I Just Couldn’t Lose Weight
Our bad habits can sabotage our efforts to live the life we desire—a life full of health and happiness. Brenda is a person who really understood the transformation needed in her lifestyle and she was delighted to share her story here. “I woke up on the last Tuesday morning in April and said to myself […]
Is There A Blood Sugar and Cancer Link?
Is There A Blood Sugar and Cancer Link? In my work I focus a lot on the link between blood sugar and chronic illness. Elevated blood sugar has become a central focus in medicine these days because of its well-established relationship to so many chronic conditions including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, obesity, and Parkinson’s. Research reveals that […]
Lifestyle Medicine is Needed Now! – PODCAST
Lifestyle medicine is needed now more than ever. Poor lifestyle choices such a smoking and overuse of alcohol and lack of physical activity are key contributors to the progression of many of the chronic diseases that put us at more risk of severe infection with this new corona virus. What Is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle medicine […]
Did You Know that Chemicals Can Cause Weight Gain? – they are called Obesogens.
Obesogens are related to weight gain
Americans Are Saying No to Soda Pop
A study released in 2016 shows Americans are saying no to soda pop! The study, published in the journal Obesity in 2016 relied on a representative sample of 18,000 children 2 to 19 years old, and 27,652 adults aged 20 and older. They were asked about their beverage consumption over the past 24 hours: juice, […]
What Is Genomic Testing?
Genomic testing is becoming more and more popular. Let’s look at what it is. You are born with your genes, many of which contain small errors called SNPs (pronounced “snips”) that can predispose you to certain health conditions or affect how your body processes medications. Unlike single gene mutations that cause inherited genetic diseases, gene […]
Chile Bans Tony the Tiger in their Fight Against Obesity
The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a host of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people. This is world’s most ambitious attempt to remake a country’s food culture, and could be a model for how […]
The Obesity Code – Unlocking the Secrets to Weight Loss
The Obesity Code is a great book. I wanted to review the key concepts here. The subtitle is “Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss”. Jason Fung, MD does a great job explaining how weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones and only understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting […]
What You Eat May Be Killing Your Brain – PART 1
Just in case you need another reason to cut back on sugar, it now turns out that Alzheimer’s could well be a form of diet-induced diabetes. What Is Alzheimer’s? A neuropathologist named Alois Alzheimer noticed, over a century ago, that a certain protein was taking the place of normal brain cells. How those proteins (beta […]