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Ara Torosian Exploring the “Spirit” Of the “Sound”

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“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

– Martin Luther

The expression ‘the spirit of the sound,’ where the spirit and the sound have something in common, perfectly depicts the relationship between music and religion. Both the spirit and sound offer humans a way to transcend their earthly existence. When talking about music, many consider it a man’s way to communicate with God. The relationship between music and religion is a powerful one. Music is considered important in religion due to its deep-rooted connection with the spiritual world. Spirituality usually inspires people to create music while music, in return, creates a spiritual atmosphere. Ara Torosian, born on the 21st of January, 1979, deeply understands this connection.

Torosian, an Executive Producer, has always loved to create and do things to inspire people and see a change in the world. As an Executive Producer, he has helped musicians create and groom their art. After graduating from Highschool in Tehran-Iran, he went to Bible college in England. Eventually, he graduated from there too, in the year 2003. After this, he started his ministry and music career.

Torosian is a man who intends to inspire people and see a change in the world is because he thinks that today’s music usually makes people fearful, leads to broken relationships, turning people into drug addicts. As the follower of Jesus and pastor, Torosian carries his message, including love, hope, and faith. He wishes to spread Jesus’s meaningful message to people inside and outside Iran. It so happened that when he came to Los Angeles to start his YouTube career and connect to the people of Hollywood, he saw several young and forgotten artists. Not only this, but Torosian also acquired connections, gained knowledge, and started bringing teams together. He even funded different projects to deliver the message of hope and love to his people. All these events led him to choose music as his career.

Like all great artists and thinkers, it is no surprise to wonder what exactly inspired Torosian. He must have been inspired to understand the connection between music and spirituality/religion. According to Torosian, whatever he has done in visual production as an executive producer holds some message. Everyone desires to and needs to be inspired by something. For Torosian, his source of inspiration lies in worship songs that have driven him to achieve so much in music.

Worship songs are known to empower people, make them better individuals, strengthen their belief in God, and motivate them to help one another. Worship songs also elevate people’s moods by lifting them. It is important to note that the great praise and worship songs of the current age and time have one thing in common. They move people emotionally and cause them to grow spiritually.

The reason why Torosian is so interested in worship is probably because of what all he has experienced earlier in his life. He was born in an Armenian family in Iran, where His mother was an elementary teacher. His father was a welder who lost his life in an explosion at his workplace in 2000. He also has a one-year older sister named Lara. Torosian is a sensitive and emotionally intelligent man. He is aware of all his parents’ sacrifices for him and his sister. He wishes his father to be alive to see how the fruit of their sacrifices has finally blossomed in his life and has led him to success.

Being an Executive Producer, Torosian has influenced his children, whom he thinks is very talented. Being from the younger generations, they are quite active on social media. They have their own YouTube channel that has around 15000 subscribers. On the other hand, his daughter’s gaming TikTok account has around 20000 followers. His children are following his steps by becoming celebrities themselves on social media.

As an Executive Producer, Torosian is always willing to learn. Not only this, but he has succeeded in exploring the connection between music and religion. He has the vision and dream that musicians share their ideas, makes music, creates visuals, finds singers, and bring a team together to create music. 

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The Role of Medicine in Achieving and Sustaining a Healthy Body Mass

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The CDC’s latest numbers classify approximately 42 percent of Americans as obese, and over two-thirds of American adults qualify as either obese or overweight. Living with excess weight heightens people’s risk for debilitating and chronic but otherwise preventable conditions like stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

With new weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy on the rise, many are wondering if these medications live up to their hype and can even help end the obesity epidemic. Sergio Padron, founder and CEO of online healthcare and weight-loss support company MD Exam, believes they can — up to a point.

“It’s important to approach these medications with a thorough understanding of what they can and can’t do,” Padron says. “Magic pills for weight loss don’t exist.”

The importance of achieving a healthy body mass

According to Padron, achieving and sustaining a healthy body mass is key to good health. To obtain your body mass index (BMI), online calculators like this one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ask for your height and weight, run them through the standard formula, and generate your score. The last step is to find this number in the standardized ranges considered underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

“Many healthcare professionals use the body mass index (BMI) for a quick approximation of most people’s health,” he explains. “All you need is the patient’s weight and height, and you can calculate this number.”

There are exceptions, however. “In particular, bodybuilders and other athletes can generate results that make it seem like they aren’t healthy, when in fact they’re in excellent condition,” Padron explains. “That’s because BMI doesn’t consider muscle mass, and muscle is more dense than fat. In addition, BMI doesn’t account for visceral fat being more dangerous than fat deposits elsewhere in the body.”

That’s why Padron cautions people not to make snap judgments based on BMI alone and to seek a more comprehensive view from healthcare professionals. “Factors like body composition, blood markers, and lifestyle need to be considered,” he explains, “which is one of the many reasons why we only offer individualized care at MD Exam.”

If your BMI falls in the overweight or obese categories, then it’s time to make a change. “Unfortunately, excess body weight means you could be developing major health problems that you otherwise wouldn’t,” Padron says. “Being overweight has also been associated with depression. In my experience, it can have a negative impact on self-esteem and even lead to the development of eating disorders.”

Luckily, groundbreaking new drugs have become available to help people recover their quality of life.

How Ozempic and Wegovy can help

According to Padron, pharmaceutical solutions like Ozempic and Wegovy can help most people achieve and sustain a healthy body mass. These medications reduce appetite and increase feelings of fullness, thereby enabling people to regulate their consumption better.

“One of the most important things our patients report is that they’re no longer tormented by cravings,” Padron says. “They find it easier to avoid overeating in the first place.”

In addition, Ozempic and Wegovy have been shown to decrease visceral fat — the dangerous kind of fat deposits. “The idea is to optimize health and well-being, not just lose weight,” Padron says. “We want to make sure you lose the right pounds. When you lose visceral fat and keep muscle, you are heading in the right direction and your body composition improves.”

In some rare cases, however, Ozempic and Wegovy aren’t effective. “Luckily, other interventions can be effective in those cases, such as Tirzepatide or classic weight-loss drugs,” Padron says.

Yet Padron emphasizes that weight-loss drugs alone are insufficient to achieve and sustain a healthy body mass.

Personalized, comprehensive support

“Just taking a pill won’t make pounds disappear,” Padron says. “To lose weight, it’s necessary to get real about your lifestyle and actually change your habits. If you haven’t been exercising, for instance, then it’s time to start getting up a little earlier and going for a morning walk. If you haven’t been eating well, then it’s time to stop buying soda and junk food.”

Easier said than done? “We know it’s hard,” Padron says. “That’s why our program takes support seriously. Our medical staff works with patients one-on-one to develop treatment plans that will work for them. We also provide coaching and connect patients to each other for mutual support and accountability. MD Exam is a community. People make friends for life on our platform.”

Lose weight, feel great

Obtaining a healthy body mass often leads to increased energy levels, improved mobility, and reduced joint pain. It can also help control chronic conditions like high blood pressure and sleep apnea, as well as forestall the development of preventable diseases. If that isn’t already enough, it can also boost patients’ self-confidence and mental health.

“Our patients experience an incredible feeling of accomplishment and empowerment,” Padron says. “Losing weight can be truly transformative. I can’t tell you how many people have told me their whole outlook on life has become more positive.”

For Padron, helping people lose weight is its own reward. “I love watching people shed their depression and come back to life,” he says. “This is the most rewarding work I can imagine.”

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