Will Activated Charcoal Actually Detox My Body?

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Throughout my career I've seen dozens of supplements come and go in terms of trendiness, from herbs and amino acids to antioxidants and extracts. Recently, activated charcoal has been having a moment as a must-try natural remedy. Early on in my career I worked in a hospital, as well as a substance abuse rehabilitation center, so I […]

Do These 8 ‘Miracle’ Foods Really Live Up to the Hype?

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[brightcove:5365774388001 default] Certain so-called superfoods seem to be everywhere. They're said to ward off cancer, help with weight loss, extend your life, even whiten your teeth. But do these "miracle" foods really live up to all the hype? To find out, we interviewed experts and pored over research. Here's what we learned about apple cider vinegar, avocados, red wine, and more. […]

Mom Who Weighed Over 300 Lbs. Was Determined to Lose Weight Without Surgery: How She Lost 145 Lbs.

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This article originally appeared on People.com.  Tara Kavanagh has several obese family members, so she always believed she was “destined to be fat.” The 5’7″ self-employed mom-of-three from Rapid City, South Dakota, 35, was already over 200 lbs. when she started having children, but her pregnancy weight brought her up to 304 lbs. After having […]

Plus-Size Models Not Only Look Good, They Make Women Feel Better About Their Bodies

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Women pay more attention to—and feel better after looking at—models who are average and plus-size compared to models who are thin. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Florida State University researchers, published last week in the journal Communication Monographs. Women in the study also remembered more details about fashion models who were not super skinny, […]

Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

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This article originally appeared on Time.com.  The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That’s about 30% of the world’s population. The new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that about a third of the global population—including adults and […]

9 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips

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[brightcove:4874680280001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Losing weight is tough, both mentally and physically. New science shows that when the body starts to lose substantial amounts of weight, it fights viciously to gain it back. But despite the biological roadblocks, plenty of people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off over […]

5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

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[brightcove:4874680280001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Most Americans want to lose weight, but it’s no simple feat. Just ask someone who’s done it. That’s exactly what TIME did in a recent cover story looking at new weight loss science. After speaking to people who had successfully lost weight (after failing many times), it […]