Elvin Adams

Dr. Adams is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His MPH is from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adams is retired from the position of Medical Director of Tarrant County Public Health in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the developer of the Best Weigh nutrition and weight loss program. He is also the author of the Handbook of Health Evangelism and Jesus Was Thin: So You Can Be Thin Too. Currently, Adams is teaching Seventh-day Adventist churches across Texas to address the epidemic of obesity that has developed in the last 20 years. He is an elder in his local church and teaches a Sabbath School class. Marie is his wife of nearly 50 years and they have three grown daughters. Adams is an avid gardener and is locally famous for the hundreds of quarts of delicious spaghetti sauce he produces each year. The Adams enjoy walking for exercise.

Strokes in Pregnancy Skyrocket

In the last 10 years the incidence of strokes among pregnant women has increased by more than 50%. Although strokes have decreased among older women, they are rising in young and middle aged women.Hospitalizations for pregnancy-related strokes and "mini strokes" jumped from 4,100 in 1995 to 6,300 in 2006. This is a 54 percent increase. Data supporting…

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Diet Drinks Cause Belly Bulge

Diet sodas are eagerly consumed by many weight conscious men and women who think they are “healthy alternatives” to sugar saturated sodas. "They may be free of calories but not of consequences," says Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D., professor in the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio, Texas.Her proof comes from the San…

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Dietary Fiber Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Its mortality rates have been greatly reduced by advances in diagnostic measures, surgery, and chemotherapy. But diet can play a role in preventing breast cancer altogether.Higher estrogen levels in the blood are a risk factor promoting the development of breast cancer. Women eating a high fiber…

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Up with Potassium, Down with Sodium

Sodium chloride and potassium chloride are both simple salts but they have profoundly different effects in the body. In the blood stream, sodium is high (135 mg/dl) and potassium is low (4 mg/dl) but the opposite is true inside cells where potassium is high and sodium is low.Both sodium and potassium are diet essentials, but…

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God Provides Power to Change

Marcus Bachmann and his clinic was recently the focus of an expose by Brian Ross of ABC news. Ross played a video of an undercover interview with Bachmann clinic staff recorded by a gay man who posed as a person requesting help in changing his sexual preference. Interviews with gay advocates claimed that attempts to change…

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Obesity and Cancer of the Esophagus

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of several cancers, including cancer of the thyroid, colon, kidney, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and uterus. But the strongest association between obesity and cancer is with the esophagus. The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects your mouth with your stomach. It is made of skin-like cells and your…

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Fixing Childhood Obesity

Today's children are likely to die younger than their parents will. Why? Because of the chronic diseases associated with obesity. Right now, 66% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. And the kids are catching up -- 32% of children and teens (ages 2-19) are overweight or obese.It doesn’t take much to…

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Fast Walking Slows Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is common in older men. Usually slow growing, it often bears watching rather than aggressive surgical or chemotherapy treatment.The progression rate of prostate cancer can be estimated fairly accurately using the Gleason Score, based on cellular characteristics of the cancer cells seen on tissue obtained by needle biopsy at the time of first diagnosis.Prostate cancer…

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Exercise Benefits the Sick more than the Well

In 2008 the U.S. Federal Government issued new exercise guidelines for the general population. A recent survey examined the reduction in mortality experienced by people who followed these recommendations. The study was based on nearly 250,000 people.   People who met the aerobic activity goals experienced substantial survival benefits. Interestingly, those who benefited most were sick…

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You Can’t Hide From Fat

Liposuction fan, we've got some bad news.If you suck fat out of your thighs and bottom it will return in your abdomen. If you suck the fat out of your abdomen it will show up on your chest and arms. Bottom line? After liposuction—the fat always comes back—just somewhere else.Body fat is a simple situation…

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