Some time ago, I posted a blog titled simply “Trouble In Paradise.” Now I sadly must add a Part Two to what I hope will be a very limited series of articles.
“I swear I look pregnant after I eat!” If this has happened to you, you know the rest of the lament. You eat a little food, sometimes even just have a drink of water and your upper abdomen swells without limit. You might burp or experience heartburn, or you might just feel as if your […]
Researcher Kevin Hall at the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Laboratory published a study in a recent issue of Cell Metabolism that
Healthy Steps: Winter Skin—First Steps Healthy Steps: Winter Skin—Full Program Preventing Winter Skin Dry skin begs for extra attention during the winter! What was once just dry and flaky can become red and inflamed, even painful and cracking. Some simple steps in your life and in your medicine chest can make a big difference for […]
A top priority in starting a healthy eating program is eliminating inflammatory foods, and one of the foods that is most hazardous and most common is vegetable oil. Even “healthy” canola oil belongs in the “not-so-fast” category with cottonseed, safflower, and soy oil. Easily contaminated with GMO or non-organic, their main drawback is that they […]
Sad truth about most exercise resolutions: they’re temporary. The most important choice about an exercise program is finding one that gives enough reward to make it stick, which usually means finding one that is actually enjoyable.
Most of us past the age of 50 notice that we are forgetting things from time to time, sometimes quite alarmingly.
My jaw dropped as I queried, “What did your doctor say?” One of our most beloved local gastroenterologists actually said to more than one of my patients something along the lines of “You can stay on these proton pump inhibitors for the rest of your life if need be. They’re perfectly safe.”…
That apology is what should be coming out of the US Department of Agriculture in concert with the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Let’s talk about moving weight. How much weight can you lift? carry? Think about how much weight you move around when you climb stairs. You need strong muscles to keep moving yourself around with agility and ease. As I have talked about elsewhere on this site, we all tend to lose muscle strength and muscle […]