Feeding Obesity

Take four obese Americans who have not been successful improving their health. Put them in a house together for four months with a staff of compassionate, cutting-edge healers and catch the whole experience on film. That’s what the documentary Feeding Obesity is all about.

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The Power of Sugar

For those interested in making healthy food choices, the New York Times article “How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat” is worth reading. In a nutshell, the article reveals that the American sugar lobby was able to get scientists to make the claim that it was saturated fat, not sugar that was the cause of heart disease.

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Caught in the Pleasure Trap

Dr. Doug Lisle wants his patients to know that there is a reason why they repeatedly make unhealthy food choices when they “know better”.  He has a theory about why people who have studied nutrition and health and know what foods optimize health still eat unhealthy foods.

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All About Pilates

If you like the mind-body connection aspect of yoga but are looking for something a bit more intensive, Pilates might be for you.

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Stir Fry Vegetables without Oil

As cooking fats go, olive oil is among the healthiest oils, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t raise your cholesterol level. It just means that it doesn’t raise it as much as other oils and fats such as canola oil or butter. In addition, some people believe that heating oils to the high temperatures needed for stir frying can release harmful free radicals.

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Is Gluten-Free Right For You?

You might be tempted to try going gluten-free because you’ve heard it’s healthier. Gluten-free products fill up supermarket shelves and adopting a gluten-free diet seems like a way to improve your health. But is it as good a choice as it seems?

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3 Commercially Prepared Foods You Should Make At Home Instead

Tomato-based pasta sauce – Jarred pasta sauce is often filled with sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and sodium. Some brands have 900 mg (over a third of your recommended daily amount) of sodium and 11 grams of sugar in one serving. You don’t have to miss the vitamins A and C in good quality tomato sauce. Just make it yourself at home using garden fresh tomatoes and spices such as onion, basil and garlic. Check out this recipe for an idea of how easy it can be to make healthy tomato sauce at home.

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Be Inspired By Others Who Are Meeting Their Health Goals

Most people find the success of others inspiring. Seeing positive changes in someone else often provides the final push that encourages us to take control of our health. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, one of the most powerful ways to inspire ourselves is by looking at before and after pictures of real people.

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