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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.

Symptom-free, dangerous liver problems

diagram showing human liver
Recent news has me worried—particularly about my “Baby Boomer” friends, those born between 1945 and 1965. It’s nothing that can’t be fixed—but I’m certain many Boomers don’t even know anything’s wrong. The news is about two kinds of liver disease: hepatitis C and fatty liver disease. Hepatitis C killed more Americans in 2014—nearly 20,000—than any […]

Fiber: The Healthy Carb

healthy high fiber carbohydrates
If you're trying to lose weight, fiber is your best bet. It's also terrific for maintaining your microbiome, preventing cancer, and keeping you up to snuff.

Weight Loss and Detoxification

man running on beach
Trying to lose weight? Many of my patients are—with my full support. That’s because beyond feeling self-conscious about how we look, being overweight can cause quite an array of negative side-effects, including: Unreasonable fatigue or mental confusion Sluggish digestion or bloating Allergies and skin irritations Low-grade infections Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes Menstrual […]

Waist to Hip Ratio Can Spell Danger

Santa Claus torso
I’ve got some bad news for Santa. He may be busy this time of year, and I’m sure he works up quite a sweat. But Santa’s physique isn’t healthy. Not even close. Know how I know? His waist is much larger than his hips. And that—more than any other measurement—is a sign of trouble to […]

Fatty Liver Secretly Leads to Organ Failure

Fat man clutching his gut
I have some good news for you and some bad news. First, the bad news. We’re killing our livers. Cirrhosis and liver cancer —which used to be exclusively problems of alcohol, drugs, or hepatitis—are becoming increasingly prevalent. Only it’s not just caused by drugs anymore. Today, most liver damage I see is caused by other […]

Move without Exercising

I come back to it again and again. One change that will pay off seven-fold. That will make the biggest difference in your health—and in your life. Exercise. Exercise remains the most important thing you can do for yourself. It beats regular trips to the doctor. It beats medicines and supplements. It even edges out […]

Get ready to exercise

So you’ve made the big commitment. And this time, you really mean it. For any of so many reasons—all of them good—you’re going to start (or re-start) walking, jogging, or running. Congratulations! The right exercise and the right diet are life-enhancers on their own, and the best things ever when practiced together. How to figure […]

Rehab Before Chemo Improves Results

So you’ve just learned that you have a cancer of some sort. Colorectal, prostate, breast, uterine, esophageal, etc. Perhaps it was caught early…perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones and it’s treatable. But whether your treatment programs involves chemo, radiation, or surgery, there’s a good chance you’re going to endure substantial doses of pain and […]

Green Exercise Improves Exercise Benefits

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What is being a “good mother” all about? To me, it’s about unconditional love. It’s about always being there to nurture, support and teach your kids wrong from right. There are countless reasons why we—and so many different cultures—call our gorgeous planet “Mother Earth.” Mother gives us a green health bonus. We all know that […]

Diet affects brain and microbiome

woman eating hamburger
Until just a few decades ago, we ate and drank only natural things. That’s all there was. Then came preservatives, refined sugar, modified this and trans-that, hydrogenation, and all of the innovations provided by food scientists. Countless millennia of a finely tuned relationship between natural food and our digestive systems—down the toilet. Literally. A new […]

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