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Super Spuds: The Health Benefits of Potatoes

Sometimes the line between what hurts and what helps in weight loss can be a thin one. While foods such as candy or ice cream will clearly always land on the unhelpful and unhealthy end of the spectrum, there are some foods that can either result in you putting on the pounds or dropping a […]

The Importance of a Calorie Deficit in Weight Loss

Every year, tens of millions of Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on various weight loss products and systems. This is all meant to counter the still worsening obesity epidemic that affects over 40% of the population in the United States. Yet with all of this effort and all of these resources, most people […]

Fishy Nutritional Advice: The Benefits and Risks of Shellfish

With the advent of modern transportation and refrigeration, no matter how far you are from the coasts these days, you can find seafood on the menu. This has opened up the possibility of a shellfish-rich diet to many people—with all the dangers and benefits that can bring. Whether you think of shellfish as dangerous or […]

Surgeries That Suck: Liposuction Explained

Many people wish there was a way to just push a button and have fat instantly disappear. This idea is, of course, a fantasy, but some procedures claim to come close to this idea. Foremost among these is liposuction. The prospect of having someone literally suck fat cells out of your body may sound a […]

The Many Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

From warding off vampires, to purportedly helping prevent the common cold, garlic has been touted as a miracle cure in mythology and medicinal traditions. While most of us are probably not worried about vampires, garlic can still prove useful in warding off very real dangers such as atherosclerosis and high cholesterol.  A relative of the […]

Fat Dissolving Injections Explained

Losing weight can be a frustrating process. Even if you are doing your best to eat right and exercise regularly, there may still be some persistent fat deposits that just won’t go away.  Some people consider liposuction to get rid of those last few pounds, but going under the knife has its own risks. Cool […]

Beyond the Smoothie: The Benefits of Kale

There are plenty of superfoods out there, but probably none of them have a more polarizing reputation than kale. Incredibly nutritious, this leafy vegetable also has a stigma of being the bitter end to a life of tasty food when you finally go on a diet.  Sitting down to a bowl of raw kale may […]

Obesity Treatment: Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures

The United States has an obesity problem, and the impulse to throw money at the problem clearly hasn’t been working. In fact, when you include everything from diet soft drinks to health clubs to appetite suppressants, the weight management industry in America is valued at a whopping $78 billion per year. Yet even with all […]

Get Your Fats Straight: Fatty Acids Explained

If you are trying to get healthy, it is easy to get caught up in fad diets focused on changing one element of your diet such as cutting carbohydrates or loading up on antioxidants. While there can be benefits to lowering your carb intake for most Americans, you will typically have to do more than […]

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