Show Notes: Successful Weight Loss Strategies part 1 and 2 with Dr. Christine Salter on Health Talk with Dr. Diane MD

“It was a real rude awakening to look in the mirror and say ‘That’s me that I’ve been talking about.’” – Dr. Christine Salter In this episode of Health Talk with Dr. Diane MD, Dr. Diane A Thompson speaks with Dr. Christine Salter, a family medicine physician who specializes in holistic medicine and obesity medicine. This is a two-part interview, and during part 1, Dr. Salter focuses on the basics of why people gain weight and why they find it hard to shed the extra pounds. Unlike other … [Read more...]

13 Tips to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Health

The negative effects of stress on both mental and physical health are well documented. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Aging Research examined long-term patterns of stressful life events and their impact on mortality and found that, compared to the low-stress group, both the moderate and the high-stress groups showed increased rate of death. Another study published in the British Medical Journal showed that even mild stress is linked to long term disability. And Stanford Professor … [Read more...]

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for several diseases and has been linked to an earlier death. One in three Americans have it and most have trouble controlling it. A recent study may offer another tool in the fight against this deadly disease. The term “blood pressure” refers to the force of blood pushing against the walls of blood vessels called arteries. If the pressure remains high for a long period of time, it can cause damage to various organs in the body and … [Read more...]

Lying May Be Bad For Your Health

Being a liar may not put your pants on fire, but a new study suggests that it could be bad for your health. Prior studies on the topic of lying have suggested that people lie on an average of 11 times per week with anywhere from one to two lies per day. There is now evidence to suggest that all this lying may not be so harmless after all, and could negatively affect your physical and emotional health as well as your relationships. A recent study from the University of Notre Dame, called … [Read more...]

Berries Slow Brain Aging

Strawberries and blueberries are rich in powerful substances called flavonoids.  Flavonoids are believed to deliver tremendous health benefits, and are said to have antioxidant properties that help the body fight attacks from harmful chemicals that could cause cellular damage.  Specific types of flavonoids call anthrocyanidins give fruit and vegetables their color and are said to provide protection against inflammation and aging.  They have also been credited with prevention of diseases such as … [Read more...]