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The 35-45 Year Old Health Check – (Part 2)- The History


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Many people have come to think that the bulk of a health check consists of blood tests.  While blood tests are very important and have their role, they are by no means the be all and … Continue reading

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The Fish Oil Diaries – Part 2 – Supplements and a Western diet


By Julian Booker What is the Western diet pattern or Western diet? The western diet is a common dietary pattern found in a number of developed countries and is growing in popularity in developing countries. There are two common characteristics … Continue reading

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Hypertension – Part 2 – treatment with lifestyle modification


By Julian Booker, MD You have been to see your healthcare provider and much to your chagrin, you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Naturally, the first thing that goes through your mind is “what does this mean for … Continue reading

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Will My Muscle Turn to Fat if I Stop Lifting Weights?


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD One of the most damaging but commonly believed myths out there about exercise is the thought that if you stop exercising, all of the muscle that you have built or developed will be converted to. … Continue reading

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Cravings : What causes them and how to beat them


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD Cravings are probably the biggest reason why diets fail, so it prudent we should spend some time discussing them.  I am actually writing this piece because I myself just spent the past hour battling a … Continue reading

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Ten tips for successful weight loss


By Murtaza Ahmed MD So you’ve made the decision to lose weight and get healthy, you have an idea what you should and shouldn’t be eating and you can’t wait to start seeing the results.  This is great and you … Continue reading

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Why do we gain weight? – Energy Balance


By Murtaza Ahmed MD A lot of the information you read out there on random websites is based on nothing more than people’s opinions or experiences.  Although this can sometimes carry some merit it should be taken very carefully as … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time


By Murtaza Ahmed MD I cannot overstress the importance of taking a new diet regime or healthy eating plan one step at a time.  Again and again I see people who have been hyped or become excited about a new … Continue reading

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Breakfast


By Murtaza Ahmed MD There are many different ideas, misconceptions and somewhat plain untruths out there about breakfast.  You’ve probably heard it being referred to as ‘the most important meal of the day’ or been told that a big breakfast … Continue reading

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Step One


By Murtaza Ahmed MD So now you understand that dieting isn’t about following some dictated, pre-formed set of rules and you know what food is made up of, I think you’re ready to take the first steps to improving your … Continue reading

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