Category: Diet and Weight

April 12, 2021 Joe Brady

In recent years research studies of the anti-inflammatory effects of medicinal herbs used in traditional medicines have shown great promise. More gentle than drugs, herbs and foods can also reduce inflammation and can be used without the harmful side effects of drugs. Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years and form a rich…

March 15, 2021 Joe Brady

With vaccines being delivered and hope on the horizon, it is still frustrating that we cannot yet jump back into normal life. With a few more months ahead of us of continuing to be careful, we at least can begin the reclaim our health if not our whole life yet. Quarantine Weight Gain: 35.82% Gained…

January 10, 2021 Joe Brady

Grand Rounds: Harvard Medical School, Free Zoom Lecture At this month’s Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, David Eisenberg, MD, will present his talk Teaching Kitchens as Learning Laboratories of the Future. David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the director of culinary nutrition and adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health….

September 6, 2020 Joe Brady

Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute for Integrative Medicine Date: Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00-9:00 am on ZoomSignificant gaps in nutrition content exist across the medical education continuum, from new learners to practicing physicians. An emerging approach to enhance mastery of practical nutrition content is that of culinary medicine provided in the context of a teaching…

January 20, 2020 Joe Brady

The average large supermarket has over 55,000 food items in it and most of those are healthy. Yet the average American diet has only 24 different food items in their shopping cart. Haven’t you noticed that we tend to put the same things in the shopping cart each week? Healthy eating can be a hardship…

November 23, 2019 Joe Brady

Coping with Holliday Stress Thanksgiving should be a time to gather around a warm hearth with loved ones and give thanks for the blessings we have. Unfortunately, politics being what it is, this thanksgiving is shaping up to be quite stressful for many families. One strategy for healthy and happy holidays is to agree before…

September 22, 2019 Joe Brady

Food is medicine, Hippocrates reportedly said: “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” We all know this is true yet with all the confusing and seemingly conflicting information out there about diet and nutrition it is hard to know what is right. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop made the point in his 1988 Surgeon General’s Report…

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…