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There are ways to cut cravings by naturally balancing your blood sugar.
You are more likely to be overweight if your friend's, friend's friend is overweight than if your parents are overweight.
Shrinking someone's stomach to the size of a walnut with surgery is one way to battle obesity and diabetes and may be lifesaving for a few, but it doesn't address the underlying causes.
Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics.
The body maintains balance in only a handful of ways. At the end of the day, disease occurs when these basic systems are out of whack.
You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet.
Paradoxically Americans are becoming both more obese and more nutrient deficient at the same time. Obese children eating processed foods are nutrient depleted and increasingly get scurvy and rickets, diseases we thought were left behind in the 19th and 20th centuries.
I have experienced some amazing food! Yet when I think about the most luxurious and exquisite meals I have had, visions of simple food made from a few natural ingredients are what most excite me.
We need a grassroots movement and government policies and programs to change the food landscape and the built environment to give our children a chance to have happy, healthy successful lives.
We have to pay close attention to what we see, and be ready to work with the unexpected according to the basic principles of systems biology and medicine.
Part of my training was learning how to refer patients to cardiologists for heart problems, gastroenterologists for stomach issues, and rheumatologists for joint pain. Given that most physicians were trained this way, it's no wonder that the average Medicare patient has six doctors and is on five different medications.
Through my work and travels I have been lucky enough to have been exposed to various eclectic cuisine running the gamut from small local cafes to iconic five-star restaurants.
You cannot control the primitive urges and hormones that drive your eating behavior.
Tricking your brain into thinking you are getting something sweet plays dirty tricks on your metabolism.
When it becomes a revolutionary act to eat real food, we are in trouble.
Today there are not even enough fruits and vegetables in this country to allow all Americans to follow the government guidelines to eat five to nine servings a day.
If you want to get healthy, you just might not want to go to a doctor. You might instead, go to church.
Just eat less and exercise more.
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