Holiday Survival Guide

When it’s the end of the year it’s that time of year.

Friends, family and parties with tons of running around, decadent foods and seemingly less time for self care. As a wellness and whole-listic health expert – and human, I know how it goes. I also understand just how tempting it can be to throw out healthy habits for “easy” unhealthy ones.

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A Whole Picture Approach To Weight Loss – Intro. To Functional Medicine

An Introduction to Functional Medicine & Weight Loss

At our Weight Loss Medical Center in Sorrento Valley my approach to how we help patients lose weight, gain strength and manage pain is Functional.

Functional Medicine is…

“Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.”

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How To Stay Active In The Summer

Don’t try to “Beat The Heat” this summer.

Be one with the heat of the summer and dive into new ways of basking, working out and keeping your body active during the summer. On the hottest of days, which are commonly – right around the corner in San Diego it’s a great time to take up Water Aerobics, lap swimming and cooling down with some early morning yoga.

Here are 5 ways to stay active, cool and pumped-up this summer!

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Together We Can Lose More

Stay Connected & Lose Weight With Medical Weight Loss

The summer is full of pop-up experiences, vacations and temptations to overindulge every weekend. There’s no more important time of year to stay connected to a supportive, expert community to hold yourself accountable and on-target with your weight loss goals.

Although, you might think it’s too late to meet your summer “beach body” goals it might just be the perfect time to get the expert support you need to stay your weight loss course. Rather than googling a million new ways to diet, survive vacation foods or work out when the sun’s out – check-in with an expert health and weight loss professional.

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Is it too late for a “Beach Body?”

5 Ways To Look And Feel Better This Summer

1. Stay Fresh

Hydration is numero uno #1! You can opt for drinking more water, staying hydrated by eating and drinking things with high volume of electrolytes and water. Like watermelon, coconut water and aloe vera infused beverages. Steer clear of over-doing it with sports drinks that claim to support your hydration. You may end up drowning in high amounts of sugar or sodium that can actually slow you down.

2. Stay Natural

Summer is definitely a great time to soak up some Vitamin D. However it’s still very important to be safe and avoid those harmful ultraviolet rays. Sunscreen is essential. However SPF isn’t the only the thing to check for. Try a sunscreen lotion with natural essential oils and ingredients. To help maintain your skins moisture. Like shea butter oil, almond or carrot seed oil which have natural SPF protection. Continue reading

Am I a hypochondriac? Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Wondering if those achy breaky pains are real?

The Mayo Clinic describes Fibromyalgia as “…a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.” Research shows that Fibromyalgia affects the way your brain processes pain, leading to pain and sensitivity in certain body areas coming and going and varying in pain-level. Continue reading

Are Your Habits Healthy or Hurtful?

How do we know which habits are worth investing our time, energy or money in?

Will fasting and detoxing help you lose weight – in the long-run? The best, and in our opinion the only way you should decide which habits to adopt and conserve is to check-in with your doctor or a a true-life medical weight loss expert. Stick to habits that keep your whole self healthy, energized and poised for long-lasting health.

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Get up, Stand up & Move Your Body

The trouble with sitting too much

Research shows that even if you’re including a little exercise into your daily life sitting for prolonged hours, 8+, is still actively hurting your body. Sitting for countless hours a day hinders your blood from keeping a necessary steady flow through your body. Your muscles, joints and spine are stressed and slowly taking a painful new “normal” form. Continue reading