FOOD IS MEDICINE? IT MAKES SENSE
Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in our country. While we have made progress in treating and preventing these conditions with medications and procedures, we have failed to address the true underlying cause. By consuming a toxic diet of highly processed foods, saturated fats, and too much meat and dairy, our population is becoming increasingly obese. Obesity has a clear association with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and systemic inflammation, all of which contribute to cardiovascular disease and other common medical ailments.
Introduction Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, as a means not only of helping weight loss, but also for touted benefits of favorably influencing our genes to reduce aging, [...]
Dr. Michael Greger put together this brief, easy-to-read, evidence-based food guide. It's great to use as a quick nutrition resource and can help you during your transition to a plant-based way of eating. Check out [...]
Low carbohydrate diets have become very popular for those who are trying to lose weight. After all, we are a society that tends to overindulge on processed carbohydrates laden with sugars and white flour. It's [...]
Keep Calm! Plants have protein! “Keep Calm, Plants Have Protein!”. This phrase is printed on one of my favorite plant-promoting t-shirts. While I oftentimes cannot answer the question that most patients ask me, “How can [...]
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How much sodium should we be consuming? The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium consumption to no more than 2300mg daily, but ideally trying to keep this under 1500mg. Most Americans consume roughly 3400mg. Almost universally, [...]