If you are living in the UK, you might think that the 50 Million Pound Challenge sounds like something of a game show and a cheesy one at that. However, the 50 Million Pound Challenge is actually an initiative from television personality Dr. Ian Smith that is targeted towards making African- Americans healthier and more fit. However, people of all races are welcome to participate as well.
This weight loss program currently has a rather amazing 1 million plus members in the ranks of its online community. The 50 Million Pound Challenge is built around 30-day meal plan, which are easy to follow. The online tools such as online journals are designed to help dieters chart and monitor their progress as well.
Tools, such as Activity Tracker and Weight Tracker, can be used to follow your daily efforts to lose weight. Other site functionality includes the ability to form teams or join other teams. Teams are often comprised of family members and friends.
When my boss and I first discussed doing an article about a special kind of water called hydrogen-rich water, she was skeptical. “I like real food grown in the earth, not fake stuff concocted in a lab—so why would I want anyone tampering with my water?” she asked.
Still, the purported health benefits of hydrogen-rich water—which are said to stem primarily from protection against cell-damaging free radicals—merited further investigation. That’s why I contacted Atsunori Nakao, MD, PhD, a research associate professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, who has conducted studies on the subject. He described research that, while preliminary, is nonetheless intriguing.
How hydrogen works: You no doubt recall that a molecule of water, or H2O, consists of one atom of oxygen bound to two atoms of hydrogen. In our bodies, hydrogen functions as an antioxidant, helping to prevent cell damage and inflammation, protect DNA and combat out-of-control cell growth.