Summertime Healthy BBQ Ideas

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The summer season is in full swing, which likely means you’ll be firing up the grill.  But before you do, consider the following tips for a healthy BBQ dinner.

  • A healthy BBQ starts with choosing the leanest cuts of beef and pork to eliminate large portions of extra fat. Always remove the visible fat from your meat before cooking.

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Posted on August 3, 2012 in Tip of the Week

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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COPD. Not sure what COPD is? You’re not alone. Broadly, COPD is an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that limit airflow in and out of your lungs and result in an increased shortness of breath as the disease progresses. Since it is possible to have early stages of the disease without knowing it, I joined up with a team of others in developing a website about COPD.

My patients and I talk about the effects of smoking frequently during appointments, and COPD is one of those diseases that is strong correlated with smoking, so current and ex-smokers should be aware of it. If you are interested in a quick read, check out this COPD Diagnosis.

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Become an Informed Patient!

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August has been a busy month at both the practice and at home. My Tip of the Week section has suffered the past couple of weeks as a result. There is one section on my site that has not suffered however. It is the Patient Education Area. This new section of my website provides both text and video resources on five very important health topics. I encourage my patients, their families and worldwide visitors to read through articles of interest to educate themselves. I plan to continually improve the articles and post new topics. So, enjoy the new section of the website and check back here next week when I get the Tips of Week going again!

Posted on August 11, 2008 in Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: The Most Important Meal of the Day

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The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Studies have shown that patients who lose weight and keep weight off, have a good wholesome breakfast.

What do I mean by a wholesome breakfast?

I don’t consider having a bagel, a muffin, or a doughnut, as a wholesome breakfast.

Posted on July 21, 2008 in Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Start a Food Journal

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In order to lose weight successfully, you need a food journal; the more comprehensive it is, and the more you document, the more you will be successful.

Recent studies have shown that if two groups of overweight people go through the same lifestyle intervention, the group that documents all their intake on a daily basis, and then has the information reviewed on a weekly basis, will end up losing more weight in the short-term, and will keep more weight off in the long-term.

So, the key message is a Food Journal, it is a must. It should be reviewed by your Obesity Coach weekly. The more comprehensive your food journal is, the more successful you will be.

Posted on July 14, 2008 in Tip of the Week

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Dr. Arya Sharma (Obesity Expert) and Dr. Stuart Weprin, ObGyn Dayton Ohio