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Study Shows A Senior’s Well-Being May Depend On Mind Over Body

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Physical illness is not the primary determinant of happiness for older adults, as found in a recent study. Instead, it was found that psychosocial factors have the highest influence on quality of life. Prof. Ladwig and colleagues from the Cooperative ...

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Help Or Hurt Weight Loss?

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As the evils of sugar come farther and farther into the light, people are turning to artificial alternatives to get their “sweet fix.” In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily ...

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Food Cravings – Why Do We Get Them & How Can We Beat Them?

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Food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure and reward. There are a few different potential causes for a food craving to be triggered. The first is an imbalance of hormones, like serotonin or ...

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Top 10 Food Safety Tips For Summer

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Summertime means cook-outs, parties, get-togethers, and lots of food! With all that action (and all that heat) food-borne illnesses are on the rise. These tips will help keep your food, and your family, safe this summer. For starters, make sure ...

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30 Day Sugar Detox – Could You Do It?

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10% of people in the U.S. are addicted to sugar. The word addiction is no accident; studies now suggest that sugar induces a reward stimulus in the brain similar to that of illegal drugs. This makes the brain dependent upon ...

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A Healthy Relationship With Food Is Essential To Diabetes Management

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Food is the fuel that keeps your body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious and joyful! Finding the balance between eating what you need and eating what you want is essential for keeping blood ...

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New Research Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

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Science is now investigating whether gut health could also be a proponent of obesity. When gut bacteria break down food, chemicals are released into the body. Certain chemicals may prompt the production of fat cells, according to new research. In ...

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Shocking Report – 40% Increase In Diabetes Diagnoses Worldwide!

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According to a new report, global diabetes increased by 40% between 2014 and 2016. There was a 69% increase in North and South America in 2016 alone! There are now over 420 million people worldwide who have diabetes. According to ...

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These “Good Habits” Are Spiking Your Blood Sugar

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You may think that managing diabetes is basic: don’t eat sugar, exercise, take your medication… sound familiar? The road to health can be tricky, however. Diabetics may think they are doing their blood sugar a favor, but some “healthy habits” ...

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Is A Bad Night’s Sleep Raising Your Blood Sugar?

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You know the feeling… you wake up groggy, still drowsy, and have to force yourself out of bed to start the day. Well, not only does a bad night’s sleep affect your mood, it can also affect blood sugar. Individuals ...

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