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Weighing in on Your Health : Dr. Aaron Tabor

Join Dr. Aaron Tabor each Thursday as he explores various topics surrounding your health.


June 29, 2006

A Pantry Makeover: Yogurt

Foods are not always what they seem. You may think that what you’re buying at the grocery store is a “health food," but you could be deceived by smart marketing and hidden fillers or junk.


juNE 22, 2006

What is Hypothyroidism?

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, more than 27 million Americans suffer from a thyroid disorder, and only about half of these people have been diagnosed.


juNE 15, 2006

The Distressing Effects of Worry

Seventy-five to ninety percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related conditions and symptoms.


juNE 8, 2006

Skipping Breakfast Won't Help You Lose Weight

How can you expect to run efficiently throughout the day if you haven't fueled up? So don't skip breakfast if you want to stay healthy.


June 1, 2006

Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Weight

Many of us are overworked and overscheduled, and if we don’t squeeze in adequate time for sleep, we might need to add overweight to that list.


May 25, 2006

The Truth About Water Consumption

Do you really have to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water per day for proper hydration?


May 18, 2006

Vacation Overeating

A 2005 study conducted at Cornell University suggests that it may not be the isolated weeklong vacation overeating that leads to a sustained weight gain, but the retrained appetite that follows it.


May 11, 2006

Know Your Yogurt

Not all yogurt is the same. Some versions are much healthier than others. Here's what you need to know to get the most nutrition out of this dairy product.


May 4, 2006

Medley of Flavors May Trigger Overeating

If your food is bursting with a medley of flavors, can this actually trigger your appetite and cause you to overeat? That’s the belief of Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center.


April 27, 2006

What Is Fiber and What Does It Do for My Health?

One reader asks, "I’m trying to manage my weight. Does fiber intake have any impact? Also, I’m confused about the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber." Dr. Aaron Tabor answers this question.


April 20, 2006

Breaking Down Your Metabolism

If you have a fast metabolism, it doesn't mean you will be skinny, and if you have a slow metabolism, it doesn't mean you will be overweight. The key is to consume only the amount of calories your metabolism can burn.


April 13, 2006

Minimize Your Glutes by Maximizing Exercise

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, to examine various exercises used to work the gluteus muscles.


March 30, 2006

What's the Glycemic Index All About?

Originally developed 25 years ago to help diabetics measure blood sugar, the glycemic index (GI) measures the rate at which carbohydrates are released into the body after food consumption.


March 16, 2006

Controlling Midlife Weight Gain

You’ve remained relatively the same weight for most of your adult life. Lately, however, the needle on your scale keeps creeping to the right. If you’ve noticed midlife weight gain, you’re not alone.


March 9, 2006

Do French Women Get Fat?

Are you an adventurous foodie who explores the latest dining trends and jumps at the chance to taste anything new? Or do you eat the same basic foods, avoid new cuisine, or get turned off by a perception of food taste and texture? Maybe you fall somewhere in the middle.


March 6, 2006

Help for Picky Eaters

Are you an adventurous foodie who explores the latest dining trends and jumps at the chance to taste anything new? Or do you eat the same basic foods, avoid new cuisine, or get turned off by a perception of food taste and texture? Maybe you fall somewhere in the middle.


March 3, 2006

In the Event of Temptation, Avoid Diet Pitfalls

Social gatherings can be a diet pitfall, and the November-December holiday season isn’t the only time you’re at risk for overeating.


February 27, 2006

Food and Your Mood

Whether we are conscious about it or not, food and our emotions are intertwined. We look to food for comfort, energy, happiness, and more.


February 23, 2006

Navigating Food Choices While on the Road

Nearly half of America’s U.S. food dollars are spent on away-from-home eating, and in 2005, only 60 percent of all meals were prepared and eaten in the home.


February 20, 2006

Slicing into Issues with Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery—is it an invaluable way to attain beauty and confidence, or does it promote narcissism and offer empty promises?


February 16, 2006

Midlife Women and Problematic Eating Behaviors

Historically, we associate eating disorders with the perils of teenage girls. But these detrimental habits are gaining in prevalence among adult women.


February 13, 2006

We are Family: I Got All My Bad Habits With Me

Does a dinner from the local greasy spoon or from the town farmer’s market sound more appealing to you? Did you know that your family could have great influence in this decision?


February 6, 2006

Visual Cues Can Cause Overindulgence

You’ve heard the phrase “your eyes are bigger than your stomach,” but have you ever thought that maybe it’s really your bowl that’s bigger than your stomach?


February 2, 2006

Dodging Diet Diversionists: How to Prevent Negative Eating Influences

Beware of diet diversionists—the people who, whether intentionally or not, say things that could disrupt your weight management success.


January 30, 2006

Eat More Carrots, Get More From Your Employer?

The bottom line is that obesity costs employers money. According to the Research Triangle Institute, each overweight employee costs between $460 and $2,500, per year. These costs mainly cover healthcare and absenteeism. For a company with 1,000 employees, this could equate to $285,000 every year.


January 26, 2006

Virtual Dieting: Does It Work?

Lately, e-dieting has emerged as a popular weight loss/weight management option, with an estimated 30 million people searching dieting Web sites each month.


january 23, 2006

How the Media Shapes Your Body Image

Mixed messages regarding body image have created a dichotomy. Americans are obsessed with being “Hollywood” thin and beautiful, but intrigued by criticism of the models and celebrities they aim to resemble. The result is a country that is consumed with “looking good” and less concerned with overall health and wellbeing.


January 16, 2006

A Diet Recipe for Weight Loss: Add Lifestyle Improvements for Long-Term Results

You spend money on a diet program/regimen that guarantees rapid weight loss. Then you attempt to deprive yourself of indulgent foods and dishes that used to be a part of your regular diet. Finally, you feel guilty because you’ve either cheated, or you’ve strictly followed directions and encountered minimal results.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you?



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