When It Comes to Kids and Body Image, Perception is Reality

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In the film “Shallow Hal,” we see a narcissistic man falling in love with a grossly overweight woman. The catch? What he sees is the gorgeous slender Gwyneth Paltrow as she appears without the fat-suit. That perception becomes his reality, which in this case, allows him to overcome his narcissism and develop a healthy relationship Read more …

ABSI Replaces BMI for New Health Measurement

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Exercising is an excellent way to reduce fat as well as keeping a positive outlook for your overall health. For many years, doctors and personal trainers have used the body mass index, or BMI, to properly gauge where individuals should be based on their height and weight. Recently, a new way to scientifically measure an Read more …

Vegetarian Diets Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

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A recently announced study has given credence to the claim, for years made by vegetarians, that a diet devoid of meat significantly lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.  The research supports the theory that vegetarians who consume meat less than once a month, experience a 36% drop in the metabolic syndrome.  To Read more …