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“Supersized” Is Leading to Obesity

Obesity in the United States is common, serious, and costly. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some …

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Energize Yourself Naturally Without Energy Drinks

I often find I am absolutely exhausted halfway through the day. I find myself yawning and wanting nothing more than a long nap, but that’s usually not an option. It seems like I’ve become a real-life example of those “sleepy” people on late-night commercials for energy drinks and dietary supplements. …

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Quick Tips to Lower Sodium Intake

Did you know that nine out of 10 Americans eat more sodium (salt) than they need? Too much sodium in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. It can also raise your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Eating less sodium can help lower your blood pressure …

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Women, Seafood and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why is seafood good for women’s health?In addition to numerous other nutrients, seafood contains two important omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of Omega-3, which is about 1-3 grams per day, according to the American Heart Association. According …

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Are Your Food Portions Making You Obese?

Obesity in the United States is is common, serious, and costly. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are …

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Losing Weight With Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits

Dieting is rarely an exciting experience. More often, it is a grueling exercise in monotonous self-discipline, a daily battle against the forces of pleasure. Adding to the misery is the blandness of the food you are expected to consume. While your higher brain may recognize that the quivering pile of …

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Tips to Avoid Overeating

It can be hard to resist a second helping of dinner or a late night snack even though you know this type of overeating is keeping you from losing weight. You know you need to stop eating too much food, but willpower alone is often not enough. Face it, we’ve …

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Eating for Your Liver… and Your Life!

I have been asked many times about my diet prior to my liver transplant. Having advanced liver disease does limit your food, however, even if you are not in failure — even if you do have liver disease at all, a liver friendly dietimprove your health. There are a few “tweaks” though, …

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What to Know Before Becoming a Vegan

Are you thinking of trying out a plant-based diet? You’re not alone. Since 2014, veganism in the United States has increased more than 600 percent, a trend that’s also becoming popular worldwide. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products. (A vegetarian allows consumption of …

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