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  1. Weight loss is impossible, study claims

    Absurd "study" pushes stomach slashing surgery for weight loss

    It sounds like something a crook with a blade might say during a stickup -- "Just surrender to the knife and you'll be fine."

    But in this case it's the bizarre conclusion of a new study on diet as researchers claim that non-surgical approaches to weight loss simply don't work.

    If you're overweight or obese, they claim, there's absolutely nothing you can do about it on your own... and even if you do manage to lose weight, you're doomed to gain it all back anyway.

    That's not just depressing, distressing and discouraging.

    It's also downright deceptive!

    Sure, at first glance it seems like the researchers covered all their bases when they say they tracked 278,982 overweight and obese people for a decade. But what they're not so quick to reveal is that it's entirely possible not a single one of those 278,982 overweight and obese people ever truly tried to lose so much as an ounce.

    The researchers appear to have simply assumed that most of them must've tried to lose weight at some point in that decade. But while it's a safe bet that at least some may have tried, it's an equally safe bet that most didn't.

    And those who did almost certainly tried fad diets, calorie counting and other plans that are doomed to fail from the start.

    So what gives?

    A closer look at the study reveals the real motivation behind this half-baked research. The researchers have been planning all along to use the data they collected to ultimately examine the "benefits" of stomach-shrinking surgery.

    And you can bet when they're done, the cheerleading for risky weight loss surgery will go up a couple of notches.

    Don't give up and don't give in. You're not doomed to obesity no matter what these researchers claim, and I see the real-world evidence in my clinic nearly every day.

    I work with dieters all the time, both folks who've never tried to shed the extra pounds and those who tried and gave up -- and I'm here to tell you that in every case, they were able to finally succeed at weight loss without going near the operating room.

    I've found the best approach is often a short period of a very low-calorie diet to detoxify and reset your system, followed by the gradual reintroduction of other foods, including healthier versions of the foods you already love.

    In general, the Mediterranean diet allows for the widest variety of filling foods, which makes it really easy to stick to.

    If you're truly determined to lose weight, you can do it on your own. But if you need help, don't be afraid to ask a holistic medical doctor experienced in natural weight loss programs.

  2. Kale found contaminated with metal thallium

    Kale catastrophe declared as toxic metal turns up in leafy greens

    The kale craze has officially jumped the shark.

    A few years ago, most people had never heard of this nutritional powerhouse, which is more densely packed with essential vitamins than lettuce and other salad greens.

    Today, kale has become a victim of its own popularity.

    My local supermarket sells it by the tub, and juice shops seem to have more kale-based blends than traditional flavors such as apple and orange.

    But all that kale has to come from somewhere. And in the rush to grow a supply big enough to meet this sudden surge in demand, kale is now being farmed in low-quality soil that can contain dangerous metals such as thallium.

    The contamination levels can be so low that farmers may not even realize they have a problem. But kale is like a thallium magnet. In fact this good-for-you green is so effective at pulling thallium from dirt that some farmers actually grow it to clean contaminated soil.

    Now, one California doctor has found that contaminated kale is the culprit behind a sudden surge in mystery ailments such as fatigue, digestive problems, brain fog and even Lyme-like symptoms.

    At first, these cases were baffling because they were striking some of his most health-conscious patients.

    But when he dug deeper, molecular biologist Ernie Hubbard found that his patients were all suffering from abnormally high levels of thallium... and all had been going heavy on the kale.

    Hubbard tested the kale for sale in local supermarkets, and sure enough found thallium.

    His patients were very lucky; most mainstream allopathic docs would just shrug and treat the symptoms, and never even test for metals. And if you've been battling a mystery ailment of your own, maybe it's time to get yourself tested -- and that's not a bad idea whether you eat kale or not, as I've found many people have surprisingly high levels of toxic metals.

    You don't have to avoid kale completely, but I would suggest being careful about where you purchase it. Ideally, get it from a local farmer you trust, or even grow your own. Kale can be planted in your garden or even a container on your porch.

  3. Beat tinnitus with magnetic therapy

    Tinnitus can drive you crazy, but safe and effective magnetic therapy can end the ringing for good and restore your sanity.
  4. Erectile dysfunction (ED) linked to diabetes

    Don't ignore erectile dysfunction, and don't pop a sex med and assume everything is OK. This condition could be a warning that you've got undiagnosed diabetes.
  5. Why cognitive decline hits women harder

    Cognitive decline is more common in women, and new research finds that it can progress at twice the speed, too. But that doesn't mean you can't stop it.
  6. Diabetes linked to soda even in thin people

    Thin people can get diabetes too, and new research finds that a soda habit can set the stage for the disease no matter what you weigh.
  7. Senate will vote on DARK Act banning GMO labeling

    The DARK Act has passed the House, which would ban GMO labels even in communities that vote to have them -- but it's not too late to stop it. Here's how.
  8. Diabetes complications can lead to Alzheimer's disease

    Diabetes has been linked repeatedly to dementia, but new research finds it's not the disease that causes cognitive decline, but the complications that come with it.
  9. NSAID painkillers linked to heart attack and stroke

    NSAID painkillers, including over-the-counter drugs found in nearly every home, can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  10. Antidepressants and painkillers can cause brain hemorrhage

    Antidepressants and painkillers can increase your risk of a dangerous or even deadly brain hemorrhage.
  11. B vitamins need omega-3s in your brain

    B vitamins can protect your brain from the damage of dementia, but only if you have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, too.
  12. Asbestos found in popular children's toys

    Asbestos has been found in crayons and other popular toys from China, according to new tests.
  13. Tea can add years to your life

    Tea can cut your risk of death from all causes, especially cancer and heart disease, according to a new study.
  14. Statins aimed at 13 million new patients

    There's a new push to give statins to more people than ever -- but that could turn out to be a deadly mistake.
  15. Statins can increase aggression in women

    Statins are already known to cause mood changes, and new research shows how they can increase aggression, especially in women.
  16. Weight-loss surgery is the wrong 'cure' for diabetes

    weight-loss surgery is being billed as the newest diabetes 'cure,' but don't sign up for that surgery yet. There's a much safer way to beat this disease.
  17. Antidepressants during menopause can break bones

    Common SSRI antidepressants often given to women during menopause can dramatically increase the risk of bone breaks.
  18. 2,4 D weedkiller linked to cancer

    A common weedkiller called 2,4 D has been listed as possibly carcinogenic by the World Health Organization.
  19. Fish oil under attack by mainstream media

    Fish oil is one of the safest and most effective natural remedies ever studied, but it's being attacked right now by the mainstream media.
  20. More mammograms haven't saved lives

    More mammograms have led to more cancers found and treated -- but they haven't always led to more lives saved.

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