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Disease Prevention

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.

What is reverse causation?

Reverse causation (also called reverse causality) refers either to a direction of cause-and-effect contrary to a common presumption or to a two-way causal relationship in, as it were, a loop. Reverse causation can occur when people change their diet or other lifestyle habit after developing a disease or perhaps after having a close family member…

The Acid Reflux Diet

Acid Reflux Diet and GERD

“The sooner we start an acid reflux diet and healthier lifestyle, the better,” recommends Danine Fruge, MD, Associate Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida. GERD That’s because acid reflux can become a serious, chronic condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. GERD can have several unpleasant symptoms that include difficulty swallowing,…

How To Live To 100 | 6 Top Foods

Live to Be 100 with these secrets of longevity from around the world.

All longevity “hot spots” have many of the same basic characteristics. Their diets are plant-based. They tend to eat a lot less meat than we in America do, and a lot more beans. Here are the top 6 foods commonly found in these longevity superstar regions.

Foods that Heal. Foods That Kill.

Diets that work, and diets that fail.

Grand Slams for breakfast, cheeseburgers at lunch, pizza for dinner. We all know it’s lousy stuff, but a lot of us aren’t aware just how lousy it is. Scientists now call the typical American diet our #1 risk factor for disease, disability, and death.

“It’s Not Just the Years In Your Life…”

Longevity is not just the years In your life, it's about living both longer and better

“Pritikin is an investment in what matters most – a longer life, a better life,” sums up Pritikin’s Medical Director, Ronald Scheib, MD. Before coming to Pritikin, Dr. Scheib served as Chief of Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Miami Heart Institute. Health defined by the Pritikin Longevity Center is based on the following values.

Foods That Promote Eye Health

The Best Foods for Eye Health

Are there foods that promote eye health? Yes, and that’s a surprise for many people. We often think of vision loss – problems like diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and macular degeneration – as a consequence of aging or heredity. But science is now finding that there’s a lot we can do with our diets and lifestyles to help keep our vision strong.

What are free radicals?

What is a Free Radical?

What are free radicals? Free radicals are atoms or molecules with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons. They can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Many free radicals are necessary for life and are used by our body’s cells to kill invading bacteria. Cell injury “But excessive amounts can lead to cell injury…

Do I need calcium supplements?

People are asking, and rightfully so: Do I need calcium supplements?

In the medicine cabinets of homes nationwide are bottles of calcium pills. They’re as ubiquitous as toothpaste. But do we really need them? The Pritikin Scientific Advisory Board recently met to discuss this issue. Here are their conclusions.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedia and Ayurvedic Medicine

What is Ayurvedic medicine? Ayurvedic medicine, also called Ayurveda, is likely the world’s oldest holistic (mind plus body) healing approach. It was developed in India more than two thousand years ago. Like the Pritikin Program, one of Ayurveda’s primary goals is to reduce the burden of disease by preventing it via a healthy lifestyle. “AYURVEDA”…

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