Study: weight-loss supplements contain amphetamine-like ingredients

Via Karen Weintraub

A handful of weight-loss and sports supplements contain a never-before-tested ingredient that’s closely related to amphetamines – not the plant extract indicated on their label, according to a Harvard-led study published online today by the journal Drug Testing and Analysis.

The products, sold under names like JetFuel T-300, Fastin-XR and Black Widow, contain chemicals similar to amphetamines, which can trigger stroke, heart attack or even death, said Pieter Cohen, the lead researcher and an assistant professor atHarvard Medical School.






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The simple tricks that can help you to lose weight – from HIDING sugary drinks to using small plates when serving dinner


  • People who leave fruit on counters weigh 13lbs less than those who don’t
  • Those who have cereal in clear sight found to weight 25lbs more than rest
  • Keep weigh gain in check by eating slowly and paying attention to food

The study was led by Brian Wansink, food psychologist and director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, US.

The old adage out of sight, out of mind might hold some truth in regards to food, it seems.

A new study has found that people who have sugary cereals and fizzy … Read the rest

Why I can’t live without avocado

Via Seidenberg

During a recent dinner, my 10-year-old asked the rest of the table what one food we would each take if we were going to be stranded on a deserted island. My 12-year-old yelled “candy” without a moment’s hesitation. Ah well, I hope he never actually strands himself on any island. Like my older son, I didn’t have to think for a second about my answer, but unlike him, I definitely did not pick candy. Hands down, I would take the avocado.








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10 Things that Stopped My Thyroid Hair Loss

Via hypothyroidmom-  Dana Trentini

I always had very thick curly hair. Around the age of 30 I started noticing my hair clogging the shower drain from time to time. However since I still had so much hair, it wasn’t high on my personal list of worst hypothyroidism symptoms.

Then all of a sudden one close look in the mirror last year at age 43 changed all that.

As I was brushing my hair something caught my eye in the mirror.

Wait…is that my scalp showing through?

A closer look.

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Why Surface Hair products?

By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Hair is a distinctive element of men and women and is based primarily on self-esteem, vanity , personal appearance and emotional aesthetics.
The hair care industry moves hundreds of billions around the world each year and grows at an average rate of 4%. The strongest industry categories are shampoos, conditioners, styling products, Read the rest

Hair loss treatment: What Should You choose?

By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

In the next article about hair loss treatment, you will find the most effective alternatives for hair loss solution. Some are better that others, and all will not have the same result, because the organisms also respond differently. Choose the treatment for hair loss that suits your particular case.

Hair loss treatment with Nutrition

Poor nutrition has immediate and visible effects on the health of your hair, extreme diets to lose weight and eating disorders will produce hair weak, brittle and prone to falling. You should avoid the consumption of oils and hydrogenated margarines … Read the rest

Natural Treatment Helps Hair Loss in Men


(NaturalNews) It is normal to shed hair each day but sometimes hair loss may be exacerbated by stress, a poor diet or illness. Hereditary hair loss is known as alopecia, which affects men more often than women. Many men turn to cures that promise amazing results in preventing hair loss, but usually these are nothing more than expensive scams that can damage health over time. There are, however, homeopathic and herbal treatments available that can slow down hair loss and encourage hair to grow naturally.



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6 things no one tells women about weight loss!


If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably eating more vegetables, cutting down sugar and drinking more water. But at some point the weight comes back, it feels like you’ve hit a wall. 

Weight loss is a journey that looks a lot like a bumpy ride, and every woman who loses weight and keeps it off has to overcome challenges that are not often talked about.


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1) The path to a slimmer you is not a straight line
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13 scientifically PROVEN ways to be happy


Being stressed is now a big, unwanted, part of our life. There’s no escape from the miserable feeling of stress, which not only hampers productivity at work but affects the quality of our personal space too. So much so, it can also lead to health risks such as depression. 

But fret not, while it is omnipresent, science has provided us ways to help keep stress at bay. Most of these ways are easy to follow, so keep calm and read on…

1) Take a 10 min walk
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Finally an Effective Treatment for Baldness?


By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Only in United States more than 80 million men suffer from some kind of partial or total baldness or hair loss, also there are a significant number who face this problem, having being aesthetic, rather than psychological and depressive consequence.

Balness Causes

In the case of hair loss or baldness, 95% of cases stems called androgenetic alopecia, caused by hereditary and genetic factors. parties affected by this type of baldness are mainly the top and front of the head, but the side and rear areas are not affected. apparently, lack of irrigation, dandruff, … Read the rest