Good Reads for a Healthy Heart

February is Healthy Heart Month.  It is a time for sharing our love through sending flowers and valentine cards, eating chocolate and learning about heart health!  Our heart is a vital organ that requires not only love but adequate nourishment and rest! Check out some of these great resources for improving your heart health today. Today…

What You Need to know about Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential substance for our bodies’ functions and is found in all of our cells. It is needed to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your liver produces a majority of the cholesterol in your body, and the rest is ingested through our diet, mainly in animal-based foods….

A Super Bowl win for you!

It is Super Bowl time, the great American tradition of junk food, beer, and overindulgence.  When it comes to participating in the Super Bowl, the main challenge is going off of your usual wellness routine.  Whether you are a guest or the party planner, it is important to visualize and plan for the event.  Splurging, also…

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a quick and healthy way to have a nutritious breakfast ready for you first thing in the morning! This is a basic recipe that you can expand upon to make any variation of your choosing. Let’s talk about oats! Oats are a gluten-free, high fiber, whole grain food, best known for being heart healthy….

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…