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I Gained 27 Pounds Eating One Twinkie

A few days ago my oldest son sent me a link to an article on CNN.com. The article is titled “Twinkie Diet Helps Nutrition Professor Lose 27 Pounds.” It’s been garnering a lot of internet attention, and shows up on Technorati’s Top 100 Blogs page as an “influential” post. I can see it now – millions of unhealthy, obese Americans rushing out to the nearest 7-11 to stock up on these new diet foods, then wondering why they got sicker and fatter than ever. Whatever the professor’s results from his 10-week junk-food binge, it’s not sustainable either as a weight-loss method or a lifestyle. Lots of health bloggers have been writing about his experiment. There are good analyses...

I Gained 27 Pounds Eating One Twinkie
posted on: Nov 15, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

5 Pounds of Toxins Each Year

I read recently that the average American woman absorbs five pounds of toxic chemicals each and every year from her makeup and personal care products. Every time you wash your hair, brush your teeth, rub on moisturizer, use a deodorant or spritz on a fragrance, you’re adding to your toxic load. Did you think the FDA was protecting you? Not so much. However, there are some steps you can take to cut down or eliminate these sources of toxins. First, though, you need to know what they are! Here’s a partial list: Phthalates / DBP. Kids’ toys containing phthalates have been in the news in the past few years, but a lot of cosmetic products include them as...

5 Pounds of Toxins Each Year
posted on: Nov 9, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama