An important tool for weight loss

Just like in grade school, I carry a lunch bag – with apples, and a cooked meal (brown rice, asparagus, and sardines, flavored with hot sauce).  I avoid prepared foods as much as possible.

And, in general, I am suspicious of any food labelled “diet.”  Instead, I prepare my own food as much as possible.  I can control that, for the most part (note than some raw chicken in the supermarket has been injected with salt and water – for shame!)

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.


  1. Whole foods has cage free, organic chicken. Mmmm you can taste the difference!

  2. Funny you should mention; I bought some yesterday. But not everyone can afford that. My dear friend CL keeps asking me to write about organics. I was amazed ro recently read an article that says that organic chickens have less salmonella bacteria than conventional chickens. I guess the conventional chickens are given antibiotics since they lay in their own $#!+ all day – and even then, antibiotics don’t do as well as nature’s way.