Overall Health

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Small Weight Loss Brings Big Health Benefits

Weight loss in even small amounts, as little as 5% of your body weight, yields surprisingly large health benefits. When thinking about weight loss, we often have an “ideal” body weight in mind or an ultimate weight loss goal. It’s very common for people to think that unless they lose

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A Healthy Diet May Prevent Cancer

A healthy diet not only makes for a happy life, but it helps ward off diseases. Many studies show an association between eating a healthy diet and a decreased risk of cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. But studies suggest that simple lifestyle changes, such

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Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Help Save the Planet

Vegan and vegetarian diets are not only healthy, but they save water too. In fact, new research shows that switching to a healthier diet can reduce an individual's water footprint by as much as 55%. According to new research, turning vegetarian has the biggest impact, but even cutting down on

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Weight Loss Programs Reduce Cancer Risk

Weight loss programs can effectively reduce the risk of many cancers. The United States has a high burden of cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018 there will be more than 1.7 million new cases diagnosed and around 610,000 cancer deaths. Studies strongly suggest that diet is associated

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Healthy Diets for High Cholesterol

Healthy diets for high cholesterol emphasize whole grains and soluble fiber. If you have high cholesterol, your food choices are the most likely cause and adjusting your lifestyle may allow you to get off your medications.   Healthy Diets for High Cholesterol   Healthy diets for high cholesterol have the

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A Good Nutritionist Doesn’t Recommend Celebrity Diets

A good nutritionist doesn’t recommend a celebrity diet. Many celebrities promote extreme and sometimes even dangerous diets. Unfortunately, since most celebrities look photogenic and enviably thin and fit, many people jump on the celebrity diet bandwagon.   As a Certified Nutritionist, I strongly discourage taking diet or healthy living advice

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A Healthy Lifestyle Includes Brain Health

Living a healthy lifestyle also means eating right to prevent brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. About 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and by 2050 that figure is expected to reach 16 million.   A Healthy Lifestyle Study Shows the Benefits of the MIND Diet   A new study demonstrates

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Health and Wellness Programs Encourage Habit Change

The key to health and wellness programs is habit change. A common question is “How long does it take to form a new habit?”   A Myth That Health and Wellness Programs Need to Expose   For decades we’ve all believed that it takes 21 days to form a habit.

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Leading a Healthy Lifestyle as You Age

It’s important to keep leading a healthy lifestyle as you age. Your body and its needs change over time.     The Importance of Leading a Healthy Lifestyle as You Age     Leading a healthy lifestyle as you age requires that you adjust your food intake. Your body is

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Good Weight Loss Programs Avoid Fast Food

Good weight loss programs avoid fast food and focus on healthy food. Food selection makes a big difference in how you feel and how your brain and body perform. Good weight loss programs are not be driven solely by calorie reduction. Food selection is equally important. De-emphasize fast foods and