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Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Men and women that underwent a six-day ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation protocol showed measurable decreases in blood test markers for inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

Legumes Facilitate Weight Loss

Eating three-quarters of a cup of beans, lentils, chickpeas or other legumes per day as part of their usual diet helped subjects feel more full and shed nearly a pound in six weeks.

Licorice Root Reduces Dangerous Fat

People that took a licorice root extract for three months had fewer visceral fat cells and slimmer waistlines.

Coconut Oil Manages Cholesterol, Shrinks Waistlines

In three studies, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil reduced risky abdominal fat in both women and men.

Protein for Breakfast Curbs Food Cravings

Eating 35 grams of protein for breakfast—from such foods as eggs, lean meat, yogurt and cottage cheese—depresses the appetite all day long, research shows.

Stone Fruits Keep Waistlines Trim

Peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that fight off metabolic syndrome, the thick-waist condition linked to stroke, heart disease and diabetes risks.

More Sleep Helps Shed Pounds

Can increasing our zzz’s lead to better numbers on the bathroom scale? A growing number of scientific studies say yes.

Battle of the Bulge

About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese today, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Learn why and how to combat this alarming trend.

Black Pepper Fights Fat

Get your grind on! This widely used kitchen spice and staple helps block the formation of new fat cells.

The Write Way to Lose Weight

A new study suggests that the right kind of writing may facilitate shedding pounds.
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