The Best Time to Exercise to Lose the Most Weight and Improve Insulin Sensitivity

The Best Time to Exercise to Lose the Most Weight and Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As a part of my practice I routinely give exercise prescriptions. However, I have not been specific about the best time for exercise, especially when attempting to lose weight or maintain healthy blood sugar.  A fascinating new study from researchers at the Dept. of Biomedical Kinesiology, Leuven, Belgium, revealed that there is actually a “best time” to exercise.

Acupuncture plus Manipulative Regulation of Knee Muscle Balance Benefits Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Acupuncture plus Manipulative Regulation of Knee Muscle Balance Benefits Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee

In a randomized study involving 121 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, treatment with acupuncture plus manipulative regulation of knee muscle balance was found to significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, as sodium sustained release tablets (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Zipsor which are all NSAIDs). Patients were divided into a treatment group

An apple a day? Not so fast

An apple a day? Not so fast

I eat apples a lot, and I mean a lot.  Gala, Fuji, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Granny Smith.  No, I don’t discriminate, I love them in all colors, shapes, and sizes.  However, my love for apples is not unconditional.  I must have organic or none at all.  For years I have been following the Environmental Working Groups annual listing of the twelve most pesticide ridden fruits/vegetables called the “Dirty Dozen” and have been disappointed nearly every year because my beloved apples

Autism triggered by environmental conditions, not just genes, says studies

Autism triggered by environmental conditions, not just genes, says studies

Heredity is considered a major factor that triggers autism spectrum disorders, but scientists have long wondered what roles – if any – environmental factors play.

“We’ve identified lots of vulnerability genes, but not everybody who has them gets autism,” said Dr. Gary Goldstein of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, who was not involved in the new research.

For one study, published in the July 4th issue of Archives of General Psychiatry,