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We hear the term “anti-aging” food/spice/beverage thrown around quite a bit, but are there ACTUALLY any foods that can slow down aging? Let’s start with the basics: there are many natural foods that have well-known anti-inflammatory effects: broccoli, turmeric, and beets for instance, have all been shown to help in the prevention of chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and … Read More

1 in 5 Gastric Band Surgeries Require Corrective Operations

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Despite the growing popularity of bariatric (weight loss) surgeries, many patients remain weary of potential post-surgical complications. While recovery and long-term benefits of weight loss surgery have shown significant improvement over the past few years, 1 in 5 Gastric Band surgeries still require at least one more surgical procedure to correct any complications. The Gastric Band is essentially an adjustable … Read More

Easy Oatmeal Muffins

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Then how come so many of us just grab something easy and run out the door? Or miss breakfast altogether? Truth is that eating breakfast can be time-consuming, and many of us do not feel hungry in the morning. The solution to this would be a breakfast that is light … Read More

Health Benefits of Yoga

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While many exercise trends have come and gone (think Jazzercise or Jane Fonda videotapes), Yoga has withstood the test of time and continues to build momentum! You may have a preconceived notion that yoga is about meditating and building flexibility, but the physical benefits go beyond just being able to touch your toes! Yoga has been shown to decrease stress … Read More

10 Tips For Better Sleep

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While most of us know that sleep deprivation is directly associated with heart disease and diabetes, most of us fall short of getting our daily recommended amount. Here are 10 tips (and a bonus!) to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and live a better life: 1) Caffeine: Avoid Caffeine 6-8 Hours Before Bedtime Caffeine disturbs sleep, even in people … Read More