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Having a dusty home could make you gain weight!

Dust may make you sneeze, but having it around your home could also make you gain weight! Duke University researchers collected samples of dust from 11 homes in North Carolina. Then the samples were placed alongside a mouse cell model known as 3T3-LI, which is used to test the development of fat...
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Coconut Confusion As The Heart Associations Say To Ditch Coconut Oil

The tide is turning on coconut oil, with 72% of Americans believing it is a healthy oil. Now a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) is calling coconut oil as 100% fat that lacks any vitamins or common minerals, having more saturated fat than butter, beef fat and pork fat. And that...
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Foods To Avoid Cooking On The Backyard Grill

The summer air is filled with the smells of grilled foods but not all foods should be cooked over an open flame, says Chefs who think we need a refresher course on what should be cooked over coals and what shouldn't. For instance, grilling a pizza. While a pizzeria uses an open flame to cook, most...
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Fat Fighting Jeans Reduce Cellulite

Imagine a day when all you need to do to reduce cellulite is donning on your favorite pair of skinny jeans. At least for one company that is exactly what they say will happen. Beija Flor is offering jeans that can help you become skinny with a fabric technology called ‘emana.’ The company claims...
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Bathing Without Soap is Healthier For Your Skin?

Would you consider taking a shower without using soap? The expected response is "eww", "ick", "gross", "p-u" but one dermatologist says our bodies don't need soap to be clean. Dr. Sandy Skotnicki believes water is all you need to clean your body is plain water, even after hitting the gym. She is...
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Eating Out For Lunch Everyday Is Dangerous To Your Health

Opting to eat out for lunch today instead of bringing it from home? While an occasional lunch out is OK, having too many lunches out not only can leave you broke but can be dangerous to your health. Writers for a new book, Packed, say that restaurants routinely offer lunches that are too high in...
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Pasta Not Such A Bad Food After All

Since the days of the Atkins diet, carbs, and in particular pasta, has been demonized. However pasta isn't such an evil weight-gain food at it is sometimes perceived. At The Obesity Society's annual meeting in New Orleans a few months ago, pasta consumption in adults is associated with overall...
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STOP! Telling Yourself You "Feel Fat" Can Make You Gain Weight!

If you go around telling yourself that you're fat, stop it! Even if you are overweight, simply telling yourself that you are fat could be the culprit as to why you cannot lose weight! A FSU of Medicine study released in January of 2015 found teenagers with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) who...
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Good Foods That Get A Bad Rap

Bacon, red meat, fried "anything" has always been a lovable sin for your body but some foods get a bad rap but are actually good for you. For instance, peanut butter, long considered unhealthy because of its high fat content. However fat isn't always bad. A nutritionist recently wrote a report...
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