Product Review: A Closer Look at Modere Solutions for Weight Management

As a health and wellness expert, writer and blogger, I’m constantly on the hunt for new and innovative health-promoting products and brands that are both effective and safe. This especially holds true when it comes to weight loss foods, supplements and services, as Americans spend an estimated $42 billion annually on such aids. A new brand that has caught my attention is Modere.

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The Truth About Colonics

Many years ago, I played secret shopper and became a victim of fraudulent activity masked as 'colonic' cleansing. I pretended that I knew nothing about the human body and proceeded to ask a 'colon tech' about the logic behind the colonic cleansing process (also known as colon irrigation or colon hydrotherapy). Subsequently, I participated in the process so that I would have had the full experience when I criticized it later.

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African-American Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight? Give Me a Break!

Just recently, I reviewed a press release of sorts on the Huffington Post suggesting "African-American women who follow the same diet as white women and exercise just as much tend to lose less weight because they burn fewer calories". The information in this release is based on a recent scientific article published in the International Journal of Obesity

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5 Simple Ways to Add Flaxseed to Your Diet for Weight Management

Regularly eating flaxseed supports weight management and overall good health but many people just don’t know how to eat them. In fact, if you’re trying to add flaxseed to your diet, at first glance you might be a little intimidated by the way they look. Grocery stores house flaxseed in brown and golden colors and in whole and ground form so what do you do with them? The good news is that they’re all equally nutritious so it really depends on your taste preferences. If you’re in need of good ideas, here are five quick and easy ways to incorporate flaxseed into your diet, particularly for weight management.

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Train Up A Child...

A while back I watched the third series of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation". This series entitled, "Children in Crisis," addressed the all too familiar topic of childhood obesity. The key takeaways were that the dramatic increase in the number of overweight and obese children in the U.S. in recent years is due to 1) a lack of healthy food choices at home and at school, 2) too much time spent in front of a television screen or computer monitor, and 3) a constant flood of media images and advertisements encouraging them to consume overly processed junk food and meals that are high in sugar, fat, and overall calories. With this ongoing nationwide discussion, I thought I'd chime in with my own take on the issue.

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Six of the Best Exercises for Sculpting Lean Arms

Oftentimes people ask me "how do I get rid of this?", pointing to the flab on their arms and around their shoulders. Some people even wiggle their arms for me in order to emphasize the point. If you have excess flab around your arms and shoulders, the only natural remedy involves a combination of sensible eating, fat burning with cardiovascular (cardio) exercise, and regular weight training, especially for the muscles of your arms and shoulders.

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Natural Ways to Suppress Hunger and Appetite for Weight Loss

Constant hunger or increased appetite can greatly sabotage your weight loss efforts and possibly even lead to weight gain, especially if you regularly overeat. Now while hunger and appetite are complex processes driven by a number of different factors (mood, activity habits, and hormones), there are certain strategies you can implement to curb both. Here are five ways you can naturally suppress constant hunger and control your appetite to lose weight. 

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