New research has shown that aerobic exercise can be as effective at lowering blood pressure and *more* effective at reducing visceral body fat than commonly prescribed medications.
One of the main parameters to measure health in a person in the primary care office setting is a hundred-year-old calculation called the BMI, or Body Mass Index. This measure takes into account a person’s height and weight and categorizes them as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The calculation is a simple formula: (Weight […]
One of the most common patient concerns voiced in the office is, “I want to lose weight.” Most patients have already tried a combination of various medications, crash diets, surgeries and exercise regimens with limited, if any, success. Success rates are so low because there are many complex pathways and chemical messengers mediating the body’s […]
One of the most common patient concerns voiced in the office is “I want to lose weight.” Most patients have already tried a combination of various medications, crash diets, surgeries and exercise regimens with limited, if any, success. Success rates are so low is because there are many complex pathways and chemical messengers mediating the […]
Impaired sleep is a chief contributor to metabolic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. This holds true regardless of the type of sleep difficulties a person is having. The reason for this is due to the effects on our hormones that regulate metabolism, appetite, and our blood sugar levels. Additionally, this shift in hormones contributes […]
Estrogen is a very well known hormone important for bone density, menstrual cycle regularity and brain function. But when it comes to weight loss this essential hormone can often be working against you. From fat deposition in the abdomen to thyroid dysfunction, there are many avenues to explore how this hormone affects your weight. Estrogen […]
The answer could be both! It is well known the thyroid gland is considered the regulator of our metabolism, and without proper thyroid function, our metabolism can suffer. However, if we do not give the body proper nutrition to maintain optimum functioning, a decrease in physiological processing can be the end result. Our metabolism, or […]
What’s your Liver have to do with your Weight? Weight loss can be frustrating and arduous task for many people, mainly when it seems like people are doing everything right but not seeing the benefits. The days of approaching weight loss as simply calories in, calories out are now long behind us as researchers and […]