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The Real Meal Revolution launches new online Banting course

cc6207b2981c44f98938613c023249baThe Real Meal Revolution has taken South Africa by storm, having sold over 160,000 copies of the book in less than a year and setting social media alight with debate and Banting success stories.

To continue this food and health revolution, the team is proud to announce it will now be offering the world’s first interactive online Banting course, accessible to a worldwide audience…

 

24 May 2015

10 Popular Foods That Drain Energy and Add Extra Pounds

energy-draining-foodFor an activity that most people do multiple times each and every day, eating is embroiled in confusion and controversy. Or rather, not the act of eating, but the choice of what to eat. With each meal and snack, you have an opportunity to give your body adequate and even extra nutrition. But many fall short of this goal.

To be honest, the cards are very much stacked against you. Food advertising is everywhere and it promotes the most profitable products…

 

24 May 2015

Weight Lifting Can Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts

weight-lifting-for-beginnersAre you having trouble trimming down? Your diet definitely accounts for the majority of your success here, but exercise can help take you the rest of the way.

In addition to high intensity interval training, weight lifting is an excellent way to get rid of that stubborn excess body fat, because working your muscles is the key to firing up your metabolism…

 

24 May 2015

World Food Day – more than just feeding the hungry

445e170de143494a8b346069efaef679Food insecurity needs to be approached in several ways, one of which is being concerned with sufficient income with which to purchase food that is healthy and wholesome and which contains sufficient calories and nutrients.

Another takes a broader perspective and emphases the inability of a county or region to provide affordable food to its population…

 

23 May 2015

Proven: Kids Get Smarter Just from Exercising

exercise-for-childrenAn extensive review of relevant research has demonstrated that the more physically active schoolchildren are, the better they do academically.

Researchers analyzed 14 studies, ranging in size from as few as 50 participants to as many as 12,000.

All of the studies involved children between the ages of 6 and 18…

 

23 May 2015

Why BMI Is a Big Fat Scam

weight-managementIn 1832, a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet developed what is today known as the body mass index (BMI). The formula divides a person’s weight by the square of his height, and is one of the most commonly used measures of excess weight, obesity, and overall health.

Initially, BMI was primarily a tool used by insurance companies to set premiums (people with BMIs in the “obese” category may pay 22 percent more for their insurance compared to those in the “normal” category)…

 

23 May 2015

Exposure to cold may change bad fat to good

ffe18a3550564fd6bde652457e18e203Most adult fat deposits are what’s known as white fat, and it was once believed that only babies have brown fat, which appears to help keep them warm.

Previous research suggested, however, that adults also have some brown fat. Then a study published in 2012 by researchers…

 

22 May 2015

3 Fitness Tests to Assess Your General Fitness and Health Risks

fitness-testThere’s something to be said for starting at the beginning when setting health and fitness goals. Taking your current status into account will help you set more realistic goals, thereby boosting your chances of success.

Certain basic fitness tests will also give you an indication of your potential health risks.

For example, carrying excess weight around your midsection is a potent risk factor for multiple chronic diseases…

 

22 May 2015

Mercury-Free Dentists—Pioneers and Catalysts for 21st Century Health Care

images (1)Less than a generation ago, only three percent of dentists were mercury-free. Dentistry’s best-kept secret was that amalgam fillings had mercury, a neurotoxin that can permanently injure the developing brains of children and fetuses.

The secret was enforced by tyrannical dental boards, which threatened to pull the license (the right to practice) of dentists who spoke out — and who did in fact pull mercury-free dentists’ licenses in California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, and New York…

 

22 May 2015

Do You Really Want to Eat Hot Dogs After Knowing This?

hot dogThe hot dog is one of America’s most popular foods, with the average person consuming 50 of them per year. Hot dogs are one of the most nutritionally bankrupt foods.

Yet for decades, they’ve been given a free pass, granted one pardon after another thanks to their towering status in American culture. But when you look at what they are giving you in return, you will want to seriously reconsider their status.

 

21 May 2015