Tag Archives | Weight Loss

Weight Loss: Fact and Fiction – What Works and What Doesn’t

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Does sex really count as exercise?  Should you set conservative weight loss goals of 5-10 pounds instead of 50?  Does adding a little bit of exercise regularly over a long period of time really add up to significant weight loss? A recent analysis of weight loss research by The New England Journal of Medicine, entitled Myths, Presumptions, and […]

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick

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How many reasons do you have for loving or hating this time of year?  For me, the holiday season is a time to be present with myself and my loved ones. I take pleasure in slowing down for a brief intermission from the daily grind to give some thought as to how I want to […]

The Secret Ingredient to Stubborn Weight Loss

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One of the perks of writing a book about sound medical solutions to common health complaints is that I have an opportunity to reach so many people from so many places on the globe.  In the release of my latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution, I have been inspired by countless tales of the human […]

Can Social Networks Cure Disease? Part II

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Click here to read Part I of the story. Part II of my TEDMED 2012 conference… One day I found Pastor Rick Warren from Saddleback Church in Southern CA in my office wanting to get religion about health.   After his appointment we went to dinner and over a bowl of cabbage and beet soup, I asked […]

How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat

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Think food allergy and you might conjure the worst-case scenario, like a child going into anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten who never pinpoints the cause […]

How Toxins Make You Fat: 4 Steps to Get Rid of Toxic Weight

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Scientists recently uncovered a surprising and disturbing fact: environmental toxins make you fat and cause diabetes(1). Inside the body, these chemicals monkey with our ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Over time, the changes can lead to insulin resistance. This discovery should be headline news but no one is talking about it. Why? […]

New Study Finds Secret to a Faster Metabolism

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Eating carbohydrates makes you store belly fat.  Eating protein puts on muscle. Most people know that. But a recent study1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that when you over eat on a low protein diet, you store bad fat around your organs including the liver, kidneys and pancreas.  But if you […]

New Cure for Chronic Disease Discovered

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Last year my friend, Chelsea Clinton recommended I read a book by the former head of the National Health Service in Great Britain called Turning the World Upside Down – about what we can learn from poor countries in the developing world about putting patients and communities at the center of health care, not doctors […]