Happy New Year

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018! A reduction of only 7-10% of body weight improves: Blood pressure Insulin sensitivity Lipid levels Inflammation Our patients have had wonderful success with their weight loss efforts this last year!  Weight loss improves quality of life and overall health status.  We offer a long-term solution for obesity and…

Meal Replacements Using New Directions

Meal replacements (MRs) are prepackaged foods that can be used as part of a weight loss prescription. For our purposes, we will be discussing those that are used in a clinical setting. They can be used to replace one or multiple meals a day. MRs have many benefits when you are trying to lose weight. They simplify…

Phytonutrients

Consume the rainbow!* Phytonutrients are natural components of plant foods with health-promoting qualities.  When consumed, they can help protect against chronic diseases. Though not essential nutrients, they can provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They can act to boost the immune system, protect against cancer, provide detoxification, regulate estrogen metabolism and repair damage from toxin exposure,…

Happy Chanukah

  Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, holiday “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly candle lighting, special prayers, and mindful foods.  This holiday we celebrate the happening of miracles.  This year we it starts on December 12 at sunset. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple….

Top obstacles this holiday season…

and how to overcome them! “Great Aunt Judy made my favorite holiday cookies just for me. How can I pass those up?” Don’t let that one cookie blow your entire day or week! You can allow yourself a little treat, but just plan ahead. Look forward to and completely enjoy and savor that cookie if you…