Brian Bendis

Sparkling Water and Ghrelin

A simple fact of life is that everybody has certain preferences, and beverages are no exception to that. Some enjoy milk or fruit juices, whereas others only wish to drink fizzy sodas or alcohol. These beverages have strong, distinct flavors that make them desirable, so desirable that many people turn away from natural, plain water because it doesn’t have the same taste.   But hydration is important, and necessary for a healthy lifestyle, so many try to find ways to…

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Combat Obesity with Healthy Nutrition

Obesity is a rising concern for the medical community because it increases risks of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and numerous other conditions. A factor contributing to this problem is an increased caloric intake of the general population. The average daily calorie consumption rose by an estimated 23% from 1970 to 2010. Good nutrition is key to combating obesity, so I have compiled a list of questions and answers to use as a resource.   1) What is the…

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