A full body detox doesn’t mean you spend a week in the bathroom with an ‘occupied’ tag on the door. Here are 6 simple things that give your body a natural detox. You can self detox and do a natural body cleanse without drinking only water or participating in fad detox diets.
Nutrition & Diet
What you eat affects how you look and feel -- because food works from the inside out. Here are all of the healthy foods you should be putting in your body, and the not-so-healthy ones that you should be avoiding. See how to eat without gaining weight, how to do a natural body cleanse, and how to enjoy sugar, salt, even fast food without hurting your body... or your weight loss goals. If it goes in your mouth and affects your health (either positively or negatively), then we're talking about it here!
Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
To help us enjoy our days, weeks and months on the Atkins Diet this time… we’ve found 10 snacks & desserts that make the dieting process a little bit easier and a whole lot more FUN!
Yes, there are some things you can do that will allow you to enjoy your holiday dinner even though you’re dieting. Some healthy holiday eating tips to get you started — ways to eat healthy at holiday meals.
See why gravy, eggnog, frosted cookies, and pies are tops (and should therefore be gobbled up accordingly)… and why you should steer clear of things like carrots, mashed potatoes, fruitcake, and exercise.
Experts tell us to drink more water to stay healthy. But what if you don’t like water? Here are 5 ways I’ve found to stay hydrated when you hate drinking water.
Get overwhelmed with butter substitutes found at the store? Here are some things I discovered about finding a healthy butter substitute that might help you.
Stop throwing away the pumpkin seeds at carving time! Eating pumpkin seeds benefits your immune system, improves your sleep, and more.
Been told to increase fiber in your diet, but not sure where to start? Start here! High fiber foods to eat + Differences between soluble & insoluble fiber.
Like frozen pizza? Addicted to sugar? These aren’t healthy choices if you suffer from high blood pressure – like me. 5 simple high blood pressure diet tips.
A healthy salad starts with healthy ingredients. Here’s how to make a healthy, substantial salad that won’t leave you hungry or nutritionally deprived.
If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, the DASH diet is a smart choice – especially if you have high blood pressure like me. Here are 5 reasons why.
If you have a pronounced risk of colon cancer like me, you might wonder if eating processed meat & cancer go hand in hand. Here’s a list of meats to avoid.
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal but there is such a thing as healthy fast food. If you go through the drive-thru as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these 7 healthy fast food options. Here’s a list of the healthiest menu items at fast food restaurants and their nutritional info.
What is stevia? It’s a natural sugar substitute! Here’s what you need to know about the safety of stevia products, plus how to make stevia sweetener at home
Looking for organic desserts that are easy to make and delicious, too? Here are 4 great organic dessert items you can find in your local grocery store.
A low carb diet like the Atkins Diet one of the easiest, most effective ways to lose weight fast. Here are the low carb foods we eat, plus low carb recipes!
Do you know if you’re eating GMO foods? Find out what the common GMO ingredients are, the potential health risks, and what brands to buy so you can avoid eating GMO food products.
Avoiding high fructose corn syrup in your diet? Here are a few easy ways to avoid the corn-based sweetener that has been linked to health problems and has even been called a highly dangerous toxin.
I’ve already lost a lot of weight & don’t want to gain it back! Here are 5 healthy fast food choices that I make every time I pull up to a drive-thru window
I dropped below 200 pounds after changing my eating habits. Here are the 3 portion control tips that helped me to lose weight.
Looking for some money-saving healthy eating tips? Here’s how to choose the right foods at the right time of year so you can save a lot of money on your groceries and still eat healthy!
Salt is difficult to avoid — especially since manufacturers add it to most foods in the form of sodium chloride in order to “improve” the taste. However, by modifying your eating habits just a little bit, you can drastically reduce your salt intake! Here’s how…
Here’s a hard look at the real facts about antioxidants. We confront some of the more sensational claims concerning antioxidants so you can see the truth about how antioxidants work in the human body, their role in combating disease, and just how effective they really are as medicinal treatments.
Every year millions of us try to lose weight, but we often don’t succeed because the diet plans are too hard to follow, or we lose focus. So what does work? By listening to the latest scientific research, you might stand a better chance of succeeding. Try the following weight loss methods and you could lose weight more easily than you’ve ever done before.
The precious nutrients from sugar cane are concentrated in blackstrap molasses. For optimal health, you should look for organic, unsulphured molasses. Some of the health benefits include: curing cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anxiety, constipation, edema, heart palpitations, anemia, arthritic pain, joint pain, acne, gray hair, and more!
Goji berries are one of the rising stars of the health community. More attention is being paid to the healing properties of this cranberry-like fruit than ever before. Given its status in Asia as a potential reason for extended life expectancies, it’s no wonder that products containing Goji berries are arriving on the market each and every day. See why they’re so great.
So, what makes olive oils better for us than other types of oil? In my quest to understand the health benefits of olive oil, I compiled some interesting facts about olive oils.
The party food doesn’t have to spell doom for your diet. Here are 9 simple tricks that can help you maintain control and resist overeating at the party.
Mashed potatoes and baked potatoes… both are easy to make and one of them is especially good for your skin! See which one.
The big question is… do Detox Diets work? Another popular question… are Detox Diets safe? Here we explore the top 5 Detox Diets and discuss their safety issues.
If you want healthy skin, then you’ll want to add these foods to your daily diet.
Following is a list of common ailments and the foods that can prevent them, if not cure them completely.
Fortunately, there are MANY satisfying snack and dessert options available that will satisfy your sweet tooth if you’re on a low-carb diet like the Atkins Diet. Here are the best low-carb desserts and snacks.
Energy drinks and energy shots are marketed as giving you extra energy. Some common energy drinks are: Jolt, NOS, Slam, No Name, Rockstar, SoBe, Red Bull, and Full Throttle. Some common energy shots are: Ammo, Redline Power Rush, Extreme Energy, Powershot, Fuel Cell, and Upshot.
Do natural weight loss herbs like cayenne, ephedra, green tea, and hoodia actually work at helping you lose weight? Are they safe? Here’s how they work, plus 2 that are safe, and 2 that are not.
There are tons of tools online that can help you with keeping to your diet. Here are some of the best digital dieting websites that have online tools to help you get rid of those nasty extra pounds!
According to Dr. Hirsch, the Sensa Diet — which consists of sprinkles that you put on your food to increase the sensation of the taste and smell of your food — actually tricks your brain into thinking you are full sooner. Hence, you don’t eat as much as you normally would. But does it really work?
What do you think? Is city water (or tap water) better for you than bottled water? Here are some interesting results from a 4-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Studies show that drinking wine can be beneficial to your health. Experts have gone back and forth over how beneficial wine is, as too much wine of course has negative effects. In moderation however, the health benefits of drinking wine are all good. Here is a summary.
What constitutes healthy junk food you ask? Well, there are many foods that get a bad rap, like pork rinds and pizza. But it’s a fact — there are lots of great healthy junk foods and healthy fast food options out there for you. It’s a fact! Here are 7 of my favorites, plus links to many many more!
I am gluten intolerant. Here is a little about my personal experience, how I discovered I have gluten intolerance, and why I only eat gluten-free foods now…
Regardless of how outlandish some of these might seem, we all know that there is no ONE diet plan that works for everyone. So whatever works for you in terms of dieting… I say, go for it! And you never know what will work for you until you try something new.
What is a destination diet? It’s a crash diet before you go on a vacation. See why we think the Atkins Diet is the best destination diet around!
These are the best low-carb resources — the ones that are helping to get me through this ‘dieting’ thing. In reality, they’re helping to shape my way of thinking about carbs in general and how I can get by on eating fewer carbs overall. It’s all about making a conscious decision to eat less carbs… and less fat. Period.
Whenever I’m on the road, or when I want to slip out of the office during lunchtime for something other than the cheese and hotdogs that I normally take for lunch (while I’m on this Low-Carb ‘diet’)… I like to know my options going in. Do you know what the Low-Carb choices are at fast-food restaurants these days? Here’s what I found…
You’ve probably seen Gwen Shamblin, founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church in the news before… Among other things, she’s been called ‘the pioneer of faith-based weight loss’. But it’s no secret that her practices & preachings have been questioned by some. Including her ideas about the Weigh Down Diet.
Tricia Cunningham invented ‘The Backwards Diet’ — also known as The Reverse Diet. Simply put, she reverses the order of what she eats: a heavy dinner for breakfast, regular meal for lunch, then a light breakfast for dinner.
Following is a growing list of research regarding Low-Carb vs Low-Fat dieting. In addition to links to the actual results of various studies, you’ll also find a brief summary of each — to save you time when searching for topics most important to you. Use this information to help you determine whether a Low-Fat or Low-Carb diet plan is best for you.
Here are literally DOZENS of ways to increase your water intake on a daily basis. Drink more water… start now!