122016Jul
“You are obese.”

“You are obese.”

How is this declaration different from announcing other diagnoses? Consider, we do not say: “You are Alzheimer’s”, “You are Parkinson’s Disease”, “You are coronary artery disease”, “You are diabetes”, “You are asthma”… Obesity is the only diagnosis we say the patient IS, not HAS. Ironically, a key component in fighting disease is for the patient…

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72016Apr

Inflammation

nutrition&wellness Eileen Higgins, MD, FACS Inflammation Inflammation produced by the clean up effort of the immune system is necessary for the body to function normally; this healing is a good thing.  So, what’s the big deal?  The diseases and problems associated with inflammation stem largely from background chronic, systemic inflammation.  “Some researchers now believe that…

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112016Mar

It Tastes Like Chicken

nutrition&wellness Eileen Higgins, MD, FACS Some of the Exotic Meats I’m not sure how many of us would give any of these meats a chance. Perhaps because most are not sure of the nutritional statistics. So, if you’re ever faced with an opportunity, I hope you remember this blog, and have fun Bones of frogs’…

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262016Feb

The Anti-Aging Revolution

nutrition&wellness Eileen Higgins, MD, FACS “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow” -William Shakespeare  Not really meant to be SO brief, 130-135 years as a norm. From the Rodale book, Renewal “Very few individuals, if any, reach their potential maximum life span; they die instead prematurely of a wide variety of diseases–the vast…

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192016Feb

EASY SELLS

nutrition&wellness Eileen Higgins, MD, FACS It was a beautiful day. The high school track team was finishing up a great work out. I thought it fantastic the training this group of young athletes had just finished. Then … out of nowhere, comes this huge box of Krispy Kreme Donuts! “Wait! What are you doing?!” I…

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152016Feb

Got Almond Milk?

nutrition&wellness Eileen Higgins, MD, FACS Rice, almond, soy, Lactaid, skim, 2%, 1%? How to choose! These days, it seems nothing is straightforward anymore, not even milk. Of the above choices, they break into two main groups: dairy and non dairy. This is an important distinction, as dairy is one of the most inflammatory food classes…

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