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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.

Beat the five biggest weight loss killers, including sluggish thyroid


More than one-third of Americans are now overweight or obese, and many of these individuals are having a difficult time shedding the pounds, despite following the latest fad diets and cutting their calorie intake. But there are other factors besides simply eating too much that inhibit a person's ability to maintain a healthy weight, and these include things like hormone imbalances and sluggish thyroid, conditions of which most people are probably unaware.

Consumption of apple cider vinegar may accelerate weight loss


For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss. It is said that taking a few teaspoons of vinegar before meals can reduce appetite and cravings while stimulating metabolism. What about apple cider vinegar? Without healthy eating and enough physical activity, apple cider vinegar can not perform any miracles. But the consumption of apple cider vinegar may help to reduce body weight and fat mass, while giving lots of other health benefits.

Two Meals a Day for Weight Loss and Other Great New Diet Advice We Are Never Going to Take


OK, so the latest verdict on how to lose weight is in, and the result is a bit…uninspiring. Instead of eating six mini-meals, apparently (Huh? Are we doing that?), we should be eating just breakfast and lunch.