(The following post was written by Jamie McManus, M.D., FAAFP, Chair of Medical Affairs, Health Science & Education for Shaklee Health Wise.) My guess is that you'll be pulling out the tape measure and doing a little math after you read this one! I sure did!!!
From Dr. McManus . . . Attempts to establish “ideal weight” standards, the weight associated with the lowest mortality rates, go way back. In fact, when I first started practicing medicine we used the Metropolitan Life Insurance height for weight tables to assess a healthy body weight. Although considered to be a useful tool at the time, it was not without its limitations and biases. For one, insurance policies don’t necessarily reflect individual needs, also, data on height and weight were measured with non-standardized protocols and equipment.
Diet sodas are in the news again. You've probably seen the headlines questioning whether diet sodas actually help you lose weight. In fact many of the headlines imply the diet sodas will cause you to gain weight. Two of the more sensational headlines I came across said "Think diet sodas help you lose weight? Not so, Purdue study finds", and "Can diet sodas actually cause more weight gain than regular sodas?"
(The following post was written by Jamie McManus, M.D., FAAFP, Chair of Medical Affairs, Health Science & Education for Shaklee Health Wise.)
Eating out is definitely on my list of fun things to do. But, for many of us who eat out regularly, there are many pitfalls that can get in the way of our health.
Have you noticed all the beautiful pregnant women with cute little "baby bumps"? I notice them on the beach, out shopping, in grocery store checkout line magazines and, of course, the most famous of all in the media, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge's recently delivered "baby bump," His Royal Highness Prince George (Alexander Louis) of Cambridge. My niece is expecting in October and her cute little "six-month baby bump" is much smaller than the "baby mountains" I remember having (and photos confirm) during my three pregnancies! Of course, the important thing is the health of the mom to be and the baby inside the bump!
From Dr. Chaney . . . My phone has been ringing off the hook. My email in-box is full. It seems that everyone wants to know if the headlines about omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer are true
The following post was written by Maggie Smith of Dexter’s Super Savvy Mommy for Shaklee Health Wise. Maggie was part of Shaklee Corporation’s Team Cinchspiration healthy weight campaign and is now the Shaklee 180™ blogger spokesperson. Maggie's suggestions can apply to all sorts of obstacles we face in life and not just weight loss.
Hope you enjoyed the Kale Chips recipe. I made them this past weekend and we really enjoyed them! Although the kale chips required use of the oven, I think it's safe to say that on hot summer days, most of us would rather not use the stove or oven. Below are several simple suggestions for delicious and healthy no cook snacks and meals courtesy of Mediterranean Food Alliance and Oldways/Health Through Heritage.
Kale truly is a superfood -- see link below for its many benefits -- and although I know that I should eat it more often, it's not one of my favorite vegetables. When it comes to greens I prefer spinach, swiss chard, escarole, broccoli rabe and other leafy lettuces. I've added slivers of kale to salads and frittatas, and I've tried steaming, sauteing, etc., but just haven't come up with a foolproof recipe that I really like -- at least not until now! Check out this brief video for a simple recipe that turns "superfood" kale into a nutritious and delicious "supersnack!" (If you have a favorite kale recipe that you'd like to share, please do!)
For everything you ever wanted to know about kale and then some, read "The Secret Life of Kale" compliments of GreenMedInfo.
Below is a link to a powerful recording on issues vital to men's health, told through the experiences of men, a number of whom are medical professionals. Topics include heart disease, joint pain, injury/surgery recovery, infertility, prostate cancer, male hormonal imbalance, weight loss, cholesterol, blood pressure, anxiety/panic attacks, allergies/asthma and immunity. It's a compelling presentation of great value to men (and the women who love them) who want to avoid degenerative disease, and maintain health and vigor throughout their lives. Listen and share with others.
Click here to listen to audio presentation.
One of the key products talked about in the recording is Vitalizer.
Learn more about Vitalizer here.
For more audios on a variety of health topics, click here.
A friend just shared this clever video about a very serious subject -- heart attack symptoms in women. Take time to watch. Then visit the "Go Red for Women" website at www.goredforwomen.org to learn more about heart disease in women, to complete a risk assessment and to learn how you can minimize your chances of heart disease. Be sure to share the video and link with others. You just might save a life!