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Birds of a Feather. . .Eat Together?

We've all heard the English proverb, "Birds of a feather flock together", meaning that people that are like-minded and of similar character often associate with each other. That parallel crosses into food habits and like we've previously shared, friendships and family can impact your waistline. Depending on the relationships people have with food, who you… Continue reading Birds of a Feather. . .Eat Together?

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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

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How Excess Belly Fat Impacts Overall Wellness

According to a new study published this September in the journal BMJ, the bigger our waistlines grow, the higher the risk of death from all causes. But it’s belly fat in particular that is associated with an average of increase in mortality of 11%. This is regardless of your overall body fat content or BMI (body… Continue reading How Excess Belly Fat Impacts Overall Wellness

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Weight and Your Health

For many, excess weight is a lifetime battle. The extra weight is about much more than just your clothing size or how you look. It can seriously affect your health. Your whole body feels it, from your joints to your heart, lungs, kidneys, sugar and lipid levels, as well as a whole host of other systems. Obesity… Continue reading Weight and Your Health