Adrienne Youdim MD, FACP

Show me the Whey to Build Muscle…

Athletes often use supplemental protein powder to build muscle but which kind and how much? Studies show that calorie intake is just as important as protein intake when trying to build muscle. Meaning that athletes must consume calories equal to or in excess of what is being burned through exercise and metabolic activities in order […]

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Summary of Mediterranean Diet Benefits

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to have numerous health benefits. Reduced heart attack, stroke and death both in people with a history of heart disease and those that are without. In fact the risk was reduced by nearly 40% in a large scale study!! Reduced depression and cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s and reduced Parkinson’s […]

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How to Go to Mediterranean Diet and Why!

The Mediterranean Diet is a dietary pattern that is inspired by the Mediterranean countries of Greece, Spain and Southern Italy. There is no one Mediterranean diet but instead a pattern of eating that follows similar principles. The basis of the Mediterranean diet pyramid is fruits, vegetables and grains. Typically 6-8 servings (cupfuls) of fruits and […]

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Micronutrients – Wondering Which Vitamin is Right for You

Despite increasing interest in organic “whole food” diets, many Americans suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Surveys of the general adult population reveal a wide range of vitamin and mineral deficiencies (NHANES). Certain vitamin deficiencies are more common than others. For example, vitamin D deficiency is very common in the general population and has been […]

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Are Carbs Bad? Think Again!

  Yet another study, published this week, showed a reduction in death in people who consumed whole grains. No, unfortunately that is not the muffin at the coffee shop (believe me I checked!) but whole grains that can also be found in rice, bread, pasta and breakfast cereals. Some examples are whole wheat (and whole […]

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Why it’s hard to lose weight on your own

There are real physiologic reasons why it is hard to lose weight “on your own.” The truth is that our bodies don’t want us to lose weight and have many ways to hinder us when we try. For example, when we lose even small amounts of weight, our fat cells, stomach and intestines send hunger hormones and messages […]

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Five More Tips for Weight Loss

Here are Five (More) Tips for Weight Loss. We’ve already listed Five Practical Tips for Weight Loss Here. You’ve heard it all before and already know what it takes to lose weight. But here again are the basics. Here are 5 more tips for weight loss that you probably already know (but may not practice). 6. […]

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Five Practical Tips for Weight Loss

Here are Five Practical Tips for Weight Loss. Turns out that you’ve heard it all before and already know what it takes to lose weight. But sometimes we forget the basics. So here it is straight. Here are 5 practical tips for weight loss that you probably already know (but may not practice). Fill up on volume. […]

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