Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Cholesterol is not exactly a barn-burner of a topic, but it is one of the reasons why so many people make that first phone call to us AFTER their physician tells them their levels are high. And that’s a result almost always because an upward change in one’s weight results in an upward change [Read more...]

Childhood Obesity = Precocious Puberty

Kids are reaching puberty earlier than a century ago as obesity interrupts hormonal changes in the body. The high obesity rate among very young children is worrisome for many reasons, and one is that obesity causes children to go through puberty earlier. According to an article in Medical Daily(“Early Puberty Is More Common [Read more...]

Why Water? Because You Are What You Drink!

For years, researchers and health experts have recommended drinking eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day. I agree that that should be the minimum. I do not agree with those who say it’s not necessary to drink at least that amount, that there are other ways to get water into the body through so-called [Read more...]

Summer: Bikinis, Barbecues and the Urge to Binge and Purge

While not uncommon in the adult population, eating disorders are an increasing problem among teens, both girls and boys. They are especially unhappy and uncomfortable in the warm months because they can’t hide behind layers of clothes as they do in the winter. It’s spring is here, but the official launch of summer [Read more...]