it another health fraud scam.  For those who haven’t heard of… Read more »

Is the Fast Diet Safe?

Jacky Gale | March 7th, 2013
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Most physicians advise patients to stay away from fad diets, which frequently advocate potentially dangerous tactics like self-imposed starvation, and can lead to nutritional deficiencies. But a new trend that is becoming increasingly popular across the pond claims that fasting can actually improve a person’s general health, as well as facilitate weight loss. The Fast diet was created by Dr. Michael Mosley of London in response to some dire news from his doctor. Mosley learned that his fasting glucose levels were abysmal, and… Read more »