Little Less Weight = Big Benefits

Taking off just 10% of your body weight can have a big impact on your health.

A little goes a long way when it comes to weight loss. Research has shown that losing 10% of your body weight — or less – can have big payoffs for your health: LOWER BLOOD SUGAR, REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE, IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, LIGHTEN THE STRESS ON HIPS, KNEES, ANKLES, AND FEET. Plus, you’ll probably have more energy, get around easier, and ...

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Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Factors

October is all about Halloween for the kids. But orange yields to pink for adults in October, because it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women, behind lung cancer. Prevention and early detection are the keys to this deadly disease. Today I want to focus on prevention and risk factors.

The body is composed of 50 to 70 trillion cells. It would take 1.5 million years to count them all ...

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The Ketogenic Diet

Mercola.com (Dr. Joseph Mercola, trained in traditional and natural medicine) just released information about the ketogenic diet and how he says it can starve cancer. I was excited to read this since I have been using a ketogenic diet plan in my office for over 10 years. The plan calls for eliminating high glycemic carbohydrates — those carbohydrates that convert to sugar rapidly — and replacing them with healthy fats and protein.

The average female will lose 12-18 pounds of body fat ...

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GMO: What is it? What does it mean?

When you see “GMO free” on food labels, what does that mean?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Foods. GMO on the label is used by some companies to let the consumer know that the DNA of the product has been genetically modified in order to present a prettier, bigger and insect-free product. Companies can realize a higher profit margin with a GMO crop full of “beautiful and healthy” foods.

For many years, companies have stood by the quality and safety of these ...

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There’s More to Weight than What We Eat

Published in NSIDE M.D., San Antonio Medical Journal

Losing weight can be perplexing and frustrating. While some people struggle with weight gain throughout their lives, many individuals find they have trouble keeping the pounds off as the years go by. Even though they eat less than before, they still gain weight.

There are healthy, smart ways to lose weight, and keep it off, that begin with understading why people gain weight.

Weight gain is the result of an imbalance between calories consumed and ...

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