Weight Loss

10 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Eating a diet full of whole foods, including fruits and vegetables, ensures your body operates at its best. The recommended daily amount of fruits for adults is 1.5-2 cups, and 2-3 cups of vegetables. Sources share that only 1 out of 10 Americans actually eats the recommended amounts, with the rest of us needing to… Continue reading 10 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

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Almost Half of Americans Gained Weight in First Year of Pandemic

Obesity is an epidemic in America and new research now shows that the Covid-19 pandemic only exacerbated the problem. Before the pandemic started in early 2020, obesity in America had surpassed 40% for the first time in 2017-2018. In 2011, not a single state had reached 35% of adults being considered obese. In the previous… Continue reading Almost Half of Americans Gained Weight in First Year of Pandemic

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Opioid Receptors and Weight Loss

As we shared last week, opioid receptors aren’t just involved in pain relief. They are are a vital aspect to reproduction, growth, weight, respiration, immunological responses, as well as gastrointestinal function and pathophysiology. Opioids and opioid receptors are most often referred to in the mainstream media in terms of their pain relief properties, or the… Continue reading Opioid Receptors and Weight Loss

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What To Eat When Living With IBS

There’s no question diet, exercise and calories have an impact on weight. But many other factors aid in weight loss. From sleeping patterns, different types of fats, hormones, eating times, light levels, stress, and more. Now I’d like to focus on how different gastrointestinal issues can change the health of the 40 trillion microbes living… Continue reading What To Eat When Living With IBS

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Metabolic Syndrome: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of five factors that increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stoke. The more factors you have, the higher your chances of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome impacts up to one-third of American adults, according to the American Heart Association. Metabolic syndrome is one of the strongest predictors… Continue reading Metabolic Syndrome: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention