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Dr. Garko’s Health & Wellness Monthly

Every month, Dr. Michael Garko, host of Let’s Talk Nutrition, focuses on a specific nutritional or health issue and provides a Health & Wellbeing Monthly article to address it.

Browse by Year: 2018   2017   2016   2015   2014     2013     2012     2011    2010

2018

December-
November –  
October –
September –
August –
July –
June –  
May –
April –
March – Aging – Part I: The Status of Aging in America
February –Holiday Weight Gain: The Unwanted, Unhealthy, Unreturnable Gift That Keeps On Giving
January – How to be a resolution keeper not a resolution breaker

2017

December-Cardiovascular Health: High Blood Pressure
November – Cardiovascular Health: Stroke  
October –Cardiovascular Health: Learning About and Fighting Against Cardiovascular Disease
September –Coronary Heart Disease – Part VIII: Physical Activity as Part of a Personal Prevention Program to Combat Coronary Heart Disease.
August –Coronary Heart Disease – PART VII: Diet and Nutrition As Part Of A Personal Prevention Program To Combat Coronary Heart Disease
July –Coronary heart disease – Part VI: Smoking Cessation as Part of a Personal Prevention Program to Combat Coronary Heart Disease
June –  Coronary Heart Disease – Part V – Modifiable Risk Factors
May –Coronary Heart Disease – Part IV: Non-Modifiable Risk Factors
April –Coronary Heart Disease – Part III: Importance of Understanding the Basics of Risk Factors
March –Coronary Heart Disease – Part II: Pathogenesis of the Leading Cause of Death in the United States
February –Coronary Heart Disease – Part I: Definition, Prevalence, Incidence and Mortality of the Leading Cause of Death in the United States
January –How Cancer Saved My Life

2016

December-Championship Rounds – To My Family, Friends, Colleagues and Listeners-Viewers of Let’s Talk Nutrition
November –  
October –Reading Nutrition Facts Labels
September –The Impact of What We Eat on Climate Change
August – The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part VIII: Dieting Is Not An Effective and Healthy Treatment For Overweight and Obesity
July – The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part VII: Health Risks Associated With Being Overweight or Obese
June – The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part VI: Modifiable Risk Factors 
May –The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part V: Non-Modifiable Risk Factors
April –The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part IV: Distinguishing Between Risk Factors and Causes
March –The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part III: The Immediate Cause
February –The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part II: Prevalence and Trends Among Children and Adolescents
January –The Obesity Epidemic in America – Part I: Prevalence and Trends Among Adults

2015

December-Effective and Proven Ways to Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions[1]
November –  Finding A Way to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays
October –Cold and Flu Season 2015-2016: Get Informed, Not Infected
September –Dietary Supplements – Part II: Guidelines To Follow When Taking Dietary Supplements
August –Dietary Supplements – Part I: The Prevalence Of Dietary Supplement Use Among U.S. Population
July – We Live In a Toxic World – Part VI: Detoxification Herbs to Protect Against Environmental Pollutants and Other Toxins
June –  We Live In a Toxic World – Part V: Detoxifying the Body
May –We Live In a Toxic World – Part IV: The Odds Are Good You Are Carrying a Body Burden of Synthetic Chemicals
April – We Live In a Toxic World – Part III: Examples of Chemicals Carcinogenic to Humans
March – We Live In a Toxic World – Part II: The Concept of Body Burden
February – We Live In A Toxic World – Part I: Basic Facts, Figures And Concerns On The Release Of Toxic Chemicals Into The Environment[1]
January – How To Be A Resolution-Keeper and Not A Resolution-Breaker

2014

December- Holiday Weight Gain: The Unwanted, Unhealthy, Un-returnable Gift That Keeps On Giving
November –  Using Small Wins to Staying Healthy During the Holidays
October –Cold and Flu – Part II: Get Protected, Not Infected
September – –Cold and Flu Season: Get Informed, Not Infected
AugustHaving A Healthy And Successful Back-To-School and School Year Experience In 2013-2014
July –Serious Health Risks Associated With Grilling – Part II: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
June –Serious Health Risks Associated With Grilling – Part I: Heterocyclic Amines
May – High Blood Pressure – Part I: Its Prevalence, Definition, Measurement and Classifications
April – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Part II: Tonifying The Body
March – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Part I: The Ying and Yang of Health
February – The Importance of Learning About and Fighting Against Cardiovascular Disease
January – The New Year’s Resolutions of Losing Weight and Becoming Physically Fit: Lots of Desire, Little Action and Fewer Strategies

2013

December- Reissue of Article on Holiday Weight Gain
November –  Dietary Strategies To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays
October – Fiber – Part IV: Dietary and Functional Fiber and the Immediate Cause of the Obesity Epidemic
September – Fiber – Part III: Overview of Scientifically Supported Health and Wellness Benefits of Dietary and Functional Fiber
August – Having A Healthy And Successful Back-To-School
July – Fiber – Part II: Conceptual Confusion and Controversy In Search Of A Definition
June – Fiber – Part I: The Inadequate Intake of Dietary Fiber in the United States: Trends and Recommendations
May- Coronary Heart Disease  – Part VII: Physical Activity As Part Of A Personal Prevention Program To Combat Coronary Heart Disease
April – Coronary Heart Disease  – PART VI: Diet and Nutrition As Part Of A Personal Prevention Program To Combat Coronary Heart Disease
March – Coronary heart disease – Part V:  Smoking cessation as part of a personal prevention program to combat coronary heart disease.
February –Coronary Heart Disease – Part IV – Modifiable Risk Factors
January –  The New Year’s Resolutions of Losing Weight and Becoming Physically Fit: Lots of Desire, Little Action and Fewer Strategies

2012

December- Holiday Weight Gain: Separating Fact From Fiction
November – Coronary Heart Disease – Part III: Non-Modifiable Risk Factors
October – Coronary Heart Disease – Part II: Understanding Risk Factor Basics
September –  Coronary Heart Disease – Part I: The Prevalence, Incidence, Mortality and Pathogenesis of the Leading Cause of Death in the United States
August – The Terrain Within: A Naturalistic Way to Think
July – GUIDELINES FOR TAKING DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
June – Losing and Managing Weight by Replacing High-Energy-Dense Foods with Low-Energy-Dense Foods
May- Currently Under Revision by Dr. Garko
April-  Dietary supplements to energize and maximize physical activity. Health and Wellness Monthly. Retrieved (insert month, day, year), from www.letstalknutrition.com. Keep the Body Moving – Part III: Dietary Supplements To Help Energize and Maximize Physical Activity
March – Keep the Body Moving –Part I:  It’s All About the Energy
February – Currently Under Revision by Dr. Garko
January – Features, Falsehoods and Failures of Fad Diets: Think Twice Before Beginning One

2011

November –  Dietary Supplements: What They Are and Why It Is A Good Idea To Take Them 

October – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part XII

September – Foodborne Illness and Food Safety – Part I: Introduction To A Series On A Worldwide Public Health Problem

August – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part XI: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Do We Go From Here And How Do We Get There?

July – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part X: The Fat Future of America

June –  Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part IX: Preparing To Achieve Victory At Long-Term Weight Loss By The Setting Goals and Objectives

May – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part VIII: Dieting Is Not An Effective and Healthy Treatment For Overweight and Obesity 

April – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part VII: Health Risks Associated With Being Overweight or Obese

March –  Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part VI: Modifiable Risk Factors

February – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part V: Non-Modifiable Risk Factors

January – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part IV: What Risk Factors and Causes Are and Why It Is Important To Know About Them

 

2010

December – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part III: The Immediate Cause

November – Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part II: Obesity Prevalence and Trends Among Children and Adolescents

October –  Overweight and Obesity Epidemic in America – Part I: Prevalence and Trends Among Adults

September – Cold and Flu Season 2010 – 2011: Reducing the Risk of Becoming Sick

August – The Status of Aging and Health in America: Part II – The Good News and Bad News on Health

July – The Status of Aging and Health in America: Part I – The Good News And Bad News On Aging

June – The Nature of Natural Health – Part II: Guiding Principles of the Natural Health/Medicine Paradigm

May – The Nature of Natural Health – Part I:  Concepts, Comparisons and Conventions

April – Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) – Part III: The Antioxidant Protective Properties and Effects of AGE Helping To Age Successfully

March – Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) – Part II: Human Aging and Successful Aging

February – Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) – Part I: The Different Forms of Garlic and Why AGE Is A Better Health Choice

January – Dr. Garko’s New Year’s Resolution Recommendations For 2010: How To Be A Resolution-Keeper and Not A Resolution-Breaker