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Fat doctors 'should be struck off for setting a bad example to their obese patients', weight-loss expert tells NHS chief

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TV presenter Steve Miller says doctors should face annual weight tests Fat doctors should be sacked and forced to lose weight to return to work   Patients do not take advice about weight loss seriously if it comes from a doctor the 'size of a sumo wrestler', he said  Has written to NHS chief executive Simon Stevens asking him to 'get tough' on obese GPs who set a poor example for patients Overweight doctors should be struck off and banned from practising on the NHS, a weight-loss expert. Steve Miller, presenter of the TV show Fat Families, told MailOnline family...

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10 health benefits of Omega-3s.

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You always hear about omega-3s but what does it all mean and what benefits do these fatty acids have? When you hear the word ‘fat’ and ‘food’, you often believe this will mean the food is bad because fat is bad for you. Well, this is actually not true as omega-3s are in fact some of the most crucial fatty acids we need, and are comprised of three types, EPA, ALA and DHA, which you may have heard of. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function well, but also they deliver some big health benefits but the...

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Discover how stress affects you, ways to deal with it.

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Even in a society where almost anything is available at the push of a button, there is one thing that people cannot get away from: stress. Stress can have an affect on your body and your mind. Whether from work and family, or physical ailments and money problems, most people will experience stress as some point in their life. Dr. Jaideep Debsikdar, a cardiologist at Advanced Cardiology Consultants in Florence, said stress is a far-reaching issue.   “Any time you have stress in the body, whether you are consciously aware of it or not, you have stress...

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Every Body NEEDS Fish Oil.

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The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fatty fish provide potentially dozens of important health benefits, such as helping to control blood clotting and building brain cells. As important as these nutrients are, your body doesn't naturally produce omega-3s—you need to provide them in the food you eat. Fish oil is known to support heart health by reducing triglyceride's (unhealthy fat in the blood). It may also reduce symptoms of asthma, ADHD, obesity, kidney disease, menstrual pain, osteoporosis, psoriasis, dry eyes, mental illness, and a host of other illnesses. But too much fish oil can produce undesirable side effects and increase...

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