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Five Lessons on Eating from the Mediterranean Diet

Is it possible to enjoy being on a diet? This question is rarely answered with a resounding, “yes.” Most people associate dieting with restrictions. Eat this. Don’t eat that. Count the carbs, the calories, the fat, the good and bad cholesterol, the hidden additives, the organic versus the non-organic, the expensive versus the cheap. The […]
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Why You May Want to Consider a Plant Based Diet

With all the research indicating how important a healthy lifestyle is for optimal wellness, many people are turning to healthier living habits that include better diets, more exercise, and less stress. But what does the term “better diet” actually mean? There seem to be so many varieties of diets available, choosing the best one for […]
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Is the Vegan Diet Right for You?

The vegan diet is not just another fad; it’s a growing movement in the world of nutrition that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. In the US, the number of vegans hovers somewhere between 0.1-0.5% of the population at any time. Veganism is a lifestyle choice that people make for different reasons: some […]
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Is a Vegetarian Diet Right for You?

There are many reasons to consider following a vegetarian diet. People become vegetarians for a number of reasons. It may be due to religious beliefs, for health reasons, because of ethical issues, due to the high cost of meat, or because of the influence of family or friends. However, the term ‘vegetarian diet’ can be […]
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Obesity, The Main Risk Factor for New Onset AFib

New-onset atrial fibrillation (AFib) is increasingly common amongst today’s population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that up to 6.1 million people in the United States alone may suffer from new-onset AFib. The condition is characterized by a quivering or irregular heartbeat referred to as arrhythmia. If not […]
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