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Avoiding Anemia

If you’re feeling constantly exhausted and sluggish, you might have anemia, a common blood disorder that many people develop at some point in their lives. The good news is that anemia often can be prevented and easily corrected by getting enough iron.

The Truth About Dietary Supplements
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found nearly 300 fraudulent products — promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement and bodybuilding — that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients. 
Fiber: Bulk Up for Health

Even though we know fiber can help prevent colon cancer, most of us don't get enough in our diet. Find out ways to "bulk up" and get more fiber every day.

Fizzy Facts: How Soda Affects Your Health

In this article, a BJC Medical Group physician quenches your thirst for more information about the health implications of drinking soda.

How Many Calories Do You Need?

Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is the number of calories your body needs each day to perform basic functions. From the time you go to sleep at night until you go to sleep the next night, your body is using calories to fuel the body. Nearly 75 percent of the calories you eat each day are used by the body for this purpose.

Talking to Kids About Nutrition

Good nutrition for children is challenging because it needs to look appetizing, smell pleasant and taste good. Putting together a meal that meets all those criteria seems near impossible if you are a busy parent on the go. However, there are some startling statistics that might help get you motivated.

Dine Out Guilt Free

Just because you are watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite restaurants and foods. Here are four basic guidelines that will put you in charge of your dining out experience.

How to Sneak Fruits & Veggies Into Your Diet

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are the foods that should be eaten most often. For most people, this means more than doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat daily.

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can be managed through lifestyle changes, medications and a close relationship with your doctor. Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and another 41 million are at risk for developing it. Whether you just found out you have diabetes or have been dealing with it for years, you can control your diabetes and improve your quality of life.

Unrealistic Weight Loss Plans

While losing weight is theoretically simple -- burn off more calories than you consume -- the emotional battle and need for a quick fix often sets us up for failure. Dieters sometimes turn to fad diets to jump-start their weight loss program. While some can achieve moderate results, the weight loss is most often temporary. Fad dieters will usually gain back the weight they lost and sometimes even more in a very short period of time.

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