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Veganist

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 23:04 Comments Off on Veganist

Kathy Freston’s new book Veganist is about “leaning into” the vegan diet. This is a welcome approach after the almost militant coercion from groups like PETA. Freston is previously known for the book Quantum Wellness – an holistic detox diet that is also vegetarian. Freston now has the backing of Oprah Winfrey, who has challenged all-comers to go vegan…

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Poll: Oprah’s Big Vegan Challenge

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 22:06 Comments Off on Poll: Oprah’s Big Vegan Challenge

The queen of daytime TV has just issued her latest decree. Join me and my 378 staffers and go vegan for one week, she declares from her Chicago throne. Oprah was inspired to go vegan after reading Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World by Kathy Freston, which is a brand new book promoting a vegan diet….

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Britain’s Biggest Burger: 4,200 Calories

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:09 Comments Off on Britain’s Biggest Burger: 4,200 Calories

Oscar’s Diner, a restaurant in Shropshire, Britain, have made headlines with their enormous “Titanic” burger, containing a whopping 4,200 calories (and that’s before you add the fries and milkshake). That is an average woman’s daily intake for two days… and a dieter’s nightmare….

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Obese Man Gains Weight to Qualify For Surgery

Monday, January 31, 2011 14:08 Comments Off on Obese Man Gains Weight to Qualify For Surgery

Fans of “The Simpsons” may recall the episode (circa mid-90’s) when Homer decides to put on weight so he can go on disability. Well, a man in the UK is attempting a similar feat to qualify for weight loss surgery. Darin McCloud weighs 127kg (279 lbs), but local health authorities will only consider him for gastric bypass surgery if…

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Link Time: Fat, Sick, Nearly Dead and Great Calorie Tools

Monday, January 31, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Link Time: Fat, Sick, Nearly Dead and Great Calorie Tools

First this week, we wanted to tell you about an inspiring new documentary called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. This award winning film follows Joe Cross around the USA during his 60 day green juice fast. He also enlists another morbidly obese truck driver to go on the diet with him. If you love inspiring stories then you’ll really like…

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Dennis Kucinich Suing the Congressional Cafeteria

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:09 Comments Off on Dennis Kucinich Suing the Congressional Cafeteria

Representative Dennis Kucinich, of Ohio, is suing the United States congressional cafeteria for dental damage he suffered, after busting his teeth on an olive pit, hidden in a sandwich wrap he purchased there. And it’s not just for the price of a filling. Kucinich is seeking $150,000 in damages. The suit says he suffered “serious and permanent” injuries. It…

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Lose Weight With NLP

Friday, January 28, 2011 14:01 Comments Off on Lose Weight With NLP

With the vast array of diets on the market these days, you probably feel like you’ve seen it all. However, “losing weight with NLP” is likely to be something a little different from the norm. The original founders of NLP, or Neuro-linguistic Programming, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, claimed that, NLP would be instrumental in “finding ways to help…

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Nutritional-Minded Parenting: When Is It Too much?

Friday, January 28, 2011 10:15 Comments Off on Nutritional-Minded Parenting: When Is It Too much?

In a convenience-driven world where children are bearing the brunt of its consequences in the form of obesity and subpar health, it’s understandable that many parents strive to instil healthy eating habits in their children. But when does providing good nutrition cross the line into orthorexia? …

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Fruits and Vegetables ‘Tan’ Skin Without the Sun

Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:11 Comments Off on Fruits and Vegetables ‘Tan’ Skin Without the Sun

Consuming fruits and vegetables, such as carrots and tomatoes, gives a more attractive complexion than regular suntans, says a new study. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), high fruit and vegetable intake reduces risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke; WHO data claims eating more fruits and vegetables could save 2.7 million lives worldwide each year. But, nutrients…

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Jack Lalanne: His Legacy

Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Jack Lalanne: His Legacy

The Godfather of fitness – Jack Lalanne – has passed at the age of 96. Nobody in this past century has had more influence on the world of fitness than this man. Lalanne led an illustrious health-centered life and influenced millions through his TV show, informercials and books. For better or worse, Lalanne also tranformed the landscape of fitness…

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