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27 06, 2019

The Health Risk You Can Do Something About: The Weather

2022-02-08T23:58:15+00:00

It’s natural to worry about health concerns even when they are quite rare. A couple of years ago many of us worried about the potential of ebola spreading in the U.S. when the likelihood was actually quite low. We get caught up wondering if our fruits and vegetables are [...]

The Health Risk You Can Do Something About: The Weather2022-02-08T23:58:15+00:00
23 05, 2019

Want to Lose Weight? Avoid Processed Food

2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00

We’ve all heard that we should avoid “processed” foods for health and weight management. But  why? What’s the evidence for making that change? And more to the point - what are processed foods and how do I avoid them? Recent research answers the why question. The study, published in [...]

Want to Lose Weight? Avoid Processed Food2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00
9 05, 2019

More Evidence to Cut Out Sugary Drinks

2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00

“I’ve seen 2-year-olds with fatty liver disease and teenagers with Type 2 diabetes,” pediatrician Dr. Natalie Muth told the New York Times recently. “It’s hard to compete with an $800-million-a-year marketing strategy by the soda industry.” Dr. Muth is lead author of a new policy statement released by the [...]

More Evidence to Cut Out Sugary Drinks2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00
14 03, 2019

Low Bone Density? Use Caution When Walking Your Dog

2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise, especially for people over 60, says the National Council on Aging, along with just about every doctor we know. Better still? Many say, walking a dog. Dogs can give us a reason to walk when we otherwise wouldn't, and their [...]

Low Bone Density? Use Caution When Walking Your Dog2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00
28 02, 2019

Another Reason to Add Movement to Your Daily Routine

2022-02-08T23:58:17+00:00

We all know we need to exercise, but it can be hard to work it into our regular routine. Ironically, sedentary jobs make it both more difficult and more important to exercise. Sitting for extended amounts of time is common in modern society, so it’s important to understand how [...]

Another Reason to Add Movement to Your Daily Routine2022-02-08T23:58:17+00:00
14 02, 2019

Read This Before Jumping on the Keto Diet Craze

2022-02-08T23:58:17+00:00

If you’ve spent any time on social media lately, you’ve probably heard about the keto diet. People are claiming huge weight losses on diets full of bacon, cream, and fat cuts of steak. They’re even adding butter to their coffee. It almost seems too good to be true. Is [...]

Read This Before Jumping on the Keto Diet Craze2022-02-08T23:58:17+00:00
25 10, 2018

Is it Time to Stop Smoking? You Don’t Have to Do It Alone!

2022-02-08T23:58:17+00:00

If you’re a smoker, you already know many of the reasons you should quit. Smoking causes lung cancer. It increases your risk of heart disease. You might already have symptoms that bother you like getting short of breath or coughing with a little physical activity. But the damage doesn’t [...]

Is it Time to Stop Smoking? You Don’t Have to Do It Alone!2022-02-08T23:58:17+00:00
9 08, 2018

Don’t Forget to Stay Hydrated this Summer

2022-02-08T23:58:44+00:00

Other than cranking up the air conditioner, there is not much you can do to fully escape the Texas heat. On top of that, temperature controlled rooms tend to dry out the air and the naked heat outside makes us sweat. Either way, many of us are likely to [...]

Don’t Forget to Stay Hydrated this Summer2022-02-08T23:58:44+00:00
26 07, 2018

Do You Need to Cut Back (or Quit) Caffeine?

2022-02-08T23:58:44+00:00

If you enjoy your caffeine, you are not alone. Turns out we drink 400 million cups of coffee each day here in the U.S., which accounts for 75 percent of our caffeine consumption. The other 25 percent comes from soft drinks, tea, and energy drinks. There is good reason [...]

Do You Need to Cut Back (or Quit) Caffeine?2022-02-08T23:58:44+00:00
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