Tag Archives: heart disease

FREEDOM FROM FOOD

If the ONLY thing I took away from you was processed foods, fast foods, poor quality restaurant foods, and any other food void of real nutritional value, how happy and fulfilling would your life be? I pose this question, because I believe people place more value and importance on unhealthy eating than they do on […]

The Ticking Time Bomb

Lub Dub, Lub Dub, Lub Dub, Lub Dub is the normal sound the heart makes when auscultated (listened to with a stethoscope.) The number one cause of cardiovascular disease is known as C.A.D. (coronary artery disease.) This causes more than 600,000 deaths annually in the United States. Approximately 1 out of 4 people will develop […]

Are Drugs Designed To Cure

Although I was born in 1959, my memories of childhood began in 1964. During these years, the “establishment” was constantly under fire. The war in Vietnam had begun nine years earlier.  The “hippies” rebelled against traditional standards and values. A cultural revolution was underway attempting to change our thinking and our actions. During this time,the major health care problems […]

HANGING ON OR LETTING GO OF QUESTIONABLE TRUTHS?

California just signed into law mandatory vaccinations for all children entering public schools, private schools and daycare. The intent is to protect children from developing various types of illnesses. On the surface, this sounds like a laudable goal. There are various points that need further discussion to educate adults before forcing them to subject their […]

DOCTOR IS NOT SPELLED GOD

We take it for granted when a doctor tells us anything, the words are written in “stone.” As a doctor with over 20 years of experience, the truth is we make mistakes. A good doctor uses every source available (when indicated) in diagnosing and recommending any treatment plan. They are open minded and good listeners to […]

HOW TO MAXIMIZE LIVING (with Reduced Stress and increased Happiness)

Most of us are so busy taking care of life’s daily responsibilities, we generally don’t think about the steps needed to maximize quality living. We create daily patterns of living attempting to accomplish essential tasks.  These patterns have a tendency to develop as a RESULT of these tasks rather than an implemented STRATEGY. We tend […]

DOES TYPE II DIABETES REALLY EXIST?

Don’t let the title fool you. Type 2 diabetes really exists, however, the question was posed because the ROOT CAUSE has never addressed (as if it doesn’t really exist!) This form of diabetes is a type that RESULTS in elevated blood sugar. The reason the word results is highlighted is because todays health care system attempts […]

FOOD IS INFORMATION

When we think of food, we think of: calories, fat, protein and carbs. restaurants breakfast, lunch, dinner favorite tastes desserts Although food certainly relates to these various terms, we are learning that food actually provides our body with very TECHNICAL INFORMATION. Without going into the details about genetic expression, mitochondria health, ATP formation, hormones, cell membranes, intestinal microbiome […]

IS YOUR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CAUSING YOUR HEALTH ISSUES?

What percentage of Americans take at least 1 prescription medication? Would you be surprised if I told you the number was 70%. Naturally, lifestyle (in many cases) leads to a diagnosis that is treated using pharmaceutical agents. It is important to emphasize the word “TREATED”, because most of the conditions are never cured. We have become […]

THE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Many of us know that our weight is a problem, however, it really doesn’t interfere with our abilities to do the daily tasks at hand. We know it leads to high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, liver disease, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, stroke and cancer. The list is pretty long, but the fear […]

FOOD EVERYWHERE I LOOK

After getting the mail this morning I actually took the time to look at the flyers in the “junk mail.” There were 5 flyers and here is what they offered.  Not one flyer offered a healthy picture as an option. You can click on each photo if you want the details. This type and quality […]

CAN EVERY DIET PLAN BE RIGHT?

It is my belief, the answer is YES! Every diet plan can work, just not for every one. Although we all start as one cell, somewhere along the way we differentiate into individuals. Although good explanations do not currently exist, each of us have different conditions that maximize our health. Some people choose the vegan […]

Low Fat, Very Low Carb, Low Glycemic… Which Diet Creates the Greatest Weight Loss?

Harvard published a study measuring weight loss in 3 dietary programs. They were: Low Fat- 20% protein, 60% carbohydrates, 20% fat Low Glycemic- 20% protein, 40% carbohydrates, 40% fat Very Low Carbohydrate- 30% protein, 10% carbohydrates, 60% fat The winner for weight loss was, “Very Low Carbohydrate.” This does NOT mean that everyone should throw their […]

Scared Straight: Surgery vs Lifestyle Modification

Finding the one approach that elicits the emotional response in everyone to change behavior is impossible. I understand and empathize with everyone that has attempted to create a better, healthier lifestyle only to fall back into destructive patterns that sabotage long term success. Many people need a gentle guiding approach to gradually adapt to change. […]

I Have Discovered THE PERFECT DIET

Food is the one constant tangible object thought about everyday by nearly everyone. For some, it elicits a joy beyond words; for others it creates anxiety and pain. Existence relies on its intake. As a result, doctors, nutritionists, health and wellness consultants have built businesses around this topic. Most diet explanations begin the same way. The […]

Preventing Childhood Obesity

The American dream for the population between 18-35 years of age commonly includes gainful employment, marriage, home ownership, and children. Each component adds a new level of stress and happiness. Specific formulas for stress free living can only be found in the land of “Utopia” (a mythical place that doesn’t exist.)  Life and the lessons […]

OBESITY: The Physical, Emotional and Financial Costs

This is a difficult subject to write about because it involves subject areas that are politically sensitive. I will attempt to convey this sensitive material factually while attempting to be respectful.  This is a very important topic that affects better than 30 percent of the adult population and approximately 18-25 percent of children. If we include […]