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Programming your ketogenic diet

Ketogenic diets are all the rage as they have been shown in studies to reduce inflammation, improve metabolism and enhance brain function. Many individuals do not know how to successfully enter into and maintain ketosis. Natural ketosis is an incredible physiological state that can be measured and cycled or maintained for excellent health.

Coconut oil can help reduce belly fat, study finds

While the "superfood" label is often overused in natural health circles, most researchers will admit that coconut oil deserves it. This edible oil, which is produced from the flesh of coconuts, has been shown to possess amazing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, improve blood cholesterol levels, boost energy and much more. However, a peer-reviewed Brazilian study has also found that consuming just 30 millimeters (1 ounce) of coconut oil a day can help treat abdominal obesity - providing yet more evidence that healthy saturated fats are essential for long-term weight loss.

Probiotics accelerate weight loss in women, say researchers

A Canadian test determined that probiotic supplementation helped women lose weight and keep it off. Why just women? It may have to do with they type or strain used in the test, which didn't affect men in regard to losing or gaining weight. Let's take a look at their study and other factors involved with probiotics.

Woman loses over 30 pounds with raw fruit and vegetable diet

In 2010, Erica decided to venture on a journey toward healthier living. To kick-start the process, she started a 30-day raw fruit and vegetable detox. After observing changes in her body and mood, including a more toned figure and increased energy, she decided to make eating fruits and vegetables a way of life.

Sodium alginate from seaweed could help with weight loss

New research out of Denmark has affirmed the weight-loss potential of the dietary supplement sodium alginate, a seaweed-based fiber compound that has previously been shown to aid in the burning of excess fat. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports found that, when taken daily before meals, sodium alginate may be effective at helping some overweight people shed the extra pounds and achieve their weight-loss goals.

Woman loses 50 pounds, cures series of health issues with macrobiotic diet

Susan used to have bad allergies, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, panic attacks and plantar fasciitis. The list goes on. Growing up, her acne was so severe that her siblings called her "pizza face." She was also very overweight. Her complications frequently required the use of crutches. However, within nine months of adopting a macrobiotic lifestyle comprised of whole, living foods, she says she lost approximately 50 pounds as well as a tumor that was in her back. These days, she stands before crowds telling them of her journey, free of crutches and full of life.

Are environmental toxins making you fat?

As if we need another reason to detox, research has shown environmental poisons can lead to obesity and diabetes. According to Mark Hyman, M.D., a study in the Lancet made a significant connection with a person's toxic load and how the body is able to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Given enough time, these changes result in insulin resistance - and increased fat storage.

Changing to a raw food diet believed to help with fat reduction, energy levels, cholesterol, digestion and overall health

Because the raw food diet is based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, this diet is considered to be very rich in nutrients needed for health improvement. But medical studies on raw food diets have shown some positive and negative health outcomes. Here is a resume of what the raw food diet consists of and the benefits and risks of eating raw foods.