The Hidden Link Between Your Gut and Your Metabolism

The Hidden Link Between Your Gut and Your Metabolism

“Every day we live and every meal we eat we influence the great microbial organ inside us – for better or for worse.” – Giulia Enders Heribert Watzke, a renowned food scientist, suggested in a TED talk that we call ourselves “coctivors.”  It’s derived from...
7 Tips for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

7 Tips for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

If there was ever a moment in time to have a “glass half full” state of mind, it is when receiving the diagnosis from your doctor that you have Type 2 diabetes. Can it be dangerous?  Yes.  Can it be scary?  Absolutely.  Is it a reality check?  It should be. But there...
How Do I Keto? (And is it Right for Me?)

How Do I Keto? (And is it Right for Me?)

Now that you have a better idea of what this diet entails, you’re probably wondering if it’s a good match for you. The first thing that you have to remember is that a ketogenic diet isn’t a one-size-fits-all silver bullet for your weight woes. Losing weight is a...
Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

“Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.” – Drew CareyThe problem with a diet that relies mostly on carbohydrates is that creates an unhealthy dependence on sugar.What most people don’t understand is that carbs eventually turn...
Can Obesity Be Reversed By Eating More?

Can Obesity Be Reversed By Eating More?

“We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we’re getting fat” ― Gary Taubes Kevin, a forty-five-year-old software engineer from California, almost had it all. He’s been married to his wife Kelly for nearly twenty years now, and they’re crazy...
Worried About The Safety Of Orbera Gastric Balloons?

Worried About The Safety Of Orbera Gastric Balloons?

The FDA issued a letter, which can be found here, to Health Care Providers dated August 10, 2017 relating to potential risks with liquid-filled intragastric balloons, including our ORBERA intragastric balloon. The FDA issued an update to physicians of five reports of...
Health Reasons For Losing Weight

Health Reasons For Losing Weight

There is so much more to weight loss than just looking good. The whole experience is about improving your life in numerous, significant ways.  Whether you have finally succeeded in shedding those unwanted pounds or are just are looking for some motivation to...
Why Diets Do Not Work

Why Diets Do Not Work

“Diet” is a rather confusing term since it can refer to “the customary food and drink of a person, a culture or an animal”. However, most of us are familiar with a different definition, which is: “A highly restrictive and temporary program of eating for the purpose of...
Why is it Hard to Lose Weight?

Why is it Hard to Lose Weight?

Exercise more, eat less and you will lose weight. This is what we have been told over and over again. The weight-loss industry wants you to follow that diet, pop this pill, or purchase that piece of fancy equipment, promising that everything would just melt away...
Non-Invasive Gastric Balloons

Non-Invasive Gastric Balloons

A gastric balloon, also called a stomach or intragastric balloon is a temporary and removable device placed in your stomach through endoscopy. The balloon could remain inside your stomach for up to twelve months. People with a BMI of over thirty are eligible for a...