Obesity

Book Club – Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

This week we review Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" “If you follow a plant-based nutrition program to reduce your total cholesterol level to below 150 mg/dL and the LDL level to less than 80 mg/dL, you cannot deposit fat and cholesterol into your coronary arteries. Period.” [...]

Habits Determine Your Health

Your habits determine your health!  It’s that simple. If you can change your habits, you can change your health. Realize this, we are either healthy or unhealthy. Which are you? Don’t sugar coat your answer, we can justify everything these days and we usually do. Change only happens when you are totally honest with yourself [...]

Why Diets Fail

Diets are much like processed foods, there are too many and no one ever really has been able to sustain their long term weight loss by using either.  Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States.  But it doesn’t just affect us, our global economy has now brought our affluent diseases to nearly every region of [...]

If You Use Common Sense The Answer Is Obvious

Life happens in a structured order. The same goes for how your body functions and responds. It’s part of the natural order of things, and for people looking for a quick fix then the way the body - and nature - works can prove to be disappointing. In today’s world of “I want it and [...]

The Secret They Don’t Want You To Know About!

Diets. We’ve all either tried at least one or know someone who has. It may have been some new fad diet, a diet that’s been around in one form or another for years (whether it’s effective or not), some absurd diet endorsed by some popular celebrity, or something that requires magical natural supplements available in [...]

The Ever Expanding Universe and Your Waistline

This month marks the 100th Anniversary of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, and that means PARTY TIME!  But before you begin your celestial celebration, keep in mind that aspects of the theory of general relativity (or rather, where the theory is weak (that’s a joke in itself)) could mean that eating too much party food [...]

The 30 Minute Workout

A few weeks ago, in his post “Focused Intensity”, Brian mentioned that - “…the idea that 30 minutes of cardio a day will reduce your risk of heart disease has been proven to be inadequate”. This caused a number of people to ask “Wait, working out 30 minutes is worthless?” Hardly.  Thirty minutes is certainly [...]

Eat Clean

In today’s fast paced society we all struggle to find time to cook. Between work, family, and taking care of the day to day aspects of life we are eating out more often. While there is no doubt that eating out is convenient, it is not something you should do for every meal! If you [...]

F.I.T.

FIT / FAT Grammatically speaking only one letter differentiates the two words. But in the physical world the difference between fit and fat cannot be taken lightly. Two-thirds of the US population age 25 and older are either overweight or obese according to a recent study published this past summer in the Journal of the [...]