Tag Archives: weight loss

The Obesity Epidemic – Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late


By Murtaza Ahmed MD There is no doubt that the third, fourth and fifth decades of life are a crucial and important period of life when it comes to our health and well being.  This is the transition stage from … 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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Diabetes and my heart


                                                                                                 By Julian Booker, MD When I am in clinic, there are very few things that drive me crazier than trying to impress upon a patient the importance of managing their cardiovascular risk. Once a patient has a heart attack … Continue reading

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Help! I’m fat and on a diet but can’t seem to lose any weight.


By Murtaza Ahmed MD “I just don’t understand. I’ve tried every diet under the sun, I hardly eat anything, I’m exercising, but I just can’t seem to lose any weight. There must be something medically wrong with me!” This is … 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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Is The Paleo Diet The Answer We’ve Been Searching For?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD There has been much publicity and hype about the Paleolithic or ‘Paleo diet’ over the past few years, and for good reason.  It is a novel approach to things, and a welcome change from all the … 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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Resistance Training


By Murtaza Ahmed MD In the previous post I talked about why you should exercise, but when it comes to exercise there are two major types, aerobic (‘cardio’) and resistance.  These two forms of training are very different in their execution … Continue reading

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Why EVERYONE should exercise


 By Murtaza Ahmed MD When it comes to our health, exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal, yet so many of us choose not to utilize it and aren’t gaining the benefits it offers.  … 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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