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January 27, 2012

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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March 20, 2012

This is a very helpful article, It’s pretty simply really, if you want a long health life you must put in your body the fuel needed to accomplish that.

March 13, 2012

Switching to a healthier lifestyle at any age helps. My father smoked for years, and was overweight. He finally decided to get healthy. He stopped smoking, changed his diet, and started exercising. He says he feels thirty years younger! There’s always hope.

March 26, 2012


My husband had to quit smoking 3 or 4 months ago. He had to quit coz he had a hard time breathing that time and I had bad sinus infection and it was the one causes it. And now he starts smoking again. He said he has to smoke again coz he is stressed and bored. But, I told him that I don’t a problem with it as long as he don’t have to smoke inside the bedroom, house, and the car, and he agreed that he will smoke outside the house. And now, it’s been days that he is smoking again inside the bedroom and my head started to hurt and I think it is my sinus again. I told him to smoke outside especially when I am sleeping coz it woke me up in the middle of the night when I smell the smoke, and besides it is not good also for my daughter sniffing his cigarette smoke inside the house. He said that it is not true that second hand smoking is bad. But I kept on telling him that it really bothers me every time I smell the cigarette smoke. He got angry that I kept on complaining. What am I gonna do? How am I gonna convinced him not to smoke inside the house again?

March 5, 2012

If you want to live A good and healthy life you must take part in daily activities actively with a passion to do more next time.

March 22, 2012

Health insurance ualsluy doesn’t cover cosmetic surgery, unless the cosmetic surgery is used to correct a medical problem. For example, the surgery to correct a deviated septum is the same as a cosmetic nose job .

Bob bramel
March 1, 2012

So much conventional wisdom, so little useful info. Specifically:
Don’t smoke. No argument there.
Lose weight. Obviously, but how? HNL won’t promote the only truly effective way, which is to reduce insulin levels so adipose tissue will quit sucking up calories.
Control blood pressure. Never mentioned but most effective is cutting carbs. Published studies warn that low carbing may cause “low blood pressure” Why, insulin tells the kidneys to retain sodium and that causes the kidneys to retain fluid.
Lower cholesterol. Not necessarily! Instead, first get an EBCT! High cholesterol (mine is currently 599, and that is not a typo) does not always mean clogged arteries ( mine are whistle clean at age 66). By conventional medical screening my heart attack risk is astronomical, but by actually visualizing coronary arteries my risk is one in a thousand. Who knows how many people are taking statins, with all the known risks, for no benefit, because they were never going to develop atherosclerosis anyway? Statins never were “harmless” and now the FDA has made it official.

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February 18, 2012

This was a very interesting read! Lots of opinion and very
good research to be shared! Good feedback from the online
readers as well. I must commend the author and web designer
as well. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

Glen(Dentist Chicago)
February 21, 2012

This is a fine blog post,I have bookmarked your blog to my favorites. I really like it,keep up the good work!

February 18, 2012

Life is short enough, if folks would just learn to eat the right foods and stop putting poisons in their bodies. It’s pretty simple really, if you want a long health life you must put in your body the fuel needed to accomplish that. I stick to a very healthy diet plan I got from home remedies for thrush. To put it simply, it works.

January 29, 2012

My sister smoked all her life and I did not and when we each went through menopause, she had a terrible time and mine was relatively the way you would expect.

Terry Marie
January 28, 2012

I am a retired nurse and I have seen the effects of smoking on the body, especially on the menopausal age women. Menopause is difficult enough without complicating things.

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