obesity · weight loss · weight loss surgery

Know Your BMI

BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is calculated from your height and weight.  The BMI can be classified into several categories: Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5. Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9. Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9. Obese: BMI is 30 or more. You can use the chart below to determine…… Continue reading Know Your BMI

Healthy Eating · obesity · weight loss

Boost Immunity through Nutrition and Lifestyle

8 Simple Steps to Staying Healthy Every time one of my kids or I get sick, I re-evaluate our lifestyle to determine if our immune systems are at their best.  Like everyone else, I don’t have time to get sick.  Here are 8 key strategies for keeping your immune system working properly: Get enough sleep.…… Continue reading Boost Immunity through Nutrition and Lifestyle

obesity · weight loss · weight loss surgery

A Resolution You’ll Want to Keep in 2017

One of the most common New Year’s resolution is usually, “lose weight”, “get healthier” or a combination of the two. But how many actually keep that resolution?  It can be harder than it seems to lose a healthy amount of weight, especially when there are other influences that affect success.  Metabolic, hormonal and behavioral influences all…… Continue reading A Resolution You’ll Want to Keep in 2017

Healthy Eating · obesity · weight loss

The Healthy Portion Plate

The Plate Method for Healthy Eating A simple, visual way to change your eating habits is to imagine your plate divided into sections as you portion out your meals.  To decrease your weight and decrease your chances for cancer and heart disease, it is suggested to fill your plate 50% with vegetables and/or fruit.  Lean…… Continue reading The Healthy Portion Plate

weight loss surgery

Dr. Alex Ordonez Writes About How Bariatric Surgery is Becoming a Safer Option for Weight Loss

As weight loss surgery has advanced, the use of minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques have greatly contributed to the improved safety of the procedure. Previty surgeon, Dr. Alex Ordonez writes in the book, Obesity, chapter 22, “Bariatric Surgery in Obesity”, there are multiple types of bariatric surgery available to patients. Today several surgical options exist for weight loss surgery.…… Continue reading Dr. Alex Ordonez Writes About How Bariatric Surgery is Becoming a Safer Option for Weight Loss

Heartburn

5 Surprising Symptoms of Chronic Heartburn or GERD

Are you feeling the burn? No, not the Bernie Sanders kind.  We are talking the chronic heartburn that you’ve been taking meds for regularly.  It’s a common ailment most of us suffer from that usually subsides on it’s own.  But for others, the painful symptoms of heartburn is harder to get rid of and in some…… Continue reading 5 Surprising Symptoms of Chronic Heartburn or GERD