Posts by Vicki Batts:


    Sugar makes you sick, and science just proved it,

    Sugar doesn’t have to make you fat to make you sick — at least, that’s what researchers say. According to a study recently published in the journal Obesity, chronic diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type-2 diabetes in children used to be rare. Children didn’t use to have serious risk factors for Read More


    Study shows chocolate enhances weight loss,

    New research suggests that one of your favorite treats might actually help boost your weight loss efforts. That’s right, chocolate can actually help you slim down! The main ingredient in chocolate is cacao powder. Cacao is rich in theobromine, a seldom-acknowledged compound with amazing benefits. Theobromine boosts your mood, staves off hunger and helps keep you Read More


    How to improve digestion and fight disease with spirulina,

    Spirulina is one of the most potent superfoods you can find. This nutrient-dense, blue-green algae is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and a variety of amino acids. Spirulina is known to boost the immune system, fight cancer and help prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. With its incredible combination of antioxidants, it can help Read More


    8 Healthy foods to help you lose weight,

    With all the weight loss mechanisms available today, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. Many tips and tricks promote unhealthy habits or suggest damaging pills and surgeries to lose weight. The truth is, just a few changes in your daily diet can help shed the pounds in a safe and natural way. Read More


    Watermelon can keep you pain-free post workout,

    Weight lifters, runners and cross-fitters rejoice: there is a food that can help reduce the symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). We all know that over-the-counter painkillers do little, if anything, to reduce that familiar, “I can hardly move my legs,” post-workout sensation. If you’ve ever had to walk up a few flights of Read More


    Want to boost weight loss? Try turmeric,

    Turmeric is widely regarded as a “magic” herb, if you will. It’s known to help fight off cancer cells and disease. The potency and efficacy of its healing compound, curcumin is of particular interest to science with its ability to actually kill off cancer cells. However, curcumin may have another, more mundane but yet still Read More


    How would you feel about a tax on sugar? This city is going for it.,

    To hear that there is a growing addiction to sugar in many first world countries should come as no surprise. A small seaside city called Brighton in the UK, however, wants to do something about it. They want to levy an additional 10 pence (roughly 15 cents in USD) tax on sugar-laden beverages. The money would support the Read More


    Sea buckthorn oil for a better body, inside and out,

    Sea buckthorn has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for everything – to relieve coughs, aid in digestion and even reduce pain. Today, it is becoming well known for its ability to repair and rejuvenate skin. Sea buckthorn oil is a powerful cleanser when used topically and can help repair sunburn and other Read More


    10 telltale signs you eat too much sugar,

    The average American takes in far more sugar in one year than is recommended for a whole lifetime. But how do you know if you’re consuming too much? Craving sugar and carbs – If you find yourself constantly craving sweets, you’re probably a sugar addict. Low energy levels – With every sugar high, there must come Read More


    New study shows high-fructose corn syrup slows brain function and recovery,

    UCLA neuroscientists report that a diet high in processed fructose prohibits recovery from traumatic brain injuries, based on a recent study involving rats. Fructose typically occurs naturally in fruit, along with fiber and a wide array of nutrients – this is not the fructose used in the study. The fructose used in the study is Read More