Health Notes

Recipe: Springtime Spice on the Grill

by admin on May 20, 2015

Springtime is the perfect time to dust off the grill and take your cooking outdoors. So what can you cook up that’s also healthy for your heart?

Pork tenderloin is an extra-lean, heart-healthy protein. In fact, it’s been classified by the American Heart Association’s “Heart-Check Mark.” A three ounce portion of pork tenderloin contains less than three grams of fat and 120 calories. That means ounce for ounce, pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.

Fish sauce (available in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores) adds a deep flavor to this pork tenderloin recipe that gives it a flavor that’s not at all “fishy.” Try it out for yourself!

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Your Questions Answered: Why Doesn’t My Diet Work?

by Dr. Daniel Cronk on May 13, 2015

Q. I’ve dieted for years, and let’s face it… I need to lose a lot of weight. Why doesn’t dieting seem to work for me? I desperately want to get healthy. What can I do to get this weight off?

A. They say weight loss is a complex math problem. Burn more calories than you take in and the pounds should melt away.

It’s often easier said than done.

That’s why bariatric surgery is key for anyone struggling with obesity. It’s the most powerful and effective tool medical science has for helping people lose a significant amount of weight.

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Exercise: Take Your Workout Sitting Down

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Have you ever paused to think about how much sitting we do during a given day? I am sitting right now because I am writing this blog and my office doesn’t have a standing desk. Just think about how much we sit throughout our day. Statistics on the average American reveal some interesting (but not […]

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Make Your Diet Farmer’s Market Fresh

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It’s that time of year when farmers markets are starting, which means you can choose from a larger variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce is fresher at local farmer’s markets because it is picked right before the market and transported a shorter distance. This means it has great flavor and may even improve your […]

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Bariatric Surgery Provides Better Knee and Hip Replacement Outcomes

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I have written many times about the positive effects bariatric surgery can provide: everything from reducing cancer risk to diabetes remission and even reduces the risk of some forms of cancer. For those who have chronic pain from knee and hip arthritis, the benefits are just as great. Obesity is a major risk factor for […]

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Recipe: A Low-Cal Fiesta of Flavor

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Cinco de Mayo celebrations are right around the corner, and watching your weight doesn’t have to mean missing out on the flavorful fun. Shrimp are loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3 and zinc, making them an excellent, carbohydrate-free food for anyone looking to drop pounds. Pairing them with fresh zucchini and salsa spices them […]

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Your Questions Answered: Is Surgery a Guarantee?

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Q. I’ve been dieting for what seems like forever, losing weight only to gain it all back again. I’m looking at bariatric surgery as a sure-fire way to take off the weight and keep it off. It’s guaranteed to work, right? A. No medical treatment or operation is 100 percent guaranteed to work.  This includes bariatric […]

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Exercise: Have a Ball with Exercise

April 1, 2015
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Using an exercise ball can be a great way to introduce some fun and variety to your normal exercise routine. There are many benefits to using a ball, including improving posture, core strength and control, building abdominal and back strength, and improving balance and stability. Before you start, make sure you find a good ball […]

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Choose Your Fats Wisely

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Heart disease and stroke are the number one cause of death and disability for those with Type II diabetes. Eating a diet low in saturated and trans fats, and rich in the healthier fats (ex: walnuts, olives, avocadoes, olive oil and canola oil) is important for a healthy heart, as well as great for weight […]

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Recipe: Stay Healthy with Stir-Fry

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Stir-frying vegetables is a quick and easy way to cook without zapping the vibrant color and healthful nutrients veggies contain. It’s also delicious! Broccoli, pork and cashews combine for a healthy meal, and serving it over brown rice offers a healthy boost of fiber. Get out your wok or skillet and start stirring up a […]

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