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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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.

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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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.