One of the world’s most popular fitness and health trends is intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting has been shown to protect against Alzheimer’s and heart disease, reduce blood sugar levels and promote weight loss.
Our founder, Dr. Vojdani, is a proponent of intermittent fasting. “I use it as part of treatment for almost all of my patients, including those suffering from diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, autoimmune conditions, and even neurodegenerative disease – like Alzheimer’s disease. Intermittent fasting has been proven to help the body manage insulin better, increase growth factors and reduce inflammation throughout the body. It also has the potential to benefit those undergoing cancer treatment, when done under the careful supervision of a physician. I tell my patients to aim for 14 hours of fasting in between dinner and breakfast to get the maximal effect.”
Recently, the Ketogenic Diet (Keto Diet) has become popular again.
The Keto Diet is based on consuming high amounts of fat, a moderate amount of protein, and a very limited amount of carbs – broken down into 75, 20, and 5 percent. When you eat these portions, your body enters a state known as ketosis. When the body is in this state it defaults to using fat for energy, instead of carbohydrates.
Our founder, Dr. Vojdani, does not recommend the Ketogenic Diet to Regenera Medical patients for weight loss. Though Dr. V (as his patients like to call him) does say, “I find it most helpful as a relatively short-term treatment (6 months or so) to speed healing from traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, and for SOME patients undergoing treatment for cancer. I caution adopting the Ketogenic diet in general, as it has a tendency to increase the active circulation of environment toxins that are stored in our body’s fat cells – and thus can make some conditions worse, so it’s not for everyone.”
It’s nice to be able to slouch on the couch after you get home from work, but if you want to feel more positive throughout the week simply sit up straight.
New Zealand scientists learned that good posture triggers your brain’s release of its own antidepressant hormone, called serotonin.
Getting 10 minutes of sun every day can lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes!
The sun’s UV rays help our body produce Vitamin D-3 – which helps regulate appetite, reduce belly fat and assist with fat loss.
One of the top five things our founder, Dr. Elroy Vojdani, recommends to all of his patients is to avoid ingesting pesticides by eating organic food as much as possible.
While many grocery stores now offer an organic produce section, purchasing from your local farmers market (such as the Brentwood Farmers Market) gives you a chance to talk to directly to the people who actually grew and harvested the food. Plus, it makes a nice Sunday outing.