DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a healthy 75-year-old male. I’m a bit frustrated after seeing my regular doctor for a checkup and receiving a call from his medical assistant that he is suggesting a low-fat, low-carb diet. I asked for more specific diet suggestions, as I admit I am nutritionally ignorant (my late wife always bought groceries and prepared meals for us). Other than beef and bread, I’m not even sure what a carbohydrate is. My LDL cholesterol is 152 mg/dL, […]

More than the adoption of any particular “magical” diet or weight loss program, a healthy eating plan is much more about a few important habits practiced regularly. If you would like to make a change in how your body looks and feels, here are the basic principles (nutritionally) behind a body transformation success. 1. Eat enough protein (at least 15-20 grams each meal). Lean meats, low-fat dairy, egg whites, soy milk or products, lentils and beans are all excellent. But […]

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that is celebrated during March. This year’s theme is to celebrate a world of flavors, embracing global cultures, cuisines, and inclusivity. Food is an important part of culture and can provide a connection to a person’s family or country. Food also feeds the soul. For example, our comfort foods often show who we are and where we come from since they are rooted in tradition. […]

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I am truly blessed when it comes to family and friends. When it comes to food — not so much. Many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions regarding eating and exercise with goals of better health. I started early making good food choices. After a severe gallbladder attack, I am striving for a fat-free diet until I can get it removed. While such an attack never happens at a good time, […]