What Having Dinner at Home Really Means

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According to a recent Harris Poll of more than 2,200 U.S. adults, 78 percent of respondents believe having dinner at home involves cooking from scratch. I agree wholeheartedly. But some of the other findings have me scratching my head.

When asked what it means to have dinner at home, 45 percent said it could mean heating up something from the fridge or freezer. I can almost buy that if it means heating up leftovers that were made from scratch, using fresh ingredients. But I know that’s not the case.

37 percent said having dinner from home could mean using shortcuts such as precut veggies or pre-marinated chicken breasts for cooking. Pay extra for the convenience of precut veggies? Okay, if you must. Pre-marinated chicken breasts? Now you’re crossing the line into processed food. Continue reading

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Halloween Can Be Healthy if You Do This

Healthy Halloween tipsHalloween is believed to date back to the eighth century when Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as All Saints’ Day to honor all saints and martyrs.

All Saints’ Day followed some of the traditions of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people lit bonfires and wore costumes to drive ghosts away. The poor would knock on the doors of the rich, receiving food in exchange for prayers for the souls of the rich homeowner’s dead relatives. Children later took up this practice.

Pleasant, right?

All Hallows’ Eve was the night before All Saints’ Day and eventually became Halloween. Halloween came to America with a flood of new immigrants during the mid-1800s, including millions of Irish who were escaping Ireland’s potato famine. It was during this time that people began dressing up in costumes and knocking on neighbors’ doors asking for food or money.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Celebrating the Simplicity of Life

slow down and relax - reducing stress Most of us maintain a pretty hectic lifestyle most of the year, from long hours at work to driving kids to soccer practice and dance class to taking care of the house.

If there was ever a time to sit back and appreciate all that we have, it’s Thanksgiving. I’m not just talking about material things. I’m talking about our faith, family and health. These are the things that really make us rich in ways far better than material possessions.

And if we’re going to take the time to truly appreciate what we have, can we at least make the commitment to unplug for the day, if not the entire weekend? That doesn’t mean you have to put down your smartphone. I love taking and sharing photos of my kids as much as the next person. But it does mean taking a break from work and anything else that causes us stress so we can enjoy the simplicity of life.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Is Your Health Being Held Up by Focus and Energy Robbers?

lack of energyEveryone has filled out forms when visiting the doctor’s office. Aside from providing your doctor with background information, there is survey information that is used to identify more general trends. One of them has been easy to spot.

The number one reported health complaint in medical office across the country every year is fatigue. So many people who visit Natural Healthcare Center are dealing with a lack of energy, which has gone beyond a national epidemic to become a worldwide pandemic.

We all should be able to focus with our brains. We all should be able to wake up with an abundance of energy, and we should never wake up exhausted. But our society is almost universally challenged by a lack of focus and energy.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Are You Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal Fatique and sleep disordersIn previous posts, I discussed how hormones help keep the brain functioning properly, as well as the danger of hormonal imbalance. If one part of your hormonal structure is off, it can create a downstream effect throughout the hormonal cascade that hampers brain function.

It’s important to remember the concept of bio-individuality, which means we’re all different. We may have the same organs and bones, but we don’t have the same hormonal structure. How we feel, eat and exercise will shape each individual’s hormonal structure.

A key factor in balancing our hormones is how we respond to the stress in our lives. Our adrenal glands, which lie on top of our kidneys, produce stress hormones – DHEA, cortisol and adrenaline. The production of these hormones is regulated by the brain.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Exercising Your Body to Strengthen Your Brain, Part 2

Strengthening your brainIn Part 1 of this post, we continued our discussion about the brain being the key to changing our behavior and transforming our bodies. I listed the various ways exercise can strengthen the brain as outlined by Dr. Daniel Amen in his book, Change Your Body, Change Your Brain.

Now, it’s time to discuss what happens to the body and brain when we don’t exercise. It’s not pretty.

Lack of exercise leads to obesity, which has reached epidemic levels in our country, especially with our children.

Studies have shown that obese children who become obese adults have an 80-90 percent chance of staying obese for the rest of their lives. We need to get our kids moving.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Exercising Your Body to Strengthen Your Brain, Part 1

Creative Brain Sign With The BarbellFor the better part of the last two months on this blog and my Proodian Healthcare By Design radio program, I’ve been discussing what we need to do to change our behavior and transform our bodies. At the center of change and transformation is the human brain.

That little three-pound organ that rests between our ears is a miracle that needs to be respected and protected.

Using the books Change Your Body, Change Your Brain by Dr. Daniel Amen and The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman as central resources, I’ve talked about the role that sugar, fat, caffeine and various brain foods play in maintaining proper brain chemistry.

Brain chemistry enables us to make better nutritional decisions, and what we eat has a direct impact on how we feel and how we think.

The single most important thing we can do to enhance brain function and keep our bodies looking young and feeling vibrant is exercise. As Edward Stanley, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once said:

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

8 Tips for Eating Gluten-Free

8 tips for living gluten freeAccording to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, one out of 133 Americans –about one percent of our population – has celiac disease, an immune response to gluten. Celiac disease can prevent important nutrients from being absorbed, causing malnutrition and damage to the lining of the small intestine. Symptoms include stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, anemia, bone pain and severe skin rashes.

The only treatment for celiac disease is a strict, gluten-free diet with no foods that include or even come in contact with wheat, rye and barley. Even small traces of gluten can harm someone with celiac disease.

Fortunately, sticking to a gluten-free diet isn’t as hard as you might think, and you don’t have to sacrifice taste for the sake of good health. You just have to be a little more careful. Most grocery stores, food markets and restaurants are doing their part by creating gluten-free sections and menus.

Here are eight tips that will help you choose the right foods, ask the right questions and identify potential problems.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

How Long-Distance Running Can Affect the Heart

running race imageLast week, I discussed why exercise needs to be prescribed like medicine is prescribed, according to the specific needs of each individual. This is why it makes no sense to tell everyone who wants to lose weight to get on a treadmill or go outside and start running.

In fact, I’ve never endorsed long-distance running for exercise, even though a myth exists that running is good for the heart and the best way to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

You may have heard the phrase “runner’s high,” a feeling of invincibility that helps runners overcome and ignore pain and lose sense of time. Runners have certainly heard of this.

However, new research has introduced the concept of runner’s plaque – coronary artery plaque – which can be caused by running long distances for a number of years, according to a study conducted by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Family for 2014

Wellness Lifestyle I can’t stand New Year’s resolutions. They usually involve temporary, unhealthy gimmicks designed to fill corporate coffers while leading to disappointment, failure and depression.

We need to stop looking for shortcuts and commit to living a wellness lifestyle – long-term proposition with health benefits that far outweigh the challenges. Let’s start now and put a plan for living a wellness lifestyle in writing.

You can’t build a house without a written architectural plan, and you can’t have insurance coverage without a written policy. Wellness is no different.

My end-of-year wish is that every family starts writing things down so we can develop a true wellness plan for 2014. Start by looking at the physical, nutritional and psychological components of the Triad of Health.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

How to Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Tips In 1621, 90 Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe made a two-day journey on foot to Plymouth Plantation to break bread with the Pilgrims for what is traditionally known as the first Thanksgiving. After a two-month, 3,000-mile voyage aboard the Mayflower and a winter in which they may not have survived without the help of the Wampanoag people, the Pilgrims were extremely thankful.

Only one written account of the first Thanksgiving exists and turkey isn’t mentioned. The main course was likely duck, which was plentiful in the waterfront village, and venison, a gift from the Wampanoag. The meat was probably roasted over an open fire. Seafood, cabbage, onions, corn and squash were likely served as well.

Regardless of what my kids might tell you, I’m not old enough to have attended the first Thanksgiving celebration. But there’s one thing I can tell you for sure – there were no processed foods whatsoever.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Want to Live a Healthy Lifestyle? Coke Is NOT It

No Soda Zone imageYou’ve probably seen or at least heard about the ads and videos from Coca-Cola that preach healthy living and obesity prevention. They proclaim that a calorie is a calorie – meaning that calories in Coke products are no different than calories in other foods – and they defend the use of low-calorie sweeteners as “safe, high-quality alternatives to sugar.”

I’d call these ads and videos a joke, but there’s nothing funny about the effects that Coke and other sweetened beverages have on our health and our healthcare system.

Instead, a more accurate label for the claims made – and the products they promote – is garbage.

The average soda has absolutely no nutritional value. It has sugar or artificial sweeteners, carbonated water, artificial color, artificial flavors, caffeine and other chemical substances that lead to chronic diseases like high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, cancer and metabolic syndrome, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Diet, Chronic Inflammation and Your Health

Add vegetables and fruits What do arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psoriasis and asthma all have in common?

These seemingly unrelated disorders, as well as many others, are all linked by inflammation.

Inflammation is the human body’s natural response to injury. Suppose you sprain your ankle and it swells. That’s inflammation at work. With time and treatment, the inflammation around your ankle goes away and it returns to normal.

But what would happen if you had a source of inflammation that just wouldn’t go away?

What if that inflammation occurred throughout your body and not just around your ankle?

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Good Carbs or Bad Carbs? Get to Know the Glycemic Index

Low-glycemic foodGimmick diets infuriate me. Low carb, high carb, low fat, high fat, high protein, soup diets,  liquid diets, shake diets, points diets and on and on and on. It’s enough to make your head spin.

First of all, let me be clear about one thing. You die on a diet. Period. Most diets are unhealthy and downright dangerous. Weight loss is achieved not through gimmicks, but through lifestyle change and legitimate healing protocols that are prescribed and monitored by a professional, who has experience treating specific conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease or hormonal imbalance.

Second, these diets distract from a productive conversation about good carbs vs. bad carbs. All carbs are not created equal as evidenced by the Glycemic Index, a numeric scale (0-140) that indicates how quickly a particular food that contains carbohydrates can raise our blood sugar (glucose) levels.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

The Flu Is Coming! The Flu Is Coming!

Avoiding the Flu Before you call me Dr. Killjoy for talking about the flu when it’s technically still summer, please hear me out. Instead of ignoring the flu until the winter months when someone we know gets sick, we can start taking steps now to enhance the body’s immune function and help us fight off the flu.

But first, how well do you understand influenza, more commonly known as the flu? Did you know…

  • The flu virus can survive on surfaces for up to 48 hours.
  • The flu virus can travel to 12 feet through the air – at 100 miles per hour. Yes, coughing and sneezing can really send a virus into orbit.
  • 10 to 20 percent of Americans come down with the flu each season, which typically runs from November through March.
  • Children are two to three times more likely to get sick with the flu and frequently spread the virus to others.
  • More than 100,000 people end up in the hospital each year because of the flu.
  • On average, approximately 36,000 people die from the flu each year. While most people do recover from the flu, the illness can be life threatening, primarily to the elderly, newborns, and those with certain chronic diseases.

(Statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Yes, the flu can really knock us for a loop. The flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus, with symptoms that typically include headaches, chills, dry cough, body aches, fever, stuffy nose, sore throat and extreme exhaustion.

If the flu infects you, you’ll usually feel symptoms for one to four days. However, you can spread the flu to others before your symptoms start and for three or four days after your symptoms appear. Make sure you get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and talk to your doctor about taking over the counter medication. Just make sure you don’t give aspirin to children or adolescents, and antibiotics won’t work on a virus, so don’t bother.

How can we reduce our chances of getting the flu?

Consider a vaccination. Getting a flu vaccination is a personal decision that should be made in consultation with your doctor. Each year, scientists develop new flu vaccines based on the strains of flu viruses that are in circulation at the time. Sometimes a new strain may appear after the vaccine has been made and distributed to healthcare providers and clinics. Because there are hundreds of flu strains, it’s important to understand that a vaccination doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get the flu.

Also, viruses for producing the vaccines are grown in chicken eggs, so a vaccine may contain egg protein that can cause an allergic reaction. If you’re allergic to eggs or have ever had an allergic reaction to a flu vaccine, consult with your doctor before getting vaccinated.

Stay clean. Coughing and sneezing spread viruses at 100 miles per hour. You can catch the flu by simply touching a phone, doorknob or countertop that’s contaminated. Wash your hands frequently, try to avoid crowded work environments, and make sure the air in your home and workplace is being properly circulated.

Take the right supplements. Supplements recommended for fighting the flu include vitamin C, vitamin A plus beta-carotene, zinc gluconate lozenges, garlic capsules, vitamin B complex in a multivitamin complex, protein in the form of free-form amino acids, and Immucore by Metagenics, a mushroom herbal supplement. Capsules are usually more effective than solids. Make sure you check with your doctor for proper dosage.

Reduce sugar intake. Most people aren’t aware that sugar suppresses the immune system and lowers resistance. In addition to being the leading cause of obesity and other chronic health issues, sugar hampers your ability to fight off flu infections.

Make smart health decisions. Adequate sleep, proper nutrition, avoiding stressful situations, moderate exercise, daily hygiene and a positive mental attitude all contribute to your general good health.

Yes, the flu is coming, and taking back our health as it relates to the flu is about more than getting a shot. Our daily activities and nutritional habits play a much greater role in our immune defenses and overall well-being. This is the year of the family, so let’s make sure we’re doing everything we can to avoid and fight off the flu, and enjoy as many sick-free days as possible each and every year.

What steps are you taking to avoid the flu?

Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Prood­ian is an accomplished chiropractic physician and health educator who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise for the past two decades has been in physical rehabilitation, and he has successfully established himself as a spinal specialist. In his practice, he advocates the science of functional medicine, which takes an integrative approach to treating patients by addressing their physical, nutritional, and psychological needs. Alarmed by the escalation of complex, chronic illness in our country, Dr. Proodian has been speaking to companies and organizations through his “Wellness at Work” program since 1994, motivating thousands of people to make positive lifestyle choices and lead healthier, more productive lives. He can be heard weekly on his radio program, “Proodian Healthcare By Design,” on Tandem Radio.

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

7 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices for Back-to-School Lunches

7 ideas for a healthy school lunch, back to school Kids can probably feel it coming already. Summer freedom is about to be replaced by the structure of academic classes, sports practice, band practice, club meetings and homework. As parents, we have a daily opportunity to help our children reach their full potential by helping our kids make healthier lunch choices.

In fact, research shows that nutritional habits and food selection directly correlate to school performance and behavior. Instead of relying on school menus, vending machines or chance, take control of the situation with the help of these guidelines.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

How to Get a Better Workout in Just Minutes a Day

Burst Training at Naturaly Healthcare Center Long BranchIf you’re like most people, you’re on a never-ending mission to find a faster way to work out and feel better about how you look. Believe me; I know you’re crunched for time. As a father of five, I can sympathize.

Fortunately, there is a healthy way to get a productive workout without spending hours at the gym. It doesn’t involve an ab roller, thigh master or any of those other gimmicks you see peddled on television at 3 am.

The solution is called “Burst Training” or “High-Intensity Interval Training,” which involves shorter bursts of high intensity activity with rest periods in between each burst. This technique has been around for decades, but it’s gaining in popularity because more and more evidence is showing that it’s one of the most effective ways to exercise.

When scientists compared traditional cardio exercise (20-60 minutes of moderate, repetitive exercise) to burst training (20-60 seconds of high-intensity exercise), they found bursting could burn the same calories in 1/15th the time.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Shoulder Pain: Surgery is the Exception, Not the Rule

When you stop and think about it, the shoulder is an amazing part of the body. It enables us to do everything from throwing a baseball, to washing our hair in the shower, to giving our kids a place to sit during a parade. Our shoulders also play a role in keeping us balanced and steady as we walk, run and sit.

The shoulder is a very movable joint with a wide range of motion that allows you to move your arms frontward, backward, up, down and around in circles. With this mobility and range of motion comes a greater vulnerability to injury, so we need to maintain our shoulders with regular stretching and exercise as well as proper bio-mechanics in daily life.

Performing the stretches illustrated in the photos below on a regular basis will help you maintain flexibility and range of motion in your shoulder. If you have a chronic shoulder condition or recently suffered an injury in the shoulder area, please consult your physician before performing these or any exercises.

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Stretches performed by Dr. Justin of West End Physical therapy

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Shedding Pounds for Summer? Don’t Fall for These 5 Weight Loss Myths

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Skinny jeans. Swimsuits. Tank tops. Skirts and shorts. Yes, we all would like to look our best for summer, and maybe losing 5-10 pounds would help us feel a little more confident as we spend more time outdoors and on vacation.

If you’re thinking of shedding weight for summer, don’t believe the myths or fall for the gimmicks you see on TV or read about online. None of them follow the Triad of Health and integrate physical, nutritional and psychological components in a way that’s balanced and healthy. Remember, the scale and the mirror are far less important than our actual body composition and proper blood values.

So many of these myths produce short-term results – if any results at all – and lead to a lifetime of poor, unhealthy habits and decisions. In fact, named diet plans have more than a 90 percent failure rate after three years. That doesn’t sound like a great investment. Let’s learn the science and implement good habits for life – not just to fit into a bikini or a new dress. Here are five common weight loss myths.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Simple Supermarket Strategies for Eating Healthy and Sticking to Your Budget

Most of us have at least a basic idea of what food is good for us and what food isn’t. But how easy do we give in to temptation? Are we doing what we can to avoid temptation in the first place? As I’ve been discussing on my By Design radio program (Show #22), 90% of the American food budget is spent on processed, highly inflammatory foods.

The supermarket is temptation headquarters. Those merchandising folks really earn their money, don’t they? They make us walk to the opposite corner of the store to get the necessities that we buy every week. Yet the snacks and colas that are loaded with sugar are always prominently displayed at the end of the aisle as we walk through the door. We need to go shopping prepared for a fight that many food company folks are winning every day.

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Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.