Understanding Respiratory Symptoms

https://www.berkeleywellness.com/self-care/preventive-care/article/it-allergies-or-something-else?s=EFA_200730_AA1&st=email&ap=ed&utm_source=Berkeley+Wellness&utm_campaign=c2baa501b5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_16_11_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ddd6463e7-c2baa501b5-87978065 You know the feeling. You start to sniffle, feel a scratchy throat, experience sinus pressure or even have a slight fever. Under normal circumstances you might have ignored these symptoms, but with COVID-19, the alarm bell rings. Might I have "the virus?" Berkeley Wellness has put together a helpful table to compare seasonal allergies …

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Diet’s Role in Creating & Reversing a Fatty Liver

https://www.berkeleywellness.com/self-care/preventive-care/article/fatty-liver-disease-growing-threat?s=EFA_200707_AA1&st=email&ap=ed&utm_source=Berkeley+Wellness&utm_campaign=c2baa501b5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_16_11_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ddd6463e7-c2baa501b5-87978065 When most hear the term "fatty liver", what immediately comes to mind is a condition driven by excessive alcohol consumption. While excess fat in/around the liver can be caused by consistent and excessive alcohol consumption, more frequent instances of fatty liver are being observed in people who are not consuming excessive alcohol. A fatty …

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More Expansion of Plant Based Options

Purple Carrot is partnering with Whole Foods to bring a line of frozen plant-based meal solutions to consumers. Prior to COVID-19, ready-to-serve and meal bar preparation options were in growth mode, but will likely change as concerns about food handling persist. Frozen meals present a proven way to keep most of the key nutrient benefits …

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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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Obesity’s Role in COVID-19: Seeking A Root Cause

https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/06/01/david-kass-obesity-covid-19/ Have you ever noticed the first question, asked multiple times during a doctor visit, is "are you in any pain?" Doctors are trained to minimize pain and treat the symptoms. If you have not figured it out yet, the U.S. medical system is built upon a "treat the symptoms, not the root cause" philosophy. …

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Vitamin D’s Role In Fighting COVID-19

https://www-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8432321/amp/Government-orders-review-vitamin-D-role-Covid-19.html One of the most frustrating aspects of tracking and attempting to decipher the risk factors concerning COVID-19 is the lack of consistency and solid "root cause" data being shared by recognized experts. The World Health Organization (WHO) lost tremendous credibility with their blatant "follow the leader" approach to regurgitating what China was telling them, …

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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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Changing Consumer Behavior Post COVID-19

https://progressivegrocer.com/whats-next-cpg-brands-unprecedented-times?utm_source=omeda&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NL_PG+Daily+5&utm_keyword=&oly_enc_id=5012I1567089B5Y The CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry has experienced an enormous change in the last 4 - 5 months due to COVID-19, but this is likely only the beginning. Leading CPG executives have talked about revamping supply chains, applying 80/20 simplification to ensure adequate supply of high demand items, and brands that were forgotten have …

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Functional Beverage Power

https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/15350-theres-a-beverage-for-that Functional beverages are just one of many segments driving the fast growing health and wellness category. What do we mean by "functional beverages?" Beverages with some type of added benefit other than hydration, and could include: additional protein (collagen or plant-based proteins); vitamins & minerals; natural energy from caffeine, yerba mate, guava or other …

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More Evidence of Obesity Linked to COVID-19 Complications

https://www.healio.com/endocrinology/obesity/news/online/%7B73a6d4bb-2dbf-453d-9b05-ca7775cdd18d%7D/obesity-should-not-be-dismissed-excess-weight-drives-inflammation-hypoventilation-behind-covid-19-complications People with a very high BMI (body mass index), considered obese and morbidly obese, also typically suffer from high levels of inflammation and hypoventilation. Given these chronic ailments, when COVID-19 attacks the system, the body can over-react based on the already damaging level of inflammation that has caused a weakened immune system. In the …

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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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A Link Between COVID-19 and Obesity

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nyu-scientists-largest-u-s-study-of-covid-19-finds-obesity-the-single-biggest-factor-in-new-york-critical-cases/ As we're learning more about COVID-19 and why it affects people in different ways, some factors are emerging that reinforce the need to take our holistic health much more seriously. First, in the above article, in addition to age, the research has found obesity of patients was the single largest factor in whether those …

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Carb Loaded

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=carb+loaded+documentary I recently watched a documentary on amazon.com/amazonprime called Carb-Loaded, and would encourage anyone who is interested in health & wellness, either for themselves or for their organization, to watch it. It follows a similar theme to other health & wellness documentaries - that what we are eating is hurting us, making us sick, driving …

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