Fitness

How to Build Strong Bones

In 2015, the British Medical Journal published a high quality meta-analysis (review of 51 studies!) on calcium intake, supplemental or dietary, and its effect on bone mineral density. The conclusion:  Increasing calcium intake from dietary sources or by taking calcium supplements produces small non-progressive increases in BMD, which are unlikely to lead to a clinically

On BMI

One of the main parameters to measure health in a person in the primary care office setting is a hundred-year-old calculation called the BMI, or Body Mass Index. This measure takes into account a person’s height and weight and categorizes them as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The calculation is a simple formula: (Weight

Metabolic Exercise-Roadblocks to Weight Loss

One of the most common patient concerns voiced in the office is “I want to lose weight.” Most patients have already tried a combination of various medications, crash diets, surgeries and exercise regimens with limited, if any, success. Success rates are so low is because there are many complex pathways and chemical messengers mediating the

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