(From the) Archives of Internal Medicine, January 25, 2010
Researchers at Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center have shown low-carb diets are more successful in lowering blood pressure than the weight-loss drug orlistat ( the generic name for Alli and Xenical weight loss pharmaceuticals) and a low fat diet.
"If people have high blood pressure and a weight problem, a low-carbohydrate diet might be a better option than a weight loss medication," lead study author Read More >
Most of us have heard that that the Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are good for us. But the list of benefits is impressive to say the least. Including possible help with the rapidity of aging as mentioned earlier this week in this blog, Omega 3s are likely good for cardio health and mental health generally. So we said it before, and we'll say it again. Eat that fish. Especially wild salmon. It tastes great and likely adds quality to your life.
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Cosmetic surgery is increasingly seen as mainstream. Its not just for movie stars and the extremely wealthy any more. These days soccer moms are increasingly likely to do breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. And why not? They look better and feel better. Why should the rich and famous have all the fun?
AACS survey: Cosmetic surgery more 'mainstream' (Article)
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Want to stay young? The attached article says that Omega-3s are likely vital to the effort to extend youthfulness. So eat that fish! That swordfish just might help keep you young and vital.
The degree to which one is overweight is an important factor in determining the likelyhood of a stroke. The higher the BMI, the higher the incidence of stroke. Just one more reason why solving your weight problem is vital to a quality life. We can help you if you are ready to tackle this challenge.
Extent of Obesity Raises Stroke Risk (Article)
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Breast augmentation is, by far, the most commonly requested plastic surgery in the United States. Whether for aesthetic purposes, to fit better into clothes, to feel better about their bodies, or to attain more self-confidence – women across the country are discovering for themselves the many benefits that breast augmentation has to offer.
The added bonus, however, that many breast augmentation clients discover is that the procedure gives them a desire to live a healthier Read More >
Have you ever met anyone who seems to have found the fountain of youth? You know the type – their skin seems to constantly glow, making them appear younger than they actually are. While you might have tried cosmetics and creams that are on the market to achieve this appearance in your own skin, you’ve probably discovered the harsh reality: there is only so much these products can accomplish.
So how do they do it?
How do these men and women achieve such Read More >
Consider How Obvious You Want the Surgery to Be
With so many technological advancements in breast augmentation surgery, it is possible to have reduced recovery time and scarring from the procedure. This means that if a woman chooses, either for professional reasons or personal reasons, to undergo breast augmentation surgery in secret, it is entirely possible to do so.
For this reason, when a client comes in for an initial consultation before her surgery, I ask for information regarding Read More >
Once a woman decides to undergo breast augmentation surgery, the inevitable next question for her will be this: “What size do I want to be?” Often, this is the most difficult part of the process – deciding what cup size will look and feel best on your body. Consider Your Expectations. At an initial consultation, I am able to explain to a client what to expect from the surgery. Women’s bodies vary in many ways, and women are often unaware that their individual body shape, skin, Read More >