Category: Fitness and Exercise

  • DASH Diet for hypertension: Most Americans with high blood pressure don’t have it under control

    DASH Diet for hypertension: Most Americans with high blood pressure don’t have it under control

    Despite efforts to promote the DASH Diet for hypertension control, a report out from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) notes that out of the over 60 million Americans with the diagnosis of high blood pressure. More worrisome, the majority of them do not have it under control. The DASH Diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension)…

  • Can probiotics help with weight loss?

    Can probiotics help with weight loss?

    Probiotics for weight loss research A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at the effects of a probiotic (lactobacillus gasseri) added to fermented milk and if probiotics help with weight loss and reduce abdominal fat in Japanese men. The study was published by researchers at a Japanese dairy company and…

  • Fish Oil Decreases Lung Inflammation in Athletes With Asthma

    Fish Oil Decreases Lung Inflammation in Athletes With Asthma

    I tend to get a lot of questions from athletic patients with asthma asking about possible alternative treatments outside of using their inhalers. One key component of the proper management of asthma is reducing airway inflammation, especially since their is more data showing that asthmatics may demonstrate chronic changes along the bronchial lining of the lungs. One additive treatment…

  • Back pain improves with yoga

    Back pain improves with yoga

    If you’ve ever wondered if back pain improves with yoga, a study out of Boston might have your answer. Researchers at Boston University found that 12 weeks of hiatha yoga had a significant improvement in low back pain compared to patients that continued traditional treatment for their low back pain. The study was recently published…