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Bottom-Up Health Care: Eat Right, Eat Local

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Dr. Len Saputo, co-author of A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine, describes one city's goal to improve the healthfulness of food city-wide. He argues "we can do programs at the local level...and set an example for the surrounding community." ----- Dr. Len Saputo and Byron Belitsos talk about A Return...

Can Eating Satisfy Your Hunger with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
We need to know the deeper reasons for why we overeat and they are usually ignored. Body type and biochemical indviduality is only part of the problem. Maternal-child interactions are at the root of overeating as the child is absolutely dependent for its survival on the mother. Eating can be come a coping mechanism for the trauma and stress of infant hunger ....

Causes of Eating Disorders

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia) are frequently triggered by traumatic events such as severe grief, relationship problems, or abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual) when there is insufficient support from family or friends. Eight million people suffer from these conditions and 20% will die within 20 years, 35% will recover, and the remaining 45% will suffer...

Connection of Low Birth Weight and Obesity

submitted by: admin on 07/24/2024
Research continues to show just how important it is for pregnant women to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.  An article in the journal "Brain Research" states: Nutritionally deprived newborns and fetuses have less neurons in the region of the brain that controls food intake.  Because of the lack of neurons these babies are programmed...

Creating Vibrant Health with Hyla Cass, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Chronic stress can make us dependent on a chronic adrenalin response. Change your diet to high quality carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Eventually this leads to adrenal failure and the need to rebuild the adrenal glands. Many important nutrients become deficient and we cannot make our neurotransmitters and we crash.

Creating Wellness Naturally with Nutrition

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
This is a promo video for hospitals to introduce Integrative Hospital Services.          

Creating Wellness Through Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Primary care is lifestyle medicine and promotes wellness through prevention. Mainstream medicine depends on our getting sick and relying on medications, technologies and surgeries.              

Creating Wellness with Nutrition

submitted by: admin on 09/28/2018
  Lifestyle is the most powerful medicine in the universe, so the style in which you live your life matters! Our diet is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. As Hippocrates said 2500 years ago, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." Our cells are microscopic industrial plants that require the raw materials needed...

Detoxification Through Exercise and Sweating with Beverly Rubik, PhD

submitted by: admin on 07/24/2024
Because so many environmental toxins are fat soluble, the only natural way to get rid of them is through exercise and sweating. The extent of the body burden is far more than we realize.

Do We Need Another Sleeping Pill?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
The FDA recently approved a drug called Intermezzo for use in the middle of the night wakening that is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. The drug is Ambien, but the dosage is much smaller and the indication is new. Here is another example of a drug company coming up with a novel treatment that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It also has potential...

Does Eating Slow Reduce Food Intake?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
New studies at the University of Rhode Island show that eating rate plays an important role in how much food we eat. Men eat faster than women, heavy people eat faster than thinner people, and refined grains are consumed faster than whole grains. Fast eaters consume 3.1 ounces of food per minute and slow eaters consume 2.0 ounces per minute. At lunch men consumed...

Does Teflon Cause Osteoarthritis?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
High blood levels of a chemical (PFOA) found when Teflon is heated to high temperatures was associated with a 40% increased risk for developing osteoarthritis. A second chemical also found in the contaminated water, PFOS, was associated with a 25% lower risk of osteoarthritis! It is hard to know when a chemical contamination will cause a health issue. PFOA has...

Exercise Counteracts Work Burnout

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A Jewish study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology showed that employees who found time to exercise 4 hours a week had a 50% lower rate of job burnout. Smart businesses provide exercise programs for their employees because productivity goes up and health care costs go down.        

Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a government organization whose function is to develop guidelines for health screening tests. Guidelines for cervical cancer have been developed and make a lot of sense. Women 21-65 should have a routine Pap smear every three years unless they also had an HPV screen at the same time; in that case every 5 years...

Medical Guidelines Questioned

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  According to an article published in the October 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, most medical guidelines are based on opinion and weak data. They do not follow the standards set by the Institute of Medicine. In a study of 130 guidelines, fewer than half met even 10 of their 18 standards. Fewer than half stated whether conflicts of...

Menopause and Enzymes with Ellen Cutler, MD, DC

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Menopause can be managed with enzymes and without hormone replacement most of the time. Good digestion is crucial to good health. Toxification is underappreciated. Overeating and excessive sugar consumption induce menopausal symptoms. BioSet to detect food and other allergies can help prevent leaky gut syndrome and improve digestion and quality of life.          

Mindful Eating and Obesity with Sandy Severin, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Mindful eating can help stop overeating and help us differentiate need from recreation. Unconscious eating is what we do. Calories in and calories out are discussed. Being in the moment brings greater pleasure from eating.        

Obesity Genes Influence Food Choices

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
An article published in the May of 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people with variation in certain obesity genes tend to eat more meals and snacks, consume more calories, and often choose high fat, sugary foods. It may be possible to minimize this genetic risk by changing one's eating patterns through conscious eating.              

Raw Fooding

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Why eat foods cooked at under 118 degrees F? Nutrient dense, raw foods are best for nutrition. Heating food destroys enzymes and nutrients and limit the nutrition we absorb and the ability of our bodies to function.        

The Danger of Gaining Just Five Pounds

submitted by: admin on 09/30/2014
Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure and lead to more weight around the middle according to a Mayo Clinic study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions in September of 2014. In this study researchers tested blood pressures using 24 hour abulatory blood pressure monitors before and...

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