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By Dr. Muffi

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ARTICLES: Team Digestive Health Institute by Dr. Muffi

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ..

Many of our choices; dietary and lifestyle choices, can increase or decrease risk of cancer.

What is cancer?

Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. it is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide.

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Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has been done since the early ages for different reason mostly religious, but recently has gained a lot of popularity, especially when it comes to losing weight. And fact that several celebrities in Hollywood such as Hugh Jackman , Jimmy Kimmel and few others has adopted the intermittent fasting diet gave it an even bigger attention .

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Will FAD Diet cause weight loss as they claim? ..

I can almost guarantee you all FAD diets out there will make you lose weight to a certain degree … But the questions should be Are you losing fat or muscle mass? Will you keep the lost weight off? Are they safe? And is it possible to commit to this diet for your whole life??!

To answer all these question first let me define the meaning of FAD Diets,

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Drink UP! How to stay well hydrated after Bariatric Surger ..

Not only water is important to keep our bodies functioning but also as shown in a recent study published in the American college of surgeon’s quality and safety conference 2017, better weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgeries was correlated with proper hydration.

We are made of water! 60-70% of our body is water, water is an essential component to all body tissues, and a medium where all reactions take place, essential for digestion, absorption, perspiration …etc. witho ... Read more

Diet... But NO Diet

As a dietitian and a health advocate I believe that the word “ DIET “ should not be a phase or short time situation to be implemented for period of time in order to lose weight then go back to unhealthy eating habits .

A Diet should be a lifelong habit or a lifestyle, a healthy lifestyle should include both eating healthy & being physically active.

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It’s time to talk about The Big O ..

There’s an obesity epidemic going around the world, in developing and developed countries alike. There are more overweight and obese people than underweight in the world today.

The bad news is that India is one of the top 10 obese nations in the world. Morbid obesity is now widespread even in young children and adolescents. Various studies over the past few years have established that nearly 73% of urban Indians are overweight.

There’s no other way to put it – we are becoming fatt ... Read more