Obesity in America is something that affects two out of every three adults. Obesity in America is a complex issue that researchers are still trying to understand. Some causes can also be linked to social and environmental changes in the way we work, our levels of physical activity and healthy eating. These factors are the
Restoring your primary systems—circulatory, respiratory, and nervous—to a baseline level of good physical health is the central goal of Cycle 1: Restore from The 17 Day Plan to Stop Aging. In the next 17 days, by following this plan, you’ll experience marked improvements in your cardiovascular performance, lung health, and mental acuity. Here are specific
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a key chemical compound used in the manufacturing of plastic products, specifically polycarbonate plastics. It has been used in the plastic-making process since the 1960s. It’s part of what makes these types of plastics strong and durable.
There’s quite a bit of hype out there about toxins these days. You may hear reports about how toxic buildups in the body can lead to cellulite, constipation, fatigue, and even autoimmune disease. Any number of horrible illnesses and health conditions have been attributed to toxins of late.
Watch your kids sometimes as they dash up and down stairs or dart across the playing field effortlessly. They don’t even need to stop to catch their breath! We grown-ups, on the other hand, might have to pause mid-activity as we gasp for air, breathless. What causes this? The lack of aerobic conditioning and good health
Fall is upon us and my goal is for you to be glowing with physical health, bursting with energy, and looking and feeling as fabulous as you possibly can, even if it is flu season.
Never fool yourself into thinking you can go back to your old eating habits. It is important to hang onto your new habits and eat wisely. In my experience with patients, the following factors are essential for keeping the bulge at bay.
No one stays home anymore. Where are we? We’re sitting in restaurants. On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. As we eat out more and more, the percentage of obese people increases, while their wallets decrease. We spend $1 billion a day dining out.
As we get older, our muscles begin to weaken. Everyday tasks, such as walking up a flight of stairs, carrying suitcases, or lugging groceries, become more difficult. We can feel unbalanced on our feet and tire easily.
Metabolism is how your body changes the nutrients in the food and drink you consume into energy. And energy is something you need, literally, all the time. Its not only necessary for when you’re going on a job or doing work in the yard. Energy is essential for your body to function on every level.
I’m sure you’ve heard the song, “9 to 5.” It has catchy lyrics, but they don’t describe the real-life experience of about 15 million Americans. That’s how many shift workers—on duty evenings, nights, or in some rotating or otherwise irregular schedule—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates are in the workforce. And you may be
I see a lot of digestive problems in my private practice. No surprise, considering that every year approximately 70 million adults in America suffer from tummy troubles such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and numerous other symptoms that cause discomfort or worse. Poor digestion can also be at the root of a bunch of other
It’s important to understand that your weight and health are not separate issues. Being overweight is a symptom of being unhealthy. Focus on your weight and your health will improve-instantly. There are wonderful things happening inside your body that won’t be reflected on the scale such as your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol decreasing.
If you were building a house, where would you start? The foundation, right? You can’t exactly install flooring and put up wallpaper without a strong, solid base to support the structure. The foundation of your newly fortified body is made up of five basic building blocks that support every one of your body’s systems in
As a family practice physician, I spend a lot of time counseling patients about diet and nutrition. Nutritional strategies will prevent your circulatory system from aging if you follow an anti-inflammatory diet.