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Category: Weight Issues

MSG In The News Again (And A Personal Story)

It’s seems we’ve always been worrying ourselves about the health consequences of MSG, the world’s most popular flavor enhancer. That’s because monosodium glutamate has been around for more than a century, invented by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda in 1909, when the professor extracted a substance from a species of seaweed and realized it had a unique taste that wasn’t sweet, salty, sour, or bitter. He Read More

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The Dragon’s Way Program Returns to WHC-September 2014

Lose Weight and Reduce Stress Naturally with the Dragon’s Way® 6-week class begins Monday, September 8th at 7:00 pm Cost: $199 (returning students: $75) The Dragon’s Way® is a six-week weight loss and stress management program based on ancient energy practices designed to re-balance and revitalize the body. Rebuild your health, lose weight, learn a great life-long self-care practice, drop the guilt, and have fun Read More

Posted in Blog, D, Knowledge Base, Seminars, Weight Issues, Workshops

The Dragon’s Way for the Holidays

Want to breeze through the holidays? Turn the Winter Blues into the Winter Smiles? Sign up for the Dragon’s Way® Program and tune up your mind, body & spirit. Lose Weight. Reduce Stress. Improve wellness. Join the thousands whose lives have changed because of the Dragon’s Way. Next 6 week class begins at WholeHealth Chicago on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. Taught by certified Read More

Posted in D, Knowledge Base, Weight Issues

Diet Drug Controversies

The FDA recently approved two new weight-loss drugs and literally within hours of the drugs being officially released a pharmaceutical rep for one of the companies left his card with me and a patient called wanting a prescription. In the weeks that followed, full-page ads for the drugs began appearing in every medical journal I read regularly and I noticed a slight, but measurable, increase Read More

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The HCG Diet Actually Works

I imagine diet books began appearing worldwide shortly after the Gutenberg Bible hit the shelves. And ever since, physicians, nutritionists, alchemists, personal trainers, and others have attempted to convince us that their diet is the one that will change everything. All diets fail for the same reason, an assertion I base on my experience both as a practicing physician and as an overweight practicing physician. Read More

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Chinese Medicine Tackles Your Weight Concerns

Despite all the hoopla about the “best” way to determine if we’re overweight–getting on a scale, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, pants won’t button, body fat percentage–we ultimately rely on our intuition to let us know we feel fat. In other words, if you think you’re overweight or obese you probably are. Two-thirds of Americans are one or the other, split 50/50 between the two, with the Read More

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Overweight? Blame Your Car

The endless and usually irritating “which is better?” debate between city dwellers and suburbanites came to a grinding halt in 2003 when a study was published showing suburbanites were on average several pounds heavier than their urban counterparts.

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The next two weeks are the year’s most dangerous when it comes to the radius of your waist, the width of your thighs, and the heft of your chins.

As I write, it’s two degrees below zero in Chicago and I think we can safely agree most of us won’t be jogging off the extra calories we’re facing from now into the new year. Driving to the health club in a winter storm is also a bit off-putting

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Why We Get Fat: It’s Official

Don’t “Ho-ho-ho” me, Santa baby, with a “Because we eat too much.” While it’s true that overeating even a healthy diet will set you in the direction of being mistaken for the Michelin woman, it’s what you’re chowing down that really counts.

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Women and Weight: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

During a typical week in the office, sometimes I think the number of women who tell me “I’m trying to lose weight” is equal to the very number of women patients I see.

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Late Fall is the natural transition from our vibrant summer and harvest season, to a cooler and quieter time of year. While this transition is necessary for the natural world and ourselves, the shorter daylight hours and longer nights can have unique and challenging effects on many of us.

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Join us and learn a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique that you can do yourself! Guasha treatment is a 2,000 year old Chinese massage technique that uses a flat tool to apply pressure to the skin to increase circulation as it moves along acupuncture channels.

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