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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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11 Facts About Your Thyroid

Increasingly common — yet often overlooked — thyroid disease affects millions and can affect multiple systems in your body. Here’s what you need to know about your thyroid now, as reported by Jill Gru…

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This Post Will Make You Stop Drinking Soda Instantly

Think that daily can of soda is something you're sneaking into your diet? Your mouth knows what's it drinking. And even though your body craves it, your insides beg to differ. Of course, it's hard …

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5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Have you tried "everything" to lose weight but no amount of calorie counting and healthy eating is making the scale budge?  You're not alone.  This is the situation for many people, especially women o…

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Essential Spring Cleaning for Your Body & Mind

Spring is finally upon us! After the long, dark doldrums of winter, you may be feeling a little less spritely than you did before the eternal frost. You may be moving more sluggishly, fitting more tig…

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Silent Killers of Your Metabolism (Infographic)

Your metabolism may not be up to speed, which can easily cause excess fat storage and hunger. Feeling a little large may not just be because of that slice of pizza you had at lunch. Here's a combinati…

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Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…

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A Surprising Reason Why You Might Be Gaining Weight

It's no surprise that sweets, fried foods, empty carbs and stress-eating can pack on the pounds. And as I recently wrote about, an impulsive personality, can even contribute to weight gain. But what a…

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Shocking! The Unhealthiest Food Chains in America

Sure, McDonald's has the Big Mac -- and with jumbo fries and a large gulp of carbonated sugar it certainly isn't "healthy." But McDonald's doesn't even come close to earning the title of one of the un…

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Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Celebrities worldwide are raving about weight loss benefits of gluten-free, but does it really work? Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus and diagnosed celiac Elisabeth Hasselbeck all said they lost weight g…

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