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Next Level Health and Wellness Tips that Won’t Disappoint

Posted by Virginia Kladder, M.D. on Apr 27, 2018

A lot of health and wellness articles you see online or in magazines can reel you in with a headline promising the “Top 10 things you didn’t know” -- only to deliver “9 things you already knew”. This is an especially common experience for those of you who pay attention to your health, generally eat well and make time for the gym. If that sounds like you, and you’re interested taking your health and wellness to the next level, this article won’t disappoint.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Apr 3, 2018

Gluten sensitivity, peanut allergies, lactose intolerance—we encounter phrases and buzzwords like these every day, but what do they mean exactly?

It's time to demystify food allergies vs sensitivities vs intolerance.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

What You Can Do To Rev Up Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

Posted by Jackie Oken on Jan 3, 2018

If you’re interested in speeding up your metabolism to lose weight, we are sorry to break this to you. A slow metabolism is rarely the main reason we gain excess weight. What you eat and drink and your level of physical activity have a much larger impact on weight gain or loss.

That said, you shouldn’t discount your metabolism entirely. It is possible to take action and rev up your metabolism to enhance weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

Measuring Successful Weight Loss Is More Than A Number On The Scale

Posted by Jackie Oken on Jan 2, 2018

When it comes to your overall health, understanding your body composition is far more important than the number of the scale. For starters, weight alone will tell you nothing about the age, gender, or height of the person in question. Furthermore, thin people without muscle could be less healthy than a heavier person with hulking muscles and a healthy amount of fat. Measuring weight loss via body composition analysis is a far more reliable and effective way to evaluate health, wellness, and weight loss.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

Are You Really Ready for Weight Loss?

Posted by Jackie Oken on Dec 31, 2017


Our attitudes, belief systems, and internal dialogue strongly influence our motivation and ability to achieve goals. They create the bridge between our intentions and our actions. And often, these attitudes are not something we are consciously aware of, let alone actively shaping to support our goals. To succeed in making the lifestyle changes necessary for long-term weight loss, it’s vital to be honest with yourself about how truly ready you are to lose weight.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

Nutrition and Healthy Aging: 3 Nutrients You Need As You Age

Posted by Tamara Sobel, M.D. on Dec 20, 2017

As we age, we all notice changes in our bodies. Whether they are slight or significant, our bodies are adapting to our needs over time. But did you know that your nutritional needs change over time as well? In fact, as you age, your diet may actually need to change. Adults who want to focus on healthy aging will need to adjust their nutrition and consume more nutrient-dense foods to keep the body as healthy as possible.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

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