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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.

Can You Be Fat But Fit?

Can You Be Fat But Fit? No, Says New Research

“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.”

Foods That Fight Depression

Best Foods That Fight Depression

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.

Is acrylamide bad for you?

Is coffee with acrylamide bad for you?

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%).

Health Concerns of the Elderly to Lead to a Long Life

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…

Knee Pain | Causes, Treatment & Relief
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Knee Pain | Causes, Treatment & Relief

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.

No More Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea.
And 50 Pounds Lighter.

I lost 50 pounds and no longer have acid reflux.

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.

Drug Side Effects Vs Pritikin Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Medication.

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.”

Video: How Not To Die
| Dr. Michael Greger M.D. at Pritikin

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…

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