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Millennials

Millennials

What we know is this:

  • In 2016 millennials were billed as a healthy population.
  • In 2017 USA Today reported that Colorectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily in millennials.
  • Someone born in 1990 has double the risk of early colon cancer and quadruple the risk of early rectal cancer as someone born in 1950.
  • Obesity, poor diets and inactivity are major factors in this disease.

We are nutrition and obesity specialists. We are Board Certified Physicians in Internal and Bariatric Medicine. Which means we must know the entire body and its functions. As well as how disease processes throughout the body. Don’t wait until you require medical care to establish a relationship with a doctor. We are here to provide you with the best preventative care and to help you should you develop a medical need.

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Are you getting enough B12 in your diet?

Are you getting enough B12 in your diet?

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin. When you take water soluble vitamins you lose them when you urinate or excrete.

That means that our bodies don’t really store B12. Its important to implement B12 in your diet through either food or supplementation. The problem is foods these days are very deficient in vitamins. B12 is very important due to creating new red blood cells. When new red blood cells are made they carry oxygen to the cells to be able to be used for energy.

The body creates millions of red blood cells every minute. Without B12 you create less red blood cells and reduce the effectiveness of the cells. B12 also plays a role into signaling our nerves . Have you every felt less active getting out of bed or have low energy during your workout? B12 tells your muscles to contract at the right period of time. Therefore you will feel more active and have a much better workout.

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Many olive oils have been mixed with peanut oil, soy and lampante (lamp oil,rotten olives) to save costs.

Companies that refine rotten olive oil give you a tasteless and odorless product. Companies will have legal frauds (extra light olive oil). extra light olive oil has the same amount of calories just the goodness refined out of it. This legal in the states except for Europa. Rancid olive oil has free radicals and peroxides in it. Below is a cheat sheet to follow when looking to purchase healthy olive oil.

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Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

Most cattle today is fed grain instead of grass fed.The nutrients in the beef we eat can vary due to what the cattle consumes.

Cattle that are grass fed go through much more natural process than grain fed. Grass fed cattle continue to eat grass and live on grassland. Grain fed are rapidly fattened up with based feeds that are normally made with corn or soy.

Grain are also given antibiotics and hormones to grow faster and survive harsh living environment. The difference in fatty acid is major as well. Grass fed beef contains five times as much omega 3 than grain fed. Grass fed beef also contains twice as much CLA (lionoleic acid) than grain. CLA and omega 3 are very beneficial towards health. Grass fed beef is a much better choice than grain.

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A Key to Good Health

A Key to Good Health

Nutrition is the number one key to health. I recommend focusing on eating whole, unprocessed foods while avoiding grains and sugars, which are precursors to disease.

Stay away from grains to help lower your insulin.You need to consume good proteins such as organic pastured eggs, grass fed organic meats, Poultry and fish.

A recommendation would be one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass. This normally translates to at least 60-70 grams of protein a day. When it comes to eating fruits eat them moderately, many fruits contain fructose. Try to replace tropical fruits with berries. Eat organic vegetables and dark leafy greens. Stay away with rooted vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, they have a much higher glycemic load. Try to get your healthy fats from coconut and grape seed oil.

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Counterfeit Medications

Counterfeit Medications

Many websites offering fake medicines have been increasing at a rapid rate.

The problem is many websites are hosted in jurisdictions which may not be receptive to take down requests. Last year MHRA took down more than 4,000 websites selling counterfeit medicines. In 2016 over 13.6 million worth of fake medicines/medical devices were seized. 3 million were erectile dysfunction and more than 300,000 were slimming pills. This can be lead to an embarrassment factor, people wanting to rather buy erectile dysfunction and slimming pills online instead of in person.

Another factor is convenience, people get use to wanting things right away. Another question to consider is who’s in charge of selling these fake medications? The criminals behind all this are more than likely rouge businessmen. These type of people could have possibly worked in legitimate pharmaceutical supplies in the past and know how the system operates. They deal will offshore companies and are very sophisticated with networks. This is very concerning due to these criminals are selling these fake medications to licensed distributors (hospitals and pharmacies). Side effects of these fake medications can be life threatening. Make sure to go through the proper channels rather than a quick fix online.

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