Antioxidants

An Apple a Day?

Ever wonder where the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from? Well, there may be some good scientific evidence that this is valid. The results of an animal study published by The American Physiological Society found that Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant present in apples and other fruits and vegetables, may have

Diet

Seven Common Lies About Weight Loss

We spend about $30 billion dollars each year trying to lose weight only to find that within two years, almost 98% of those who lost weight have regained it back. Slenderiix from ARIIX is a revolutionary new homeopathic supplement, developed by doctors, that helps you lose weight quickly and safely while allowing you to keep

Digestion

Our Human Microbiome or 100 Trillion Mad Bacteria and I Thought We Were Alone

The Last Frontier In the “Last Frontier” of Medicine, as my Trekkie friends would say, scientists and physicians are exploring how the Microbiome and probiotics play a much larger and more vital role in our health. This role is larger than we could ever have imagined. What is the Human Microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract

Diet

Men – if you want to lose belly fat, read this

After nearly two years of research, Tim Sales has released a fat loss program has been developed after consultation with doctors, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals. In the preliminary studies, men lost an average of 26.6 pounds in 8 weeks without exercise. This isn’t just a “new” diet, but a lifestyle change with good eating.

Air Filtration

Do Genetics Determine If I Will Have Heart Disease?

I read an article a couple of days ago that was written by a medical colleague of mine. It reminded me of my life story and what I have done to change it. A follower of his blog wrote:”… my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own

Insulin Resistance

The Hormones of Fat

Leptin and Insulin   While the Energizer Bunny runs on batteries, our bodies run on hormones. Hormones tell our bodies to burn fat and lose weight or to store fat and gain weight or to keep our weights the same. There are two key hormones that regulate food intake and energy balance in our bodies.

Lifestyle

The Role of Inflammation in Obesity

What is inflammation? More and more today, research and scientific papers are written talking about inflammation. How often have we seen something criticized as “inflammatory”? From Omega-6 fats to stress to sugar to diet, everything bad seems to cause inflammation. But what exactly is inflammation and why is it such a problem? If it’s so

Diet

Yo-Yo Dieting: Breaking the Fat Cycle

Lethal Impact of Obesity (Surplus Body Fat) As I mentioned in an earlier blog, fat cells in obese people behave differently than fat cells in lean individuals. This year it’s expected that 400,000 Americans will die from the effects of excess body fat1. That’s almost the same number of those who have tobacco-related deaths. Excess

Health

The Role of Stress and Sleep in Obesity

Chronic stress, combined with positive energy balance (accumulation of body fat because energy is stored as fat), may cause an increased risk of obesity and other metabolic diseases like diabetes. The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically in the US in the last several decades. The American Medical Association and the US Federal Drug Administration

Lifestyle

The Role of Toxins in Obesity

In medical school, future doctors are taught that obesity is simply an imbalance of calories consumed and calories burned. In other words, if we don’t burn the same or more calories than we consume, the better becomes our chances of gaining weight. If this imbalance continues for a long time, we may become obese. This