Health Tips to Reduce Blood Sugar

Health Tips to Reduce Blood Sugar

(heart beating) – Unfortunately right now we have an epidemic of diabetes in this country. And it’s falling hard on the heels of the epidemic of obesity. Weight is the major reason why people develop so-called type II diabetes. Unfortunately once one develops diabetes, then a lot of things can happen. Including risk to loss of vision, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, and any number of other problems. So you…

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol

– [Narrator] It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn’t bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. So, what is cholesterol exactly and where does it come from? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Low-density lipoprotein,…

Health Tips on Losing Weight

Health Tips on Losing Weight

(heart beating) – I don’t think it’s any surprise to anyone that our major public health problem right now in America is obesity. Two-thirds of us are either overweight or obese. And we really have lost a sense of what’s an appropriate weight. So this is an area where it’s important to know your numbers and understand the concept called body mass index. You need to know your height and…

Health Tips to Get Active, Exercise

Health Tips to Get Active, Exercise

(steady heartbeat) – When you’re starting to build exercise or any kind of physical activity into your lifestyle, it’s really important to remember that if you’re doing nothing, do something. If you’re doing something, do a little bit more. And what I always tell my patients is it’s really important to have some sort of feedback. Some objective measure of actually how much activity you’re doing every day so that…

Health Tips to Control Cholesterol

Health Tips to Control Cholesterol

(heartbeat) – So cholesterol represents a really important risk factor for heart disease. Now, we need a little bit of cholesterol in our system ’cause it helps us to housekeeping and repair tissues, but unfortunately most of us are exposed to way too much cholesterol in our diet. Cholesterol levels are in fact set somewhat by our genes but they’re heavily influenced by what we eat as well. The major…

Health Tips on Managing High Blood Pressure

Health Tips on Managing High Blood Pressure

(heart beating) – High blood pressure is the most common risk factor right now in this country. Fully 90% of us will develop high blood pressure before we die. So it’s something that unfortunately, because of our behaviors and the environment we live in, most of us are gonna get. The central problem for most of us is that we eat just too much salt. Salt of course is made…