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Choosing “Clean” Drinks

April 13, 2021 5:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Choosing “Clean” Drinks

Eating clean doesn’t stop with eating. It also means drinking clean. Toxins can get into the body from a myriad of sources, and beverages are definitely high on the list. We encourage all of our medically supervised weight loss patients (HCG DIET/SYNERGYrx weight loss) to be aware of the quality of food that they choose... Read More

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Which Vegetables are Best Organic?

April 6, 2021 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Which Vegetables are Best Organic?

Ideally, I ask all of my medical weight loss patients  to choose as much organic produce as the budget allows. However, there are a few vegetables that the Environmental Working Group lists as “okay” to purchase in the non-organic form.  Then, there are some that are also known as  the “Dirty Dozen Plus®” list of... Read More

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Choosing Healthy Sources of Protein

March 30, 2021 5:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Choosing Healthy Sources of Protein

While organic versus non-organic vegetables gets a lot of press, the source of your protein are just as  important!  Unfortunately, most of the protein we get in the supermarket comes from what’s called factory farms, or CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) If you love animals you would be appalled if you saw the way these... Read More

Spring Cleaning for your Health

March 23, 2021 5:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Spring Cleaning for your Health

While we’re hunkering down at home it’s the perfect time to finally do that spring cleaning.  I love this time of year to cleanse your body both inside and out!  This is the perfect time to make YOU your focus and get your body primed up … just like you might do with your home... Read More

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Caring for our Microbiome

March 16, 2021 5:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Caring for our Microbiome

Keeping our Microbiome Healthy Way back when, Hippocrates, the father of medicine  said that “all disease begins in the gut.”  Our gut bugs create an ecosystem in the gut!  Our gut microbiome help us digest, absorb and assimilate nutrients in our food.  They are also part of our primary immune system AND they make neurotransmitters... Read More

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Great Food Sources of Calcium

March 9, 2021 5:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Great Food Sources of Calcium

 Best Food Sources of Calcium Mist of us grew up with adults telling us to drink milk for calcium. However, is milk the best source? In my opinion, NO.   There are much better ways to get calcium in our diet.  Read below to lear more about calcium rich foods and high quality calcium supplements. The... Read More

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Probiotics and Weight Loss

March 2, 2021 5:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Probiotics and Weight Loss

  There are no magic bullets when it comes to weight loss; however,  when organ systems are functioning optimally metabolism will stay strong!  In my clinical experience as a Naturopathic Physician I find the gut microbiome to be of significant importance to over all health!  Within our gut is an eco-system of “critters.”  They help... Read More

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Eating Well on a Budget

February 23, 2021 5:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Eating Well on a Budget

Let us face it, food can be expensive, especially when eating a healthy diet!  However, eating well does not need to break the bank!   For those on a budget, creating a “food budget” can be helpful!  I remember being a student and the food budget was quite tight.   I was worried I would not find... Read More

HCG Diet Friendly Meatza!!

February 16, 2021 4:57 pm Published by Comments Off on HCG Diet Friendly Meatza!!

This past week, I had 4 different patients share with me their favorite HCG Diet Meatza recipes.  I love when my patients bring in pictures of their amazing food creations.  Learning to cook with this specific list of ingredients is truly a fun, creative challenge. This is just another wonderful aspect of the HCG Diet... Read More

Have you tried HCG Diet Friendly Palmini Noodles?

February 9, 2021 4:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Have you tried HCG Diet Friendly Palmini Noodles?

I just LOVE Palmini pasta noodles. I have tried a lot of pasta alternatives before, but Palmini is truly unique.  It is a wonderful  low-carb pasta option and super versatile! They are plant based noodles without a soggy texture. Literally, they are strips of the vegetable hearts of palm. I wish you could have tasted... Read More