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Bad Week for Sugar; Good Week for WHealth
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A flurry of articles in the New York Times last week portrayed the Coca-Cola company in a very bad light. The articles questioned the company’s scientific integrity, exposing details that suggest the company is influencing scientists to protect it’s revenue. read more

The Science of Inactivity: Escape the Deathtrap
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Our world has evolved fast. Technological and social evolution has dramatically outpaced our body’s capacity for biological adaptation. We were designed to move; yet we are largely sedentary, with profound consequences for our health and happiness. Today, science offers new insights that help us to stay young.

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Your Bathroom Scale: End the Love-Hate Now!
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Here is a piece of poignant advice. I realize that this may be controversial, and may feel counter-intuitive to you, but I feel very strongly about this. Get rid of your bathroom scale! It is more dangerous to you than it is worth!
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Portion Size Inflation Threatens BodyWHealth
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Data from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) show how average portion sizes have doubled in twenty years. This has significant impact on health. To offset this calorie inflation, we have to be more disciplined about exercise habits. The infographic below estimates the additional exercise required to burn off the excess calories associated with the current portion distortion. read more

Calorie Inflation: The Slippery Slope
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Like the rest of us, you’re struggling to keep your weight under control. “I can’t eat the way I could twenty years ago”. You’ve heard people say this? I have. Then most times, somebody will blame the aging process. While its true that your metabolic rate slows a little as you age, there is another shocking truth that explains this sad phenomenon. read more

Drink Well for BodyWHealth
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Caloric balance is essential for BodyWhealth. Marketing budgets, emotional hunger and pleasure all drive calorie consumption. One of the places calories creep into our diets is in our drinks. Here’s an easy way to reduce the burden. read more

Conquer Comfort Eating with Insight and Love
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Food and mood are closely related. When we cry as babies we are nursed. When we throw temper tantrums in the grocery store as toddlers we are offered snacks to distract us. When we have a birthday or graduation we celebrate with a feast. Advertisers reinforce positive association with foods to increase their sales. It’s not surprising then, that when we are sad (or happy), we will reward ourselves with food. read more

Live Long and Healthy; Simple Guidance
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If you sit around and do nothing about it, you are destined for decay, even as you live! The good news is that you can do better than this. The same simple interventions that enhance health also drive longevity. Please take the time to LIVE in WHealth!  read more

Fresh Beginning: 5 Steps Towards Health & Happiness (Q&A)
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Dear Dr Carter, it’s the end of another tough year. I’ve been stressed at work and at home. I’m overweight and out of shape. I don’t feel good about myself but am determined to change this in the New Year. BodyWHealth is my resolution for 2015. Please help me? BSF

Dear BSF, I’m honored and excited to work with you. I can help you. Here is a simple outline with handy links to more detailed insight and guidance. read more

Health Risk Shifts with Body Weight, Regardless of Weight
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A scientific study published this week has shown that increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) is associated with increases in the biological markers of cardiovascular risk, regardless of actual body mass index. Most of us probably associate only severe obesity with cardiovascular risk. Not true. read more

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