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10 Steps on How to Choose a Wedding Ring

A wedding is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so is shopping for the right wedding ring. A wedding should last a lifetime, mirroring a couple’s love and promises to the other side. So in deciding on how to choose a wedding ring, be sure to pick the perfect one for you, by following these basic steps! Almost every culture in the world believes in the marriage matrimony. People all around the world, however, celebrate this event in their unique way, in relation to their standards. But regardless of the differences in beliefs and ways of celebrating this holy day, there...

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Obesity In Women

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  INTRODUCTION In this article, we will examine whether women differ from men in their metabolic response to excess fat and whether energy restriction achieves the same outcome in men and women. Finally the very important issue of weight maintenance and whether women are more successful than men at maintaining weight will be examined.    ETIOLOGY OF OBESITY IN WOMEN The exact etiology of obesity in either men or women is not clear and for any individual the contribution of increased energy intake or decreased activity may vary widely although most authors would accept that dietary change is probably the most...

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All About Adolescence

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  NUTRITIONAL NEEDS AND DIETARY INTAKE Energy and nutrient requirements are high during adolescence to support the rapid growth and development just described. The dietary reference intakes (DRIs) are a set of four reference values useful for planning and evaluating the nutrient intakes of healthy people. While most DRIs are not based on actual experimental studies in adolescents, the reference values provide the best estimates for nutritional requirements of adolescent females. Reference values for adolescents were extrapolated based on data from experimental studies in adults or derived from population intake levels. Recommended dietary allowances (RDAs), adequate intakes (AIs), and tolerable upper intake...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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  INTRODUCTION Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort and altered bowel habits. IBS is the most frequently diagnosed gastrointestinal (GI) condition, with an estimated US prevalence of 5%–25%. The diagnosis of IBS is established by fulfilling the symptom-based Rome III criteria. IBS accounts for 36%–50% of all referrals to gastroenterologists but is often seen in primary care settings as well. In a study to assess the economic burden and health care usage of various GI disorders, IBS accounted for 3.7 million annual office visits, being second only to the number of visits...

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Releasing Shame

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  The truth is that the sweet spot doesn’t exist. To move beyond shame, we have to learn to consciously feel our shame fully and eventually learn to laugh at it—and at ourselves. Happiness researcher Robert Holden points out that shame cannot continue to exist when the energy around it is lightened up with laughter. People whose lives are shame based live with the mistaken idea that the harder they are on themselves, the better human beings they’ll be. Western civilization and many religions have sold us on the idea that suffering buys us something and that we have to atone...

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