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Eating as an Emotional Coping Aid

How worried should we be about the extra pounds we’re putting on while stuck at home?  With the effects of the pandemic stretching on far longer than most people had any idea that it would, a lot of us have begun to worry about the extra pounds that we are putting...

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Keto Diet: Pros and Cons

Is the keto diet really a healthy weight loss program in the long run? Who wouldn’t like a weight loss program that promotes having bacon as a snack? Although true devotees of the current keto diet movement would undoubtedly argue that being allowed to eat bacon and other high-fat foods is not the prime...

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Caffeine and Metabolism Los Angeles

Caffeine and Metabolism

Does caffeine speed up the metabolism and help with weight loss?

There are few topics that get more attention, with wildly varying opinions, than the benefits of weight loss and the detrimental effects of caffeine. Obviously, there is no argument about the importance of reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight, but is it...

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Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Bloating

What can I do to avoid feeling bloated?

Bloating is a common problem, but embarrassment sometimes prevents us from discussing it openly, even with our physicians. Though not usually a symptom of a serious medical problem, bloating can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with our quality of life, particularly as we get older. Because it...

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Hormones And Weight Loss: From Fat to Fabulous

Hormones and Weight Loss Part 1: Estrogen Hormones

Why is it so difficult to lose weight around and during menopause?   At these times, weight gain becomes more common and feels different than weight gain at other times of life.   Pounds are easier to gain, harder to lose and show up as love handles,...

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Heavy Metal Testing Los Angeles

Health Related Heavy Metal Testing

Is being exposed to heavy metals something that should be taken seriously? The National Institute of Health defines heavy metals as “naturally occurring elements that have a high atomic weight and a density at least 5 times greater than that of water.” Some metals that fall into this category are arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, iron,...

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