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An Elementary Guide to Alimentary Health

2020 is by far the worst year for healthcare across the world. While the global pandemic did spread healthcare resources thin, our lifestyle conditions caused a reasonable amount of fear and a sense of helplessness. With obesity in adults peaking at 42.4% in the US and body mass indices above 40kg/m2 identified as risk factors for COVID-19, the outlook is grim. However, an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 isn’t the only outcome of obesity. Diabetes, Hypertension, increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, all stem from obesity, which in turn stems from poor eating habits. Although a major concern, obesity is not the only gut-related issue in the US. Gastrointestinal issues from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to acid reflux, to Liver and...

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