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Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

  Originally published on the American Psychological Association Psychology Help Center page.     Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, …

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Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food

  Originally published by Eva Selhub MD on Harvard Health Blog.   Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes …

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The New Age of Employee Well-Being

Employers are under increasing pressure to keep their employees healthier–to preserve productivity and keep medical costs down. While there are a bewildering number of employee wellness programs and tools out there, we think the most effective place to start is to focus on the ‘chronics’ before they become chronic, by paying particular attention to employees …

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Conquer Obesity, Conquer Cancer

Written by Jeff Ruby Cancer is always an unwelcome surprise. Whether it is a personal diagnosis, or the verdict given to a loved one, those six letters are typically associated with fear, stress and complete disbelief. Cancer is a particularly sensitive subject for me—as it is for so many of us—as I lost my father at …

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Precision Health: Individuality is Everything

 Originally published by Jeff Ruby on August 30, 2017 in Employee Benefit Adviser There are a lot of corporate “wellness” programs to choose from these days. All of them come with the promise of helping employees get more engaged and live healthier. Workers are also inundated with information about wellness and weight-loss programs outside of …

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Precision Health for Disease Prevention

We live in an era where the rise in healthcare costs for insurers and employers parallels the rise in chronic disease.  Our reactive medical model sits still, patiently waiting for illness to strike before taking action. As individuals, we are identified as patients by our diseases, not by what makes us truly unique. It is …

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Announcing Our Industry Leading Outcomes: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

We are on a mission to inspire individuals at risk of developing chronic disease to live healthier everyday. We are thrilled to share our outstanding outcomes from our first commercial year, with key outcomes consistent to those we saw in our Randomized Control trial. We at Newtopia have been on quite the journey… Where we’ve …

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The Breakdown of Human Health: Natural?

We’ve been deceived. In North America, we are conditioned to believe that aging involves a steady decline or “breakdown” in health. There is an expectation that aches and pains are normal, waking up feeling stiff and groggy is typical, and that spare tire that hovers in our midsection is inevitable. People accept that it’s standard …

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It's Time for Dietary Intervention in the Workplace

In 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report identifying the top risk factors related to premature death and years lived with disease. In the 34 countries investigated, poor diet emerged as the greatest contributor to ill health out ranking other factors such as: smoking, high blood pressure, high body mass index, …

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A Perfect Time to Celebrate Heart Health

For the past 80 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the US. Today, roughly 92 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke. Approximately 1 in every 3 deaths lists cardiovascular disease as the underlying cause, and costs to manage those afflicted, …

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