Adrienne Youdim MD, FACP

The Doctor Weighs In: Protein vs. Protein

Not all protein powders are created equal! Protein is essential to building and repairing muscle and other tissues and comes from a Greek word meaning ‘first priority’. Protein intake is important in providing the building blocks for muscle. Protein intake becomes especially important during weight loss because it helps preserve muscle mass (and therefore metabolism) […]

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Our 5 Fav Breakfast Ideas

To Breakfast or Not? Research studies have been on both sides of the isle. Studies have demonstrated that yes, breakfast is a must when it comes to weight loss and others that have proved it is urban legend. The truth is probably somewhere in-between and conflicting because not all breakfasts are the same. Most recent breakfast studies I […]

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The Low Down on Probiotics There has been a lot of buzz about the benefits of probiotics, but what are they exactly and why are they so important for our health? Why do we need bacteria in our intestines? Our gut contains millions of bacteria and other microorganisms that help promote proper digestion, maintain our […]

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5 Weight Loss Tips

1. Not all carbs are evil  We love to hate carbs but not all carbs are evil. Carbs do include cookies, crackers and macaroni but they also include the good stuff like fruits and vegetables, grains and loosely may include brand and legumes as well. Bulking up on these carbs will help you feel satisfied, […]

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Are you gluten-free?

Are you gluten-free? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. The number of Americans who are gluten-free has tripled over the past 5 years to 2.7 million!* But is gluten-free synonymous with being healthy Gluten-free diets are recommended for individuals with celiac disease, but are followed by many others who report “feeling better.” […]

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Bone Broth – Healing or Hype?

The latest in an endless list of nutritional buzzwords Bone broth is the latest in an endless list of nutritional buzzwords guaranteed to make us lean, healthy and disease free. But is it truth, or all hype? Bone broth, which is made from simmering animal bones (with or without the meat, skin and vegetables) has been […]

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Why am I getting hungover?

So, you’re still hungover… You just can’t drink like you used to, right? Why are some drinks hitting you harder than others? There are many factors that determine the hangover and many of them are not clearly understood. Firstly, it depends on how easily your body can metabolize the alcohol. A few factors include: Sex […]

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Grill Your Way into Summer

Grilling is a healthy and tasty summer treat. Making half your plate "green" is easy when you pair your grilled meats and fish with zucchini, mushroom, asparagus, tomatoes, and anything else you find in your fridge. Adding these low calorie veggies take up space in your stomach allowing less room for high calorie carbs while [...]
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