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Weight Loss

Count chemicals, not calories

By Wells:(NaturalNews) If you just can't seem to lose weight, maybe even just those last 10 to 15 pounds you want to "shed," perhaps it's because your body is being "informed" with incorrect information about whether it's hungry and whether it's getting the proper nutrition. Maybe mixed signals are being sent in, over and over, so that your system doesn't even know HOW to fix itself. Have you hit a "brick wall" with weight loss programs and systems? Start over right here.

Learn how to heal the adrenals, balance hormones and lose weight naturally

By Landsman:(NaturalNews) Sitting on top of each kidney, the adrenals are responsible for producing four main hormones - catecholamines, aldosterone, cortisol and androgens - which help to deal with everything from stressful situations, digestion, gender traits to blood pressure regulation. Gaining weight usually involves overactive adrenals but, this can be avoided, even reversed, without the need for surgery or extreme diets.

Abdominal obesity still on the rise

By Anderson:(NaturalNews) Many believe that the increase in nationwide obesity has actually started to decrease or at least level off. This common belief may be rooted in data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that looked at obesity levels in the United States via body mass index from 2003-2004 all the way to 2011-2012. This data found that the body mass index did not change during that time period, causing many people to think that obesity therefore also did not increase, which would be a truly great thing.

Celery can fight cancer, improve blood health and aid weight loss

By Ravensthorpe:(NaturalNews) Celery has long been associated with good health. The stalks of this aromatic plant, which is believed to have originated from the Mediterranean basin, has been used worldwide to treat countless medical issues ranging from mild constipation to serious inflammatory diseases. Today, over 1 billion pounds of celery are produced annually in the United States alone, with Michigan, Florida and California accounting for 80 percent of all celery production.(1)

Man cures diabetes, loses over 200 pounds with raw food diet

Constantly surrounded by a variety of food at his workplace, Oregon resident Clent Manich knew all too well how easy it was access foods wherever and whenever he wanted. He routinely ate hot dogs, soda and pizza. Eventually, his unhealthy dietary habits caused his weight to soar to an alarming 450 pounds. He was hardly able to walk due to pinched nerves in his back, was insulin dependent and had numerous hospital visits including one for pancreatitis in 2006.

Losing weight can significantly improve vitamin D levels in obese women

It's known in the health community that obesity increases one's risk of getting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but there is more to the story than just weight gain. In fact, in a new study, blood samples of most obese individuals (70 percent) showed low vitamin D levels. That correlation is significant, since vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient.

3 amazing reasons to add lemon to your water

Lemons have a plethora of positive health benefits. They are packed with vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. To reap the health benefits of lemons simply add them to your water. Lemon juice can potentially wear down tooth enamel. In order to avoid this problem, simply dilute the lemon juice with lukewarm water.

Morning sunlight exposure helps with weight loss

Exposure to outdoor light in the morning may play a key role in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago and published in the journal PLOS ONE on April 2.

Woman loses 70 pounds, keeps it off for 7 years: says fruits and vegetables key to maintenance success

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed over three dozen long-term diet studies and found that about two-thirds of dieters regained more weight than they lost within four or five years after they lost it. However, one woman is giving that statistic a run for its money. She lost 70 pounds in 2007 and has successfully managed to keep the weight off for over seven years.

Studies show that acai berries can fight cancer, boost immunity and more

Acai berries are the fruits of the acai palm, a species of palm tree native to Central and South America. These berries, which are characterized by their grape-like appearance and bitter taste, have been cherished by the Amazonian natives for centuries due to their incredible medicinal properties. These properties, which are slowly being validated by ongoing studies, are the reason why acai berries - along with other Amazonian foods such as cacao, maca and camu camu - have become synonymous with the "superfood" label.