Our bodies are made of cells. Muscle cells make up muscles, brain cells make up our brain, and bone cells make up bones. But for some reason, when it comes to body fat, the cells making up that fat (adipocytes) are rarely discussed or acknowledged. The fact is, without abnormal fat cells, unwanted weight gain cannot occur! Let me … [Read more...] about Fat Cells: The Real Reason For Unwanted Weight Gain AND The Microscopic Key to Weight Loss Success!
You may not have thought about it, but weight loss has some amazing “side effects”. We all know that medications have side effects, some of them life threatening. And that is true of common prescriptions for common conditions. Since we typically associated “side effects” with prescription medications, let’s consider some common current examples: … [Read more...] about 22 Surprising “Side Effects” of Weight Loss…
For the first time in history, our world has more overweight people than underweight! Diseases of calorie excess, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many cancers are skyrocketing. As a result, many of us will not live as long as our parents. Simply put, our food is just not working for us! And with any of the above … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Success: Why Meal Replacements?
I’ve seen thousands of patients who have previously “failed” to achieve meaningful results using popular fad diets. In fact, the failure of “fad” diets to solve my patients’ struggles has been so troublesome to me that it has caused a great deal of contemplation and reflection over the years. And, many times, I’ve lost sleep over the very common … [Read more...] about Why “Fad” Diets Failed My Patients… Strategize for Success!
The American Medical Association made headlines June 18, 2013 by acknowledging that obesity is, in fact, a true disease. For those struggling with overweight and for those of us engaged in the medical battle against obesity these past 20 years, this was not really news, but an affirmation of sorts. Indeed, both the medical causes and complications … [Read more...] about Obesity is a Real Disease!
By Dr. Rick Tague Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Be aware every month, not just September! September has been designated Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Although this is a great tool to build awareness about a growing problem (pardon the pun), every month should be focused on identifying and helping children who are suffering the … [Read more...] about Childhood Obesity
By Dr. Rick Tague A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that 11.3% of adults in America (26 million people) have diabetes as of Oct. 2009, up from just 10.4% in Jan. 2008. The rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus could climb to 15% by 2015 if current trends continue. The report contributes this rise to increases in obesity rates, noting … [Read more...] about Diabetes on the Rise