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Food Allergies and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?

Posted by Leon Spiers, M.D. on Jun 28, 2017

Hives, rash, swelling and even anaphylactic shock. Food allergies can range in severity from mild intolerance to a life threatening reaction.

But did you know that food allergies may also play a role in weight gain?

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

The Best Vacation Souvenir: Rejuvenation

Posted by Leon Spiers, M.D. on Jun 9, 2016

If you've decided to skip a vacation this summer because you're just too busy and stressed out to book a ticket and pack a suitcase, think again.

It might seem counterintuitive, but a well-planned and smoothly executed getaway could be the closest thing to a cure-all for what ails at the workplace, on the home front and everywhere in between.

Many studies and surveys agree: Not only do workers report higher job satisfaction in the weeks leading up to and immediately following vacations, but spouses also say the flame burns a bit brighter after, say, a Caribbean cruise or a mountain retreat.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

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