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Foods to Help You Burn Calories

Try these foods to spike the metabolism, release fat, and eliminate toxins We know, it sounds like it’s too good to be true. But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed unwanted pounds. Just be cautioned: For these foods to work their miracles, they must be consumed as part of a clean diet. That’s right, don’t expect to make up for a junk-filled day by noshing on a few fat-burning kale chips. * Tamarind * Turmeric *...

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How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

By Susan Bernstein Want to get an extra boost from your meds? Make some healthy changes in your life, and the drugs you take will do a better job of bringing your type 2 diabetes under control. You might even be able to cut back on how much medicine you take — or stop it altogether. Many people might be able to control their diabetes with lifestyle changes alone, says Richard Siegel, MD, co-director of the Diabetes Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Some things you can do include: Get regular exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Get enough...

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5 Myths About ADHD

By Donna Krutka, MD There are many misconceptions about the condition of ADHD. Here are some of the most common — and inaccurate — theories about ADHD. 1. Consuming too much sugar causes ADHD. There have been an abundance of articles about the correlation of ADHD and food. Sugar and food additives have been the primary food types implicated in the cause ADHD. It is important to understand that symptoms of hyperactivity could possibly be triggered by certain foods, perhaps food dyes, preservatives, and additives. But the diagnosis of ADHD is more comprehensive that just hyperactivity. ADHD is a...

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Why Women With ADHD Hide Their Symptoms

By Jeff Emmerson A woman gave birth to me, and another woman saved me from a life of misery by being there for me during my darkest hour as a young man. Later on, a woman known as my wife was there to see me survive a suicide attempt, and she stood by me through my psych-ward stay, helping me get to where I am now — a freight train of determination to raise adult ADHD awareness worldwide. Women have played vital roles throughout my life, so it’s frustrating when they are overlooked. It’s particularly unfortunate that they are...

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50 Years of Diets to Prevent Heart Disease: Did They Work?

By T. Jared Bunch, MD Most of us will try a diet some time during our lives. Often when I talk about steps needed to treat a heart disease, patients will say they know they need to lose weight and plan to start a diet. In my clinic patients bring in all sorts of diets to discuss with me. Most diets that I review involve limiting choices. For example, let’s propose a cupcake diet. You eat cupcakes alone for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and have as many as you want. However, eating cupcakes day after day is not...

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