Fitness & Weight Loss

Weight loss is on almost everyone’s health to-do list. There are a lot of things you can do to lose weight, and no, they are not limited to eating nothing but veggies and running.

Whether you really need to lose weight for health reasons, or just wanna look and feel better these articles serve as a how-to guide for anyone who wants to shed some pounds.

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Alzheimer’s Prevention: 7 Steps

A patient I’ll call Katherine came to see me a few years ago with a problem that’s becoming more common every day. Two of her mother’s four siblings were coping with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Now Katherine wanted to know if | Read More…

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The Hope Lifestyle Program for Weight Loss

Are you happy with your weight? If you’re like the majority of my patients, you probably answered “No!” I’m guessing you’ve tried diets, more than once. By now you know diets don’t work. Sure, you might have lost a few | Read More…

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Chair Exercises: Everyone Can Exercise

I met a patient I’ll call Scott when I was giving a speech about healthy living at a local health food store. The talk focused on things we should all do every day to stay healthy, things like eating real, | Read More…

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Artificial Sweeteners Prevent Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight? Worried about sugar adding inches to your waistline? Or maybe you read my newsletter on the sugar-cancer connection, not to mention links to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Good for you—I applaud you for | Read More…

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Fasting for Improved Immunity

Up until about 50 years ago, fasting was one of the foundations of medicine. Fasting, defined as not eating solid food, keeps proving its worth to maintain your health and vitality. Today, there’s a substantial body of research showing the | Read More…

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Pillars of Health: Exercise, Relaxation, Detox, Sleep

If you’ve been following my advice for a while, you’ve likely heard about my Pillars of Health. But if you’re new to my health letter, the Pillars of Health are eight lifestyle choices providing the foundations for good health. You | Read More…

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Medical Emergencies: What You Should Do

Linda and her husband Dave, both long-time patients of mine, were getting ready to host an afternoon of what they called “football, food, and friends.” But in the midst of the preparations, Dave began having chest pains. Linda suggested he | Read More…

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Iodine is Key for Metabolic Health

Are you on a low-salt diet for health reasons? Or are you getting plenty of salt from fast, process, or prepared foods? Either way, you may be putting your health at risk with an iodine deficiency. Millions of Americans are | Read More…

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Exercise Cures Everything

Feel like you’re slowing down? Lost that old vim and vigor? Are you too tired to even think about going for a walk, much less hitting the gym? You’re probably not going to like what I’m about to say. But | Read More…

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Weight Loss Won’t Come Through Gimmick Diets

Have you heard of, or even tried, any of these? The cabbage soup diet, the ice cream diet, the baby food diet, and even a cotton ball diet — and yes, it’s just what it sounds like, as well as | Read More…