Intermittent Fasting

Occasionally a patient or student comes into my office already on a very specific diet. The approach is often reflected in media stories on popular diet trends, rarely unhealthy, just the diet of the moment. In the past few months I’ve been hearing more people experimenting with fasting, and specifically intermittent fasting. What is it?…

Lifestyle Changes Your Health

A new study out of Denmark, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, supports the power of diet and exercise to improve health in the face of chronic disease- in this case diabetes. We have ample evidence that healthy eating and consistent physical activity are essential components of long term health. In fact,…

Cravin’ in the R-A-I-N

When a food craving arises, the typical response is either resistance or satisfying the craving. Both of these approaches tend to strengthen the craving. How Do You React? Let’s use ice cream as an example, a commonly craved food – it hits the taste receptors for sweet and fatty proving a sense of pleasure and…

Yo-Yo Dieting is Bad for Your Heart

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2017 cautions that if you lose weight, it is best to work hard to keep it off. Following 9,509 adults with heart disease over 5 years, the researches found those with the greatest variation in weight had the highest risk for disease and…

The United States of Food

Americans primarily make food choices based on price, flavor and convenience. While this has remained true over the past fifty years, several newer trends are emerging in our food culture. People are now choosing what to eat based on: the price to the planet what is best for personal and community health novelty and personalization…