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Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low carb High fat Nutrition

Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of  low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 …

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Walk for Breast Cancer

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together to participate in breast cancer walks and runs in cities across the U.S. Since the first breast cancer walks began in the 1980s, they have become one of the most common ways for people to try to do something about breast …

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10 Ways to Control Your Eating for Weight Loss

             Chew gum in the grocery store. Maybe you’ve heard you shouldn’t shop for food when you’re hungry. Well, you might want to pop in a piece of sugarless gum before you head down the aisles, too. While chewing gum, people felt less hungry and …

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5 Ways to Keep Anxiety and Depression From Ruining Your Budget

Life gets tough sometimes. When work is overwhelming, you are fighting with your parents, and the news seems to get grimmer every day, you might find yourself shopping your way into a better mood or pulling the covers over your head and ignoring all of your responsibilities. Stress, anxiety, and …

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3 Ways Psychotherapy Can Help with Chronic Pain

I will never forget one woman who came to see me for help with chronic pain. This was a woman who stood tall—she gave off the image she was functioning well despite living with chronic pain. She had long, dark hair, perfect makeup, and a confident smile. As she sat …

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Why I Felt Guilty After Being Diagnosed With PTSD

When we think of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, we often think of soldiers or those who have seen severe disaster. Of course, those who serve our country have sacrificed so much. But, we don’t often talk about the everyday people who have PTSD because of their experiences in seemingly safe …

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The Ripple Effect of Weight Loss Surgery

Can one weight loss surgery lead to another? Yes, according to a surprising new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Statistics about plastic surgery typically present some intriguing insight into the greater culture of a country: Knowing that women are clamoring for butt implants (ahem, Brazil) or cutting …

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New Update on Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Here is an update on weight loss after gastric bypass surgery that has surgeons scratching their heads because of an unusual finding in a certain population of patients years after their surgery. The gastric bypass surgical procedure (also referred to as “Roux-en-Y” gastric bypass surgery) for weight loss consists of …

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Breast Cancer Survivors May Knock Out Lymphedema by Weightlifting

A recent study found that weightlifting and resistance training may be a viable option to mitigate the risk and progression of lymphedema. Though stigmatized for a long time, more women are finally starting to come into the world of weightlifting, which offers numerous health benefits – especially for survivors of …

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