Meal Replacements: Top 10

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Study after study has confirmed the power of medically designed meal replacements to deliver weight loss. By delivering generous amounts of high quality protein and plenty of variety, they can satisfy the cravings and appetite of almost any dieter. With the ability to provide great nutrition, limit calories AND satisfy cravings, they simplify and supercharge the efforts of dieters.

Simple Steps to Battle the “Blues”

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I hate feeling depressed! After all, feeling depressed will ruin a perfectly good day! I’ve learned to make “mood management” one of my personal priorities and I’m determined to prevent unnecessary depression (or even “feeling blue”) and its nasty consequences! Why let a bad mood hinder my life, my relationships, my productivity, and my service to others?

Meal Replacements: 3 Reasons

What we put in to our body impacts the health of our body. We know that, right? And yet the eating behavior of many Americans would make one believe this fact is still in question! The reality is that typical eating behaviors are not “logical” or “reasonable” when health consequences are considered…

Meal Replacements: 3 Reasons

Sleep…. A Key to Weight Loss, Energy, and Health [Updated: March 2015]

Today’s post is an update to a previously published article from July 2014 and contains the latest recommendations for optimum health and wellness.

Sleep… what a waste of time…. or is it? Psalms says it this way, “It is vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” In the midst of our busy lives and “productivity” we seem to have forgotten the ancient wisdom of getting adequate rest. Modern research tells us that the psalmist was right! Sleep is a blessing and is to be protected and appreciated. Let’s see why…

Vitamin D and Mood

Vitamin D and Mood

Would you like to improve your mood, have more energy, avoid anxiety, and lower your cravings for carbohydrates? Vitamin D (the “sunshine vitamin”) may be just what you need! In fact, vitamin D is one of the most researched vitamins for enhancing mood and avoiding common forms of depression.

As a physician who routinely checks vitamin D blood levels, I made an interesting observation a few years ago.

Vitamins and Research: Why I Take Supplements

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A patient told me recently that her personal physician had questioned her about taking vitamin supplements. “Why are you taking those vitamins anyway?” Then, with a condescending tone, stated, “I don’t think you need them! I want you to stop taking them!”

Really? My patient was caught off guard. Doesn’t everyone know that vitamins are not only good for us, they are essential for great health? Why would he oppose taking something proven safe and, in fact, necessary for life and health, and yet embrace the idea of being on prescription drugs and treatments known to have significant side effects? It just didn’t make sense…