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Are You Taking a Weight Loss Supplement?

April 8, 2015 No Comments

In a quest to stay or get slimmer, many people will take a weight loss supplement. Do you really know what you are taking? What if I told you that one of the substances could me a close cousin to amphetamines? Take a look at the ingredient list of a weight loss supplement like Jet…

Mediterranean Diet and Aging

December 4, 2014 No Comments

Have you heard of the Mediterranean diet? If not, please allow me to give a quick synopsis. The Mediterranean diet consists of eating mostly fruits, vegetable, poultry, whole grains and select fats. If you picture the typical food pyramid, red meats and sweets are at the top, meaning you should limit those. The base of the…

An Acid That You Want to Know About

Palmitoleic Acid could become a household word in the near future. Why you ask? Please let me explain. In a small study at Ohio State, 16 adults, all of whom had metabolic syndrome, were fed the exact same diets, which changed every 3 weeks for a total of 18 weeks. The diet started with 47…

Dr. Oz

June 30, 2014 No Comments

What is your opinion on Dr. Oz? Do you even know who he is? Quick history lesson. Dr. Oz is a personable cardiothoracic surgeon that first appeared on TV in 2004 on the Oprah Winfrey show. He was an almost instant hit and today has his own show that is watched by lots of people.…

Grilling with Beer

April 10, 2014 No Comments

Not too many things say spring and summer more than grilling outdoors. Unfortunately for the meat eaters, grilling at a high temperature is actually bad for you due to the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the meat you are grilling. What are PAHs and what does this have to do with beer? Excellent question. When…

Another Nail in the Soda Coffin

February 6, 2014 No Comments

As anyone that has come into my office in the last few years will attest, I am a nut for making sure you are drinking enough water. Water to your body, is like oil to your car engine. It makes everything run much more smoothly. With that said, the opposite of water in terms of…

Let’s NOT Go to Long John Silver’s

July 8, 2013 No Comments

Are you thinking of heading over to Long John Silver’s for a “Big Catch” meal? Don’t. I understand that a business is there to serve the needs of it’s customers but this is ridiculous. The “Big Catch” is a combination platter of fried fish, onion rings, and hush puppies. Now look, we know no one…

Fast Food Posting Calories

Admit it, you have eaten at a fast food restaurant in the last year or so. Were you proud of it? Probably not, however, when the kids are starving and you are driving right by, it happens. In 2008 the state of New York passed a law that stating that chain restaurants must post calorie…

Are you Taking Heartburn Medication?

August 10, 2010 No Comments

Have you ever heard of a proton pump inhibitor?  No, it is not from Star Trek!!! Proton pump inhibitors are commonly prescribed medications that suppress acid in the stomach.  Many people know this as heartburn or reflux.  Taking these medications appears to be associated with fractures in postmenopausal women and bacterial infections in many patients.…

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