Health Benefits of Olive Oil, “the Great Therapeutic”

Steven Sisskind, M.D. November 4, 2015 Articles 11 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Hippocrates, the father of medicine, dubbed olive oil “the great therapeutic.” The ancient Greek physician identified more than 60 medicinal uses for olive oil. Fortunately, after two and a half millennia, modern science is beginning to catch up. Many clinical studies, including the large-scale PREDIMED trials to evaluate the effects of the Mediterranean diet, have demonstrated olive oil’s role in chronic disease prevention and other areas. A delicious component of…

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It’s NOT your fault he can’t perform …

Steven Sisskind, M.D. September 7, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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I love to bring other voices into my blog. So when I met Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., a renowned naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative management of male and urological conditions, I begged him to write a blog post for me. Dr. Geo is the founder and director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center, as well as a master formulator…

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Are you getting enough protein?

Steven Sisskind, M.D. July 22, 2015 Articles 4 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how much harder it is to lose weight. One of the main reasons for this? The loss of muscle mass. Beginning at age 30 (yes, 30!), most of us lose about 1% of muscle each year, as the body starts tearing down old muscle at a faster rate than it builds new. This is due to a host of reasons:…

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Why BMI is BS

Steven Sisskind, M.D. July 5, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Every year when I get my physical, my doctor measures my height and weight. Then he takes those 2 numbers, plugs them into a formula (weight multiplied by 703, divided by height squared, in case you’re interested) and gives me my body mass index. Otherwise known as BMI. For years, BMI has been used by doctors, personal trainers and other health care professionals when deciding whether their patients are overweight….

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3 reasons you’re overeating (and why it’s not your fault)

Steven Sisskind, M.D. June 5, 2015 Articles 6 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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I like to think of myself as a pretty even-keeled guy. I don’t get too upset over a lot. But one thing has me really riled up. I mean, REALLY riled up. It’s the way we overeat one particular type of food. You’ve probably heard the term “conspiracy theory” bandied about in a lot of different areas. And for the most part, I don’t subscribe to the concept. I make…

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The 1 diet rule you must follow

Steven Sisskind, M.D. May 12, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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You’ve probably heard that losing weight requires just the right formula. You know, a formula requiring you to track: calories saturated fat unsaturated fat sugar salt carbs protein Exhausted yet? I know. There are just too many things to think about. But a new study finds that it may NOT have to be all that much work. You may, in fact, be able to put aside all that counting and…

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Out with the old ….

Steven Sisskind, M.D. April 6, 2015 Articles 9 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Are you tired of hearing the same-old, same-old diet rules? So am I. And guess what? Some of those tired old rules are just that — tired. It’s time to get some NEW rules in place. So I’ve scoured the literature, and spoken to diet experts, to find out what rules we should throw out. And what you should replace them with. Take a look … Old rule: Forgo all…

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Cut this from your diet and cut out headaches

Steven Sisskind, M.D. March 28, 2015 Articles 21 comments Print This Page Print This Page

Lots of people suffer from headaches. In fact, almost everyone experiences them once in awhile. And new research out of Johns Hopkins has found that 1 simple ingredient in your diet may be the cause.1 Let’s take a look at the study to find out what it is. Researchers assigned about 400 people to follow 1 of 3 types of diet plans. They were either low, medium or high amounts…

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Beware the hazards of exercise!

Steven Sisskind, M.D. March 16, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Experts, including myself, have said for years that the secret to losing weight is … wait for it … There is no secret. You need to eat right and exercise. Am I right? Maybe not. A new study shows that exercise may actually make you GAIN weight.1 Arizona researchers found that a significant number of people who start to exercise actually end up weighing more than they did when they…

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You’re fat and feel like crap? It’s hormonal: Part 2

Steven Sisskind, M.D. February 17, 2015 Articles 4 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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  Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, wife, mom and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality With The Gottfried Protocol.“ If you click the play button on the video at the top of the page, you’ll be able to hear the entire podcast. But if you’re short on time — or…

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You’re fat and feel like crap? It’s hormonal: Part 1

Steven Sisskind, M.D. February 17, 2015 Articles 8 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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  Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, wife, mom, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality With The Gottfried Protocol.“ If you click the play button on the video at the top of the page, you’ll be able to hear the entire podcast. But if you’re short on time – or…

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5 moves to make every walk into a workout

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 19, 2015 Articles 1 comment Print This Page Print This Page
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Living in New York City, I walk just about everywhere. And that means I have no excuse for not exercising. … Because every time I put one foot in front of the other, I have a way to get my heart rate up and build some muscle. I’ll bet you like walking too, right? Walking is the main workout of many of our customers. So I’ve been looking for ways…

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The top 3 energy suckers and how to fix them

RealDose Editor January 15, 2015 Articles 6 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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A special guest post from Sara Gottfried, M.D. You weren’t meant to go through life feeling tired, fat, cranky, stressed out, sleep-deprived and unhappy. These negative patterns are a sure sign that something is out of whack in your body — and the most likely culprit is that your hormones are misfiring. Here’s the truth: You need boundless energy in order to lose weight, get in better shape, greet your…

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What do you do when you just want to drop?

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 13, 2015 Articles 3 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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One of the toughest things about exercise is …. well … toughing it out. When you’re tired and sweaty on that daily walk …. sometimes all you want to do is make it stop! But cutting your workout before you’re done? Not cool. So how do you stay motivated when all you want to do is rip off your track pants and crawl back under the covers? A study published…

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The 3 best menopause moves

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 13, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Going through menopause? Or close to it? I’m told it can be hell. The thermostat’s set to 60° but you still feel 100°. You blew up at your husband because he left his shoes by the front door. And you KNOW you didn’t leave your keys in the front door … so how did they get there? I’ve got some exciting news that can help. A natural remedy with clinically…

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