How Doing Good Makes You Healthier

The other day my friend told me the most heartwarming story. She took her daughter out for breakfast, and when she asked for the bill, the waitress came back with a note: Life is short. Enjoy your time together. This one’s on me. The note wasn’t signed and when she …

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Can This Bacteria Help You Lose Weight?

Can this bacteria help you lose weight?

You’ve probably heard loads about the pros of probiotics already. If you haven’t, or if you don’t know what probiotics are, they’re microorganisms (science speak for bacteria) that help promote a balanced environment in the intestinal tract. These friendly bacteria are commonly found in fermented foods-milk, yogurt, cabbage, fruit, and …

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What To Do When Willpower is Weak

The other day we had friends over for dinner. As a gift for their hosts, our friends brought us a tremendous box of cupcakes… Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet… drowning in icing and oh, so delicious. Although my wife, Melanie, served the cupcakes for dessert, there were still at least a …

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A Fruit is Not a Vegetable

“Eat your fruits and vegetables,” is and always has been, a common mantra in Nutritionland. In fact, the most recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you fill half your plate with fruits AND vegetables. Sounds healthy, but there’s just one little problem…. Fruits and vegetables are NOT the …

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To Bean or Not to Bean

Confused about what to eat? Join the club. Even I, a medical doctor, get frustrated about all the conflicting information. One week medical experts tout the benefits of carbs, the next week they say stay away from them. Suddenly, it’s Don’t eat fat. And just as quickly the message is, Fat …

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What to Do When The Scale is Stuck

What do you when the scale is stuck

Tell me if this situation sounds familiar… You’ve been eating well and exercising steadily, and progressively the pounds have been yielding. Then, all of a sudden, BAM! The scale seems stuck. And not just for one day, but for week after week. And, no matter how closely you follow your …

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Could Saturated Fat Be Good For You?

Could saturated fat be good for you?

A juicy steak, whole milk and eggs… Three foods you may have banished from your diet long ago. All because for decades, experts have preached that saturated fat clogs our arteries and leads to heart disease. In fact, when you hear the term “saturated fat,” you usually also hear “artery-clogging” …

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Your Favorite Meal Made Over

Today I want to introduce you to Lori Grisham, one of our Healthy Life Coaches. Lori is going to show you a substitution trick that has helped one of our customers and his wife lose a combined total of 40 pounds. Dr. Steven Sisskind, M.D. Hello, One of my coaching …

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Three Strange Ways To Prevent Overeating

It’s easy to overeat. In fact, overeating is pretty much built into our culture. We can blame it on “super-sized” servings, lack of traditional meal times, foods that are engineered to make it impossible to stop eating… the list goes on and on. So how do you fight back? What …

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Can This Fat Make You Skinny?

For years, nutrition experts have been telling us that saturated fats are the enemy. You have probably heard that they are contributing to our expanding waistlines, causing heart disease, high cholesterol, and a host of other problems ranging from Alzheimer’s to stroke. What is strange about this is that research …

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