Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick tissues in the heel.  It can be very painful – I’ve had it twice.  The pain can...

ANOTHER TAKE ON “THE BIGGEST LOSER”

We recently suggested many problems with the hit show “The Biggest Loser.” It uses dangerous techniques and has unrealistic and unhealthy weight loss goals. It...

Wanna lose weight? Get adequate sleep!

More evidence that adequate sleep is essential to weight loss. A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that in overweight people who...

Chocolate strengthens a weak heart!

From Physician’s First Watch for August 17, 2010: Moderate chocolate consumption might lower a woman’s risk for heart failure (HF)… [in]… more than 30,000 middle-aged...

School lunch

From The New York Times:  PATIENT MONEY: Putting Nutrition at the Head of the School Lunch Line Still, at many schools, lunches are neither tasty...

Retrain your brain and pancreas...and live better

Dr. Ellis, 56 year old physician, lost 125 lbs over 20 months by altering his diet and adding regular exercise to his regime. He shares his struggles, successes, and medical knowledge.

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