Is Applesauce good for weight loss?

Have you ever wondered if applesauce is as good for you as apples since, well, it seems to be pretty much just made up of apples right? Sure, the primary ingredient is you guessed it… apples, but that doesn’t mean that they’re equal in regards to nutrition. They look completely different and that difference leads […]

Does Cumin REALLY help with Weight Loss?

Though  you’ve probably heard of cumin, I bet you didn’t know that it can help you with losing weight. Add Cumin to your diet and you’ll get an increase in your metabolism, kick your immune system into better gear, naturally detox your body on a regular basis and burn fat way faster. Known as Jeera […]

Green Coffee doesn’t really work for weight loss

The Study that started it all Maybe you’ve heard about naturopathic doctor Lindsey Duncan. If so, you know that he does not often recommend weight loss supplements. Instead, he recommends proven and healthy ways to lose weight. But participants in the original study by Dr Duncan that Doctor Oz featured on his show back in […]

Don’t believe the Hype about Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a small, sweet tropical tree fruit that contains a biologically active ingredient called hydroxycitic acid (HCA) that has been found in research studies to have some effect on hunger and fat storage (1, 2). Since the late 1990’s it has been included in various weight loss products, but exploded in popularity in 2012 when […]

African Mango raised good hormone levels

Featured on Dr Oz show On his TV show Dr Oz featured African Mango on his popular. He called it a “breakthrough supplement” and a “miracle in your medicine cabinet”, the “#1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat”. Melts stubborn body fat Miracle in your medicine cabinet Decrease weight and waist circumference Proven […]

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The USAID Global Health eLearning Center offers a menu of courses that learners from many disciplines and positions can use to expand their knowledge in key public health areas and access important up-to-date technical information. The eLearning Center is available at no cost to learners and can be accessed 24 hours a day from any […]

Coconut Water Or Gatorade

There are many health claim benefits that the coconut water producing companies are touting. Among the claims are: it will boost circulation, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, raise the metabolism, treat kidney stones, reduce the risk of cancer and stroke, has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties, helps to carry nutrients and oxygen to […]

Can the Menstralean Diet Help You Lose Weight?

The Menstralean diet is a cutting edge weight loss strategy for women. Basically, it’s synchronized with the phases of the menstrual cycle, and scientists believe that it may be easier to adhere to than the traditional approach. Recently, a team of researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the Menstralean diet with a conventional weight […]

Obese People’s Brains Respond Differently to Sugar

Many people believe that excessive sugar intake is one of the main reasons for the “obesity epidemic.” This is not because sugar is high in calories. Instead, evidence suggests that sugar may increase cravings and promote higher overall calorie intake. Recently, a team of researchers examined the effects of sugar — glucose and fructose — […]

Irregular Eating Habits Adversely Affect Metabolism

In many ways, the human body is like a well-oiled machine. It should run smoothly and with regularity. However, some unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as poor sleep and irregular eating patterns, may disrupt its natural rhythms. A recent study compared the effects of regular and irregular eating habits on metabolism — blood sugar control, calorie […]

Lose Belly Fat, Lower Blood Sugar with Berberine

Type 2 diabetes causes millions of deaths every year. Elevated blood sugar levels damage the body’s tissues and organs leading to a variety of health problems, poor quality of life, and shortened lifespan. The most commonly used prescription drug is metformin(Glucophage) Berberine has been shown in these studies to be just as effective in lowering […]

Garcinia Cambogia Best Brands

Yes, Garcinia Cambogia works – not just for helping you burn more fat – it also helps keep hunger at bay so you don’t overeat. The problem is, once Dr Oz proclaimed it the best weight loss product, hundreds of scammers jumped in with their own “brand” using the cheapest, crappiest product they can find. […]

High-Protein Breakfasts Burn Calories and Reduce Hunger

Obesity is a serious health concern. In both children and adults, it may increase the risk of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For successful weight loss, multiple strategies are usually required. One effective approach may be to eat more protein (1). For this reason, researchers set out to see […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (July 7–15th)

This is our weekly selection of recently published studies and reviews in nutrition. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Ketogenic diets don’t cause weight loss irrespective of protein and calorie intake. Fructose may be a major cause of metabolic disorders. Weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of excessive weight gain […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (July 1st–8th)

This is our weekly selection of recently published studies and reviews in nutrition. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Obese and lean people’s brains respond differently to sugar. Eating too much glucose or fructose for 8 days doesn’t increase inflammation. Vitamin D3 supplements may improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics. Certain gut […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (June 24th – July 1st)

This is our weekly selection of recently published nutrition research. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Supplementing with L-carnitine may have modest weight loss benefits. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has stronger anti-inflammatory effects than eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Eating antioxidant-rich chocolate in the morning may reduce some of the negative health effects of […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (June 17–24th)

This is our weekly selection of recently published nutrition research. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Supplementing with heat-killed probiotics may have slight weight-loss benefits. Certain flavonoid supplements may reduce your risk of catching a cold. Adding 10 grams of extra virgin olive oil to a meal reduces blood sugar levels […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (June 10th – June 17th)

This is our weekly selection of recently published nutrition research. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Synchronizing a weight-loss diet with the menstrual cycle may help women lose weight. Supplementing with probiotics may help reduce the symptoms of depression. Eating pre-packaged food portions is more effective for weight loss than self-selecting. […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (June 3rd–10th)

This is our weekly selection of recently published nutrition research. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Regional light pollution is associated with higher obesity rates. Older people’s protein requirements may be underestimated. Aspartame is associated with impaired blood sugar control in obese individuals. Too much sodium may increase the risk of […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (May 27th–June 3rd)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, May 27th, to Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Here are some of the most interesting findings this week: Some people are more prone to weight gain than others. Metabolic syndrome reduces vitamin E bioavailability. The content of your breakfast is important. Eating breakfast may have […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (May 20th–27th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, May 20th to Friday, May 27th, 2016. Here are some of the more interesting findings this week: Slow metabolism is not to blame for obesity. Fatty acids produced by gut bacteria affect appetite. Early-life body composition may affect later weight. Decreasing salt intake may […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (May 13th–20th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, May 13th to Friday, May 20th, 2016. Here are some of the more interesting findings this week: Artificial sweetener use in pregnancy linked to obesity in the child. High-fat dairy products linked to a major reduction in type 2 diabetes risk. The benefits of […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (May 6th–13th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, May 6th, to Friday, May 13th, 2016. Some of the more interesting topics this week: Extreme weight loss causes extreme metabolic slowdown. Can yogurt help you lose weight? The surprising truth. How breastfeeding is linked to a reduced obesity risk. Do high-fat dairy products […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (April 29th–May 6th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, April 29th, to Friday, May 6th, 2016. Research Reviews This week, we reviewed two papers: one on the importance of fiber to the gut microbiota and another about genetic adaptations to a vegetarian diet. Review: Low-Fiber Diets Harm the Good Bacteria in Your Gut. Article: The […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (April 22nd–29th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, April 22nd, to Friday, April 29th, 2016. Research Reviews This week, we reviewed two studies. One was about the association between antibiotics and weight gain in children, while the other examined how early weight loss predicts later success. Review: Antibiotics May Promote Weight Gain In […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (April 15th–22nd)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, April 15th, to Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Research Reviews This week, we reviewed two articles: one on the effects of A2 milk on digestive symptoms and another examining the effects of linoleic acid on heart disease risk. Review: A2 Milk May Be Safe for Milk-Intolerant […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (April 8th–15th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, April 8th, to Friday, April 15th, 2016. Research Reviews This week, we reviewed one article on salt intake and weight gain, and another examining the effects of alternate-day fasting on appetite. Review: Eating Salty, High-Fat Food May Promote Weight Gain. Article: Salt Promotes Passive Overconsumption of […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (March 25th–April 1st)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, March 25th, to Friday, April 1st, 2016. Research Reviews Every week we review and summarize two articles, research papers or scientific reviews. This week, we chose one review from Diabetologia and a research article from the Journal of Nutrition. Review: Early Life Gut Microbiota is Affected by Maternal […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (March 18th – 25th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, March 18th, to Friday, March 25th, 2016. Research Reviews This week, we reviewed two articles: one from the International Journal of Obesityand the other from the Nutrition Journal. Review: Gluten Increased Weight Gain in Mice. Article: Wheat gluten intake increases weight gain and adiposity associated with reduced thermogenesis […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science (March 11th–18th)

This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, March 11th, to Friday, March 18th, 2016. Research Reviews As usual, we reviewed two articles in the past week: one from the Journal of Nutritionand the other from the International Journal of Obesity. Review: Protein Reduces Appetite More Than Carbs and Fat. Article: Protein-Enriched Liquid Preloads Varying in […]