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7 Healthy Alternatives to White Sugar

7 Healthy Alternatives to White Sugar
On a daily basis, most of us unfortunately see the ill effects that refined sugar has on the population through our patients. As we know, refined sugars are not only inflammatory in nature, but are linked to metabolic diseases as well. With manifestations ranging from tooth decay, to diabetes, weight gain, and even acne, refined sugar is something we can definitely do without for our own personal wellbeing. The most inflammatory sugars are those of a refined nature (white sugar and brown sugar), as their processing depletes any nutritional value, while increasing inflammation in the body. Our bodies just don’t...
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14 Foods that will Help Slow the Aging Process (and Prevent Disease Along the Way)

14 Foods that will Help Slow the Aging Process (and Prevent Disease Along the Way)
After a long day at work, do you ever go home and look in the mirror to find stress lines on your forehead, or between your eyebrows? Have you noticed a few more gray hairs starting to come in? Stress and bad lifestyle habits can certainly age us more quickly. They are not only hard on our minds, but our bodies as well. As physicians, we often live very busy lives that involve balancing our colleague relationships, caring for our patients and spending quality time with our families. This can leave us feeling drained, old and creaky! How do we...
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Avoiding the Holiday Weight Gain

Avoiding the Holiday Weight Gain
Even advocates for health have a hard time avoiding the fudge squares, peppermint sticks and egg nog that the holidays bring. The season is full of temptation at every turn. I mean honestly… what are you supposed to do when a patient thanks you with a huge tin, full of 3 flavors of delicious popcorn? Throw it away?! The Christmas spirit seems to bring about people showing each other gratitude, often in the form of parties, sugary snacks and gifts. You don’t want to offend anyone by not accepting their offerings, but also don’t want to hinder the body’s health...
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