medical weight loss
good vs bad fats
In a previous post, we discussed the difference between good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates, and much like carbs, fats also get a bad rap. Some dietary fats are also good, while others are bad—and some are in the middle.  In the early ’90s, research on how dietary fat causes weight gain and heart disease was...
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What to drink and not drink when intermittent fasting
It might sound horrible if you’re a foodie, but if weight loss is on the agenda this year, intermittent fasting could be the jump start you need.  You may not believe it, but Dr. Irving Penn, the founder of our program,  was one of the first pioneers in the USA to recommend intermittent fasting for...
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foods that cause inflammation
Inflammation has been blamed for everything from heart attacks to arthritis. In reality, it’s more complex than that, and inflammation is part of our immune system. It is a way for your body to heal itself. Inflammation only becomes a problem when it becomes chronic—meaning it never goes away. If you have chronic inflammation, some...
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lose weight after pregnancy
The media (especially here in California) is obsessed with celebrities that are back in their size two jeans just days or weeks after giving birth. Not only is this unrealistic for mere mortals, but it’s also not healthy. Your body has gone through a traumatic event, and you’ve probably gained 25-35 pounds (or more). It’s...
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Intermittent fasting is one of the latest diet trends to sweep across the United States. The diet first became mainstream in 2012, through Dr. Michael Mosley’s BBC documentary Eat Fast, Live Longer, and then gained more traction as a featured component of Dr. Jason Fung’s treatment in The Obesity Code. In a nutshell, intermittent fasting...
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