Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, male sex, and family history of early heart disease (men < 55; women < 65). The latest research shows that heart attacks are caused not only by buildup of cholesterol in your heart (much like a [...]
Staying healthy is no easy feat during the cold winter months. Our body is under constant attack, not only from bacteria and viruses that seem to be lurking around everywhere, but also from toxins in the air we breathe, the food we eat and even from the damaging effects of stress on our immune system. [...]
The availability of large amounts of tasty, yet calorie-dense foods can wreck havoc to your nutrition. Here are Dr. Jampolis’ top tips to pick wisely and still enjoy the food you select:
Holiday parties often involve holiday buffets which can be a calorie nightmare if you are watching your weight. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track whether you are the host or the guest. For the host/hostess: Increase the variety of low-fat foods & decrease the variety of high fat foods. Studies [...]
Eating the right food can reduce chronic inflammation that can stress your system and can lead to more serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, etc. Here are five tips from Dr. Jampolis to combat inflammation with a healthy choice of foods:
I don’t blame you for feeling a bit anxious about Thanksgiving – a typical Thanksgiving meal racks up over 2000 calories and can easily top 3000, which equates to almost a pound of body fat. When you factor in all the tasty leftovers that can sneak into your diet during the weekend after Thanksgiving, you [...]
Approximately 27 million Americans are diabetic, and an additional 79 million are pre-diabetic. Because diabetes is strongly associated with obesity and inactivity, I deal with it daily in my practice. When it comes to diabetes risk, I tell patients “genetics loads the gun but diet pulls the trigger”. Research shows that a combination of lifestyle [...]
Keeping a healthy digestive system is critical to maximizing your nutrition intake and helping your immune system. Here are three tips to keep your gut going strong from Dr. Jampolis:
Most people understand the importance of protein when it comes to both building muscle and losing weight, but many don’t realize that there are significant differences in protein quality (amino acid composition, absorption and uptake by cells) and unique benefits for different types of protein. When it comes to quality and benefit, whey protein is [...]
To gain weight, you have to take in more calories than your body burns. By eating an extra 250-500 calories per day more than your body requires, along with a consistent and somewhat challenging strength training program, you can gain between ½ pound to 1 pound of muscle and fat per week (there is considerable [...]
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ABOUT: Dr. Jampolis is an internist and board certified physician nutrition specialist (one of only a several hundred practicing in the United States). She specializes exclusively in nutrition for weight loss, disease prevention and treatment.