The Most Effective Strategies for Eliminating Cellulite

celluliteStory at-a-glance

  • The dimpling effect that is the hallmark of cellulite occurs when fat cells push against the surrounding subcutaneous connective tissue in your skin.      Liposuction, creams and wraps only temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Without continual treatment, cellulite just reappears
  • In order to eliminate cellulite, you must eliminate the excess fat deposits.  Continue reading

Why Most Detox Programs Do More Harm than Good

Bankrolling $100 million a year, the detox industry—made up of detox diets, supplements and colon cleanses—is here to stay.  No longer a fad for all-natural health nuts or extreme dieters, detoxing is now a mainstream health practice.  As your resource in all things health and wellness related, the Underground Health Reporter is blowing the whistle on this detox deception. Continue reading

New Revelations Support Diet and Exercise to Reverse Leptin Resistance, Thereby Promoting a Healthy Weight

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  • Leptin is a powerful and influential hormone produced by your fat cells. It plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure. By acquiring a better understanding of how leptin and its receptor interact, researchers now believe they will be able to find new treatments for obesity and other metabolic disorders
  • Drug treatments are not likely to solve leptin resistance, Continue reading

Researchers Find Disease-Causing Fat Cells

UC Davis Health System researchers have discovered biological indicators that help explain why some obese people develop chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and others do not.
The researchers took a novel approach of looking specifically at the body fat of people with metabolic syndrome — a condition characterized by increased blood pressure, high-fasting blood-sugar levels, excess abdominal fat and abnormal cholesterol levels. They found the fat cells released biomarkers associated with insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, conditions often leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

“Our study shows that not all obesity is the same and some body fat may actually be toxic,” Continue reading

Food Flavanols help Weight Management Goals

A wealth of new scientific evidence shines a critical light on the importance of natural foods and nutritional compounds in the fight against overweight, obesity and weight maintenance. Virtually all alternative health experts agree, the current epidemic of weight control issues plaguing western society are the result of excess consumption of highly processed convenience foods that have replaced vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds in the diet. Three independent studies conclude that blueberries, resveratrol from red grapes and cocoa flavanols exert a potent effect on fat cell formation that can aid in weight loss and management goals when included as part of your daily diet.

Blueberries have been well documented for their cognitive and cardio-protective benefits, due in large part to the potent complex of anthocyanins that give the berry its deep blue color. Researchers reporting the results of a study to the Experimental Biology 2011 conference have found that blueberries may hold the key to resolving one of the largest threats to human health this century – overweight and obesity. Continue reading

Scientists Use Ultrasound to Blast Away Fat Cells

Dieters were given fresh hope Sunday after scientists said they had developed a technique that could make weight loss permanent by using ultrasound to zap fat cells.

Evidence for the high-intensity focused ultrasound [HIFU], used with another treatment that involves freezing fat cells, has been identified in studies as having the potential to achieve weight loss without surgery.

Mark Whiteley, a senior vascular surgeon from Guildford, southeast England, told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine that the technique would be effective for destroying small areas of stubborn fat.

“Our results have been very good and, from the previously published studies, it appears  Continue reading