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After reading a woman’s question in the May issue of Women’s Health about whether or not she should try a detox tea to help with her weight loss goals and to battle the bloat, I just had to reach out to experts to ask what is in these things and whether or not they work. And more importantly, is this stuff even safe? “Most detox tea regimens contain diuretic and laxative herbal ingredients, which may be ‘natural’ but that doesn’t mean they are healthy, let alone safe,” said Marci Clow, MS, a registered dietician and the senior nutritionist for Rainbow Light. In terms of the specific Flat Tummy Tea peddled by the likes of Jo, Angela Simmons, Draya Michele and more, Clow said that consuming it in the wrong way in an attempt to drop water weight could prove dangerous…”Overuse of herbal diuretics can lead to dehydration, loss of potassium and muscle cramping…”

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Is Bacon, Hot Dogs And Other Processed Meat That Bad For Us?

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“Studies have consistently shown that all-cause mortality is higher with daily consumption of red meat, especially that which is processed,” Clow said. “Eating more meat often means eating fewer plant foods, and research has consistently associated higher intake of plant-based foods with decreased risk of many chronic disease conditions. Many reports over the years have also shown processed and red meat consumption linked to mortality, often with the processed and red meat eaters also having less fruit and vegetable consumption and less exercise, along with higher rates of cancer.” Back in the day, when you read hot dog packages that said they were mixed with all sorts of different meats and parts, you already knew something sounded weird about it…

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DJ Khaled Announces Partnership With Dussé Cognac

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DJ Khaled is officially the Dussé. The Miami producer and major key hurler took to social media to announce his partnership with cognac brand, and of course promote his new album, too. Part of Khaled’s accompanying message reads: “In staying true to my life and cloth I proudly announce my partnership with Dussé, the best cognac in the world. I’d like to thank my manager and partner and my brother Jay Z for the opportunity to carry the Dussé logo to new heights. I am the Dussé Don! Respect the Code!!! Respect the logos. Dussé!!!! Yes, Jay Z—his manager—is in the video. Recently, Khaled and Future took to Twitter to hype a new Jay Z song on the former’s forthcoming Major Key album.

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