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Are Short-Term Diet Challenges Effective?

Posted: February 15, 2019

The next time you check your Facebook or Instagram, how likely are you to see a video or photo of a friend takings on the latest social media challenge? Over the last few years, people have doused themselves with ice water, posed as mannequins, and danced in public in hopes of gaining viral attention. Some […]

Millennials at Risk for Obesity-Related Cancers

Posted: February 8, 2019

Think pieces tends to portray the millennial generation in a negative light, often laying the blame on younger people for declining sales and patronage of certain industries. Each generation is defined by their cultural interests and activities, but when it comes to maintaining good health all should be concerned. A recent study led by the […]

Healthy Snacks for American Heart Month

Posted: February 2, 2019

February marks American Heart Month, a time of awareness about heart disease and steps to take toward prevention and improved health. It’s also a time to be aware of what you eat and how it affects not only your weight but your overall health. Snacks, in particular, need not be loaded with sugar to give […]

The Benefits & Risks of a Plant-Based Eating Plan

Posted: January 25, 2019

As we come to the end of the first month of the new year, you may notice some businesses have taken the resolution to eat better to heart. Not only have your friends pledged through social sharing to eat right, but restaurants are adding new items to menus to accommodate the health conscious. “Plant-based” is […]

Watch Out For Fad Foods

Posted: January 18, 2019

With every year comes the hype for a specific “now” food, something all the cool kids have added to their daily routine after health magazines and/or influencers have alluded to its nutritional value. In years past we’ve stocked up on oat bran, kale chips, acai juice, butter coffee and other fad snacks in hopes of […]

Can More Fiber Mean Fewer Health Risks?

Posted: January 11, 2019

The words “high-fiber diet” might inspire some humorous musings. Many a comedy skit has tackled the connection between fiber intake and certain unspeakable bodily functions. For all the laughs we enjoy, though, some people take the research seriously. A recent study, analyzing over four decades of research on fiber and its health benefits, suggests an […]

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Posted: January 3, 2019

We’ve come to the beginning of a new year, and for millions of people around the world it means a clean slate – especially where health and well-being are concerned. January sees a spike in gym memberships and sales of weight loss products, everything from meal replacement bars to the latest gadget “guaranteed” to melt […]

The Best Snacks For Stress Relief

Posted: December 28, 2018

Have the holidays taken their toll yet? By now you’ve unwrapped the gifts, visited the relatives, and carefully navigated all the holiday meals. The New Year is about to dawn, and now that you have all the lights and holiday decorations placed where you want, it’s almost time to take everything down. If you feel […]

Can Weight Loss Surgery Improve Intimacy?

Posted: December 21, 2018

Patients who come to Bon Secours for weight loss solutions do so for different, personal reasons. Whether it’s a decision prompted by a need to improve health, to resume an active lifestyle free of discomfort, or to help with other issues, our programs provide personalized attention and a plan to help with healthy weight management. […]

Do Diet Foods Really Help With Weight Loss?

Posted: December 14, 2018

With holidays approaching, along with the temptation of grand family dinners, gift foods and endless sweets, people may be more inclined to swap out their regular snacks and meals for low-calorie alternatives, and pre-packaged “diet” foods. Recently, reported that while the diet industry remains lucrative, certain products marketed to help people lose weight don’t […]

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