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Can Processed Foods Adversely Affect the Immune System?

Processed food continues to be of topical news coverage as we deal with an epidemic of heart disease, type II diabetes and obesity related to dietary choices. As if you needed another reason to avoid processed food, a new study suggests that common additives can also harm the human immune system. In the world driven …

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Five Ways to Eat Less Processed Food

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/cardiovascular-diet-heart-processed-foods/2021/03/23/id/1014827/ Regardless of which dietary philosophy you choose - Vegan, Paleo, Pegan, South Beach, Atkins, Low Carb, Ketogenic - there is one aspect that ALL of these eating philosophies share: avoid processed foods. Even the fundamentally flawed 2020 - 2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines & MyPlate recommend consuming more "nutrient dense" foods in lieu of processed …

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A Global Report Linking Obesity & COVID-19

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-death-obesity/2021/03/04/id/1012449/ It's been over a year since COVID-19 started ravaging the world with a global pandemic that has directly or indirectly claimed the lives of 2.5 million people. As scientists and governments try to assess how to manage through the pandemic, including vaccinating the population, we continue to learn about who is at the highest …

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U.S. Dietary Guidelines Fail to Change Course

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-u-s-dietary-guidelines-reject-recommendation-to-cut-sugar-alcohol-intake-11609254000?reflink=share_mobilewebshare In 1977, the first edition of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines was published with an intent to reduce heart disease and diabetes through a diet high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and paying attention to measurements like blood cholesterol. Since that seminal moment, the health of Americans has spiraled downward with obesity, diabetes, heart disease …

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Mars Tries To Be More Kind

Last week, candy maker Mars agreed to fully acquire Kind Bars, valuing the company at US$5 billion, as outlined in the below Forbes article. Like many other CPG giants, Mars is looking to capitalize on the growth of healthy snacking. https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelauyeung/2020/11/17/billionaires-united-candy-maker-mars-to-acquire-kind-bars-in-5-billion-deal/?sh=399459686de7 Global Snack Bar Market Snack bars, which include cereal bars, energy bars and other …

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COVID-19 is More Dangerous to Diabetics

https://www.statnews.com/2020/10/01/why-people-with-diabetes-are-being-hit-so-hard-by-covid-19/ Mainstream and social media is ablaze with COVID-19 warnings, as cases seem to be rising rapidly, with not only some U.S. cities (ie, New York & Chicago) implementing lockdowns, but even countries like Germany and France. Even Pfizer's news that their vaccine has been shown in testing to be 90% effective is not enough …

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Severe COVID-19 Symptoms: Inflammation’s Role

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/inflammation-key-factor-explains-vulnerability-134314638.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma Back in April 2020, when COVID-19 cases were soaring and the world was in full panic mode, I was researching how COVID-19 attacked the body and who was at highest risk of suffering from severe symptoms. I started to see some consistencies behind chronic diseases and the impact that COVID-19 could have on people …

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Researching the Link Between Leptin & COVID-19

https://rdcu.be/b54LD As we learn more about patients with COVID-19, and which conditions tend to cause either more severe symptoms or contribute to fatality, obesity continues to be one of the most direct contributors to both. I covered this in some detail in a previous blog, which provides a bit of foundation. A new research paper …

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More Young Adults Becoming Pre-Diabetic

https://www.wellness.com/blog/13300162/one-in-four-young-adults-are-prediabetic/wellness-editor?utm_source=wc&utm_placement=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=WDCnewsletter Another short article talking about the incidence of insulin resistance and pre-diabetic conditions of young adults and adolescents. 1 in 4 young adults are pre-diabetic 1 in 5 adolescents are pre-diabetic If trends continue, fully 50% of the population will be either pre-diabetic or diabetic in the next 5 years. This destructive path has …

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CVS Expands Health & Wellness

https://retailleader.com/cvs-health-expands-live-better-store-brand?utm_source=omeda&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NL_Retail+Leader+Essentials&utm_keyword=&oly_enc_id=5012I1567089B5Y If you have been reading my blog, you know health & wellness is finding a rhythm behind generational interest in functionally beneficial solutions, the latest COVID-19 scare & associated health concerns, and the alarming increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease & obesity. https://business-fit.org/2020/05/15/functional-beverage-power/ https://business-fit.org/2020/05/05/more-evidence-of-obesity-linked-to-covid-19-complications/ The Continued Evolution of CVS https://business-fit.org/2020/02/14/the-health-wellness-transformation-of-cvs/ CVS …

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Blood Sugar Rising: A PBS Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pBVbAHkC7M If you've been studying some of the reports during the Chinese Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and following my blog, you know how much more at risk people are who have pre-existing conditions. Two of the biggest contributing conditions to placing people at higher risk of severe symptoms and possible death from COVID-19 are obesity (high …

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