Everything in Moderation

Congratulations to Dr. Oz on his 100th show!! Since he has helped so many people, this is probably one of many milestones that the show will reach. For this special blog post, I would like to discuss better health and nutrition. Top tips that I would recommend include making a lifestyle modification instead of making temporary changes. This promotes that the changes will stick and also makes it easier to achieve your goal whether it is weight loss, good nutrition, or good health.

Congratulations to Dr. Oz on his 100th show!! Since he has helped so many people, this is probably one of many milestones that the show will reach. For this special blog post, I would like to discuss better health and nutrition. Top tips that I would recommend include making a lifestyle modification instead of making temporary changes. This promotes that the changes will stick and also makes it easier to achieve your goal whether it is weight loss, good nutrition, or good health.  


Second, I would recommend a routine that includes less caloric intake and exercise.  From personal experience, I find that the combination is more successful and sustainable.



Third, eating out should be done less frequently. Taking control of your food can be a way of reducing portion size, decreasing calories, and reducing cholesterol. A poor diet does contribute to risk for cancers, including breast cancer. Current recommendations include eating lower fat and cholesterol foods, increasing fruits and vegetables in one’s diet, avoiding regular alcohol intake, and if consuming soy, one should take it in foods such as tofu, soybeans or soy milk. Some of these have been discussed in my previous blog posts if you would like to refer to them. My next post will be about Vitamin D and breast cancer. Until then, have a happy Valentine’s Day.

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No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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