Can Losing Weight Help Arthritic Knees? Yes, according to a growing body of research. The latest investigation,1 from scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, followed 240 overweight and obese individuals with painful knee osteoarthritis for 18 months. The participants’ mean age was 66. In the study, they adopted a healthy lifestyle similar to…
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“I think the biggest takeaway from this latest research is, don’t be complacent,” sums up Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “If you’re putting on weight, especially belly fat, it’s important to act even if your blood test results are suggesting that everything’s okay. Chances are, everything will not be okay in the months and years to come.”
Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss At the Pritikin Longevity Center, fruits and veggies are rock stars. From fresh mango to roasted Brussels sprouts, they’re bountiful at the health resort, and delicious. For 40-plus years, Pritikin’s faculty has been praising them for their health and weight-control benefits. Now more evidence, presented at the European Congress…
The images we see in the media distort reality. The average model in the fashion industry weighs approximately 120 pounds, while the average American woman weighs 169 pounds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This disparity leads consumers to believe they are overweight, when in reality, they are average. This, in turn, can…
Concentrations of PFAS tend to higher in processed, high-calorie-dense foods – in containers for fast foods, for example, in cans of soda pop, and in the packaging used in super-processed, ready-made foods, from pies to frozen pizzas.
“I find that most of my clients who try the intermittent fasting protocol end up bingeing during their feeding window, and it turns into a disaster,” observes Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
“Our findings suggest that even if you have had type 2 diabetes for 6 years, putting the disease into remission is feasible,” stated lead investigator Michael Lean, MD, of the University of Glasgow. “In contrast to other approaches, we focus on the need for long-term maintenance of weight loss through diet and exercise and encourage flexibility to optimize individual results.”
The authors have a basic recommendation for determining if you’re overfat. First, measure your waistline at the level of your belly button. Then, double that measurement. If the result is greater than your height, you may indeed be overfat.
The Pritikin Program isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about losing everything else that may be weighing you down, like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, diabetes, and heart problems. It’s about becoming your best and happiest self.
Richard Black’s seven-week stay at the Pritikin Longevity Center completely revolutionized his health, giving him the fresh start he needed after retiring.