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Heavy Blues: Weight and Depression by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Problems with weight control can be an issue for your health, but did you know overweight could also be causing depression? When a man gains those extra pounds around his wa ... Read on »
How Losing Weight Helps Your Heart. Are You Actually Overweight? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The first big JAMA study of the new year (Happy New Year!) implied that you can be overweight or barely obese, and not die early because of it. In between the lines: ye ... Read on »
New Weight Loss Coverage–A Better Version of Yourself (video) by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There are 3 weight loss months in the U.S.: January, or New Year’s Resolution Month; May, aka pre-SwimSuit Season; and September, or the leaves are changing and so must I. ... Read on »
Healthier Holiday Eating, or, Why Chug Eggnog? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In looking forward to a little R and R (which is Rhones and Research, though separately, for me), I thought about and surveyed the advice given online to those who want t ... Read on »
Interview: People’s Pharmacy on NPR and My Research Sources (Accessible!) by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had the privilege of again speaking with Joe and Terry Graedon of People’s Pharmacy for their legendary podcast and  national NPR show.  It will be broadcast on Dece ... Read on »
Immunity, Cancer, Nutrition and Cooking: Super Foods by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I believe there is a national movement to help you get stronger, leaner and healthier with what you eat.  Knowing what’s in your food, and how it can help you get well or ... Read on »
State of the Two Arts: Obesity and Testosterone in JAMA and on TV by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating JAMA’s new theme issue on obesity (linked table of contents below) has a point counter point in a network TV new report on the male boomer interest in testosterone . ... Read on »
Which Foods to Buy Organic and Why by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Annals of Internal Medicine report on the nutritional value of organics is being misinterpreted as “organics have no benefits.” That’s not what this study of stud ... Read on »
Stay Healthy with Food as Medicine (Infographic) by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Food as Medicine Infographic from Dr John La Puma   Read on »
MiniVan Medicine Chest: When the Boonies Call by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The movement towards self-care is heating up, along with the rest of the country. To help keep you cool, here is my short list of common summer time foods that c ... Read on »
Why Paula Deen and Pharma Are Ahead of Physicians on Diabetes by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There are many groups trying to get doctors to speak with patients about their weight. I have a new approach to this, targeted for men (and the women who care for them), ... Read on »
Basic Food as Medicine by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had the privilege of speaking with Joe and Terry Graedon, founders of The People’s Pharmacy, on their syndicated NPR show ( free p odcast here)  broadcast today)!, abo ... Read on »
Diet Drug Redux: How Will Qsymia and Belviq Change Practice? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With the newly FDA-approved Qsymia available in the 4th quarter at earliest, and Belviq probably the same or later, it’s too early to know what doctors will do. But ... Read on »
Rules for Dieting, circa 1999 by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating           from an anonymous, “other” facility…I still use these tidbits in talks : most still get a laugh! ... Read on »
Should You Take the New Diet Pill in the New Health Care? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In other words, there is a small high profile study in a reputable medical journal that shows that the kind of calories you eat matters, that calories are not all ... Read on »
Feeding Tube Diet: Unhealthy or Usual Business? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 2 weeks after the New York Times broke this, it’s still here: covered on 20/20 Friday and Forbes  still has it front and center (my comments are highlighted): 10 days of ... Read on »
Physicians Innovative Use of Digital and Social Media by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I like media: digital, social, analog, print, pictures in the sand.  I think social media will transform public health and promote better relationships between doctors an ... Read on »
Looking for Guys to Feature in My Next Book (and on PBS) by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As those of you on my newsletter list probably know, I have developed a free 24 day, online eating plan for men who want to lose the gut and eat themselves lean.   The ... Read on »
TedMed Great Challenges: 20 or Nothing? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TEDMED is about to transform the conference into a platform for change, instead of a giant intellectual cocktail party (and a very good one at that). This year ( ... Read on »
Alcohol Rx for Men Who Survive Heart Attacks: Has the Time Come? by Dr. John L. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The purpose in preventing a man’s second heart attack is to prevent death.  And disability. In other words, it’s quality of life, not just quantity. For decades, ... Read on »