CATEGORY: Diet


These are the Factors Leading to Heart Disease

Cardiac disease is not the only thing that results from plaque formation There are many factors that affect the development of cardiac disease, including: ObesityAdult onset DiabetesLow thyroidLack of exerciseInflammationSmokingDrinkingLow TMenopauseInsulin resistanceHeredity In my practice I begin by normalizing the[...]
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Cholesterol doesn’t Mean a Thing: A picture is worth a Thousand Words

What your Cholesterol level does and does not tell you about potential cardiovascular issues It would seem from the marketing that high cholesterol leads to heart disease, but it does not. Everyone gets very excited about high cholesterol findings on[...]
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How do Mitochondria get sick?

Free oxygen - free radicals are harmful to the body, and the damage they cause is in the mitochondria. When the human body is exposed to radiation (even the sun), toxins, stress, unhealthy food, infection and extremes of temperature and[...]
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Obesity and Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamins are vital to the enzyme pathways that make our bodies metabolize food into energy. You may think that people who take vitamins are crazy or hypochondriacs, but it is a valid truth that vitamins are vital to the enzyme[...]
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What Exercises Should You do to be Healthy? – Continued

Continuing the discussion on the different types of exercises. Exercise improves your overall feeling of well-being and helps get you to your ideal weight and muscle mass.  You may find yourself asking why you should go to this effort and[...]
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What Exercises Should You do to be Healthy?

How much exercise is needed for adults to achieve the health benefits of exercise? JAMA – November 20, 2018 According to the recently released Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (PAG) and as summarized in this issue of JAMA, it is estimated that[...]
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Causes of Obesity in America – Continued

The types of food you eat are more important than the volume of food. This week we are continuing our discussions regarding obesity in Europe and America. We will be focusing on the bad habits that people develop, either through[...]
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Other Causes of Obesity in America

How many of your eating habits are repetitions of behavior, vs conscious decisions? This week we are continuing our discussions regarding obesity in Europe and America. We will be focusing on the bad habits that people develop, either through innate[...]
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Science and Obesity and You

What science does and does not know about obesity. I believe that you have to find the cause or causes of the obesity and treat each issue.  There may be many issues that all need attention to conquer obesity in[...]
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Obesity in America and Obesity in Europe

How does the eating habits in Spain, Italy, and Sicily compare to typical eating habits in America? We spent some weeks in Europe recently. We were in Spain, Italy, and Sicily. We observed that we rarely saw obese natives. The[...]
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