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Children and Pretiotics Obesity and Weight Management
When Your Teens Are Obese: What You Can Do

It’s not just the bullying and social rejection that teens who are obese face. Obesity has a profound effect on your child’s long-term health. While obesity rates among children and adults soar, researchers are providing ample evidence that serious illnesses linked to obesity, like heart disease and diabetes, are also on the increase. As former first lady Michelle Obama stated in her “Let’s Move” initiative: The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake. This isn’t the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let’s move.   –Let’s Move launch announcement, 2/9/2010

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Inflammation Obesity and Weight Management
Reducing Obesity-Induced Inflammation: Men’s Health Month Edition

Most of us know that if we are overweight, we have more joint aches, back problems, and a higher risk for diabetes. But you may not be aware that excess stores of body fat can trigger inflammation throughout the body that complicates a wide range of common illnesses. Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, certain cancers, and even Alzheimer’s disease are all linked to inflammation related to obesity. Fortunately, the key to fighting obesity-induced inflammation is to enlist the help of trillions of tiny soldiers: the microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi and viruses) that make up your gut microbiota. Since June is Men’s Health Month, it is a great time to take a closer look at how we can reduce our risk and symptoms for so many health conditions that diminish our lives by making changes in our gut microbiome.

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Obesity and Weight Management
One Easy Step – Lose Weight with Prebiotin

 Are you ready for a simple addition to your weight management that has proven results?  Prebiotin WM (Weight Management) can become the perfect addition to every diet, weight loss plan, or obesity treatment program. To get the full benefit of Prebiotin WM, it is important to understand exactly how it fits into your overall digestive health. Can Bacteria Really Determine My Weight?  A remarkable finding of modern science.…

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Obesity and Weight Management
Dysbiosis: The Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

You’ve tried exercise. You’ve tried calorie restriction, fat restriction, high-protein, low-carb, etc. Perhaps you lost some weight, but eventually, you gained it back. One of the most likely reasons that you’re not losing weight and keeping it off is because of something you’ve probably never heard of: dysbiosis. What is Dysbiosis? …

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Health Tips Obesity and Weight Management
Smart Diet Swaps

Do you ever feel bloated after you prepare a home-cooked meal? How about tired, or even cranky? Everyday ingredients such as butter and refined sugar are some of the biggest diet busters around, and they also come with uncomfortable side effects: bloating, tiredness and others. Smart diet swaps can help you beat these side effects. Try our swaps the next time you want to cut a few calories — and those unpleasant symptoms — out of your diet for good.

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