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Diabetes and Cataracts

…advanced glycation end products (AGEs). To understand glycation’s effects on the eyes, I like to use the analogy of cracking an egg into a hot frying pan. The clear part of the egg turns white as the proteins undergo glycation. Likewise, when glycation occurs in the protein-dense lens of the…

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10 Tips That Make Following a Healthy Diet Plan Easy

…simple things you can do to make following a healthy diet plan easy, including: 1. Use cooking spray to coat skillets and baking dishes. 2. Never fry food: grill, sauté, broil, or bake instead. 3. Lightly steam vegetables. 4. Make large quantities of soup and other foods, and freeze for later…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Stop Storing Fat

…fats from meat and high-fat dairy products, and overly processed vegetable oils (trans fats) found in margarine, peanut butter, baked goods, and fried foods. These dietary fats do nothing to promote healthy weight loss. Make sure the dietary fats that you do eat come from healthy sources such as…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…mono- and polyunsaturated fats, low-fat dairy products, blueberries, cocoa, green tea, coffee, and alcohol (light-to-moderate—heavy drinking fries your brain). * Stay sharp with supplements. A number of neuroprotective vitamins, minerals, and other supplements can increase the odds of keeping…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…was based on now-discredited science and propagated by oil industry insiders, coconut oil, which had long been a staple in commercially baked and fried foods, virtually disappeared from the American market—replaced by soybean and other partially hydrogenated oils. This debacle ushered in the…

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

…marks the time of year when fish is on the menu for Friday night dinners. Unfortunately, that often means eating artery clogging breaded, or fried, fish—and fish that contains dangerous levels of mercury. A better choice is what we do at our house—eat coldwater fish. It is an excellent…

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The Weight Loss Secret the Diet Industry Won't Tell You About

…Chronic exposure to unhealthy, high-calorie foods beats down our inhibitory control, so it’s literally not your fault that you’re craving fries, a donut, or a candy bar. But what researchers also found is that regular exercise enhances inhibitory control—reprogramming your brain to…

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Enhance Cognitive Abilities With Green Vegetables

Research has found that green cruciferous vegetables (such as bok choy and broccoli) are excellent natural immune boosters. Specifically, they contain a chemical signal that ensures that the immune cells in the skin and gut are functioning properly. In fact, the study found that when healthy mice…

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

…about how food is prepared and request substitutions. * Choose items that are grilled, sautéed, baked, or broiled as opposed to breaded or fried. Instead of creamy, rich side dishes or starch-riddled rice and potatoes, ask for steamed vegetables. * Order all dressings and sauces on the side…

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Four Easy Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

How many vegetables do you eat? Sadly, less than one in four adults eat just three servings of vegetables per day—never mind a much healthier five to nine servings. Plus, for some people that vegetable consumption includes potatoes, frozen peas, and salads made from iceberg lettuce and…

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10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe that shelling out your hard-earned cash for their services and solutions is the best way to stay healthy. But when it comes right down to it, it’s the little changes you make in your daily life that have the real power to keep you…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

There’s no question that the most powerful tool in my medical practice is a healthy diet, but it can also be the most difficult therapy to implement. We’ve all had the experience of getting to the end of a long, busy day when we realize we have no idea what we’re going to make for…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

I know we think of New Year’s as a time to make a fresh start, but in reality summer is an even better time to resolve to improve your health. The weather’s warm, the days are long, and we’re in a lull between holidays—with fewer temptations to overeat. I’ve seen on…

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