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WHAT IS OBESITY, MORBID OBESITY?

Obesity is a chronic and life-threatening disease where a person has excessive body fat that leads to serious health complications.

The most widely used method for measuring a person’s health concerning their weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a measurement of an individual’s body fat based on their weight and height. BMI does not distinguish between muscle mass and body fat. Therefore, people with a lot of muscle tend to have a high BMI even though they are not overweight or obese.

BMI is calculated as follows:

BMI = weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703

Quercetin helps to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer – the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States – carries a poor prognosis, with a five-year survival rate that currently hovers around a grim 5 percent. (conventionally speaking)

The Trade Secrets Behind Store-bought “Fresh Squeezed” or “Not From Concentrate” Orange Juice

You’ve seen them and maybe you’ve bought them, cartons and plastic bottles of orange juice labeled “freshly squeezed.”

But there are some relatively unknown trade secrets that will question the validity of these marketing claims for orange juice. “Freshly squeezed” does not mean they are not highly processed.

SPIRULINA

One of the Greatest Superfoods

It’s seems like there’s a plethora of natural foods and herbs that are touted as superfoods, but none may be quite as deserving as spirulina. In fact, spirulina is often deemed the most nutritionally complete of all food supplements. If you take a closer look at what it contains, you’ll find out why...

Depression and Dissatisfaction Among Healthcare Workers

A few years ago, Time Magazine published a list of the “best professions in America,” naming Audiology number one.1 According to the study, audiologists enjoy, “low levels of stress, a good median salary, and faster than average job growth.” Sounds great, right? Except that the study failed to measure job satisfaction or life satisfaction, and that’s a key factor given that many types of healthcare workers are making money up the wazoo, experiencing career growth, and at the same time, suffering from severe depression.

Emotional Eating During the Holidays

Stress abounds during the holiday season. It could be physical stress — your mind and body are stretched thin with the extra obligations and responsibilities this time of year. Or it could be emotional stress — the emotional pain of family rifts and disagreements, painful memories from the past or loneliness because of loss. Whether you are physically or emotionally stressed, you might turn to food for comfort. Emotional eating happens when you eat certain foods or overeat to soothe negative emotions or reduce your stress level.

4 ways to avoid liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is now endemic in the United States, with the National Institutes of Health reporting that over 90 million Americans are currently affected. In severe cases, NAFLD – which accounts for over 75 percent of all liver disease – can progress to life-threatening complications, including liver failure and cirrhosis. In fact, some researchers fear that the condition is poised to become the next global epidemic.

Beyond Viagra: Three Natural Aphrodisiacs for Men and Women

The average adult on the street probably hasn’t a clue what the drug Losartin1 is used for, but few would be at a loss if you asked about Viagra. Since its release to the consumer market in 1998, Viagra has been the subject of much press, much conversation, and much controversy, as well as the butt of countless jokes (“What’s the difference between Niagara and Viagra? Niagara falls”). It’s also been a veritable goldmine for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which earned over $2 billion from the drug in 2012 alone.1