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For Years I Focused on Being Skinny — One Day, I Realized It’s About Being Healthy

I’m not what you may consider a thin person. I’ve got thick thighs, a doughy middle, and a double chin. Even at my thinnest, which was sometime in high school when I took my metabolism…

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Is There a Reason to Delay Bariatric Surgery in Obese Teens?

Adolescents and adults saw similar amounts of weight loss after bariatric surgery, according to findings from a 5-year study. Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adolescent patients had an average drop in weight of 26% (95% CI…

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Common Beauty Procedures That Are Compromising Your Health

While pursuing thyroid health has been my mission for the past several years, I have always taken pride in my external appearance. Being a full-time mom and running a business has taken over much of…

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‘It’s never too late’: Woman loses 117 pounds at 48 years old

While browsing social media Beth Dammarell scrolled past a picture of herself and couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She looked dramatically heavier than everyone else in the photo. “That was a real eye opener…

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How A High-Fat Keto Diet Could Affect Your Gut Microbiome

Keto fast became the flavour of the month (well… the past year), but now science is set to rock the diet staple off its perch. According to the latest research from the Gut Medical Journal, a high-fat…

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