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Hormones Down?

Hormonal balance means that the body is functioning at its best. But what can happen if this balance gets off track? Having a hormone problem means that your hormones are too high, too low or just don’t work right.
Posted on May 11, 2011 Read More »

The Obesity Epidemic: Part 1

The obesity epidemic in the US continues to get worse. Most people aren't really aware of what is happening to the tsunami of obesity and the medical problems that go along with this.
Posted on April 6, 2011 Read More »

Curbing the Diabetes Epidemic

The rate of diabetes continues to climb in the United States and throughout the world. Once considered an unusual diagnosis, diabetes has become one of the most common forms of chronic illness in the world today.
Posted on March 23, 2011 Read More »

Lowering Cholesterol When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

What do you do when diet and exercise aren’t enough to lower your cholesterol? Statin medications are the first choice for lowering cholesterol, because they have a proven track record of decreasing heart attacks and strokes as well as prolonging life. Other options exist as well.
Posted on March 16, 2011 Read More »

A New Way to Think About Dieting

In a study of over 180,000 dieters, it was concluded that 83% of people who start a diet pick one that is virtually guaranteed to fail. Ninety-eight percent of people who lose weight on a diet gain it all back within five years. Some gain more than that.
Posted on February 23, 2011 Read More »

Are your hormones making you gain weight?

Medical schools don’t teach much about disorders caused by a mild overproduction or hormone deficiency, receptor problems or other ways hormones could go haywire. The result: many doctors forget to look for any type of hormonal disorder. But that can have costly effects for patients in more ways than one.
Posted on February 16, 2011 Read More »

Don’t blame me: It’s all in my genes!

Genes, personal choices and a society that encourages high calorie foods and discourages exercise all play a role in body weight. But, genetic differences may explain why some people gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others stay lean without exercising much or paying much attention to what they eat.
Posted on February 9, 2011 Read More »

Super Bowl Diet Survival Guide

Super Bowl Sunday is the first “holiday” of the year that can derail your New Year’s diet and exercise resolution. You don’t have to let that happen.
Posted on February 2, 2011 Read More »

Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Thyroid and stress Did you know that stress can cause thyroid problems? It has been well documented. Stressful situations, chronic stress and even the stress from being overweight can be a major catalyst in disrupting the normal performance of the thyroid. Your weight doesn’t need to be held captive by your thyroid.
Posted on January 8, 2011 Read More »

10 Ways to Get Healthier in 2011

Losing weight and getting healthier is the number one resolution for the New Year. A new year brings a fresh start and new hope when you have been stuck in a rut. My advice for starting off your healthy habits is to just get started. Here are ten suggestions for you to start getting healthier in 2011.
Posted on January 5, 2011 Read More »
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