Only one in six people who are overweight report maintaining a 10 percent weight loss for at least a year after a calorie-restrictive, hunger-inducing diet. But there’s good news – there’s a process that involves losing weight WITHOUT being hungry all the time.
Mismanaged blood sugar fuels a shocking number of hormonal complaints that range from big to small. Here’s a partial list of what happens with sugar and your hormones.
Conventionally, cholesterol is often discussed in terms of being “high.” But is it possible for cholesterol levels to be too low? The short answer is yes and it has big implications for our hormones.
Unsafe chemicals in our skincare products, including sunscreen, insect repellant and cosmetics have been getting much recent attention, for good reason. What products are safe and which ones carry a toxic load?
BPA — found in baby bottles and sippy cups, microwave ovenware, stain-resistant food storage containers, eating utensils, hard-plastic drinking bottles, five-gallon water jugs, and plastic wraps, to name just a few — easily leaches into food and liquids, and hundreds of studies have linked it to harmful endocrine-disrupting effects, causing reproductive, developmental, behavioral, and neurological harm.
While statistics on beverage consumption vary considerably, it’s inarguable that Americans consume vastly more soft drinks than any other country. It’s no coincidence that we also suffer from the highest rates of obesity, heart disease, and Type II diabetes, all of which are exacerbated by excessive sugar intake.