The news is not good. “Heart disease begins in childhood,” reports the National Institutes of Health. A recent examination of 360 randomly selected youngsters, ages 7 to 12, revealed that 98 percent of the children already had two or more risk factors for heart disease. But we keep hearing that people are getting healthier! It’sContinue reading “Kids at risk, growing healthy kids”
Everyone hates getting old. People want to stay young, or at least middle-aged. But time keeps marching. With the 65-and-older segment getting larger in North America what are the prospects for the golden-agers in today’s world? An increasing trend is to date people by their intellectual and social capabilities rather than by chronological age. Health,Continue reading “Aging, older can be better”
David Katz, MD, one of the world’s leading authorities on lifestyle medicine, health promotion, and the prevention of chronic disease lays out what’s fundamentally and reliably true — while setting us all free from fads, false claims, and distractions by showing how to differentiate truth from the exploitative “lies” that abound.
Chronic inflammation has real detrimental effects on our health, linked to the development of heart disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer. So, what can be done about it? Inflammation is one of the body’s natural defense mechanisms. When your body gets attacked by a virus your immune system jumps in to save youContinue reading “Chronic inflammation”
Restrictive eating plans for weight management can set you up for failure. These semi-starvation plans are difficult to follow and often leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied. They are not a formula for long-term success. Find out the fail-safe formula for successful weight loss. As the founder of the CHIP program with close to 100,000Continue reading “EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS (with guest, Dr. Hans Diehl)”
Telemedicine became a necessity soon after the pandemic hit last year as patients and doctors needed to meet yet unable to visit face-to-face. How has this worked out? And what can a patient or physician expect out of such online encounters? Laurie Marbas, MD along with Michael Klaper, MD, and other physicians are taking theContinue reading “PLANT-BASED TELEHEALTH (with guest, Laurie Marbas, MD)”
“What we aren’t eating is killing us. And what we aren’t eating is more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts,” says Dr. Lyndi Schwartz. “Of the 10 leading causes of chronic disease at least seven are related to poor food choices.” Find out how food can be used as medicine for most chronic diseases. LyndiContinue reading “FOOD AS MEDICINE (with guest, Lyndi Schwartz, MD)”
Dr. Kim Scheuer is changing lives around Aspen, Colorado for her lifestyle medicine patients and by piloting a CHIP health program for Pitkin County employees. A former vegetarian who woke up one day to discover how unhealthy she was, Kim began to learn what she never was taught in medical school — how to healContinue reading “FROM UNHEALTHY VEGETARIAN TO THRIVING WFPB (with guest, Dr. Kim Scheuer)”
Dr. Sal and his guest talk about a practical approach to leveraging the benefits of fasting without running into the harms of extremism and unsustainable rigidity of intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding. Dr. Tom Rifai MD, former president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition, talks about a better approach with the same advantages.