I wanted to comment here on continued the emphasis placed on adherence to a Mediterranean style diet in the new guidelines. Those of you who know me and/or have read my blog know that I am a very strong believer in the benefits of the Mediterranean diet on heart health.
Apr 30, 2013
More good news about the Mediterranean Diet -- Researchers from Greece have reported in the journal Neurology that adherence to a Mediterranean Diet can significantly improve memory functioning. You will recall that the ...
Feb 25, 2013
A very important study was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. In one of the largest trials to date, the Mediterranean-Style Diet (either supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil/EVOO or handfuls of ...
Feb 25, 2013
Mediterranean Style Diet. Want to read more about the landmark trial showing the benefits of the Mediterranean-Style Diet, check out these articles: http://nej.md/VypTpf · http://onforb.es/15JjoEa · http://nyti.ms/ZDLAIj.
Dec 14, 2009
... Mediterranean Diet: Alcohol. http://blog.drgourmet.com/the-mediterranean-diet-alcohol/. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry. Posted by Dr Portnay at 12:19 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook ...
Aug 02, 2009
I continue to be amazed with twitter and its ability to connect peopel of like interests. Recently, I have met Ray Darken and his http://the-mediterranean-diet.com/ website. I love this site and his frequent tweets (@HealthyDietz).
Feb 18, 2010
In countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, heart disease is less common than in the United States. Researchers believe that foods common to Greece and southern Italy are a major reason for this difference. The February ...
Jun 01, 2011
Beyond just nutritional health, the Mediterranean Diet promotes a way of living that includes the following components, which could explain the positive health benefits. Intense physical activity that includes work and all its ...
Although there is a huge upside to the Mediterranean diet, it does not specifically address issues of caloric restriction and weight loss. For this, I tell my patients to focus on whole foods and avoid processed starches. "Eat more like a caveman" I often tell my patients. I also advise patients that need weight loss to simply cut in half what they currently eat in bread, sweets, potatoes, pasta, and rice. I remind patients that patients who are more than 30lbs overweight that they are 300x more likely die from cardiac disease.
I hope this helps