Drinking a cold Coca Cola in the summer can be wonderfully refreshing, but it’s far too easy for children and teens to drink too much soda. The American Dietetic Association recommends a maximum of three 12oz cans a week. Americans are estimated to drink one 12oz can every day – but many drink much more than that, setting themselves up for major health problems.… Read the rest
I do a lot of health checks in my family clinic here at BJU, and a large percentage have problems with their cholesterol tests. Since high cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, I focus a lot of my time with them on proper diet.… Read the rest
As diabetes continues its pandemic across the world, it’s crucial that we all truly understand how we could prevent this very preventable disease — at least for type 2 diabetes, which is the adult-onset diabetes mostly related to obesity and the “Western” lifestyle.… Read the rest
OK, everyone, brace yourselves: a new study shows that potato chips cause weight gain! I’m stunned, people, simply stunned.
Sorry, pardon my slight sarcasm here. It’s been a long day, and I’m also just a bit jaded with studies that state the obvious.… Read the rest
I must now confess to everyone that I am addicted. Yes, people, my body craves for my daily fix. And when I take it, my body feels healthier. What is my burden? Vinegar!
This is definitely one of the stranger habits I’ve picked up in China, but somewhere along these three years I started to love the taste of good vinegar, especially apple vinegar. … Read the rest
It’s pretty obvious to everyone that fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. But do you know exactly how much nutrition is lost from peeling? How about boiling versus stir-fry? You can find most the the answers in yet another very useful study from the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, this time reviewing asian fruits and vegetables (Centre for Food Safety – Risk Assessment Studies – Nutrient Values of Fruit and Vegetables) I think it’s a great, readable PDF for all to print out and share with colleagues and family.… Read the rest