Is Fasting Good for Your Health?

Is Fasting Good for Your Health?

Fasting, the practice of voluntarily going without food for a period of time, dates back centuries, and has often been performed as a religious or cultural ritual. However, people want to know: is fasting good for your health? For many years I have practiced...
Dining Out – Eat Heart Smart

Dining Out – Eat Heart Smart

Dining Out – Eat Heart Smart The vast majority of Dr. Crandall‘s patients have one thing in common: They are overweight, love dining out and and eat more than they should. And actually, that’s a polite way to put it. In fact, in recent years the rate of obesity...
Make Your Holidays Healthier

Make Your Holidays Healthier

Follow these steps throughout the winter holidays to ensure you don’t overburden your heart. Don’t Overindulge During The Holidays Stick to your usual healthy eating pattern during the lead-up to the holidays. Remember, there will be plenty of parties between...
Gut Bacteria: Your ‘Minibrain’

Gut Bacteria: Your ‘Minibrain’

Now that our view of gut bacteria has changed, we’re also finding that these microbes can influence whether a person will be fat or thin. Gut bacteria act as a minibrain by producing a wide range of hormones. Because they contain neurotransmitters, they also...
Benefits of Seaweed In A Diet

Benefits of Seaweed In A Diet

Adding dried seaweed to manufactured and homemade foods is heart-healthy because of its high fiber content, as well as the wealth of antioxidants and other beneficial chemicals it offers, according to a new study in the Journal Phycologia. Seaweed Phycologia Journal...