Take Alkaline Diets With a Grain of Salt

Even with the alkaline diet’s recent popularity and age-old recommendations to cut salt in our diets, there’s still a lot of confusion about sodium levels, PH, and how our bodies keep the right balance of electrolytes, acidity, and alkalinity. Understanding how sodium and PH levels work in your body helps you stay more aware of…

Clean Eating: The Dirt on a Popular Fad

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D. ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics Setting impossible goals for ourselves can make us reach for any shortcut, even if it hurts our bodies. Motivated by health, some people are cutting out entire food groups and depriving themselves of important nutrients in the process. Clean eating is a trend with very…

Why You Shouldn’t Cut Out Carbs

Despite trending “diets” and “fads” these days, don’t subtract carbs from your plate! Why? Because carbohydrates are what gives you energy every day. Instead, pay attention to what kind of carbs you’re eating. Some carbs are quite simply – better for you. Keep your base diet stocked with quality carbs. Aim for several daily servings of…

5 Tips to Resurrect Your Weight Loss Resolution and Succeed

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D., ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics So you made a new year’s resolution to lose some extra weight… and you’ve already broken it. “The Battle of the Bulge” is one of the favorite new year resolutions. You know weight loss can help lower your blood pressure, ease your sleep apnea, and…

It’s Not Just What You Eat, But Why?

Many people have the mistaken belief that their problems with weight gain is caused by what and how much they eat. Those are important but they only tell part of the story. In fact, what you eat and how much you eat are strongly affected by why you’re eating in the first place. The Am…

Why weight loss is a not a good goal

Instructor Angle: By Kim McClintock, Certified Personal Trainer That’s right, weight loss is not a good goal. Now before you freak out and quit reading, let me explain. Losing weight can be a wonderful goal, for some it is mandatory for having a longer, healthier life. My main concern with the weight loss goal is…

Sugar is the new nicotine

Sugar comes in two types, in a wide variety of forms and flavors. With the significant health risks associated with eating and drinking too much sugar, it’s important to be sugar savvy. Board certified in Family Medicine and Bariatrics, Dr. Robert Montenegro, will give this presentation at the 5th Annual Pope County Community Expo. We…