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Non-drug Strategy for Obesity

Non-drug Strategy for Obesity

Non-Pharmacologic (Non-Drug) Strategy Against Obesity And Its Associated Diseases. Mice that are restricted to eating to 8 hours a day eat just as much as mice who are allowed to eat around the clock, yet they are protected against obesity […]

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Elderly Cancer Patients Need Screening for Malnutrition

Elderly Cancer Patients Need Screening for Malnutrition

Elderly Cancer Patients Need Screening for Malnutrition Evidence links malnutrition to worse clinical outcomes in elderly cancer patients. Examples include: increased hospital stays; a longer duration of convalescence; a reduced quality of life; and increased morbidity and mortality. (Clinical Nutrition […]

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Chronic Pain Treatment Options

Chronic Pain Treatment Options

Acupuncture And Other Options For Chronic Pain Many people use acupuncture for chronic pain, but it still remains controversial. A 2012 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at 4 chronic pain conditions: back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, […]

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Difference between Visceral fat and Subcutaneous fat?

Difference between Visceral fat and Subcutaneous fat?

Visceral fat vs. Subcutaneous fat Most know that having a large belly may be unhealthy.  But did you know that not all belly fat is bad?  Much of the fat in the stomach area lies directly under the skin.  This […]

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Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk?

Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk?

According to a study published in 2012 in the journal Nature, researchers found that individuals with type 2 diabetes often have imbalances in their gut bacteria, as well as low levels of certain bacteria and high levels of opportunistic pathogens […]

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Weight Loss with Nuts

Weight Loss with Nuts

Weight Loss with Nuts Once upon a time,  people who wanted to lose weight would avoid nuts because of their high fat and caloric content. Not anymore. Now they are a common part of many peoples’ diets, from nut flours […]

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The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research

The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research

Here is an interesting LA Times article about how the GI tract affects your health.  The Future of Medicine: The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research. Of course this is nothing new for Functional Medicine doctors like […]

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A Calorie is not just a Calorie

A Calorie is not just a Calorie

It depends where you get the calorie from.  Calories from sugar are not the same as calories from protein or fat.  They are metabolized differently and can effect gene expression.  My advice is to choose low glycemic foods, with an occasional sugary […]

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Should I eat Organic?

Should I eat Organic?

Should I Eat Organic? There has been a lot of controversy in the news and blogosphere about the recent study by Stanford researchers whether organic foods are more “healty” or “better” for you than conventionally grown food.   The researchers […]

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Lean Muscle Mass Testing

Lean Muscle Mass Testing

What is the BIA? Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis or Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) is a method of assessing your “body composition”— the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment.  It is included free in […]

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