Visceral Fat – The Real Problem

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Visceral Fat – The Real Problem
Excess Abdominal Fat is Not Only Ugly, but Extremely Dangerous to Your Health – This is More Than a Vanity Issue! The difference between subcutaneous fat and the more deadly “visceral fat”… Plus the simple steps to REMOVE this fat permanently by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer author of best-selling programs: The Truth […]
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To Fast or Not to Fast

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To Fast or Not to Fast
  One of the oldest medical techniques in the world is fasting. Fasting has been used (safely, I might add) for millennia, for religious as well as health reasons. There’s a growing movement among diet and nutrition experts, as well as doctors who follow the latest research on metabolic syndrome, advocating for fasting as a […]
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An Ancient Answer to a Modern Epidemic

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An Ancient Answer to a Modern Epidemic
There is compelling evidence that doctors have been taught precisely the wrong treatment for obesity and especially Type II diabetes for more than 75 years. Considering there is now a worldwide epidemic in both, that’s a scary proposition. Have we done this to ourselves? Frankly, I’m hesitant to publicize this. Only a few mainstream doctors […]
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Final Blow

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Final Blow
(Continued from Common Journey) Settling for the Inevitable After that, I more or less gave up trying to lose weight, except for seeing an endocrinologist because I was still convinced I had hypothyroidism. That turned out to be the case, but rather than lose ten pounds immediately when I started medication (like my daughter had), […]
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Common Journey

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Common Journey
(Continued from Mad as Hell) Fast-forward 35 years. Through countless episodes of yo-yo dieting, I managed to go from a reasonably healthy 125 pounds on a 5’3″ frame to nearly 200. Now, I’m not stupid. I researched as much as possible before starting on any diet. But my research was based on changing trends in what […]
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I’m Mad as Hell

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I’m Mad as Hell
(with apologies to Network, the movie) I’m the mother of four adult children. Until I got pregnant with my first child, I was a healthy woman whose weight seldom fluctuated. I considered my diet to be healthy, as I followed the guidelines periodically published by the FDA. What I didn’t know then and didn’t learn […]
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The Culprit Identified

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The Culprit Identified
If you were alive in the mid-twentieth century, you probably always heard the word diabetes as part of a phrase – sugar diabetes. At that time, the cause of Type II diabetes (as it came to be called) was thought to be consuming an excess amount of sugar. In fact, that was partially correct. Consuming […]
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In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that food industry labels use many different names for sugar. The intent appears to be a) avoiding the generic label ‘sugar’ as the first ingredient by breaking up the different types of sugar, and b) misleading those who don’t know all those different names mean sugar. However, there’s […]
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