• Avoiding Sugared Drinks Limits Weight Gain

    October 5, 2012

    Amid fervid criticism that New York City risks becoming a nanny state, city health officials this month banned the sale of supersize sugar-laden drinks in restaurants and movie theaters. Now scientists have handed the ban’s advocates a potent weapon: strong evidence that replacing sugared drinks with sugar-free substitutes or water really can slow weight gain ...

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  • Food for Your Heart

    October 4, 2012

    To really create a life that’s heart healthy, you have to take the broad view of what it means to “nourish” your heart. Good food is important, but it’s equally important to nurture the emotional and spiritual hearts. If you “feed” your emotional heart first, you’ll be less likely to look for physical ways (i.e., ...

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  • Breast Cancer—Early Detection is Key!

    October 3, 2012

    Breast cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer among women in this country. It affects more than 200,000 American women annually. Screening for breast cancer before there are symptoms can be important. Screening can help doctors find and treat cancer early. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances that treatment will ...

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  • 5 Surprising Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

    October 2, 2012

    You’ve been walking the straight and narrow—counting calories, working out—and yet you’re not dropping pounds. What gives? The answer may be hiding out amid the random things you do over the course of an average day—those little habits that have seemingly no connection to weight loss, but may in fact be sabotaging your best get-fit ...

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  • Exercise Saves Lean Body Mass After Gastric Bypass

    October 1, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA — Obese patients who undergo bariatric bypass surgery lose more lean muscle mass early in recovery compared with gastric banding patients, but an intense exercise program can mitigate the muscle loss, researchers found. At 1 year post operation, the bypass surgery patients lost a mean of 19.62 lbs. of lean body mass compared with 12.41 ...

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  • 5 Nutrition Tips for New Athletes

    September 30, 2012

    Beginner athletes often struggle with under-fueling their workouts, particularly when taking on a new endurance endeavor like a triathlon or a half marathon. A common misconception of beginner athletes is that they have to be “competitive” or “elite” to need to replenish their body like experienced athletes. Also, beginners often have weight loss goals, leading ...

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  • Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats: No Sugar Added

    September 29, 2012

    Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats: No Sugar Added A perfect fall recipe for your slow cooker using pumpkin and healthy steel cut oats. Made without added sugars and cooked overnight so you can wake up to the fantastic smell of Pumpkin Pie in your kitchen, only without the guilt of eating pie for ...

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  • Red wine, minus the alcohol, may lower blood pressure

    September 28, 2012

    Doctors have been telling us for years that a glass of red wine at night may be good for our hearts. But they still can’t tell us why, exactly. Does the answer lie in the antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may or may not boost blood-vessel function, improve cholesterol levels, and fight inflammation? Or does alcohol ...

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  • Too much salt spells health trouble for kids too

    September 27, 2012

    Children are eating as much salt as adults, according to a new report, and experts are concerned. Most adults consume too much sodium and that can have serious health implications. Too much salt in a person’s diet can raise your blood pressure; high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. In this new study, ...

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  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery Enables Second Pregnancy

    September 27, 2012

    Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that a gastric sleeve procedure he performed on Kathryn Vinson of Austin, Texas has enabled both a healthy pregnancy and thriving breast-fed infant for her. Kathryn is now a happy mother of two beautiful children, the youngest just eight weeks old! But, prior ...

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