Tag Archives: lifestyle

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THE PYRAMID MODEL OF HEALTH AND DISEASE

As a physician passionate about health, I constantly search for answers to discover why so many people live a “DISEASED” life. After creating the following pyramid, I realized that good quality health produced a broad base to this structure, but occupied a much smaller vertical component. The four bottom rows qualify as the “HEALTHY” foundation. […]

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CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY

When it comes to our jobs, accountability often determines whether our paycheck reflects an increase or not. Knowing that someone or some group will evaluate job performance adds a level of accountability to the work performed. When it comes to exercise, ACCOUNTABILITY is another concept that helps incentivize people to stay on track. For most […]

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IF A LITTLE IS GOOD, MORE IS BETTER

When it comes to medications, does anyone truly believe, “if a little is good, more is better?” Both patients and doctors clearly recognize this statement to be FALSE! So when it comes to our children, why do parents (assume) and doctors (support) the “more is better” belief? Whether you support or oppose the concept of […]

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IS YOUR CHILD FAT?

IS YOUR CHILD FAT? Here’s a question a growing segment of our PARENTAL population is going to have to begin asking themselves. The need to face REALITY is NOT based on aesthetics but rather the diseases and traumatic life altering compromises our children face if we continue to avoid this topic. The argument, “we should […]

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“I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT”

JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AND CONSIDER . QUESTION: When was the last time you ate a meal that included one or more of the following: GLYPHOSATE, GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE, BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE, BLUE/GREEN/RED OR YELLOW DYE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM NITRATES/NITRITES, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP OR TRANS FATS? ANSWER: Most likely TODAY, […]

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HOMEWORK & HEALTH

If you go to your doctor for your annual physical, what do you expect? height and weight check blood pressure reading auscultate (listen to) heart sounds with a stethoscope maybe auscultate the lung fields review prescription medications blood and urine test SOUND ABOUT RIGHT? . Then we wait for the lab reports and the “thumbs […]

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POISON

Poison is defined as: “a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.” What if research found that fast food consumption four or more times a week increased the risk of DEATH from heart disease by: 80%? What if research found that fast food consumption […]