11 Front End
By Ginnie Roeglin and
David W. Fuller
Letters from our readers
Bulk losers COVER STORY
15 Fresh Views
Brain food for
17 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
19 Financial Connection
By Suze Orman
Ron White lost
20 pounds in 12
months with the 2009
Belly Fat Cure diet.
Last January, bestselling fitness author
Jorge Cruise invited Costco members
to embark on a year-long Belly Fat Cure
diet challenge. Twelve months and
hundreds of pounds less later, several
members share their success stories.
STORIES BY CONNECTION STAFF
Should tanning salons
be off-limits for teenagers?
75 Arts & Entertainment
Book staff picks
98 Member Connection:
go for the gold
For your health
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GE T T Y IMAGES
The doctor is in(ternet)
39 Doc.com The Internet has become a vital
resource in people’s quest for
medical and health information.
But caution is advised.
BY ALICE SHAPIN
41 Pipe cleaners Detox diets are nothing new—
they have been around for
hundreds of years. Does that
mean they are a good idea?
BY IRENE MIDDLEMAN THOMAS
43 Health roundup A Costco pharmacist answers
questions about generics, January’s
health calendar talks about
glaucoma and a quiz tests your
knowledge of hand washing.
46 Getting physical Why a personal trainer might
be right for you; getting fit with
Pilates; and human kinetics,
beautifully illustrated through
Strength Training Anatomy.
49 Hacking it Quit-smoking strategies;
Buyer’s Pick: Align™; hand-washing answers.
51 Enough is enough Scientists are exploring feel-full
triggers, including scent, fiber,
protein and spices, as strategies
for losing weight.
BY ANGELA PIRISI