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Visceral Fat Doesn’t Just Give You a Muffin Top – It Can Kill, Too

What is Visceral Fat? Excess belly fat can be unattractive, but there’s more to it than just that. Subcutaneous fat is stored below your skin, and visceral fat is stored in your abdominal area. It is packed around the spaces surrounding your major internal organs, such as your pancreas, liver and intestines. Having some visceral fat is normal, but too much…

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Break the obesity cycle!

Continual weight gain is often the result of a vicious cycle created by something called metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the problem underlying many modern health issues. Not surprisingly, it is caused by eating too much sugar and carbohydrates. Despite evidence for its existence metabolic syndrome took a while to be accepted by the medical and scientific…

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12 side effects of sugar

There are reasons to avoid sugar that have nothing to do with a slimmer waistline. We know sugar leads to weight gain and obesity, and contributes to a growing number of diseases. Yet it seems the more research that is done, the more negative things we discover about sugar and its effects. Following are some of the more harmful…

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Confirmed

Fat found in coconut oil helps fight disease-causing inflammation according to an international report. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) occurring naturally in coconuts have been found to dampen inflammatory response associated with a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The report in the International Dairy Journal also found MCT’s improved insulin sensitivity, thereby helping combat the…

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Rest Your Beta Cells

Beta cells are the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. Every time you eat, they secrete insulin to tell your body to absorb the sugar in your blood. The more sugar and carbohydrate you eat, the more insulin your beta cells need to produce. When beta cells are overworked, the receptors that respond to the insulin become…