Category: Diet and Weight

May 27, 2019 Joe Brady

Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds (Research) Event Date: June 4th, 2019 Mediterranean Dietto Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Diseases of Aging The Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events but the precise mechanisms through which Mediterranean diet intake may reduce long-term risk of CVD are not well understood. Using a…

March 31, 2019 Joe Brady

Recent studies have shown the effect of epigenetic modifications in the development of cancer. Genetic defects interact with DNA methylation, post-translational histone modification, and non-coding RNAs to drive the development of cancer. The use of epigenetic modifications are seen as promising cancer preventive/therapeutic agents. Several epigenetic therapies have recently been approved in the treatment of…

October 21, 2018 Joe Brady

Modern research on a wide variety of different animal species has shown that calorically restricted otherwise known as nutrient dense diets can extend the healthy portion of lifespan and even extend genetic lifespan. What we already know is that reducing empty calories from the diet and replacing those calories with higher levels of nutrition can…

September 3, 2017 Joe Brady

“Food is Medicine” is an old five element diet axiom in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Public education about traditional Chinese dietary therapy provides a useful element in the battle against obesity in the United States and elsewhere in the developed world. Asian cooking is already a popular cuisines in many countries, and greater education would enlighten…

March 20, 2017 Joe Brady

“A disease of prosperity, obesity, threatens to overwhelm our health care system.” Weight loss, need not be the hardship most people perceive it to be. Changing your lifestyle can also be reframed as an adventure in active healthy living. Life is Qi! Life is energy! Calories are just a measurement of energy and the fact…

March 13, 2017 Joe Brady

Metabolic Resistance and why it is so hard to lose weight. by Joseph Brady The concept of metabolic set point is a crucial element in the battle against obesity and allows us to understand why it is so hard to lose weight. Our metabolic set point is the point at which our metabolism settles into…