Renee Mcclough

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Print It: The Look Better Naked 2-Day Cleanse Diet

This short and sweet cleansing diet will help you get on the road to faster weight loss<p>What are you doing this weekend? Ready to look better naked? The best way to get into the groove of a new approach to eating is by experiencing early results. And you will—with this 2-day plan by dietitian Keri …

Weight Loss

The 5-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout

Resize your thighs, flatten your belly, and firm your butt—in record time<p>Here's the thing about the relationship between time and exercise: Even if we could all find five free minutes each day (and it's safe to assume most of us can), we likely wouldn't use it to work out.<p>That's because many women …

Workouts

Dr. Oz: 5 Questions Every Patient Should Ask

Recently, I told a patient she needed surgery to repair a damaged mitral valve that was causing blood to rush backward into her heart, decreasing …

Dr. Phil: The 4-Letter Word That Can Ruin Your Life

There's a four letter F word that's not offensive to your sensibilities. It won't send your moral compass spinning like a top. But this F word is far …

I Survived: 5 Stories from Women Who Faced the Worst

The Breakfast That Boosts Your Fertility

Why just having coffee in the morning won't cut it<p>Trying to get pregnant? You might be eating the wrong breakfast. Consuming about half of your daily calories in the a.m. could increase your fertility, shows new research published in <i>Clinical Science</i>.<p>By studying women with polycystic ovary syndrome …

Nutrition

Why Some Women Don’t Believe Their Breast Cancer Risk

Why it’s important to know—and believe—your risk<p>While there’s no way to know for sure if you’ll develop breast cancer, new tools are coming close to giving you an accurate assessment of your risk. The problem is, nearly 1 in 5 women who takes a risk assessment tool doesn’t believe her results, …

Cancer

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Oct. 4-10)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled <i>Mirror of Intimacy</i> with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual and relational …

The Last Word On Hormone Therapy From the Women's Health Initiative

Back in 2002, a research study blew apart the widely held belief that hormone replacement therapy protected women from heart disease and other chronic ills.<p>Instead, the Women's Health Initiative study found that taking estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy — HRT — actually increased a …

Vegetarians Slimmer Than Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

Vegetarians may not only be more likely to outlive their meat-eating counterparts, they could have a leg up in the weight department, too.<p>A new study from Loma Linda University researchers shows an association between diet type and weight, with vegetarians having a lower body mass index than …

How Embracing Clean Eating Changed More Than My Family's Waistline

My brother-in-law and his wife own and run an organic farm a few towns away from us. Every summer and early fall we participate in a weekly "community share" and the beautiful produce is plentiful, delicious and fresh. I've used the word "clean" to describe the taste as well as the process from …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

Michelle Obama

Can an extra hour of sleep have radical health benefits?

A research team at the Surrey Sleep Research Centre have been trying to discover whether an extra hour's sleep could have radical health benefits.<p>Dr Michael Mosley told BBC Breakfast that "On average we do need around seven and half to eight hours sleep".

10 Best Fitness Foods For Women

Add these super foods to your diet for a better workout and even better results<p><b>Avocados</b>The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. University of Buffalo researchers found that competitive women runners who ate less than 20 …

Nutrition

Sleeping Too Little Or Too Much May Be Bad For Your Health

Under- <i>and</i> over-sleeping are both linked with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, according to a new study.<p>The research, published in the journal SLEEP, shows an association between sleeping six hours or fewer <i>or</i> 10 hours or more a night with an increased …

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

How Your Defining Moments Can Help You Reduce Stress

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>The battle to hold stress at bay is often reduced to two teams: the positives and the negatives. As in avoid negative thoughts and seek out positive ones. While we're wired to scan for trouble, an overemphasis on the negative will take its toll. But managing stress isn't simply a …

Your Body Is Talking. Are You Listening?

<i>Photo credit: Julie Dermansky</i><p>Over the last decade working in hospitals, I was surprised by the number of times learning the skills to communicate helped alleviate my patients' physical symptoms and even helped them get rid of a dependence on certain medications.<p>Research shows that communicating …

How to Look Toned in Under 10 Seconds

These in-a-pinch fitness tricks can help create the appearance of a leaner, more defined body--instantly<p><b>Look Five Pounds Lighter</b>Adjust your posture with these effortless alignment cues to trim visual inches (and feel more confident!).<p><b>Ears Over Shoulders:</b> Rounded shoulders can shorten your torso, …

Fitness

Ask the Drama Queen

<i>Trevor: My best friend is a girl. My wife, for the most part, is fine with this. There have never been any feelings beyond friendship. However, recently, I've found myself seething with jealousy over the guys my friend dates. Part of me feels that they're not good enough for her. Part of me doesn't</i> …

Feeling Tired? Drink Water

Fight fatigue with water: Why water cures you when you are tired<p>What's the easiest, cheapest, and fastest cure when you're dragging? Water. Fatigue is, after all, one of the first signs of dehydration. Even a small drop in your body's water levels can hurt you. A recent study from Tufts University …

Wellness

Print It: The Look Better Naked Cocktail Recipes

Yes, you can drink--and still shrink--with these 4 low-cal cocktails! Get the printable list of recipes for what will soon become your favorite go-to happy hour beverages.Plus, watch <i>Look Better Naked</i> author, Michele Promaulayko, and contributing nutritionist, Keri Glassman, show you how easy it is …

Food

Steve Smith: Referee 'was garbage'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith wasn't happy that he dropped a couple of passes, including one that would have been a …

NFL

Will Anthony Bennett Be the Next Big NBA Draft Bust?

A bust can only be measured relative to his draft spot and expectations. It wasn't Anthony Bennett's fault the Cleveland Cavaliers took him No. 1. They shocked everyone in the building, including Bennett, as well as the NBA fans and writers.<p>Bennett was a surprise pick for a reason. He's no sure …

Basketball

Michael Vick not in danger of losing Eagles starting job

Michael Vick will miss at least two games, but his job is secure when he returns.<p>Michael Vick was injured in Sunday's victory over the New York Giants and there won't be a quarterback controversy when he returns, according to Ian Rapoport.<p>Vick is expected to miss two weeks with a hamstring injury, …