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Beyonce opens up about weight loss: "I have struggled since a young age with
Finding something that actually works and keeps the weight off has been difficult for me." In the segment, Beyonce opened up about subscribing to a program designed by celebrity trainer and nutritionist Marco Borges, which focuses on plant-based foods.
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Weight-loss and fitness Instagram accounts offer inspiration
Grace's Instagram account, Gracie's Journey, is a photo blog of her weight loss from the past year – from before-and-after photos to shots of her meals for the day to random motivational quotes. Her account is an inspiration to anyone looking for the …

Kristin's 69-Pound Weight Loss: Food 'No Longer Controls Me'
The second goal was to lose 10 more pounds before we took the kids to Disney a couple of months after that, in June. Goal three was to be down a total of 50 pounds by our anniversary on Aug. 9. Writing my weight-loss goals down made them real. It made …
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Dr. Feiz and Associates Clarify the Logic of Bariatric Revision Procedures in Light of Recent Patient Confusion

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2015

With June beach season in full swing, many bariatric patients now have a heightened consciousness of their results, or possible lack of results from their procedure so far. Many of these patients chose bariatric surgery with the understanding that whichever procedure they choose at the beginning of their weight loss journey will likely be the one to carry them through until the end, no matter how effective or ineffective the results. Yet, some patients who are not having the positive results they had hoped for have recently come to Dr. Feiz asking if it is possible to take advantage of the reversibility of the Lap Band and elect a revision procedure. While few of these patients would have considered the possibility of a band to sleeve conversion before starting their journey in the first place, many patients change their mind, yet still wonder how one weight loss procedure will work if another didnt. According to Dr. Feiz, the sleeve gastrectomy procedure is distinct from the Lap Band in three major ways:

It Doesnt Involve the Implantation of Foreign Objects While certain medical advancements, such as the pacemaker, have proven that implanted devices can greatly improve the quality of a persons life, both the concept and the reality of having a foreign object placed in the body is worrisome for some patients. Many patients have not had problems with their Lap Band, yet, others have experienced erosion or pain after eating too much. This is what drives many patients in the direction of a sleeve procedure instead.
There Are No Adjustments Needed Successful Lap Band use requires that patients go to a doctor several times each year to make sure that the band is adjusted to the proper level. A band that is too loose can result in slippage, while a band that is too full can result in the erosion or post meal pain described above. While proper management of bands can typically prevent these problems, having a sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Feiz means that you dont have to worry about the state of your procedure years after first having it done.
It Has Added Hormonal Benefits Some Lap Band patients find that, even though the band makes them feel full quicker, they still get hunger cravings that make it difficult to control the amount they eat. The sleeve gastrectomy procedure has the added benefit of reducing the amount of the hunger causing hormone ghrelin that gets released into a patients system. Since the hormone is released by the stomach when it is empty, the fact that some of the stomach is removed during the sleeve gastrectomy means that less ghrelin enters the blood stream each time the stomach is empty.

For more information about the success achieved by revision patients of Dr. Feiz & Associates, you can call them at (800) 868-5946 or visit them online at

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Why This Doctor Dropped Everything to Go to Culinary School

Why This Doctor Dropped Everything to Go to Culinary School
Nordgren's culinary degree enables her to explain how diet impacts health in very real terms, she said. That's key when dealing with patients for whom nutrition is new territory. She recalls one pre-diabetic patient, who at 16 was in the 95th …
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An Hour After Breakfast, You're Hungry — What Gives?!
What you eat is even more important than how much. According to nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition, ensure that every meal contains protein to stave off hunger, carbs to give you energy, and healthy fats to help …
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Bronx Zoo inspires us all to eat healthy
By teaching the kids to “fish” instead of only fishing the deep seas of processed food each day — in our less than super markets — we lower our carbon footprint, we connect youth back to nature and nutrition, we restore a connection to our …
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First Silicon Valley Wellness Center & Spa Now Open in Campbell CA

Campbell, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015

Fitting for the innovative Silicon Valley town where E-Bay was born, Campbell, California is now home to a new community wellness destination. Opened in May of this year, Evolution Wellness Spa brings many facets of the exploding personal wellbeing industry together under one roof:

A full-service spa with skin and body treatments using organic, plant-based products.
A fitness studio & classroom offering specialized yoga, meditation, movement therapy classes & educational workshops.
A health coaching suite
A retail area featuring tools for wellness
A juice bar offering fresh and organic juices, smoothies & snacks.

The brainchild of owner Lisa Lee, C.H.C., M.A., and holistic health coach, was to create a center allowing personal exploration of health and weight challenges, and to enable clients to find improved personal wellness through a variety of methods, while providing convenience and top-notch customer service. The well-trained staff shares a passion for holistic health and wellness-oriented lifestyle.

Customized facials, massages and body treatments in the spa are performed with plant-and food-based products that are vegan and gluten-free, and include ingredients such as cucumber, mint, apple, chia, turmeric and sunflower. The treatment menu includes enhancements which, when combined with the different service options, will permit each client to receive results specifically targeting their needs; another example of the highly personalized service.

Yoga classes include those targeted to bikers, runners, and oncology patients, as well as general flow and guided meditation classes. Evolution offers a weekly workshop on topics such as The Benefits of Aromatherapy, Kicking Your Sugar Cravings, and Farmers Market Shopping Strategies.

The retail and gift area carries a wide array of items, from skin and body care by Yum and Juara, Erbaviva aromatherapy and personal care, yoga and meditation tools, to books, candles and mala bead jewelry. Gift cards are also available.

As diet and nutrition are key to healthy living, Evolution offers one-on-one Nutritional Counseling and Health Coaching sessions, as well as workshops. Whether the desire is to lose weight, gain energy, or just adopt healthy habits, an Evolution staff member can guide clients on their journey. Evolution also offers fresh organic smoothies from holistic nutritionist Anna Frumkins Green Glow Love as a healthy snack or meal replacement.

Lee remarks that Evolution Wellness aims to be a part of the lives of our clients as they evolve into a comprehensive, holistic lifestyle. I chose the tagline, What matters to you matters to us. because I truly believe that life is a journey an evolutionary process and were honored to guide our clients so that they can achieve what matters to them.

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Strength training improves heart health, from the June 2015 Harvard Heart Letter

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2015

Aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, biking, and swimming, is good for the heart. Strength training, also known as weight training or resistance training, also has cardiovascular benefits, reports the June 2015 Harvard Heart Letter.

“Strength training maintains and may even increase muscle mass, which people tend to lose as they age,” says Dr. Rania Mekary, a visiting assistant professor of surgery at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at MCPHS University. Increased muscle mass has a trickle-down effect that benefits blood vessels and the heart.

Boosting muscle mass speeds up metabolism, which helps people burn more calories, even at rest. A faster metabolism also helps prevent weight gain, which puts extra strain on the heart. Strength training seems to be especially important for keeping off belly fat. This so-called visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs, is particularly dangerous.

Mekary and colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that healthy men who did weight training for 20 minutes a day had less of an age-related increase in abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic exercise.

Strength training can help control blood sugar levels by drawing glucose from the bloodstream to power muscles. High blood sugar, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes, is also a leading risk factor for heart disease. Building more muscle mass also makes the body more sensitive to the effects of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.

Read the full-length article: “Add strength training to your fitness plan”

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FDA Approved Prescription Saxenda for Weight Loss Now Available to Qualified Diet Doc Patients

Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2015

Now, Diet Doc patients who have tried everything to lose embarrassing and dangerous excess fat, and who have a BMI of 30, or more or greater than 27 with at least one other weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, can now take advantage of FDA approved prescription Saxenda for weight loss, which was developed after patients reported losing weight when taking Victoza for type 2 diabetes. Saxenda is not prescribed to treat diabetes and, because it contains the same active ingredients as Victoza, these two medications should not be taken together. A glucagon-like peptide, GLP-1, receptor agonist, prescription Saxenda works to signal the brain that the stomach is full and satisfied while also helping beta cells normalize blood sugar levels.

Like most prescription drugs, side effects, including nausea, hypoglycemia, constipation, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, fatigue and increased lipase have been reported. And, although there is no direct evidence related to liraglutides association with cancer, patients with a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 are discouraged from taking prescription Saxenda for weight loss.

New patients will be asked to complete an initial health questionnaire and schedule a confidential, online doctor consultation with one of the companys highly trained doctors, during which the entire system will be reviewed, past weight loss attempts discussed, medical conditions and prescription medications examined and weight loss goals explored. Based on this information, the doctor will create a master plan for each patient that will include personalized meal and snack plans that are designed by certified nutritionists to be compatible with age, gender, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. Patients will receive a full report of findings, including recommendations for the safest, fastest and most appropriate method of weight loss and prescription diet products. Patients who qualify to add FDA approved prescription Saxenda, delivered via injectable dosing, have been successful in losing about 5% of their body weight. Other patients, who desire to accelerate the rate at which they see fat melting from the most difficult to lose areas, may choose to incorporate Diet Docs hormone diet treatments to seek out and release stored fat to be quickly burned and flushed from the system, their exclusive diet pills and appetite suppressants that control the urge to overindulge and eliminate the temptation to reach for unhealthy carbohydrates and their powerful fat burners that melt fat four times faster than other products.

Diet Doc understands that many patients avoid weight loss treatment due to costly, embarrassing and time consuming doctor visits. For this reason, the company partnered with Telemedicine, enabling patients in even the most remote regions of the country to consult with doctors, schedule weekly checkup calls and reorder their prescription diet products for direct delivery to their home or office.

Diet Doc has earned a reputation of trust and reliability and has become a nationally recognized leader in the weight loss industry by continuing to offer natural, safe and effective prescription weight loss products that are developed in fully licensed, FDA approved, U.S. based pharmacies. They provide their patients with the safest, most effective and most current weight loss treatments, all supervised by their staff of specially educated, committed and compassionate experts who are available on an unlimited basis throughout each patients journey. The company urges those of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes to call today.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA


San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451



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New Study Shows Effectiveness of KAMUT

Big Sandy, MT (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

The scientific journal Nutrients has just published the paper, An Organic Khorasan wheat-based replacement diet improves risk profile of patients with acute coronary syndrome: A randomized crossover trial. The study was conducted in Italy by the University of Florence in collaboration with the Careggi University Hospital of Florence. This is the second human study focused on the effect of a diet based on KAMUT