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What Really Kills Us

Heart disease is not the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Cancer, stroke, pulmonary disease, diabetes, and dementia are not the other leading causes of early mortality and/or chronic malady either. They are effects. If these account for 80 percent of premature deaths, it stands to reason that their opposite could eliminate up to 80 percent of all premature mortality and chronic illness. This proves to be exactly true.

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Loosening the Grip on Calories

In plenty of situations it is appropriate to focus on exact numbers. But evidence is starting to confirm something I’ve long believed: For the purposes of weight management, longevity, and quality of life, we likely overestimate the importance of calculating calories. What is more important then? I suggest, looking at the larger picture.

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8 Habits of Highly Fit People You Can Incorporate In Your Life

Throughout my years as a registered dietitian, I’ve worked with thousands of clients and have had the opportunity to witness countless success stories and transformations, both physically and mentally. From the outside, maintaining their newly found level of wellness and fitness may appear to be practically effortless for these individuals, but I’ve noticed that very fit people share many of the same behavioral patterns that play a key role in their continued success.

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And You Thought You Were Eating Right Already

Most of us already knew about the importance of eating more fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and control our weight. But now a new study from England suggests that no less than seven servings of fresh produce per day may be required to give us a reasonable shot at good health and old age.

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Eat Less, Live Longer?

Finding ways to extend the human lifespan by observing certain diet and lifestyle regimens has been a centuries-old quest. Indeed, our average life expectancy has dramatically increased over time, at least in the wealthier parts of the world, due to improvements in hygiene, health care, and food supply. Yet science has still not been able to provide definite answers to what we can do to live longer.

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Kindergarten and Karma

Dieting is an infamously lonely endeavor. People may eat with their families, but they diet alone. As a society we sanction a multi-billion dollar weight loss industry for adults. We line up, sign up, go on and fall off – all the while leaving our kids out of it. Every time we neglect a family-based approach to health and weight control, we increase the likelihood that our children will grow up to need those weight loss services even more desperately than we do.

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What Too Many Parents Do Wrong About Their Kids’ Nutrition

For parents it can be difficult to understand their children’s eating cues. Many wonder why feeding has to be so hard? If that applies to you, maybe you’re getting it all wrong. Ask yourself if you’re doing any of the following things.

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