Dr. Mittal’s Blog

  • Tips for a Healthy Holiday

    Party invites with treats galore. Cocktails, pies, cookies and more! Time for the holidays to sabotage your best efforts. Right? Or not... You have been staying on track, making healthy choices, going to the gym and then- Thanksgiving rolls around. The downward spiral of bad choices starts and heads into December. Do you need to be a hermit to avoid the social pressures to indulge?

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  • Pomegranate: Too good to be true?

    Pomegranate fruit and juice have been touted for their health benefits.  They have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and have been prevalent in the diets of people from Iran all the way to the Mediterranean and India.  Different parts of the plant have been used for medicinal purposes and have been held in high regard in traditions of a wide variety of religions.

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  • Does the Type of Fat in Your Diet Matter?

    Does the Type of Fat in Your Diet Matter?

    The answer is YES.
    You have probably heard of Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-6 fatty acids. These are the “essential” fatty acids (FA) that have to be consumed in your diet as your body is unable to produce them.

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  • Fruit: Nature's Dessert

    Fruit: Nature's Dessert

    If you are someone who is dealing with weight gain (especially abdominal area) or maybe you have been told you are diabetic or at risk for developing diabetes- you probably know you need reduce how much sugar and carbohydrates you are eating.

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  • Fiction or Fact?

    Fiction or Fact?

    There is a lot of information out there on topics related to your health. Can you tell tell fiction from fact? Let's discuss a few statements below.

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  • Ginger: 10 health benefits

    Ginger: 10 health benefits

    Ginger (the rhizome or root of Zingiber officinalis) is an herb that is commonly used in Asian cooking and has also been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. The phytochemicals in ginger have been studied for their effects on a wide range of processes in our bodies, including inflammation and cancer.

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  • "Let food be thy medicine"- Turmeric

    I commonly wonder and get asked about the health benefits of different foods. Turmeric is one that has been studied and gets a lot of attention. Of note, most studies have been small and not very strong.

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  • Could You Have High Blood Pressure? New Guidelines and Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Could You Have High Blood Pressure? New Guidelines and Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Recently, in 2017, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline came out introducing new categories of high blood pressure.

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  • What is Holding You Back From Making a Change?

    What is Holding You Back From Making a Change?

    "I should start cooking more."


    "I should exercise more."


    "I should start reading more."

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  • What is the Scoop on Fasting?

    What is the Scoop on Fasting?

    "Everyone has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. ...to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness." -- Hippocrates

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