A Health Blog
Posted on April 8, 2012
He represents true wealth, true health and the only true Paradigm.Have a BLESSED EASTER.
Posted on March 26, 2012
Went to Whole Foods today with my wife to go grocery shopping. I confess. I get excited shopping for great healthy food. Food that I know is food for life not food for death. I thought I would share some thoughts about organic food.Just because it is organic doesn't mean it is good for you or healthy. Potato chips are not health food. It does not matter if they are organic. It doesn't matter if they are sold at your favorite trusted store. When y
Posted on March 20, 2012
"When I had my first heart attack, I blamed my dad." A patient recently expressed this to me. The intent was clear. I have heart disease because my dad gave it to me. It was inevitable. It's my genes. One problem. WRONG! As science learned more about genetics and the effect on disease, the first response medicine had was to directly link disease to genes. This quickly became a misperception: genes determine your health.
Posted on February 19, 2012
I received a box of Girl Scout cookies today (supporting a friend's child). Read the ingredients (a mandatory requirement for health). Here is a discussion of the first 3 ingredients (remember, ingredients are listed in order of quantity - the first ingredient is the most quantity in the product). Enriched flour. Several centuries ago, as food production was being centralized, it became difficult to effectively distribute whole grain bread before it we
Posted on February 16, 2012
Disease is the result of our bodies losing battles. Toxins attack. Our bodies defend. If the defense is too weak, injury results. If healing doesn't happen, disease results. If we want health, we have to avoid toxins, strengthen our defense and improve our healing. Two reports on the internet today. Orange juice from Brazil contains toxins. Specifically, a fungicide to kill mold. It is banned for use in the US because of its toxicity.
Posted on February 12, 2012
Whitney Houston Dead. It is the current leading headline. Sad. So much talent. Such a great gift. So many poor choices that robbed her gift, her talent, her life. Much is being discussed and written about the loss. Yet, millions of Americans die every year of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes. Sad. So much talent. So many gifts. So many poor choices that robbed gifts, talent, life. The leading causes of death and morbidity in this country (heart disease, cancer, stroke, d
Posted on December 27, 2011
Doc, how many calories should I eat? I get the question often. I find it both amusing and sad. Do you think people 100 years ago asked this question? It seems that this is a reflection of “modern times”. As I see it, there are two reasons why people want to count calories. The first is an effort to try to lose weight, as in “if I eat less calories in a day then I can get to the weight I want to be.” Unfortunately, this is more wrong than right. It is based on conc
Posted on December 25, 2011
Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men.
Tom and Deb
Posted on December 23, 2011
Unfortunately, here in America, one of our holiday traditions is over indulgent eating. To make it even worse, most of the food we consume is not healthy for us. Here are a few suggestions for having a healthier holiday.
Eat slowly throughout the day. Feeling full after a meal (satiety) is a complex process that involves the types of food we eat, the quantity of food we eat and hormones stimulated by the food we eat. If we eat too fast,
Posted on December 20, 2011
True Health is more than making the right choices for your physical heart, your physical body. It requires “feeding” your spiritual heart, your soul. By design, your heart needs to give. It is more than buying your friend a card, though that is a nice thing to do. As you learn more about choosing to be healthy, you realize the right choice often requires a degree of sacrifice. It might be passing on the sweet dessert (or at least taking a smaller portion) that satisfies yo