Category Archive: Healthy Lifestyle

Apr 01

Pay No Attention to Your Health (April Fools!)

We hope you have not been the victim of any bad jokes today. No one knows for certain how the custom of joke playing became associated with the first day of April, but one of the more popular theories dates all the way back to the 1500’s. Before 1582, calendars began the New Year on …

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Jan 09

The Concept of Wellness

More and more physicians are concentrating on the promotion of wellness as opposed to the treatment of disease. Wellness is more than just the absence of illness. Wellness is an active practice that involves intentionally making healthy choices. It means taking active measures to build and maintain good health. There is no better way to …

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Jan 02

Your 2019 Health Check List

Several times in the past we have suggested some New Year’s Resolutions that relate to health, especially to diet, exercise and weight control. This year we are suggesting a “2019 Health Check List” for the coming year. Primary Care Doctor. If you are new to the area or do not have a primary care doctor …

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Jun 01

Vacation eating

School is out! This is the start of vacation season, but that is not a reason to let your diet slip. If you and your family are heading out in the next few weeks, don’t go without taking some good advice with you. Read, “Healthy Eating While on Vacation.”

Nov 27

Holiday Eating

Last week was Thanksgiving and everyone in our practice hopes that you enjoyed the holiday to the fullest! On second thought, “the fullest” may not be the best way a bariatric surgeon can put it. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Day are often associated with stuffing ourselves to exactly that, “the fullest.” …

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Aug 07

Avoiding processed foods is important in healthy weight loss

A lot is written and said about the bad effects of eating too much processed food (sometimes called ‘junk’ food). Many health care professionals are at a loss to explain why this well-intentioned advice does not sink in. One reason may be that, too often, diet information is presented in an obscure language of ‘nutrition …

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Jul 14

Healthy Substitutions in Your Diet

Losing weight and maintaining that weight loss requires a daily, long-term commitment. Medical interventions like bariatric surgery are often appropriate and called for, but even weight-loss surgery will not be effective if the patient does not alter their eating behavior. This will mean changing both the amount and the types of food eaten, so making …

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Jul 03

Are you sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions?

We are already half-way through 2017! Do you remember that list of New Year’s Resolutions you made six months ago? Hopefully, some of these included adopting a healthier lifestyle, a sensible diet and a workable exercise program. Numerous organizations have polled the public about the custom of making and then keeping or breaking resolutions. The …

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Apr 04

Eat Sensibly During the Easter Season

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Easter will be on April 16th of this year and the Easter Bunny will visit many families. Often, this means baskets full of jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and other treats. Easter probably does not account for as much overeating as does Christmas or Thanksgiving, but it can present both temptations and opportunities. This is especially …

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Mar 29

Have you forgotten your New Year’s resolutions?

The first quarter of 2017 is already ending! Have you forgotten your New Year’s Resolutions? Try to remember why you promised to, “Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Ever.”

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