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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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…

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Glycemic Index Helps Manage Blood Sugar

If you or someone you know is diabetic or has problems with weight or blood sugar management, you’ve probably heard of the glycemic index (GI). The glycemic index is an objective way to measure the impact of various carbohydrates on | Read More…

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Probiotics Keep You Healthy

Probiotics are a kind of beneficial bacteria – living microorganisms that provide a health benefit when you ingest enough of them. The roots of the word “probiotic” mean “for life. Without beneficial bacteria, your digestive, immune, and emotional systems can | Read More…

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Exercise Cures Stress

What are you doing about the stress in your life? It’s a sad fact of life these days that too many people are ignoring this silent killer, instead of finding ways of managing and reducing stressors. I understand that it’s | Read More…

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Fatty Liver Disease: Stop It From Becoming Cancer

When I started my practice, patients who came to me with liver problems either had a hepatitis infection or some sort of drug problem: alcohol, prescription overload, or occasionally illegal drugs. These days, I see more and more patients whose | Read More…

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The Best Diet for My Patients? Mediterranean

Finally, there’s a simple, healthy and delicious diet plan that couldn’t be easier to stick with long term. It helps you drop those extra pounds with ease, while slashing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. What’s | Read More…

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Is Your Scale Lying to You?

Maintaining a healthy weight is a proven way to minimize your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and many cancers. But if you’re still relying on the bathroom scale, you could be making a big mistake! Believe it | Read More…

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Healthy or Hogwash? The Pros and Cons of a Vegetarian Diet

Are you mystified by nutrition news? Confused about what to eat and what to avoid? If so, you’re like most of my patients – intelligent people who just need a little guidance navigating through an intimidating number of diets, eating | Read More…