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Natural Appetite Suppressants

foods and beverages that can help you fend off hunger pangs, while others are supplements that can give you a boost. First and foremost is water. I recommend drinking an eight-ounce glass of water before each meal. Next, be sure to include plenty of fiber in your diet. You can get fiber from foods

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How to Stick to a Healthy Diet Plan During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is more than just one meal—it’s the start of an entire holiday season filled with food, fellowship…and more food! All this temptations can certainly make even the most dedicated people stray from their healthy diet plan. "Holiday feasting" is as human as…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…can certainly affect the severity of IBS. Try eliminating common trigger foods one at a time to see if your symptoms improve. The usual suspects include caffeine, alcohol, sugar substitutes, dairy products, corn, citrus foods, eggs and peanuts. You should also incorporate more fiber (at least 30 g)…

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Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…beneficial for ulcers and canker sores, can be found in most health-food stores. * Avoid foods and beverages known to trigger esophageal sphincter relaxation, such as alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, tomatoes, peppermint, citrus and chocolate. Obesity, lying down after meals, pregnancy,…

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Help for Gallstones

…Western foods were introduced into its citizen’s diets in the 1940s. Food sensitivities may also instigate gallbladder attacks. The foods that cause the most problems—in order—are eggs, pork, onions, poultry, milk, coffee, citrus, corn, beans, and nuts, but any food could…

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Dietary Sugar Intake: How to Manage It

…(white sugar) as the sweetener of choice in drinks and prepared foods. In fact, most of our excess sugar intake comes from beverages and processed foods. So the next time you have a hankering for a soda or some convenience food or snack, think again. And don’t believe that HFCS-free products…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…When making your food choices, go for ones high in protein and fiber, such as cheese (protein) and beans and veggies (fiber). Research has shown that these types of foods are the most satisfying, which means you won’t be tempted to overeat. On the other hand, fatty foods are the least…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…under the eyes may be indicative of poor sleep, but they are also common in people with food allergies. The easiest way to detect hidden food allergies is with a modified elimination diet: stop eating certain foods, and then reintroduce them to see if they cause any adverse symptoms. Start with the…

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The Cure for the 3,000 Calorie Thanksgiving Meal

…we think of food. But the average holiday dinner is loaded with a whopping 3,000 calories and more carbohydrates and fat than most people should eat in a day, never mind one meal. But keeping your calorie count down doesn’t mean skimping on delicious holiday food. Here are several…

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Snack Your Way to Thin

…absorbing, and storing the food you eat. It’s called diet-induced thermogenesis and it’s one of the reasons why smart snacking throughout the day can actually help you burn fat and lose weight. Notice I said “smart” snacking. The types of foods you chose can make or break…

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Banning “Supersized” Sodas Is Not the Way to Solve Obesity

…understand that sugar is not an innocuous food. It’s a high-glycemic carbohydrate that’s rapidly broken down in your bloodstream, wreaking havoc on your metabolism. Plus, eating sugar causes surges and plunges in your blood sugar, fueling food cravings and constant hunger. Furthermore,…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

…exercise I got was mowing my yard. I insisted on going out for a fast food lunch every day because I just ‘had to get out of the office,’ and those meals were usually ‘supersized’ so I could get as much food as possible for my money. “I already had hypertension and high…

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The Weight Loss Secret the Diet Industry Won't Tell You About

…Reviews shows that when we’re surrounded by food ads and high-calorie temptations, our inhibitory control caves. Inhibitory control is the brain’s ability to manage impulsive behavior. Chronic exposure to unhealthy, high-calorie foods beats down our inhibitory control, so it’s…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…place of, rather than in addition to, other foods or snacks. Now it’s your turn: What steps do you take to reduce your coronary heart disease risk factors? You may also be interested in: * Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate * This Single Food Helps Your Cholesterol, Heart, and Weight

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…and vegetables is good for us, but very few people actually consume even the minimum five recommended servings a day. This is a travesty, as these foods play an integral role in getting—and staying—healthy. Studies have uncovered many health benefits from the produce aisle including the…

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Four Ways to Treat Hemorrhoids Naturally

…and, if necessary, take a stool softener that doesn’t contain any type of chemical irritant. 3. Add bulk and roughage to your diet with foods such as unpeeled apples or pears, figs, celery, or other raw fruits and vegetables. Freshly ground flaxseed, psyllium seed, or psyllium seed products…

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

…more calories than homemade meals? Or that more than three-quarters of the 4,000 mg of sodium we eat daily comes from restaurant fare and processed foods? Couple these unhealthy statistics with the fact that most portions found in a single restaurant dish could serve two, three, even four people and…

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Tips for Treating PMS Naturally

…half of the menstrual cycle, up to one in five women have full-blown premenstrual syndrome (PMS). For them, PMS symptoms such as mood swings, food cravings, bloating, weight gain, and breast tenderness are so marked that they interfere with quality of life. Supplement Solutions for PMS Symptoms…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…processed foods, red meat, refined sugars, margarine and excess salt. * Keep Your Homocysteine in Check: High homocysteine is a primary contributor to heart disease. It can easily be brought down with a multinutrient containing adequate amounts of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Food does…

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The Healing Power of Pepper

…extract online or in health food stores and in some of the supplements mentioned above. Take as directed, and if you are on medications, research interactions before taking supplements containing piperine. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite food to sprinkle pepper on? You May…

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Nurture Your Microorganisms for Optimal Health

…with a host of medical problems. Microbes, of course, can make you sick, but most work to your benefit. They help keep the gut healthy, digest food, and produce nutrients such as biotin, vitamin K, and short-chain fatty acids. They influence energy regulation and fat storage and thus play a role…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Habits That Will Pack on the Pounds

…2. Skimp on protein. One of the primary benefits of protein is that it’s highly satiating—in fact, it’s the most filling of all foods. It tides you over between meals, especially if you are including a small protein-rich snack, and makes over-eating a thing of the past. Several…

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