October 14, 2015
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Top 3 Weight Loss Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on changing your thoughts and actions so that you can lose weight (1). The following CBT strategies can help you not only shed excess pounds but also keep them off permanently.

Self-Monitoring

Studies have shown that persons who monitor their eating and exercising lose more weight than those who do not. Continue Reading →

October 2, 2015
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Arthritis Supplements

Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation in the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) which is the most common type of arthritis, is caused by wearing down of the cartilage which serves as a shock absorber in the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is another common type of arthritis which is caused by the immune system attacking cells in the joint. Continue Reading →

September 30, 2015
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Top 3 Weight Loss Vegetables

Adding the following top 3 weight loss vegetables to your diet is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and help you lose excess pounds. This is due to the fact that they are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and many other phytonutrients.

Broccoli

A study published in September 2015 found that eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables which have a high fiber content and a low glycemic index resulted in greater weight loss when compared to eating starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes (1). Continue Reading →

September 21, 2015
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Cracking Your Code: Nutrition part 2

Limiting carbohydrates (or even eliminating them) is the first step in optimizing your nutritional state.

This is a broad guideline, and I believe we all need to find the eating regimen that fits our lifestyles. This is especially true for those who have allergies and intolerances and can’t stomach certain foods.

Therefore find your balance by choosing natural foods composed of proteins, fats and (some) carbohydrates. Continue Reading →

September 16, 2015
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Top 3 Weight Loss Fruits

Weight loss fruits are an integral part of a holistic weight loss program since they provide vital nutrients that support your body as you try to attain and maintain a healthy body weight.

Apples

Three apples a day can actually keep the pounds away. This was proven by a study published in the Nutrition journal which found that overweight women who ate three apples each day lost more weight than those who did not eat fruit.

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September 10, 2015
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Cracking Your Code Part 2: The Body (Nutrition)

In this part of the “Cracking Your Code” series, I talk about focusing on the physical or your bodily systems. I will separate this into two different posts; one on nutrition and the other on exercise.

Cracking the Code: Nutrition

Eating quality food is the most important thing you can do to maintain your health at its peak. In my medical practice I see patients who are unaware of the kinds of chemicals they consume during the course of a single day that could affect their health adversely. These potentially hazardous chemicals include preservatives and dyes to make food more colorful and flavorful.

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