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Supercharge Your Metabolism and Lose Weight in 7 Simple Steps

Your body’s metabolism is comprised of enzymes and hormones. Metabolism converts your food intake into fuel (your body’s energy). You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to a sluggish metabolism, which is attributed to weight gain. While this may be true for some people, know that there are certain foods that naturally help increase metabolism and shed pounds. The following healthy eating plan shows how to incorporate these natural metabolism booster foods into a daily diet.

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The Promised Miracle Weight Loss Pill: Garcinia Cambosia

It is all over the internet, including most forms of social media and has superstar medical doctors, such as Dr. Oz endorsing it for its amazing weight loss abilities. People say it is inexpensive, works like no other supplement, safe and accessible. They are all taking about Garcinia Cambosia, a tropical plant which yields a fruit that with its rind, has many medicinal healing properties. It is a completely organic pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia and has been successfully and scientifically proven to “tear away fat from the body.” Yes. It is a miracle. Please keep reading for benefits, warnings and dosage suggestions.

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Excess Estrogen: Natural Ways to Beat Estrogen Dominance

Most people are walking around with an excess of estrogen in the body. That is why, perhaps girls are now reaching puberty at 9 years of age, and there is such a growing problem with fertility and reproduction in our developed countries. Estrogen is a hormone that is produced primarily in the ovaries in women and in the testes in men. For men, it plays an important role in sperm production and bone maintenance.  Estrogen is also produced by other tissues in both men and women, including fat and the brain. People with great amounts of stored fat (especially belly fat) have higher levels of estrogen.

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Why Diets Seem to Fail

It is an obsession with many Americans and those of the progressive and developed countries. . .  Weight Loss and dieting. It is no surprise that year after year, weight loss remains one of the top 3 new year resolutions on most people’s list. Sure, losing weight is one of the top resolutions made each New Year, but only about twenty percent of people are able to achieve weight-loss.

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Cool Off, Get Lean, and Pump Up Health Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is here and the temperature outside is super sizzling (in many places of the western hemisphere now). Most all children are out of school and frequenting the water sources (beaches, pools, lakes and back yard sprinklers). What are perfect healthy summer treats that cool the active and hot body? Summer is a great time to eat more antioxidant rich and sweet juicy fruits and vegetables. It is a time where our metabolisms are in full charge, which in turn should create more momentum, movement and drive for total body circulation, detoxing and slimming down. Flu season is behind us. Now is the time to enjoy the local and seasonal deliciousness of health, relaxation and summer!

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Best Vegetarian and Vegan Protein Sources

A very hot topic in nutrition is how to get enough protein, and how to derive that protein from non-animal sources. Protein is vital to every cell, tissue, bone, and muscle in the body and has many different functions (including making up 40% of our bodies’ dry matter). Protein helps grow and repair of muscles, bones, ligaments, tissues, hair, skin and nails. It boosts immune system and helps the body fight infection. Protein also maintains bodily functions, such as digestion, metabolism and circulation. An average person (female weighing 150 lbs needs around 50 grams of protein). Depending on your lifestyle and body goals, this number may vary, but one thing is for sure: the western society places too much of an emphasis on animal protein and consuming it in every meal.

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Oriental Medicine for Weight Management

“In Oriental medicine the root of excess weight is an imbalance within the body caused by malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems. Acupuncture points, as well as foods and herbs selected to assist with weight loss can directly influence the Qi of the spleen and liver systems and treat the imbalances that have caused weight gain.

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14 Power Foods for Fat Burning and Lean Muscle Gaining

Eat these foods every week to boost up the fat burning potential of the body (increase immunity power and digestive wellness, too). Try to limit or cut out processed foods and high “bad” and trans fat foods that are deep fried and processed with damaging oils. Examples of both include: white pastas, packaged snacks, crackers (raw and sprouted are fine), cereals, high sugar or artificial sugar ANYTHING that does not come from mother nature (like fruit) and foods that spike and drop insulin without any other added benefits. There is a very very long and involved list of food additives and common foods that do the opposite of burning fat, but I want this article to highlight all the foods we should be focusing on.

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Green Tea and Its Amazing Abilities

The Chinese have known the healing power of green tea for generations. Many believe that the unprocessed tea leaves can help to prevent or even cure many chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and dementia.

Volumes of scientific evidence now provide compelling proof that the active polyphenol found in green tea (EGCG) has the power to increase the number of regulatory immune support T-cells. T-cells play a crucial role in the suppression of autoimmune diseases including the terminal condition ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Research published in the journal Immunology Letters demonstrates that regular consumption of green tea can help your innate immune system to operate at peak efficiency to fight invading pathogens.

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The New and Improved Superfood: African Mango

African Mango Products are the newest weight loss craze, which followed the green tea and acai pill diets of last season. Since featured on the popular Dr. Oz show recently, the sales of African Mango blends, seeds and extracts have increased ten-fold overnight. Is this the true natural metabolism booster and fat burner that Hollywood claims it is? What is behind this claimed Superfood?

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