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Health, Nutrition and Weight Loss - Dr Gily

Health, nutrition and weight loss news, information and e-tools.

Published: Fri, 11 Dec 2005 20:37:12 GMT


About Breast Cancer
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during their lifetime. While most breast cancers are treatable and even curable, the physical and pshychological impact of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy often stays with these patients for the rest of their lives. This article summarizes what we know today about breast cancer, with an emphasis on prevention. I have also included a video presentation on breast cancer I gave in 2007.

Nutrition and Aging
Aging is a universal human experience, yet we still don't have a clear understanding of it's causes or ways to prevent it. Many suspect nutrition has a lot to do with the way and speed we age, and I think for a good reason. I have put together a summary of nutrition suggestions for seniors that, while not promising reversal of the aging process, are proven to assist in minimizing the damage old age inflict on our bodies and minds.

Calculate Your 8-Year Risk of Diabetes
For a disease that increases the risk of heart disease and stroke 2 to 4-fold, accounts for 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness and 82,000 leg amputations in the US each year, leads to end-stage kidney disease forcing over 150,000 Americans to depend on chronic dialysis, causes impaired sensation or pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion of food in the stomach, carpal tunnel syndrome, and a host other medical problems, diabetes is probably the number one contender on the list of the most dreadful chronic diseases out there. And it's the kind of disease you don't want to discover you have it years after it has silently wrought havoc in your system. This is why I highly recommend you continue to read, as this article offers a free tool that estimates your 8-year risk of type II diabetes with high accuracy, using simple risk factors and labs you can obtain from a single visit to your physician.

Smoking and the Heart
Everybody knows smoking is bad for the lungs. But did you know that tobaccco smoke is equally damaging for the heart? Read more and watch the "Smoking and the Heart" video from the American College of Cardiology.

Thou Shalt Monitor Thyself
Again and again I've seen many overweight persons lose the battle because they are not willing to make the commitment to monitor their food and exercise habits. And, to be honest, this is not an easy task for most people, especially in the beginning. But it definitely pays off! Find out how you can do it, too.

The Reynolds Risk Score
I'm sure you've heard about the Framingham heart study and how physicians can use it to predict the 10-year heart attack risk for their patients. Well, if you are a woman, you may want to do use the Reynolds risk score instead, as it is more accurate. Try it now!

Activity Calories
I was recently in church, kneeling during a special prayer session that lasted well over 15 minutes. As my knees, legs and back started to ache, I was wondering how many calories I was burning (evil thought during a prayer, ha?). I looked on the web but couldn't find a clear answer. And that's how this calories burned by 600+ types of physical activity page was born.

Composition of Food
This tool allows you to search the USDA Food Database for the top foods richest in a particular nutrient.

Exercise Calorie Counter
How many calories do you burn by exercise? Did you know heavier people burn more calories performing the same type of exercise compared to slimmer people? Try our user friendly exercise calorie counter and find out some interesting facts about how physical activity can help you burn those calories.

Calorie Counter and Nutrient Analysis
Find out how many calories and what nutrients are in the foods you eat.

Stress and Cholesterol
Stress has been blamed for most of the ailments that plague us humans, and in many instances there is reasonable evidence to support the role of stress in a multitude of diseases. Can stress cause high cholesterol?

Rockport Walking Test - Peak Aerobic Capacity - VO2max
Peak aerobic capacity is a measure of cardiovascular fitness and health. It is considered one of the best measures of health and longevity. This page provides you with instructions and an interactive tool that will enable you to easily estimate your peak aerobic capacity.

Spirituality Helps Control Hypertension
According to data from Jackson Heart Study of African Americans, presented at 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of American Society of Hypertension on May 18, 2006, religion and spirituality may help to keep blood pressure under control.

Basal Metabolic Rate and Daily Energy Expenditure Calculator
Find out how many calories your body burns to stay alive - i.e. your basal metabolic rate. In addition, by inputting your activity level, you can find out what your total daily energy expenditure is.

Optimism and Risk of Heart Disease
Recent research findings indicate optimism is definitely protective against heart disease. This article includes a test that allows you to estimate your level of protection based on how optimistic you are.

Physical Fitness Test for Men
Physical fitness is an important indicator of good health and longevity. If you are wondering how fit (or unfit) you are, please take a few moments and take our physical fitness test. While is seems deceivingly simple, the test is based on solid research.

Risk of Dying / Mortality Test
Have you just turned 50 or older? Researchers at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center developed a simple, yet accurate test capable of calculating ones chances of dying within four years.

The Framingham Heart Attack Risk Calculator
Use our 1-year heart attack risk calculator to estimate your individual risk for myocardial infarction and coronary death. The calculator is based on the Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults - Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III.

Osteoporosis Risk Self-Assessment
This simple osteoporosis screening tool allows you to compare your risk with that of the average person.

Ideal Weight Calculator
Ever wondered what your ideal weight is? How is ideal weight determined in the first place? Compare yourself with your ieal now!

Colon Cancer Prevention
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Leaving skin cancers aside, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. In 2005 colon cancer is expected to cause over 56,000 deaths. Contrary to what most people believe, prevention of colon cancer is possible.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Ovarian cancer is the fourth cancer-related cause of death among women. It is estimated that there will be about 16,210 deaths from ovarian cancer in the United States during 2005. Unfortunately, most ovarian cancers are detected late, despite the fact that many women experience symptoms quite early in the course of the disease.

Bird Flu - The Essentials
The avian or bird flu has been making news recently as increasing numbers of domestic and wild birds in Asia and later in Europe tested positive for the feared H5N1 influenza virus. In addition, several cases of human transmission of this virus were documented, with a very high mortality rate, raising fears that we are on the threshold of a major influenza pandemic that has the potential to kill millions of people around the world.

Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Disease
In the not so distant past, nutritionists and consumers viewed fruits and vegetables as average foods. Recent studies have dramatically changed this perspective. We now know fruits and vegetables are packed with chemicals capable of preventing a host of diseases, including heart disease and cancers.

Tension Stress Headaches - Causes, Remedies
Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. Virtually everybody has had at least one episode in the past - some many more than one. Read to find out what causes tension / stress headaches and what can be done to alleviate them.

Live 10 Years Longer: Secrets of Longevity
Seventh-day Adventists in California live 4 to 10 years longer than the average Californian and are the longest-lived studied population on earh. This article spells out the secrets of their longevity.

Whole Grains Good For Weight Loss
Whole grains are low in calories and loaded with nutrients, making them an excellent choice for people who want to lose weight.

Varicose Veins - New Treatments
With up to 60% of Americans affected, varicose veins are among the most common health problems today. There are simple, do-it-yourself measures that can help prevent the development or slow the progress of varicose veins. In certain cases, removal of varicose veins by a specialist is necessary. This article is an overview of causes, symptoms and treatment options for varicose veins.

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disesase Are Reversible
Thought until recently to be irreversible, atherosclerosis lays down the foundation for ischemic heart disease and ischemic strokes. These are responsible for more deaths and dissabilities than most other causes of death.

Cancer Can Be Prevented
The World Health Organization estimates over 70% of cancers could be prevented by changes in diet and lifestyle! Read to find out what you can do to cut your risk.

Alcohol May Not Be Good For You
A recent re-examination of the evidence for the heart protective effects of alcohol led researchers to conclude that there is no real benefit from moderate drinking.

Target Heart Rate Calculator
Information on what is the target heart rate calculator, the heart rate training zones and a free target heart rate calculator.

Depression Symptoms Self Test
At any given time, 9.5 percent of the population (i.e. 18.8 million American adults), suffer from depression. Take this simple and rapid test to find out if you are at risk!