Fit over 50 Update — Eat breakfast like a king …

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: As simple a choice as improving your nutrition can have substantial benefits. For example, I've always recommended what is called "The Royal Diet." Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, and supper like a princess.Fit over 50, Preventive Care, page 28 Order Fo50 Here Now a new study confirms many others showing the value of breakfast. Body appears to be better at processing food in the morning regardless of calories consumed, research suggests Newsweek reported on research published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, in which investigators “found that the body appears to be better at processing food in the morning, regardless of how many calories are consumed.” For the…
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Book Update – “The Best Medicine”

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My next book, which will be the first one I've written about my practice days in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001) with Dr. John Hartman is scheduled for release on October 6, 2020. Here's the cover: Coming October 6, 2020 Novelist and multi-#1 New York Times best-selling author, Jerry B. Jenkins, has agreed to write the Foreward for the book. He's the author of the perennial best selling "Left Behind" series. Wow! I've just submitted the manuscript for the first book, and a teaser (the first chapter for the second book). My editor wrote this to me, and I wanted to share it with you all. The teaser for the next (the second Kissimmee) book that you wrote … wowzers! That’ll get your attention! Readers are going to love it! The manuscript came…
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Fit over 50 Update — Want to live longer? With less heart disease and cancer?

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Diets high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains (and low in red and processed meats) have been linked with lower rates of cancer ... A diet quality score based on the PURE study, which advocates eating more of seven key foods—fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, dairy, and non-processed red meat—has been linked to lower premature deaths and reduced cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in at least three large independent studies. Fit over 50, page 28 and 166 Order Fo50 Here Study: Plant-based diet reduces heart disease Reuters reports a study suggests that “people who eat a healthy, mostly plant-based diet may be less likely to develop heart disease and…
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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Are”Impossible Burgers” healthy?

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Dear Dr. Walt, I keep reading articles about the fake meats that are popping up in many grocery stores and restaurants. Are they actually healthier than real meat for me and the environment? — Meat Eater in Minnesota Dear Carnivore, For my entire medical career, I have advocated whole healthy foods and encouraged people to eat less meat and choose plant-based proteins. The latest fad in the “vegetarian” and “healthy food” category involves a slew of so-called “plant-based fake meats” that proport to be healthier for people and the planet. Popular meatless hamburgers are sold under such brands as “Impossible Foods” and “Beyond Meat.” Other meatless fake-meat products are showing up all over the country. Qdoba pitches a trademarked “Impossible” protein product “made from plants.” White Castle serves a meatless…
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Fit over 50 Update — Who wants to be “frail”?

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: As simple a choice as improving your nutrition can have substantial benefits. According to one report, “A diet quality score based on the PURE study, which advocates eating more of seven key foods—fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, dairy, and non-processed red meat—has been linked to lower premature deaths and reduced cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in at least three large independent studies.” But, there's another amazing benefit.Fit over 50, Essential #2 -- Preventive Care, page 28 Order Fo50 Here NEW ST A poor diet increases risk for "frailty" Reuters reported a study suggests that “when older people eat a poor-quality diet, they may be increasing their odds of becoming…
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Fit over 50 Update — Start Moving, Live Longer!

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: English cleric and theologian John Wesley (1703–1791), a cofounder of Methodism, wanted his family, friends, and followers to enjoy healthy lives. In 1747 he penned “Primitive Physick, or An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases.” He defines physic as “the art of healing.” In this treatise he suggested 37 rules for living a balanced life and preventing disease—rules that involve all four wheels of health. These ia my favorite: A due degree of exercise is indispensably necessary to health and long life. Walking is the best exercise … The open air, when the weather is fair, contributes much to the benefit of exercise.Fit over 50, pages 21-22 Order Fo50 Here "But," you may…
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Monthly Family Update – February 2020

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Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Do You Want to on MY "SUPER BOWL" Team?Answers to last month’s prayersPrayer requests for this monthPast Issues 1) Do You Want to Be on My "SUPER BOWL" Team? I’m excited to tell you that I’m releasing the first of two books about my practice days in Kissimmee (1985-2001) in September 2020. And, I’m putting together a SUPER BOWL team of folks to tell their family and friends about it. Team members get to:  Read a free copy of my book well before anyone else Be a part of a private Facebook page with me as well as have exclusive access to ask me questionsView my exclusive interviews with some of the "characters" in the bookHelping me minister to readers  For more details,…
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