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We've all been told at one time or another that the key to losing weight is to consume fewer calories than you expend. It sounds so simple, doesn't it? But the problem that most of us have is figuring out how to do that. Start Eating and Stop Bingeing

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Improve Your Health by Being Good to Your Gut

As with nearly all health-related issues, gut health is extremely dependent on the foods you eat. To improve and maintain healthy functioning of your gastrointestinal tract, you need to follow a healthy diet. For the vast majority of people, this means eating in accordance to what has become known as the Mediterranean Diet, so named because it is the traditional diet eaten by people in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Diet is the only diet scientifically proven to reduce the risk of the most serious diseases that plague our Western world, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. And, because this way of eating avoids all of the processed foods and food additives that are so common in the standard American diet, the Mediterranean Diet also support healthy gut function.
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Health Tip of the Day

If you are prone to having high blood pressure, it may be because you are spending too much time alone. Research has shown that the simple act of socializing with others while engaged in activities you enjoy can help to restore blood pressure to healthier levels. So, instead of isolating yourself, make it a point to regularly spend time with friends and family members whose company you enjoy. You can also obtain similar health benefits by engaging in altruistic activities such as volunteering some of your free time to helping out others.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Did you know that crying is good for you and can help keep you healthy? It's true. Research shows that crying can boost immune function, reduce levels of stress hormones, help relieve depression, and enhance our ability to think more clearly. Read more health tips...
High Blood Sugar Equals Diabetes?
This is a question I am asked quite a bit in my medical practice. There are a number of things to take into consideration in order to answer it properly. It really is a three part question. continued inside...

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