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Dr Russ Blog - February 2014
 
Know Your Waist Circumference
Created on 2/28/2014
Mesuring waist circumference - if we think about it at all it's likely because we're concerned about fitting into our favorite jeans.

Important? Yes.

But also for other reasons -

for example, your waist circumference is a very good measure of future risk for diabetes and heart disease.

And reducing a high waist circumference can help lessen your risk. Read More>>
Produce - Fresh or Frozen? Answer - Yes!
Created on 2/21/2014
Fresh produce looks and tastes so good...

interesting to note that frozen produce can also look and taste good once thawed / prepared.

And it's just as good for you - honest.

And can be inexpensive.

Reading labels is important, though. Read More>>
The Most Prescribed Drugs - and Why Some Shouldn't Be
Created on 2/18/2014
Prescription drugs can be life-savers. And sometimes we rely on them too much.

A quick look at the list of the most commonly prescribed medications in 2013 and there is something striking to note:

of the top 4 prescribed agents, three are used to treat disorders that often respond to healthy diet and lifestyle changes.

Not everyone with high cholesterol, acid reflux or mild depression requires long-term drug therapy. Read More>>
What's a Polyphenol, and Why Should I Care?
Created on 2/7/2014
"Polyphenol."

Now there's a scientific mouthful to say.

You don't have to say polyphenol often, but it's a good idea to know about polyphenols -

because they appear to be very good for your health.

An added bonus - they're already present in a lot of foods you probably enjoy.
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