Am I taking too many medications? You may not even remember how it got to this point. The pile of daily pills in your hand didn’t used to be so overwhelming. The reason you are taking too many medications is not likely intentional but due to a prescription cascade. A prescription cascade is when a…
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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.
Just as high blood pressure can be a hidden risk factor for heart disease, NAFLD is the silent precursor to serious liver complications, including a form of hepatitis called NASH, and inflammation and liver injury that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Learn about foods and other lifestyle measures that promote liver health.
“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.”
The more we rely on food as our “medicine,” the less we need actual medicine. That may be especially important for conditions, like depression, in which the pharmaceuticals prescribed often come with the possibility of many negative side effects, such as increased appetite and weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, and even increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
In the United States, fried potato products like French fries and potato chips are the greatest source of acrylamide in many peoples’ diets (38%), followed by crackers, cookies and cakes (17%), bread (14%), snacks such as roasted nuts, and popcorn (14%), cereal products (9%), and lastly, coffee (8%).
Newer, softer plaques (the ones you don’t see on CT scans) are likely more worrisome than calcified plaques. That’s because newer, softer plaques are more likely to rupture. When plaque ruptures, it triggers the formation of blood clots. It’s these blood clots that choke off blood flow to the heart, causing heart attacks.
However, in order to live longer, the elderly need to be aware of potential health issues that they may face. They include Alzheimer’s Disease, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease and more. Also, when people get older they start having problems with vision and hearing, which should be monitored closely. In addition, the elderly should have modest fitness…
You really want to start exercising and shed some weight, but every time you set out for a walk, it hurts. Your knees are not happy. From knee pain experts at the Pritikin Longevity Center, get insights on why your knees might be suffering, and what you can do about it.
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.
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.”