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The Link Between Metabolic Syndrome & COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0123.htm A few days ago the CDC published findings detailing underlying medical conditions of hundreds of thousands of U.S. patients who were hospitalized with severe COVID-19 symptoms. The data was from the period of March, 2020 - March, 2021, from 800 hospitals, and included adults 18 years and older. Here's a synopsis of the key …

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The Dish About Meat

https://foodinstitute.com/focus/despite-the-rise-of-plant-based-alternatives-meat-department-sales-up-19-in-2020/ The latest data on meat sales from 2020 shows robust growth vs. previous year at +19.2%. This is impressive given the amount of visibility, news coverage and distribution expansion of plant-based meat substitute products. Consumer attitudes toward meat consumption is also interesting to note, as those defining themselves at "meat eaters" actually declined from …

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Weight, Not So Fast?

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/diet-fasting-calorie-counting-weight-loss/2021/06/16/id/1025358/ Anyone who has tried to lose weight is familiar with the old advice to manage calories-in vs. calories-out. The thinking is all calories are equal, so in order to lose weight, you just have to reduce your caloric intake below your caloric expenditure (or calories burned) and weight will begin to shed from the …

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Pre-Diabetes Risks for Heart Disease

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/prediabetes-heart-attack-stroke-odds/2021/05/05/id/1020200/ Pre-Diabetes & Insulin Resistance According to the CDC, 88 million Americans have a condition known as pre-diabetes, the precursor to Type II Diabetes. Pre-diabetes is where the body has elevated blood sugar levels and cells are becoming more resistant to insulin successfully transporting the blood sugar into cells for storage. When the body's normal …

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How to Reverse Type II Diabetes & Obesity

COVID-19's rampage on the world's population has had one profound effect that may begin to shift our global health and wellness mindset. If you have not read or watched a news article about the appalling increase in diabetes cases around the world, and how the huge majority of these cases are preventable by diet and …

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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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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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Time to Move On From Soda

Consider this for just a minute. The average American drinks 995 liters of soda per year, and the average Mexican drinks 1,059 liters of soda annually. How much is approximately 1,000 liters? 264 gallons of soda per year, almost 3/4 of a gallon of soda every day, or enough annual soda consumed to fill this …

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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 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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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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Chronic Disease & Vegetable Oil

How did we find ourselves in a position where: 60% of the U.S. adult population has a chronic disease40% has two or more chronic diseasesOver 40% of the adult population is considered clinically obese If you have not read it yet, author Jeff Nobbs has compiled an excellent article where he showcases many of the …

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