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Exercise Versus Diet for Weight Loss

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. This is another column in a series about obesity and how to lose weight, taken from Dr. Greger’s 2020 book “How Not to Diet.” People often say the reason they

14 Nov 21 2 min read
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Celiac Disease and Related Conditions

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. CELIAC DISEASE:  Around 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease, many of whom go undiagnosed. Celiac is a genetic, autoimmune disorder caused by gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley,

18 Oct 21 2 min read
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Cholesterol: We Need Some - Too Much is Harmful

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Cholesterol is important in the formation of bile acids and steroid hormones, and is a component of cell membranes. It is synthesized by cells throughout the body, but particularly the liver.

30 Sep 21 3 min read
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Health Benefits of Ground Flaxseeds

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Hippocrates used flaxseeds to treat patients over 2,000 years ago. Dr. Michael Greger’s book “How Not to Die” and his website nutritionfacts.org cite recent studies that confirm that

30 Sep 21 2 min read
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Food As Medicine

FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL, A PATIENT STORY Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. The two kidneys are the shape of beans but much larger. Around a million microscopic filters in each

30 Sep 21 3 min read
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Shortness Of Breath: A Common Complaint

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. A frequent complaint that brings patients to primary care doctors is shortness of breath. Often the cause is weight gain or poor aerobic conditioning. This column is about more serious causes.

30 Sep 21 2 min read
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Chest Pain: A Common Complaint

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Chest pain is a common concern of patients visiting primary care providers. Sometimes chest pain can be associated with serious—even life-threatening—conditions, other times not. Following are some common causes

30 Sep 21 3 min read
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Should You Sign Up For Life Screening?

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Recently there have been pink inserts in local newspapers advertising health screening by a company called Lifeline Screening, which has been coming to our area for years. People are asking doctors

30 Sep 21 3 min read
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How Good Gut Bacteria Improves Health

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. This is the second column in a series based on information from “Fiber Fueled,” by gastroenterologist Will Bulsiewicz, M.D. “Eat to Beat Disease,” by William Li, M.D., was also

30 Sep 21 2 min read
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The Gut Microbiome Plays A Huge Role In Health

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. For centuries, physicians looked at bacteria as harmful—causing wound infections and infectious diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis. Following the discovery of penicillin in 1928, multiple antibiotics were developed to

30 Sep 21 2 min read
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Get Your Flu Shot

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. INFLUENZA CAN CAUSE LOST WORK AND SCHOOL DAYS AND EVEN DEATH:  IT’S FLU SHOT TIME Vaccinations, including COVID and flu immunizations, are one of the shining success stories of modern

30 Sep 21 3 min read
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Cholesterol: We Need Some But Too Much Is Harmful

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Cholesterol is important in the formation of bile acids and steroid hormones, and is a component of cell membranes. It is synthesized by cells throughout the body, but particularly the liver.

17 Jun 21 3 min read
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Broccoli for Autism?

Currently there are no medications that help autism. However, there is a group of plant foods that help: cruciferous vegetables, which include cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel’s sprouts, bok choy, arugula, collard greens, mustard greens, radish, turnip greens, and watercress.

07 Jun 21 2 min read
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Ketogenic (Keto) Diet, Good or Bad?

There are many other diets out there—such as the Paleo diet, Adkins diet, Mediterranean diet, and keto diet. All these diets result in short term weight loss. However, if you’re overweight want to lose weight, what’s best is a diet that ensures weight loss over the long term and improves health.

06 Jun 21 3 min read
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How Obesity Can be Passed to the Next Generation

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Since the 1970s, each generation of Americans has become more overweight than the previous generation. In his book “How Not to Diet, “ Dr. Greger summarized part of the cause for this

25 May 21 2 min read
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Atrial Fibrillation Can be Serious

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Atrial fibrillation is caused by an abnormality in the heart’s electrical conduction system. It’s common-- around 9 percent of people 65 and over have it. To understand A fib,

25 Mar 21 3 min read
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Sleep Apnea Can Cause Serious Health Problems

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. Apnea means absence of breathing, and sleep apnea refers to when this happens during sleep. There are two types of sleep apnea:  obstructive and central. OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) is common

01 Feb 21 3 min read
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Ketogenic (“Keto”) Diet: Good or Bad?

Health column by Dr. Greg Feinsinger [https://gregfeinsingermd.com/]. Champion of Whole Food Plant Based Living and righteous person. The NIH (National Institutes of Health) recommends that doctors talk to their patients about plant-based nutrition. There are many other diets out there—such as the Paleo diet, Adkins diet, Mediterranean

25 Nov 20 3 min read