Tag Archives: diet
How Do You Define “FREEDOM” In Living Life?
Instinctively, many of us believe FREEDOM is synonymous with one’s ability to participate in boundless (over indulging) pleasures available in life. Although we’re capable of intellectualizing the consequences of this type of “freedom,” hormonally, we’re frequently driven to override our intellect to satisfy our emotional desires. HOW DO WE COMBAT THIS UNHEALTHY REACTIVE BEHAVIOR FREQUENTLY […]
KETOGENIC NUTRITION: A HEALTHY APPROACH TO EATING I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO THE AVERAGE PERSON
You read the title correctly!! Although there are many health benefits to ketogenic nutrition, it would be a mistake for the average person to jump on the bandwagon and follow this nutrition plan blindly. …and let me add: THIS IS THE PLAN I FOLLOW EVERY DAY! So, why would I discourage a plan I follow? […]
OVERWEIGHT MODELS SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE
As a caring physician, it is painful to witness the increasing number of models claiming their substantial weight gain (to the point of overweight and/or obesity) has produced a healthier happier person. In the United States, our rates of cancer, diabetes, cardiac disease and stroke have proven to be associated with unhealthy weight gain. As […]
(FILL IN THE BLANK) “DIET PLAN” HELPED ME LOSE (FILL IN THE BLANK) “WEIGHT AMOUNT”
Atkins Diet founded in the 1960’s Weight Watcher’s Diet founded in the 1960’s Jenny Craig Diet founded in the 1980’s Physician supervised Medifast Diet founded in the 1980’s NutriSystem Diet founded in the 1990’s South Beach Diet founded around 2003 Many more distinguished names could be added to this list. The ONE overriding […]
UNDERSTANDING WHY FOCUSING ON “FOOD” ALONE WILL NEVER ACHIEVE LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS
Who doesn’t believe the ANSWER to weight loss , is PRIMARILY found in FOOD. Although this seems to make common sense, in reality, it is a MAJOR MISTAKE! Let me prove this with a simple analogy. If a person wanted to get an “A” in HISTORY or MATH (as a FINAL AVERAGE GRADE,) would: abstaining from […]
EAT LESS GAIN WEIGHT: EXERCISE MORE INCREASE INFLAMMATION? WHAT????
Wait a minute…. “I thought I was told to eat LESS and exercise MORE to lose weight?” FIRST: There isn’t one secret that fits everyone’s body to successfully attain a desired weight and physical/mental health status. There are approaches that create a BASIS to initiate the process which, are then, CUSTOM TAILORED to the individual […]
HIGH FAT DIETS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
The headline in the U.K.’s Daily MAIL online news journal read: High-fat diets are to blame for 80% of colorectal cancers in U.S. (REFERENCE TO THE NEWS ARTICLE: HIGH FAT DIETS LINKED TO 80% OF COLON CANCERS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic discovered a specific pathway linking high fat diets to COLON CANCER. Based on […]
Have you ever noticed when a question is asked on a controversial topic, the respondent rarely (if ever) provides a direct answer. Why do you think that is? Is it because: the truthful answer is unclear skirting the question avoids potential backlash the truthful answer is POLITICALLY INCORRECT! When the consumer is asked for their […]
“FIXING” OVERWEIGHT & OBESITY
Whether excess weight is the result of a lifestyle based on poor health decisions or a metabolic condition caused by a genetic predisposition, it remains a problem for nearly 70% of the population in the United States. WHY HAVE WE FAILED AT “FIXING” THIS PROBLEM? We have attempted to treat weight management problems as a […]
My REALISTIC Exercise Video
Everyone knows we’re supposed to exercise. Most people, however, have no idea how to SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY exercise within a REASONABLE time frame. The following 8 minute “raw” home video created on April 27th, 2017 provides simple examples of exercises that work each major muscle group. Desired results (clinical and aesthetic) can be achieved within […]
DOCTOR, HEAL THYSELF
I recently wrote an article entitled, MY MENTOR: JACK LaLANNE. The purpose was to share the importance of ROLE MODELS and their inspirational messages that help us pursue our chosen paths in life. Yesterday, while attending a 12 hour continuing education seminar for license renewal, (7:30am-7:30pm) I was awakened to a disturbing reality within my […]
HELP! I WANT TO LOSE EXCESSIVE HEALTH…I MEAN EXCESSIVE WEIGHT
Whether a person is overweight, obese or morbidly obese, what is the FIRST identifiable “problem” noticed by most people? You guessed it, WEIGHT. Based on society’s aesthetic standards, excessive weight is the primary problem. Secondary problems develop from stereotypes associated with individuals carrying extra weight. They include laziness, self centeredness, ambitionless, impulsiveness, compulsiveness, lack of […]
MY MENTOR: JACK LaLANNE
As I’ve written in the past, motivation comes from within, but inspiration can be found almost anywhere. Finding a mentor can help inspire a chosen lifestyle to navigate one’s path without having to “re-invent the wheel” at every turn. For me, that mentor was Jack LaLanne. As a little boy I would sit mesmerized to […]
Webster’s dictionary defines MEDICATION as, “a SUBSTANCE used for medical treatment, especially a medicine or drug.“ Webster’s dictionary defines FOOD as, “any nutritious SUBSTANCE that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to MAINTAIN LIFE AND GROWTH.“ We have a tendency to separate the two words MEDICINE and FOOD believing […]
“MOST AMERICANS ARE EATING BETTER…,” REALLY?
As important as a bed side manner may be, it doesn’t add to the quality or duration of life if the patient isn’t willing to listen and modify their attitude and behaviors. I preface this so the reader can prepare for a certain bluntness this article may convey. The title of this post is based […]
CHOOSING THE SAFE ROUTE
As I offer perspectives to people that live all over the world, it becomes difficult to find CONCEPTS that ALL OF US can accept and live by. There are very few universal “truths,” but the concept of CHOOSING THE SAFE ROUTE is one that can reduce the STRESS in decision making and result in a […]
5 Diet Drugs: Which One’s Work?
This was the title of a recent Medline Publication that caught my attention. The answer is: ALL OF THEM and NONE OF THEM! . It all comes down to the word “WORKS” and how it is defined. These drugs are appetite suppressants. Just like any drug, their affects are stronger in some and weaker in […]
Type II Diabetes: Stop Thinking Sugar and Start Thinking Insulin!
Type II Diabetes may be a health concern for the growing population, but it is a “cash cow” for the pharmaceutical industry. This industry continues to develop new and “improved” drugs to lower blood sugar and lower A1C blood values. ISN’T THIS A GOOD THING? . Although it sounds like a good thing, type II […]
What’s The Deal On SALT?
For the average person following the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), processed salt (also known as table salt) has become a serious risk and a major factor contributing to heart disease, blood pressure issues, thyroid imbalances, obesity, and kidney disease. According to research statistics, the average person consumes approximately 3500mg of salt daily. Based on my […]
1,6-Dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-β-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranoside: Sorry, I Mean SPLENDA
When last we left off, our topic of discussion was 80,000 chemicals. I will spare you the details of the 80,000 in favor of discussing just ONE category, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. 1,6-Dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-β-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranoside N-(L-α-Aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine, 1-methyl ester 2H-1λ6,2-benzothiazol-1,1,3-trione potassium 6-methyl-2,2-dioxo-2H-1,2λ6,3-oxathiazin-4-olate These 4 bullet points represent the chemicals approximately 74 million adults and 11 million children in the United […]