Sometimes, it’s the little things that get you down when your weight’s up. Like cutting your toenails. “It was horrible,” recalls Lee Zaretsky. “When I was 50 pounds heavier, trimming my toenails was such a chore that I dreaded it.” Today, those extra 50 pounds are gone. And they’ve stayed gone.
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The Pritikin Program is all about laying the foundation for a lifetime of good health and disease prevention. You’ll lose weight without feeling hungry, regain your vitality, and feel healthier, stronger. You’ll live better. Now’s your chance.
For too long, patients as well as doctors have fallen prey to the medical mystique of a pill for every ill. We need to begin a whole new mind-set and say to ourselves: “I don’t want to take anything more than what I absolutely need. And certainly, I don’t want to take anything that makes me feel bad.”
“Pills are merely a band aid,” points out Dr. Jay Kenney. “A healthy lifestyle goes after the underlying cause of the disease, and fixes it.”
This short 4-minute video contains highlights from Dr. Greger’s lecture at Pritikin. To watch the full one-hour video, click through to our YouTube channel below. Dr. Michael Greger’s familiarity with Pritikin started at a young age when his grandmother decided to pay us a visit and that visit saved her life. Dr. Greger has since…
Chronic kidney disease often leads to kidney failure, dialysis, and kidney transplants. Roughly 1 of every 10 Americans has it. Approximately 1 of 3 adults with diabetes and 1 of 5 adults with high blood pressure has it. The good news: Science is learning that certain foods promote kidney health. In fact, a healthy diet like Pritikin may actually halt the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
A study that got widespread media coverage in 2013 essentially told America, “It’s okay to be fat.” It was likely comforting for the approximately 70% of Americans who are overweight or obese. But it was false comfort, states Dr. Jonathan Samet and co-authors of a new four-continent meta-analysis that meticulously crunched the numbers on 239 studies and 10.6 million people,
It is important to protect your skin from the potential harmful side effects of sun exposure. Follow these tips to maintain healthy, beautiful skin.
“The osteoporosis problem in America is related to several factors, including our overconsumption of salt, soft drinks, caffeine, refined carbohydrates, excess vitamin A (retinal) from animal foods, and alcohol, as well as smoking. All leach calcium and other important nutrients out of the bone,” states Dr. Jay Kenney, Nutrition Research Specialist and educator at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
There’s very hopeful news, reports Dr. Melissa Schilling of New York University, author of a comprehensive new review implicating insulin as the deadly link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s. High levels of insulin, she points out, are preventable and treatable through changes in diet, exercise, and medication.
A growing body of research is finding that for many people, getting healthy again does not require a medicine cabinet full of drugs. Fast and profound benefits can happen simply with diet and exercise. Good food. Good fitness. That’s all we need, asserts science.