What is the Best Way to Lose 50 Pounds Quickly and Safely

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 265 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

We really need to approach weight loss from different angles. This is, of course, not to overwhelm you, but to help you kick the you-know-what out of those unwanted pounds. Because when we look at the causes of … Read the rest

What is the Best Diet for Diabetes? Is a High Carb Low Fat Diet or Low Carb High Fat Diet Better for Diabetics?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 260 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

If you were to ask 10 physicians which diet is best with diabetes, you may hear 5 different answers (some of those often contradictory). Frustrating, I know.

My answer will only make sense after I mention a few … Read the rest

HIIT Workouts for Beginners – High Intensity Interval Training

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 250 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Is High Intensity Interval Training Safe?

Before I talk about specific HIIT exercises, I want to first address the issue of safety. The American College of Sports Medicine, considered by many to be the authority on all … Read the rest

Leaky Gut Syndrome: The Leaky Gut Diet, Risks, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Cures

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 245 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Leaky gut is being blamed as the cause for a number of chronic diseases –everything from Celiac disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome to even Alzheimer’s disease.

What is a Leaky Gut?

This term is actually a very simplified … Read the rest

Does Beta Alanine Help with Lactic Acid Build Up?

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Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 240 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Luckily for us, beta-alanine has been studied more extensively recently so we have more data to help us make conclusions about its safety and efficacy. As always, let’s start from the beginning so everyone is on the same … Read the rest

Health and Fitness Advice for When You’re Turning 30 Years Old

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 230 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

Most people start to think about the future of their health when it’s too late – meaning, they’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disease. Heck, that was me. What steps can you take right now to help you … Read the rest

What are the Causes, Risks, Symptoms, Treatment, and Cure of Burnout Syndrome?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 225 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

What is Burnout?

Burnout is often thought of as working too many hours. Caregiver burnout, for example, is relatively common. Imagine those that spend the majority of their time taking care of others with significant disabilities, or caregivers … Read the rest

For a Very Active Person, Are Electrolyte Tablets and Supplements Worth It?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 220 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

First, I want to make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about when we say, “electrolytes.” Claiming something has electrolytes in it is actually just a fancy way of saying it contains vitamins and minerals. Sodium and potassium, … Read the rest

Which Diet is the Best? What Do Long-Term Studies Say are the Best Diets?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 215 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily.

I will start by answering this question very directly: the best diet to maintain weight and allow you to live a healthy lifestyle is one that allows for:

  1. Food to be consumed moderation
  2. A diet that you are
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