Why Build Muscle Mass? One of the most important things we can do for ourselves as we get older is maintain good muscle mass. It not only keeps us looking trim and fit but it helps us do even the simplest daily activities even better. Many of my patients do strength training with weights several … Read more
Let’s face it. When it comes to losing weight and which diet will help you successfully achieve that, there’s some pretty confusing information out there. You may have heard, or read somewhere, that “a calorie is a calorie”. That’s just not true. I’ve been telling my overweight patients for years that all calories are not … Read more
When complicated diseases such as diabetes get out of hand, doctors must sometimes rely on prescriptions as treatment. However these prescriptions come with side effects. There are some very powerful plants that can help you regulate your blood sugar naturally and without side effects. For example fenugreek which comes with a long history of healing.
Lately, several of my patients have asked me about adding flaxseed to their diets. They’ve heard a lot about the important health benefits of Omega-3 fats and that flaxseeds are high in these good fats. While I agree that adding Omega-3 fats by adding flaxseeds to your diet is highly beneficial, you also need to exercise a little caution in doing so. Let me explain.
We all love to eat, but unfortunately everything we love to eat has some traces of sugar in it. Sugar is not always a bad thing. All our cells and organs depend on it, including our muscles and brain, and it serves as an important source of energy. Although we can’t exist without it, there is a darker side to sugar. When consumed in certain forms or in excess, sugar has damaging effects on our health. In particular, high insulin levels, a risk factor for diabetes, are closely related to sugar. Let’s take a closer look at what this food does to the body.
A few months ago I wrote an article about this same very common medical disease. Because it’s so important for anyone with family history, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking habit or age to beware of the causes and prevention of Diabetes, I thought it would be helpful to expand on this issue. For a long time, … Read more