Nadeen Boman is a well-known nutrition specialist and fitness guru who co-hosts the popular reality TV series The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides. In both shows, her and her partner in crime Tommy Europe help women lose that extra muffin top or underarm jiggle not through fad diets, surgery, or weight loss pills, but through the tried and true methods of hard exercise, and proper nutrition. So when I was invited to interview Nadeen about her approaches to meals and nutrition, I was disappointed (to say the least) when it turned out she was there to hawk a new weight loss supplement. And as I discovered over the course of our conversation, she doesn’t even really believe it should be a part of women’s weight loss regimes. More
Topic: natural supplements
A new study from Japan has revealed the possible links between depression and the chemicals found in our blood. The medical research group Human Metabolome Technologies studied the concentration of phosphoric acid in the blood of 66 people. When 31 subjects were diagnosed with depression, the team found that many of them were low in ethanolamine phosphate, which could account for their depression. What are these chemicals? How do they play a role in our feelings? And is this treatable? More
A few weeks ago, YogaEarth asked if I’d like to try their pre- and post-yoga supplement drinks. I was confused about what it was and why I would need it â€“ from what I could (quickly) gather, their products involved nutrition, supplements, and sports drink all in one, so I didn’t know if I was signing up for an energy bar tasting, vitamin regimen, or cleanse â€“ but I agreed to try it anyway. If there’s something I can eat to make lifting my body into hand stands possible; you can bet your bum I’m willing to give it a try. (And the celebrity yogis endorsing it didn’t hurt either; Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini, Lisa Walford, and Rebecca Pacheco all helped design and champion the product.) More
Last Spring, my best friend started raving about her latest health find: A miracle supplement that had cured her allergies, called Isotonix OPC-3. I shrug off a lot of her product, diet, and exercise suggestions (I love her, but she gets a little over-enthusiastic about certain health fads), but after seeing her suffer through season after season of debilitating allergies, I figured if something was good enough to cure her; it was worth looking into.
With a little research, though, I became more skeptical: You can only buy OPC-3 through local distributors (pyramid scheme, anyone?!), it claims to improve several health conditions, and it ain’t cheap, either. Then again, legitimate news networks have reported on the supplement’s dramatic impact on diseases like lupus, inflammatory disorders, and even ADHD: More