Tag: fat

Winter is Coming: Can L-Carnitine Keep You Warm?


A common complaint of older adults is their inability to stay warm, as they are more sensitive to the cold. New research has found that L-carnitine may be able to jump-start the body’s central heating. Say goodbye to your snuggie! Conducted at the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City, a study using mice…

Have Scientists Discovered the Cure for Obesity?

It seems like every few months there is a new study or product released to the public that claims to make you lose a great amount of weight as fast as possible. Scientists have tested everything from miracle herbs and roots to coffee and nuts. But could scientists have finally discovered the cure-all plant that…

5 Myths About Our Metabolism


It seems to be the go-to word we use to blame for our weight issues – metabolism. We associate slender, thin individuals with a high metabolism that allows them to eat virtually anything they want and not gain an ounce. On the flip side, if we pack on weight just at the mere sight a…

The U.S. Tops the List of Obese Nations in New Study


The United States ranked first ahead of ten countries on a list of the most obese nation, recently published in The Lancet Medical Journal. Out of the 10 countries surveyed, we topped the charts, and heavily. Currently, there are 671 million Americans who classify as obese. But the increase hasn’t just been an American phenomenon….

Don’t Have a Cow! Dieting with Skim Milk vs. Whole Milk

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It’s a common way of thinking – if you want to lose weight, you need to watch your dairy content closely due to the amounts of high fat found in whole milk, cream, and half and half. For regular coffee drinkers, even 3 cups a day with cream can add over a 100 calories per…