Archive for April, 2010

WTIC – AM Interview

Posted on 25. Apr, 2010 by drebanks in Broadcast, Media, Preventive Wellness

WTIC-AM_Interview

Healthcare reform is a hot topic.  Dr. Ebanks provides his perspective on the critical need to emphasize  prevention in whatever reform is undertaken of our healthcare system.  We cannot afford to continue to close the barn door after the horse is gone.

Vitamin D and Healthy Living

Both medical journals and the popular press over the last several years have been replete with information about the adverse health risks associated with insufficient vitamin D.  Low levels of vitamin D have been linked with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease[1], diabetes[2], certain cancers[3], osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, obesity, multiple sclerosis[4] and chronic pain.[5] Read the rest of this entry »

Diabetes Can Be Prevented

Posted on 15. Apr, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Exercise, Nutrition, Obesity, Type-2 Diabetes

Over the last 20 years, there has been a frightening increase in the number of Americans that are obese or overweight.  Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), has tracked the rise in obese and overweight adults since 1999.   Using BMI, or Body mass Index, the survey found that 32% of men and 35% of women were classified as obese; having BMI’s exceeding 30.  Read the rest of this entry »

Lifestyle Changes for Fat Loss – Exercise

Starting an exercise program is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle change.  Granted, this is no major revelation.  Burning more calories than you eat is a fairly obvious recipe for weight loss.  The question then becomes: How should you exercise for maximal fat loss and optimal long term changes in body composition? Read the rest of this entry »

Lifestyle Changes for Fat Loss – Nutrition

Posted on 8. Apr, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Nutrition, Obesity, Preventive Wellness, Youthful Aging

When New Year’s Day rolled around, many people resolved to lose weight in 2010.  How many of them are on track to be successful?  Every year, the majority of people making weight loss resolutions fail to achieve them.  The result of these failures is highlighted in a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control that estimated the body fat percentage of a typical American woman to be 40% and the typical American man at 28% based on a six year analysis of data.[i]  Although it varies somewhat by age, the optimal body fat for women is 18-22% and for men 15-18%.  Nearly double?  This is not good news. Read the rest of this entry »

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