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Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert

San Mateo, California
My philosophy is exercise is preventive medicine. My goal is to encourage a simple life long approach to health and wellness that advocates small daily changes in lifestyle. Programs I have developed are based on sound science and the latest health and wellness information available. An emphasis... Full Bio
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New Hormone Study- Promises to reduce the heat ! by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If peri-menopausal and menopausal women weren’t confused enough, another study was just released by the North American Menopause Society that suggests a glimmer of rel ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity- what to do! by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A recent study published in the American Heart Journal,found that Poor eating and activity habits, not genetics, are the underlying causes for most cases of adolescent ... Read on »
To Lose Weight, Cut Down on Meat and Cheese by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Long-term weight loss was associated with a decreased intake of meat, cheese, and sweets and an increased intake of fruits and vegetables, according to a new study in ... Read on »
Uncontrolled BP Major Problem in U.S. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise An estimated 35.8 million U.S. adults with hypertension have uncontrolled blood pressure levels, even though the vast majority have regular access to healthcare and in ... Read on »
Increased Cardiovascular Risk and High Protein Diets by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise When summer comes, barbecue season follows, along with plenty of fatty meats thrown on the grill. A recent study suggest we should re-consider our dietary choices, n ... Read on »
Risks: Sugary Drinks Linked to Heart Disease by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise By NICHOLAS BAKALAR A man who drinks one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened drink a day sharply increases his risk for heart disease, according to a large epidemiological analysi ... Read on »
Resistance Training & Older Adults by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise More and more research is coming out concerning strength training and adults 50 years and older. One such study included 752 older adults who strength trained 3 days per ... Read on »
Luck is a matter of preparat ... by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. -Oprah Winfrey Read on »
To stent or not to stent! by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), stent placement offered no more benefit than optimal medical therapy, according to a new meta-analysis. In clin ... Read on »
Higher mortality for younger women experiencing a heart attack without chest pain. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The Journal of the American Medical Association published in the February issue that women who are hospitalized for a heart attack are less likely to experience chest pa ... Read on »
Want that six pack for the beach, crunches may not be the answer. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This is the time of year when panic sets in for the up coming beach season. Take a walk through any gym and you will see scores of of exercisers performing endless abdomin ... Read on »
Is soy a miracle food? Maybe, maybe not! by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The following article Soy- Miracle food or Hazard, was recently featured in The John’s Hopkins Magazine – Winter 2011. Soy has been promoted as a miracle food, after a ... Read on »
“Let food be thy medicine an ... by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates Read on »
Ending the obesity epidemic could save billions. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Losing weight could save the United States lots of money. By now I’m sure we all know that the United States is in economic trouble. Our economic stability is unstable for ... Read on »
One more reason to hit the weight room. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles, suggest that a decrease in muscle mass in associated with increase risk of diabetes. The study published in the ... Read on »
“Nothing will benefit human ... by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” —Albert Einstein Read on »
What’s healthy for you is also good for mother earth. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise What’s healthy for you also helps keep our environment healthy and pure, coincidental or just common sense. Personally I would agree with the latter. What is the best way ... Read on »
Real people eat plants. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise What are the benefits of a plant based diet? Are health bebefits that significant that we should consider adopting a vegan diet? How does a plant based diet effect our env ... Read on »
“Nothing will benefit human ... by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” - Albert Einstein (1879-1953 ... Read on »
Outdoor fitness improves mood by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Want to improve your mood? Take your workout outside; fresh air, open blue skies, the intoxicating smell of honeysuckle is a definite mood enhancer. Add a little exercise ... Read on »