The Human Microbiome

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 (GI Tract) is home to more than 100 trillion bacteria per person. I have taught my medical and nursing students for years that…

Obesity in the Workplace: A Costly Issue for Your Business

Recently, every time you turn on the television, or read a magazine, or surf the internet, you see someone talking about the growing problem of obesity in the US. Now we’re beginning to see all of the news about how obesity is affecting the workplace. Let’s face it, healthy weight is not all about looking good in those skinny jeans, but more about people who are at their ideal weight actually feel better. But I’m…

7 Steps to a Successful Weight Loss Program

Almost 98% of all “fad” diets fail within the first two years. Go to a local bookstore and you’ll see hundreds of books claiming the latest way to “permanently” lose weight. Watch the television shows famous doctors host that describe the “newest” fads in weight loss – but have only been tested on a small series of mice, not humans. See the ads for lap-band surgery to lose weight, only to fail because they continue…

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