Did you know that sugar is highly addictive? Consider this:   White sugar’s chemical formula is C12H22O11. Pure cocaine’s chemical formula is C17H21NO4.   The resemblance is quite striking, isn’t it?   Scientists are still disputing the effect sugar has on our brain and body. Nonetheless, its addictive component has been recognized, helping us understand…

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Are you struggling to shed some extra pounds, lose a little weight? Do you find it difficult to muster enough energy to hit the gym? Do you use food for comfort? Have you tried every diet possible and failed? You’re not alone. Obesity is one of the most significant health challenges of the 21st century.…

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Many people hope to maintain their current weight during the holidays so that January doesn’t push them into crazy dieting. Here are some insights I’ve found helpful for preventing weight gain over the Christmas season.  Did you know that in the US, half of all annual weight gain happens during the Christmas holidays? Not surprising…

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  Overall  Statistics According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults and 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. The amount of obese people has nearly doubled from 1980 to 2008. Overweight issues were associated with the countries with a high level of income, but…

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