Viewing posts from June, 2011Moshe Lewis, MD In Chinese medicine, there is a saying: where there is blockage there is pain, but where there is no blockage there is no pain. We know this to be true in western medicine, as well. When we are hurt, inflammation effectively blocks and redirects our body's healing resources to the site of an injury or infection. David Pryor, MD There is no secret that most Americans need to eat less and move more. But for people with type 2 diabetes, an active lifestyle is especially important for staying healthy and controlling blood sugar levels. Moshe Lewis, MD Weight loss is an excellent resolution to have in spite of how difficult it may seem. Although there are many diets and fads that come and go, even a 10-pound weight loss can improve your health and your risk for diseases associated with obesity, like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. David Pryor, MD The first step toward making a change is identifying and acknowledging a problem. Sisters, we have a problem with weight and obesity in our community. According to current statistics, between 50 and 66% of African American women can be classified as being "overweight". African American women suffer from obesity at an alarmingly disproportionate rate when compared to women of other races. Robert Ferguson, MS, CN Have you ever thought about why we are so fat? Do you think it is our sedentary consumer driven lifestyle that piles on the pounds? Or, is it more fundamental—something genetic perhaps? Either way, the unsolved medical mystery of obesity has been handed over to what I define as false promises—also know as “diet disasters”!