Weight Loss

Pectin

Fiber-Packed Pectin Helps Treat High Cholesterol & Diabetes

Pectin is a carbohydrate that’s extracted from fruits, vegetables and seeds. The main use for pectin is as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food. It’s sold commercially as a white- to light-brown powder that is extracted from citrus fruits. Companies commonly use pectin in food as a gelling agent, particularly in jams and jellies. Pectin is also used in fillings, medicines, … Read More

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Kamut

Kamut: The High-Energy, High-Nutrient Ancient Grain

Kamut (pronounced ka-moot) is a trademarked name given to khorasan wheat. The grain had been all but forgotten, but in recent history Kamut is making a comeback. This is most likely because of its great taste, texture, nutritional value and hypoallergenic properties. Kamut actually has a confusing and unknown past, as scientists in the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel and Russia … Read More

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Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts

Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts: Is It Bad for You?

[Below is my transcript of my video about peanut butter nutrition facts and whether or not peanut butter is bad for you, along with additional information on the topic.] Is peanut butter bad for you? This is actually a common question that I get from a lot of people, and there are some misconceptions when it comes to peanut butter nutrition … Read More

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Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cabbage Soup Diet: For Weight Loss or Toxin Removal?

The cabbage soup diet is used to drop pounds quickly; some sites even promise that it will help you lose 10 pounds in one week. It’s generally considered a fad diet, in that it’s designed for short-term weight loss and requires no long-term commitment. The question is should it be used to lose weight fast, or is it more effective as a … Read More

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Amaranth

Protein-Rich, Gluten-Free Amaranth Aids Digestion & Strengthens Bones

Amaranth is the common name for more than 60 different species of amaranthus. This gluten-free grain was a major food crop of the Aztecs, and some have estimated that it was domesticated between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. Because of the high proteins, minerals and vitamins present in amaranth, these ancient cultures depended on the grain as a major staple in their diets. Amaranth … Read More

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Visceral Fat

Visceral Fat: What It Is and Why It’s So Dangerous

Most people view body fat as relatively harmless and merely something we want to banish to look and feel better, but did you know that certain types of dangerous fats that are stored around your organs can also contribute to heart disease, dementia, cancer, depression and many other diseases? Stored excess body fat and obesity are actually more than just … Read More

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Teff

Teff: The Gluten-Free Grain that Aids Circulation & Weight Loss

Teff is a small, gluten-free grain with a long list of health benefits. It’s a species of lovegrass native to Ethiopia, where it’s an important grain and used to make injera or keyta. Teff is also used in India, Australia and the United States, where it’s raised in states like Idaho and Kansas. Between 8,000 and 5,000 B.C., the people of the Ethiopian … Read More

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Low carb diet foods - Dr. Axe

Benefits and Risks of a Low-Carb Diet — and How Low Is Too Low?

Made famous by the Atkins diet and other similar weight-loss plans, low-carb diets are most well-known for shedding pounds fast. But despite what might initially come to mind when you think about low-carb diets — loads of meat, cheese and butter on top of constant bread cravings, for example — we know now that a balanced low-carb diet (like the ketogenic diet) … Read More

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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating — Maintain a Healthy Weight & Appetite

The main purpose of mindful eating is to change your relationship with food. Mindful eating is anything but a “diet” — in fact, it’s basically the opposite! Changing the way you eat (as opposed to just what foods you eat) is not just about developing discipline over your food preferences or necessarily losing weight. Instead, it’s really about mastering control … Read More

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Alarm Clock

Time-Restricted Eating: Is It When, Not What, You Eat That Really Matters?

When you hear the word diet, you probably think of something that’s hard and confusing to follow, leaves you feeling deprived, and involves a list of foods to avoid, right? Well, what if there’s another way to lose weight fast that’s dramatically different from most standard “diet” plans? And what if this alternative essentially eliminates the need for calorie-counting, sacrifice, … Read More

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