Do You Snack Wisely?

            Have you noticed how many people snack between meals?  If you have, the Department of Agriculture assures us, it’s not just the people around you.  According to Government surveys, snacking between meals has increased significantly over the past 50 years. By the 1970s, about 50% had taken up snacking between meals.  More recent surveys […]

Can Chronic Diseases Be Reversed?

            When Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne Ornish released their book “UnDo It! – How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases,” it received quite a bit of positive attention from the mainstream medical field including endorsements from medical professors at leading universities, editors of leading medical journals, presidents of medical associations, […]

Brain Health is Important

This month’s tips for brain health come from the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health.  In their mission to raise awareness about cognitive health, they have partnered with ‘Walk With a Doc’ as a way of providing information about brain health. As it happens, there is a lot that can be done to help maintain our […]

Can better nutrition make a better world?

Recently I picked up a book on the new book shelf at the local library. It was the words “Plant-Based Diet” in small letters with an endorsement from Jay-Z and Beyonce’ that caught my attention.  I couldn’t help but smile.  When icons of pop culture promote healthy living, tens of millions get the message.  So, […]

What’s for Breakfast?

            When your blood sugar begins to fall, your body will demand food.  For some, willpower can delay fulfilling that urge.  Unfortunately, willpower only last so long when up against a relentless survival urge.  If tired or stressed, expect willpower to lose. For a woman in her premenstrual week, hormones can also magnify cravings.             […]

Letter to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)

Dear Senator Alexander: We are writing on behalf of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) in response to your request as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) to medical and healthcare experts for specific recommendations to help address America’s rising healthcare costs.  The ACLM is the world’s flagship […]

A few reminders about your health

            With many demands and distractions in life, maintaining our health can be challenging.  The statistics speak for themselves.  Nationally, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, depression and high blood pressure are on the rise.             Turning the tide will require more than a fad diet.  A more successful approach is one that offers opportunities for […]