Coconut Oil – The New Super Food!

There’s a new super food in town: coconut oil. This wonderful extraction from the humble coconut can do wonders for our body, both inside and out. Dr. Oz has recently touted coconut oil as a way to avoid illness, lose weight and enjoy younger looking skin. Here’s what you should know:

Does Skipping Breakfast Kill?

Breakfast is one of those difficult topics. There are believers on both sides of the issue. Some people believe that it’s the most important meal of the day. Others swear that skipping breakfast is their only hope for weight control. Rarely can these two camps find common ground. A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that skipping breakfast can be bad for your health.

Is Artificial Sweetener Better Than Sugar?

Many of us have a sweet tooth. In some cases that comes with a tendency to gain weight. Related? Maybe so. In desperation, we often replace sugar-sweetened foods and beverages with artificially-sweetened equivalents. That’s better for us, right? Well, possibly, but possibly not.

What? Omega-3s Cause Cancer?

Omega-3 fatty acids get a lot of positive press. They are credited with delivering many health benefits, including reducing heart disease, avoiding diabetes, slowing the aging process and fighting off Alzheimer ’s disease. Just when you thought it was safe to pop that omega-3 pill, new research is published that connects omega-3 supplements with cancer.

The Okinawa Diet

It sounds too good to be true: eating the Okinawa Diet will promote weight loss and give you a longer life. But get out your calculator, because you are going to get very familiar with a new term: calorie density. Ready?

Decades ago, it was noticed that people in southern Japan tended to live a long time. Not only did most of them live into (and past) their 90’s, they were in good health their entire life. Curious scientists studied their culture and came away with some interesting findings. Now these findings are encapsulated in a diet, called the Okinawa Diet.

The Latest Diet Supplements

Three new(ish) supplements are getting a lot of press lately. Each of these supplements has a long list of claimed benefits, and even some research to back up those claims. Here’s what you should know.

The New South Beach Diet

Dr. Arthur Agatston was recently on the Dr. Oz show to reinforce his South Beach Diet concept and add in a few new tips for easy weight loss. The two doctors repeatedly promised viewers that they could lose 13 pounds in 2 weeks, just by following a few guidelines. Here’s how to do it.

The Fast Workout Movement

Is it hard to find an hour to work out? Has your busy schedule forced you to skip those 30 minute daily walks that your doctor recommended?  Don’t despair! New research shows that you can get a life-changing improvement in your fitness level with only a five minute daily workout!