Natural Solutions for Healthy Weight Management
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Natural Solutions for Healthy Weight Management

Exercise, good nutrition and supplementation are key to weight loss and sustaining a healthy weight.

By Karen Truhe, M.P.H.

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According to epidemiologists, obesity and diabetes have become a serious public health problem in the United States and globally.

Genetics are a contributor to some degree. Studies have shown that physical activity and dietary changes can reduce your risk of these chronic conditions.

In addition to a well-balanced diet and lifestyle choices including regular exercise, certain supplements can support digestion and healthy metabolism, which can in turn lead to weight loss and sustaining a healthy weight.


Better Body from Hyperbiotics is a probiotic designed to support weight management. The supplement contains five billion colony forming units (CFUs) and six probiotic strains that have been shown to fine-tune both digestion and metabolic function. Better Body also includes white kidney bean extract, which can reduce carbohydrate absorption and caloric impact of carbs that you ingest.

Better Body is vegetarian, non-GMO and safe for those who have dairy, gluten or yeast intolerances.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

While it might sound counter-intuitive, getting enough fat in your diet is essential to maintaining a healthy weight.

Omega-3 fatty acids are well-known for brain and heart health. Newer research also shows a positive link between omega-3s and gut health. Healthy gut bacteria may be important for maintaining a healthy weight as they can affect how your food is digested, how fat is stored and whether you feel hungry or full.

In fact, a UK study found that women who had a higher dietary intake of omega-3s had a more diverse gut microbiome.

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) recommends that adults aim to get 500 milligrams of EPA/DHA in their diets daily.

If you like fish, mackerel and salmon are good options. If you prefer supplementation, DaVinci Laboratories Omega-3 HP-D provides EPA and DHA combined with 1,000 IU of vitamin D3. This omega-3 supplement is sourced from wild anchovies and supports healthy cholesterol levels, joint and skin health and the immune system.

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