Alcohol on the Outs

Alcohol guidelines have long been about moderation. The message that drinking is ok as long as you don’t have too much over the course of one day or one week; and that it may even be good for you. Along with the health detriments, studies have consistently reported on benefits of alcohol, especially red wine,…

Protein and Heart Disease

Last week I wrote about ways of eating to decrease risk of heart attacks and strokes: from the Mediterranean diet to the Dean Ornish diet. These approaches encompass all aspects of diet, and should include exercise and stress management as well. Many of the studies on heart disease and diet focus on individual nutrients to…

Reversing Heart Disease

Last week I wrote about new research on how to reverse diabetes. This week I turn to the other major driver of chronic disease and early death: heart disease. As with diabetes, there is abundant research on heart disease, from causes to prevention. Reversal is a tricky word to use with heart disease, some experts feel…

Reversing Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease, just like heart disease, so it makes sense that management of the condition requires attention to diet and exercise. There is growing evidence that you may be able to reverse both diseases using a combination of weight loss, exercise, and dietary changes. Reversal is not the same as a cure, in the…