- November 11th, 2014
People don’t become obese overnight. A pound here, a pound there—it’s an incremental process. Still, at such a rate, it may only take a few years before we’re 30, 40, 50 pounds heavier than our ideal weight.By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- September 30th, 2014
Many premenopausal and menopausal women—those who are roughly 35 to 55 years old—blame their weight gain on hormonal changes. They visit their doctor and are told gaining weight is a natural side effect; that as they age, declining estrogen production triggers more fat storage.Why Cutting Calories Just Won’t Cut ItBy George L. Redmon, PhD, ND
- August 31st, 2014
Many of us first encountered diabetes in grade school when one of our classmates had the disease. We listened in shock as they described their daily regimen: glucose monitoring, multiple insulin injections, a rigid diet.By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- December 1st, 2013
They’ll be here in no time, and over before we know it. The holidays always seem to come and go in a flurry of planning, parties, and overindulgence. But there is something that tends to stick around long after the frenzy is over: the Holiday Half Dozen. Spare tire. Winter weight.Keep the seasonal pounds offBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- October 31st, 2013
It doesn’t take a randomized, double-blind, clinical study to observe that, as we age, we become more susceptible physically, mentally, and emotionally to the negative effects of prolonged stress.Unlocking the secret to vitality in the golden yearsBy Donnie Yance, MH, CN
- August 31st, 2013
Sugar metabolism is a beautiful thing. Here’s how it works: Food is converted into blood sugar (glucose). The pancreas secretes insulin, a hormonal messenger that tells cells to take in glucose. Cell membranes are then activated to allow sugar inside cells, where little power plants convert it into energy.Protecting metabolic health and avoiding diabetesBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- January 1st, 2013
Researchers have found that not getting enough shuteye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing their ability to respond to insulin by 30 percent.
- July 1st, 2011
Take advantage of the warm weather and hit the pool to torch calories this summer!
Although it may not be as easy as lacing up your running shoes for a quick jog, the
payoff is totally worth the extra effort. There is hardly another workout that burns as many calories, firms the entire body, and provides the low-impact exercise that swimming offers.
- August 1st, 2008
Make sure you get enough calories each day. If you don’t, your body will sense the danger of starvation and actually slow down your metabolism, says Mark Hyman, MD, author of Ultrametabolism (Simon & Schuster, 2008). A quick way to figure out how many calories you need every day: Calculate your resting metabolic rate.