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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

6 comments on “SUGAR is the Problem … Sports and Activity is Not Enough

  • Hey Howard

    Good post.

    It would be interesting to see how consumption of processed foods in our country compares to countries that don’t eat as much processed food. I bet their incidence in their kids is lower of Diabetes type II.

    Bobby Clarke, the famous hockey played from the days of the Broadstreet Bullies was a Type I diabetic, who, obviously exercised a lot, especially when he was high-sticking the Rangers, and I believe, from anecdotes, that he rarely used insulin.

    He’s a special case, though, and is not a suggestion to alter your attitude toward your doctors advice.

    john bennett md

    • Thanks for stopping by John!
      The documentary “Fed Up” runs through a few of those statistics. It is an eye-popping documentary that I strongly suggest everyone sees.

      Thanks again,

  • I am not a doctor, but have been struggling with losing weight over the course of the last couple years. Finally, I decided to try eating foods with less sugar. I try to eat and drink a total of 25 – 35 grams of sugar a day. Well, in two months I lost 17 lbs. I was also working out which helped, but I was working out before this change in my eating habits too.

    Anyways, I posted this personal success story on a very popular fitness website (myfitnesspal.com). You wouldn’t believe the nasty comments about how sugar had nothing to do with it and that I must be a complete idiot to think that a sugar calorie is any different than healthy food calories. I tried to defend myself, but I was pretty much blasted by everyone. There were 153 comments by different users. Only 2 other people agreed with what I was saying.

    Any ways, I am glad to know that you have posted this and I am not crazy!

    • Good going Eric! The proof is out there.. and there story in going to take a long time to mainstream.

      Congrats on your weight loss.

      Howard Luks

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