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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 […]

Four Tips to Be Merry and Mindful at Holiday Parties

Posted: December 7, 2018

An evening at home, curled up in a blanket with a good book, sounds like heaven to somebody who would prefer to avoid holiday stress. Yet, sometimes we find it’s a challenge to avoid social situations. There’s the annual office party, school pageants, and other gatherings with friends and in the community. Even if you […]

Holiday Calories Burn Bright

Posted: November 28, 2018

Holiday calories seem to be everywhere this time of year. From the annual office cocktail party to the neighborhood cookie exchange, it’s easy to be tempted by high-calorie foods and drinks. While it’s never a good idea to give in and eat whatever you want during the holidays, many people find moderation is the key […]

3 Ways to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: November 27, 2018

You don’t need to wait until New Years to make a commitment to manage Type 2 diabetes and enjoy better health. If you’re one of the million Americans who has Type 2 diabetes, you can start managing this serious disease by making healthy lifestyle changes today. At Bon Secours Surgical and Medical Weight Loss, we […]

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