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How the Body Works: Overview of Organ Systems

Updated on May 14, 2019

If you want to be relatively free of the fear of not knowing enough about your health that you have to rely on others to make big decisions for you, it's critical that you take some time to learn about how your body works. Read more about How the Body Works: Overview of Organ Systems

 

7 Ways to Care for Your Health Every Day

I'm often asked how to go about finding a family physician who emphasizes the importance of our daily choices and isn't quick to lean on prescription medications to address common health challenges. Read more about 7 Ways to Care for Your Health Every Day

 

Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

Updated on March 5th, 2019

Health enthusiasts are all too aware of the importance of choosing nutrient-rich foods for fuel. There's no denying that we need a wide variety of nutrients from healthy food to create energy to fuel our daily activities.

It's worth remembering that nutrients on their own do not create energy. Read more about Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

 

What to do About Cancer - Part One

Updated on February 1st, 2019

First, let's be clear on what cancer is and how it may hurt your health.

The building blocks of your brain, lungs, liver, heart, skin, and other organs are one or more of the following types of tissue: Read more about What to do About Cancer - Part One

 

What to do About Cancer - Part Two

Updated on February 1st, 2019

In part one of this look at what to do about cancer, I expressed support for surgical excision of a malignant tumor whenever deemed prudent by those involved.

Generally, I don't feel as good about radiation and chemotherapy, but before I explain why, please allow me to say this: if you've already undergone radiation or chemotherapy, consider your body strong and resilient, having withstood the harmful effects of these therapies. Read more about What to do About Cancer - Part Two

 

Carbohydrate Cravings | Iron Deficiency Anemia in Premenopausal Women

From a brief Q&A with Daniela Ginta, a freelance writer based in Kamloops, BC, writing a feature article on women's health for a Canadian publication.

1. Do women experience fluctuating carbohydrate cravings and if yes, what is the most probable cause (or causes)? How to best manage such cravings? Read more about Carbohydrate Cravings | Iron Deficiency Anemia in Premenopausal Women

 

Don't Forget These 3 Markers When Looking to Lose Fat

Just a brief post to continue with recent thoughts on making dietary choices that support losing fat while improving health and longevity.

Most people who embark on the journey of losing fat cut down on carb-rich foods, often categorized as white foods like potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, and sugar. Some will also avoid fruit, believing that ingestion of natural fruit sugar (fructose) leads to large spikes in insulin release which in turn contributes to insensitivity to insulin over time, leading to accumulation of fat. Read more about Don't Forget These 3 Markers When Looking to Lose Fat

 

5 Keys to Losing Fat While Improving Health and Longevity

Any diet or pattern of eating that relies on calorie restriction to a point where real hunger is an ongoing challenge isn't good for longevity.

The reason is simple - calorie restriction leads to loss of fat and muscle. Losing fat is generally good for longevity. Loss of skeletal muscle - called sarcopenia - is very bad for short and long term health. The amount of skeletal muscle mass we carry is a strong predictive marker for longevity. Read more about 5 Keys to Losing Fat While Improving Health and Longevity

 

Are White Rice and White Potatoes Harmful To Your Health?

To continue where we left off in last week's newsletter, I'd like to share what I've learned over the years about eating white rice and potatoes. Read more about Are White Rice and White Potatoes Harmful To Your Health?

 

Benefits of Cold Showers

Originally published in January of 2017

I was introduced to the practice of taking cold showers for multiple health benefits by a good friend in graduate school more than 20 years ago. I still remember the shock of giving it a go for the first time in the middle of a harsh winter in a suburb of Chicago. My body immediately began hyperventilating as I summoned all of my resolve to take on that icy cold water from Lake Michigan. Beyond the initial moment of impact, what I remember most was a deep sense of satisfaction afterward for getting through the experience. Read more about Benefits of Cold Showers

 

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