What Are The Best Snacks Before Bedtime?

In the Well section of this week’s New York Times, a reader asks the following: What’s the best food to eat just before bedtime if you get hungry? The questioner acknowledges beforehand that it’s not good to eat close to bedtime. The columnist answers by recommending specific food choices over others.   Not eating anything […]

Lose Weight Without Dieting

The NOSE Diet

  Kathy and I mentioned in our last podcast that some people can’t lose weight no matter how much they exercise or how little they eat. This week, I saw one such woman. She weighed 250 pounds and she is 5’6” tall. Her BMI is over 40. She is very active, working all day, and […]

How Doctors Are Making You Fat

Now that it’s the day after New Years, many of you likely made a resolution to lose weight. I’m not going to go into any detail about what you should eat or how you should exercise, since that’s not my area of expertise. What I can say is that poor sleep in general will promote weight gain. It’s […]

A Mediterranean Diet Can Help Sufferers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Guest Post by Lisa Hunter Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea, which causes people to stop breathing for short periods during the night and can lead to exhaustion during the day. When the muscles in the throat relax, they can block the airway, leading to this potentially serious condition. Your quality […]

Which Comes First: Depression or Weight Gain?

Weight loss is probably now America’s pastime, surpassing baseball. Studies have suggested that if you are depressed and overweight, losing weight may help with depression. Other studies found that behavioral weight loss programs led to improvement in depression even without any weight loss. Here’s an article by a family physician who argues that undergoing a […]