Steve Hirsch, MD CCFP FCFP, practices family medicine near Toronto and is a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. As the author of HEALTH FIRST: Winning at Weight Loss and Wellness, Dr. Steve Hirsch has been featured in various articles and is available for speaking engagements.
Steve’s posts that has been shared on Huffington Post‘s Living Blog:
Breast Cancer Prevention: Become Empowered
In North America, a woman has a 1 in 8 life-time risk of developing breast cancer. The medical literature and media are filled with articles on early detection of breast cancer through screening and on various treatments for the management of breast cancer.
However, there has not been enough emphasis on the prevention of breast cancer. Unfortunately, at present, there are no guaranteed ways to prevent breast cancer, but there are a number of strategies that can significantly reduce one’s risk.
How To Prevent Prostate Cancer Through Nutrition and Exercise
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 24% of all new cancer cases among Canadian men will be prostate cancer.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation in the United States says that after age 69, the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.
Both organizations note that men with African and Caribbean ancestry are at higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Age and family history of prostate cancer are two other risk factors that cannot be changed. Read the full post How to Prevent Prostrate Cancer Through Nutrition and Exercise. On the Healthy Living Blog.
Steve’s posts that have been shared on Huffington Post’s Healthy Living Blog:
Weight Loss: Keep It Simple — Put Your Health First
Most weight loss programs, in my opinion, are difficult to follow and are often very restrictive, requiring a great deal of discipline, which makes them unsustainable over the long term. Fad diets almost always fail. They are not realistic for healthy living, and they are focused on the “quick fix. Read the full post on the HuffPost Healthy Living Blog
Breaking the Link: Exercise and Weight Loss
Let’s address a common myth about exercise (physical activity) and weight loss.
Myth: Just be more physically active, exercise a great deal, and you will lose all your desired weight.
The 80/20 rule dispels this myth, I believe 80 percent of weight loss is achieved by decreasing what and how much you eat, and 20 percent of weight loss is due to physical activity and exercise. Read the full post on the HuffPost Healthy Living Blog
Buyer Beware: Your Cereal May Contain More Sugar Than a Dessert!
“No fat,” “oat fiber,” “multigrain flakes,” “helps lower cholesterol.” Cereal boxes make all kinds of claims to get you to pick them for your health.
Buyer beware… even cereals that include lots of fiber and whole grains usually have 3-4 teaspoons of sugar per cup of cereal. Read the full post on HuffPost Healthy Living Blog
Sugars: Become an Expert Sugar Detective
The media has been full of articles about the massive amount of sugar that children and adults are consuming. Most of this added sugar consumed comes from sweetened beverages — soft drinks, energy drinks, bottled green tea and ice tea, sweetened bottled water, and water with added vitamins. Special coffee drinks such as lattes, iced cappuccinos are full of sugar. Read the full post on the HuffPost Healthy Living Blog
Weight loss starts with the mind, not the body, MD says
Dr. Steve Hirsch believes one of the single most important rules to live by for weight loss is, never go hungry. “Hunger,” he says, “always wins.” Read the full article on Canada.com
His program hinges on being “mindful” and fully focused around food — what we’re eating, when we’re eating it and why. Read the full article on The National Post
Running Thornhill MD helps patients win at weight loss
“The focus is not just about looking better, but taking charge of your health,” Dr. Hirsch said. His program is also about giving people greater control over disease prevention, he said. Read the full article on York Region’s website
Ontario Doctor’s – Innovators
For a health care system overwhelmed by chronic conditions like obesity and its complications of diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and certain kinds of cancer, Dr. Hirsch’s work saves lives. Read the full article on OntarioDoctors.com