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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Eating Healthy – Help at your Fingertips
Mar10

Eating Healthy – Help at your Fingertips

Everybody deserves to take control of their health. The simplest way to achieving optimal health is to have a healthy diet and with so many options to consider, it’s hard to know where to start. I’ll share with you science based facts and some technology tips to help you achieve a healthy diet so you can perform and look your best at every stage of your life. As a physician, I’m increasingly concerned with the consequences of our diet...

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What is 7-Eleven and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital doing together?
Dec05

What is 7-Eleven and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital doing together?

Over the weekend, we found out that from now until January 3, 2017, the convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, is running a fundraising campaign to benefit children suffering from cancer and other deadly diseases with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 7-Eleven says they will donate 11 cents from each large Slurpee they sell in the U.S., up to $200,000 (1). Cancers linked to overweight and obesity include colorectal cancer, liver...

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Ice-Cream for Breakfast? What you need to know…
Nov24

Ice-Cream for Breakfast? What you need to know…

Professor Yoshiko Koga from Kyorin University claims that eating ice cream for breakfast improves alertness and mental performance. How does he know this? He conducted a clinic trial with multiple subjects that were given three tablespoons of ice-cream when they woke up. He found that “subject’s brains exhibited an increase in high-frequency alpha waves, which are connected to enhanced alertness and reduced mental irritation”(1). The...

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Video: Dr. Chin’s 2 Minute “Gourmet” Oatmeal
Nov18

Video: Dr. Chin’s 2 Minute “Gourmet” Oatmeal

To learn more, check out my written blog which includes the recipe and directions. You can view it here. Share this...

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