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The Role of Genetics in Weight and Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t Work: Part 2

Part 2: Are There Fat Genes? It is easy to assume that someone who is overweight simply eats too much and/or doesn’t exercise. And while diet and exercise are the primary factors contributing to weight gain, genetics also play a role. Scientists have known for years that there are genes and genetic mutations linked to […]

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The Role of Genetics in Weight and Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t Work – Part 1

Part 1: Do Genes Make You Fat? Genes. We all have them. A gene is, simply put, a unit of heredity transferred from a parent to offspring that determines some characteristic of the offspring. There are variations in genes that change how the gene expresses traits, such as hair or eye color. Genes can also […]

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Healthy Drinks to Beat the Bulge

By Betty Murray Liquid diets are never recommended as a long-term diet solution (unless you have specific health problems that require you to be on a liquid diet), but weight loss drinks may help you shed a few unwanted pounds quickly, particularly if you have reached a plateau in your weight loss. Replacing meals with protein […]

Healthy Drinks to Beat the Bulge

By Betty Murray Liquid diets are never recommended as a long-term diet solution (unless you have specific health problems that require you to be on a liquid diet), but weight loss drinks may help you shed a few unwanted pounds quickly, particularly if you have reached a plateau in your weight loss. Replacing meals with protein […]

Avocado Soup

  INGREDIENTS 1 English cucumber 1 avocado 2 green onion 1/4 cup of fresh parsley 1/2 cup of coconut milk from a can 1 and 1/2 cups of cold water 1 tsp coconut aminos (soy sauce substitute) DIRECTIONS Wash and trim the ends off the cucumber. Cut the cucumber into thirds. Chop 2/3 and dice 1/3. The diced cucumber will be […]

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And First Prize Goes To…

By Betty Murray It’s important to eat a healthy diet every day, but there are some foods—called “superfoods”—that provide even more nutrients and health benefits. It you want to look great and feel great, here are seven superfoods you should eat every day: Water. Your body needs water to live. Period. You cannot expect your body […]