Myth

Debunking the Myth About Daily Weigh-Ins

Most weight loss programs will tell you not to weigh yourself every day—instead they recommend weekly weigh-ins. But a 2011 study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine showed that daily weigh-ins actually facilitate weight loss. Researchers looked at a group of 1,222…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…information floating around out there. I want to set the record straight—and debunk some of the most common weight loss myths, so you won’t fall victim to them. Weight Loss Myth #1: Don’t weigh yourself every day. Most healthy weight loss programs do not recommend weighing yourself every day—but…

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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

I’ve been extolling the benefits of Vitamin D supplements for nearly 10 years. This critical nutrient helps to protect against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, dementia, falls and fractures, flu and more. Plus, taking adequate Vitamin D supplements can lower your risk for 17…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…iced tea, which contains antioxidants that can further reduce your risk of skin cancer. (The common belief that tea contributes to dehydration is a myth.) Now it's your turn: How do you protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun? You May Also Be Interested In: * Vitamin A Helps to Protect…

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Fish Oil's Role in Managing Diabetes

…fish oil supplements, due to their presumably negative effects on the body’s ability to control blood sugar. However, a meta-analysis has put this myth to rest. In this review of studies involving 823 patients with type 2 diabetes, fish oil supplementation at doses ranging from 3,000–8,000 mg per…

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You Need More Than Calcium for Healthy Bones

…high-potency calcium. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Osteoporosis doesn't result simply from insufficient calcium intake, that's a myth! When parents tell their children to drink milk because it builds strong bones, they’re only telling part of the story. A number of other nutrients…

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Learn the Nutritional Supplement Facts

When it comes to multivitamins and other nutritional supplements, many myths exist about their effectiveness and safety. Whether it’s being perpetuated by the media, physicians or other sources, sadly, this misinformation causes confusion and, worse yet, can make people reluctant to take supplements…

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The Real Secret for Eliminating Acne

…dear old mom and dad for passing on faulty genes. Guess what? None of these things causes acne vulgaris, as it is officially called. They’re all myths! Acne is not triggered by poor hygiene, chocolate, or genetics. Furthermore, the millions Americans spend on soaps, scrubs, and other over-the-counter…

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