Sharing a summer trip to Kenya with my son
Nov05

Sharing a summer trip to Kenya with my son

Sharing a summer trip to Kenya with my son Robert before he went to university was a gift to both of us. We decided that our family vacations should be exciting, inspiring and educational. Read about our adventure in the Globe. Share this...

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Facts about Fake Food: ten times more children will be fatter in five years
Oct26

Facts about Fake Food: ten times more children will be fatter in five years

Concerned about global warming destroying our planet and endangering our children’s future? Well, I’ve got another bad news flash for you. We are killing our kids right now with food. Fake food. Over the years, I’ve written many articles about the deteriorating health of our children. The processed foods and drinks we feed our children are causing obesity rates to skyrocket, and a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO)...

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The Agenda in The Summer: Taking Health Into Your Own Hands
Aug22
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Being your own primary care provider
Jun30

Being your own primary care provider

When I started practicing almost 30 years ago, I realized all the nursing home patients were there because they didn’t know how to take care of themselves properly throughout their adult lives which resulted in disability and disease in later life. Not much has changed since 1988; here we are, at the beginning of the grey tsunami. Chronic disease is on the rise and there are not enough physicians to support the traditional disease...

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The 1 Minute Protein Shake and Why it’s Important to Your Day
Apr28

The 1 Minute Protein Shake and Why it’s Important to Your Day

I’m not an advocate for skipping or drinking your meals. But a protein shake can augment your diet on those days you are in a rush and don’t have time to make breakfast. In addition, enhancing a healthy diet with extra protein can facilitate building muscle mass. Proteins come from both plant and animal sources. They provide the same amount of caloric energy as carbohydrates, but are not as readily stored as fats in your body. If we...

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Is fruit juice just as harmful as a glass of wine?
Apr10

Is fruit juice just as harmful as a glass of wine?

Fructose, found in fruit juice, is even more strongly linked to obesity and diabetes than glucose. Most cells in the body can use glucose for energy, but only the liver can metabolize fructose. Glucose can be used throughout the body for energy, but fructose solely hits the liver. When a large quantity of glucose is eaten, it circulates to your cells and the load is dispersed. This only leaves about 20% of the incoming glucose load...

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