The 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet: Download the Plan

Reach your health goals on The 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet.

The 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet: Download the Plan

Following a plant-based diet can help you lose weight, reduce bloat, and boost your energy — all in three weeks! You don't even have to eat the same old boring salad day in and day out. The 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet centers around three meals, two snacks, and unlimited vegetables every day, giving you the opportunity to enjoy real and healthy foods without counting calories or relying on prepackaged shakes or supplements. Get started on your weight-loss journey and print out the full plan for The 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough Diet.


Your Parent Has Dementia: What to Talk to Their Doctor About

Make sure all their doctors are aware of all the medications she is taking.

Q: My mom is 94 and has dementia. She is taking a whole medicine cabinet-full of medications and I think they actually make her fuzzier. How should I talk to her various doctors about what she is taking and if she can get off some of the meds? — Gary R., Denver, Colorado

A: Many dementia patients are taking what docs call a "polypharmacy" — three or more medications that affect their central nervous system. And we really don't know how that mixture truly affects each individual person.

A new study in JAMA Network that looked at more than 1 million Medicare patients found almost 14% of them were taking a potentially harmful mix of antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, benzodiazepines such as Valium and Ativan, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonist hypnotics such as Ambien or Sonata, and opioids. And almost a third of those folks were taking five or more such medications. The most common medication combination included an antidepressant, an antiepileptic, and an antipsychotic. Gabapentin was the most common medication — often for off-label uses, such as to ease chronic pain or treat psychiatric disorders, according to the researchers from the University of Michigan.

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