COVID-19 & Survival

Surviving COVID-19

If you are like me, you’ve never been more interested in your immune system and its ability to fight off infections. COVID-19 has gotten our attention! How peculiar that the same virus can cause an infection with few or no symptoms in some, but result in multi-organ failure and death in others! It’s the same virus, in the same species, but the hosts of that virus are NOT the same.

The question we are all asking is if we are in the group with a killer immune system that can knock out coronavirus as if it were a common cold, or are we more vulnerable to life-threatening complications from COVID-19. The answer to that question applies to other viral respiratory infections, including influenza. Let me explain.

Choosing a Physician to Manage My Weight

Choosing a Physician to Manage My Weight by Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.

Are you frustrated with trying to lose weight with hunger-producing diets and sore muscles from the gym? Are you tired of jumping from one failed fad diet to another, each time with increasing confusion and disappointment? Let’s face it, if those strategies worked, our overweight problem in America would be solved!

Most of my patients have “been there, done that” and now know that when their weight increased by 20, 40, 60 lbs or more, it became a true medical problem, requiring medical solutions for true success.

When people contact us for the first time, usually referred by a successful friend, they typically have heard about patient successes. But you may still have questions about going to Dr. Tague’s Center for Nutrition to finally get in control of your weight. Let’s look at some facts, including the use of medications as one of many tools that can be help you lose weight.

A wise plan for 2020: Be Trim, Fit, & Healthy! 3 Keys for Weight Loss in the New Year

A wise plan for 2020: Be Trim, Fit, & Healthy! 3 Keys for Weight Loss in the New Year by Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.

Is your scale “creeping” upwards? You’re not alone. Unwanted weight gain is epidemic and is often devastating to health and happiness. 80% of Americans are now overweight, with more people joining the list each year. Calories from food end up as fat (what we DON’T want), instead of energy (what we DO want). Calories have become a “bad guy”!

Look at common efforts to avoid calories, our source of energy:

  • Low-calorie snacks cost more if they have FEWER calories.
  • Dieters are obsessed with AVOIDING calories.
  • Menus and labels list calories so we can LIMIT calories.

Improve Your Life… Be Trim, Fit, & Healthy! 3 Keys for Weight Loss in the New Year

Dr. Tague, "Improve Your Life... Be Trim, Fit & Healthy! 3 Keys for Weight Loss in the New Year

Is your scale “creeping” upwards? You’re not alone. Unwanted weight gain is common and can be devastating to health and happiness. 80% of Americans are now overweight, with more people joining the ranks each year. Calories from food end up as fat (what we DON’T want), instead of energy (what we DO want). Calories have become a “bad guy”!

Metabolism Essentials Multi

Metabolism Essentials Multi Plus

A Custom Vitamin, Mineral & Phytonutrient Formula Designed to Support Metabolism, Disease Prevention and Concerns of Aging

If you have received a personal nutrition plan at the Center for Nutrition, you are likely familiar with my Metabolism Essentials Multi Plus. Far more than a multivitamin, it is, in reality, the equivalent of a multivitamin + mineral tablet + B-complex + chromium + vitamin C + vitamin E + Vitamin K-1/K-2 + astaxanthin + lutein + L-carnitine + many others. You see, by providing all these helpful nutrients in a single supplement, benefits skyrocket with a simple, very affordable supplement.

Protein… The Dieter’s Friend

Dr. Tague's Blog: Protein...The Dieter's Friend

Protein… I call it the “Dieter’s Friend”. Did you know that dietary protein is ESSENTIAL for health? Literally, we cannot live without it. If you are protein deficient, your energy, strength, endurance, appearance, and even your immune system are not at their potential. Lean meat, dairy, eggs, and soy are just a few of the common foods that are good sources of quality protein.

Is Your Sluggish Metabolism Causing Weight Gain?

Originally published 6/4/13, this article has been updated and reposted due to its popularity and importance for Optimum Health.

Do you have a “sluggish” metabolism? If so, it impacts you daily. After all, your metabolism is the driving force for 3 crucial aspects of life:

  1. Energy production from food and/or body fat
  2. Life functions (breathing, heart beating, and digestion)
  3. A strong and healthy body (brain, bones, muscles, and hair)