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New Life Practices

After bariatric weight loss surgery, it’s common for patients to report that they have great days and not-so-great days. Some days you might be full of vitality and want to run marathons, and some days it’s all you can do to get out of bed. What’s up with this? This is…

We Are The Miracles

Have you ever experienced those exquisite moments in time where everything is absolutely, crystal-clear perfect? When you KNOW that you are on the right path, that there is nowhere to get, and nothing to gather … that everything in your life is whole, complete and perfect? If you could only capture…

Take Action

Take Action There comes a moment in time when you look at yourself in the mirror and take stock of yourself. You peer into your inner Self and assess how life is going for you. Furthermore, you take that a cut deeper, and now look at how life is probably going…

Why a Healthy Weight is Important to the Heart

Obesity and your heart It is a well-known fact that obesity greatly increases the risk of developing heart disease, but another less known fact regarding cardiac disease in obese patients is that the diagnosis of heart disease comes at a younger age than in normal weight individuals. Obesity, as mentioned before,…

We Are The Heroes

We Are The Heroes I recall saying, “I don’t even know what my life will look like on the other side of this surgery.” I had spent my entire life time dealing with being fat, compensating for being fat, and dressing very well to ignore the fact that I was fat….

The Power of Beliefs

Are Your Beliefs Serving You? “Our idea of who we are creates who we become.” – Mark Victor Hansen Beliefs are the assumptions we make about ourselves, about others in the world, and about how we expect things to go. Beliefs are about how we think things really are, what we…

Still Can’t Get Rid Of Those Holiday Extra Pounds?

How much did you indulge? A little? A lot? Chances are either way you gained some weight and in the process, altered your hormones. Cravings, increased hunger, feeling tired or sluggish, and mood swings are important indicators that your hormones are starting to kidnap your metabolic responses.  It is important to…

New You! Detox Plan

New You! ARE YOU READY TO JUMP-START YOUR HEALTH GOALS? Start the year with a healthy detox. Recharge with the New You! plan. It will help eliminate toxins, boost energy and preserve muscle mass. To make relevant and meaningful health changes, you need a road map for action. The New You! plan will keep…

What Is It With Fats?

Oils and fats If you have been under the low-fat craze, you need to know that you would be making a mistake. Some fats are essential for life. You´ll just need to learn the difference between healthy and non-healthy oils and fats. Vegetable oils. These oils come naturally from plants and…

Can Magnesium Help Me Lose Weight?

Magnesium Deficiency Is Associated With Insulin Resistance in Obese Patients Magnesium and Obesity One potential cause for lower serum magnesium in obese youth is low dietary magnesium intake.   Studies do show that the calorie-adjusted magnesium intake in obese children was lower compared with lean children. Hypomagnesemia (serum magnesium 0.78 mmol/l)…