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  1. Heart Disease: The Bad News, The Good News

    Heart Disease: The Bad News, The Good News

    Special for DiettoGo.com by Linda Miner RNC, CHN, CMTAA few weeks ago my best friend's mother died suddenly at the age of 83. She got up in the middle of the night, seemingly to use the washroom, and dropped dead of a heart attack. There was no warning, no obvious signs and no history of heart disease and, luckily, no pain.After the initial shock of her mother's death wore off, my friend suddenly realized that perhaps she too was at risk of developing heart disease. Based on current statistics, she has reason to be concerned.Here are some thoughts to consider...

  2. Total Wellness: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    Total Wellness: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    Slow and steady wins the race. It's a very true and important phrase... especially in the wellness arena.I know there are many grandiose advertisements out there -- catchy come-ons that promise you will "get healthy, lose weight, and drop 5 sizes in 30 days!" The reality is that in order to achieve such a drastic change a drastic change has to be made by you.For example, if you have never exercised before and commit to 2 hours in the gym every day for 30 days, you will see big differences. However, once the novelty wears off (and it typically...

  3. What You Need to Know About Your Metabolism

    What You Need to Know About Your Metabolism

    As we age our metabolism unfortunately slows down. That's the plain ugly truth.But what is metabolism? Simply put, metabolism is the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to yield the energy your body needs to maintain itself.The rate of your metabolism depends on the interaction between the number of calories you consume, the number of calories you burn while eating and exercising, and the calories you burn based on your individual genetic makeup.That being said we like to equate metabolism with weight loss. Although we can't turn back the clock -- and believe me I have tried --...

  4. Rosacea or Rosy Cheeks? Skin Doctor Clears the Air on Healthy Skin

    Rosacea or Rosy Cheeks? Skin Doctor Clears the Air on Healthy Skin

    When I was in my late teens I naively thought that in a few short years I'd enjoy spot-free skin. Here I am on the threshold of 50 and I still find myself scrubbing and squeezing away facial flaws on an almost daily basis. What's with that?Noted dermatologist Dr. Herbert Goodheart has the skinny on clear skin at almost any age. We've got Dr. Goodheart and today he's here with a look at a skin condition that mirrors acne but won't be cleared with common zit creams or pimple preparations.It's a condition known as rosacea. Check it out and see...

  5. 5 Keys to Fat Loss Success

    5 Keys to Fat Loss Success

    In my 10-year role as editor for several top online diet 'n fitness websites, I've had the pleasure of working with many insightful experts. Case in point: Wendy Chant, author of the bestselling books Crack the Fat-Loss Code and Conquer the Fat-Loss Code (both McGraw-Hill).Wendy is here to help you conquer your personal problem with extra pounds. Her common-sense, science-backed approach to weight loss includes the mantra slow and steady wins the race.You didn't gain all your extra pounds overnight, so you shouldn't expect to shed them in a flash.Get started on the road to a healthy new you with...

  6. Why You Can't Bowl Over Those Last 10 lbs!

    Why You Can't Bowl Over Those Last 10 lbs!

    Have you ever been stuck at the point where you can't lose those last 10 pounds?You know, the constant struggle, where no matter which diet you try, you always hit that damn plateau before you bowl over the last few pounds and get to goal weight? Did you ever think about why you can't lose those last 10 pounds? Your body may be trying to tell you something... and you don't wanna listen!So maybe it's time to change lanes and strike back at your plateau.Finding your personal ideal weight and maintaining it forever is different from attaining an idealized...

  7. New Research Shows Some Excess Weight May Be Healthier

    New Research Shows Some Excess Weight May Be Healthier

    Didja see the latest headlines????Excess Pounds, but Not Too Many, May Lead to Longer Life-- N.Y. Times, June 26, 2009 Now how about that!One might be shocked, unless you read about the huge U.S. government population study (NHANES) which found 86,094 fewer deaths in the overweight range, and 33,746 more deaths in the thin range, compared to "normal" BMI's (18.5 to 24.9). In fact, every population study I have read confirms this phenomenon.This particular study analyzed data on 11,326 Canadian adults, ages 25 and older, for a 12-year period. Overweight people (BMI of 25-29.9) were 17 percent less likely...

  8. Do Men Really Want Thin Women?

    Do Men Really Want Thin Women?

    Do most guys want thin women? They make fun of overweight women, and drool over emaciated actresses, so what kind of a chance do mere mortals have? Well, thin may be in (at the moment), but I believe there may be a difference between what looks good and what feels good to men.Let's face it, very few of us in the real world resemble television or movie stars, but men still want to get some lovin'... if ya know what I mean.Many people are turned off by extremes: extremely heavy, extremely thin, or extremely tall and extremely short. This seems...

  9. How Belly Fat Causes Diabetes, Heart Attacks

    How Belly Fat Causes Diabetes, Heart Attacks

  10. Nutrition Diva Analysis: The 2010 Dietary Guidelines

    Nutrition Diva Analysis: The 2010 Dietary Guidelines

  11. How Exercise Prevents Disease and Prolongs Life

    How Exercise Prevents Disease and Prolongs Life

  12. 4 Great Reasons to Eat More Fiber

    4 Great Reasons to Eat More Fiber

  13. Lifestyle More Important than Genes for Longevity

    Lifestyle More Important than Genes for Longevity

  14. Nutrition Diva: 5 Ways to Slow Aging

    Nutrition Diva: 5 Ways to Slow Aging

  15. Your Most Pressing Nutrition Questions, Answered!

    Your Most Pressing Nutrition Questions, Answered!

  16. Nutrition Diva: How Much Water Should You Drink?

    Nutrition Diva: How Much Water Should You Drink?

  17. Nutrition Diva: Is Natural Sugar Better for You?

    Nutrition Diva: Is Natural Sugar Better for You?

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