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Are you looking forward to the traditional holiday meals? Tis’ the season to gain weight! With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, the majority of Americans are looking forward to a festive feast, with turkey, side dishes, and pumpkin pie. Eating more than usual for a week may not be bad, as long as people exercise regularly, too.



I believe one of the most significant and ongoing ignored aspects of medical treatment is our failure, as physicians and other health care professionals to help our patients manage stress. It is one of the leading risk factors and contributors to the development of chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and many more.


What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for heart disease, type 2 (adult onset) diabetes and stroke.  This condition is also known as Syndrome X and Insulin resistance syndrome.