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Should I Have Bariatric Surgery?

Over the past three years research has demonstrated positive benefits to bariatric surgery. Some of the benefits include full glycemic control within a few days following surgery even before patients ...
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Endotoxemia and Obesity

At its core, endotoxemia is where endotoxins are found in the blood stream. When this occurs, individuals could easily go into shock, experience hemorrhages, necrosis of the kidneys and other serious ...
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Weight Loss Series: HCG Weight Loss Programs

I want to provide my comments on a weight loss program, or gimmick, that is gaining ground. I was asked if the hCG diet plan is effective for weight loss. The hCG diet plan is based on two principles; ...
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How Many Calories Should I Consume?

A recent news story published online at titled "Knowing how many calories you need is what counts" caught my attention. Recent public health laws have mandated chain restaurants ...
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Should I Diet, Exercise, or Both for Weight Loss?

Well, many of you are starting your New Year's resolution with the intention of losing those unwanted holiday pounds. Unfortunately, losing weight is not the same as losing your wallet, purse, ...
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Sleepiness & Your Health

Ahhh, how I enjoy crawling into a nice cuddly bed with a warm blanket and to peacefully fall asleep. I welcome a good night's rest. However, many of us do not get enough of it. With late night ...
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Added Feature: Free Food & Exercise Journal

One of the core tenets of successful weight management includes self-monitoring of your calories consumed and physical activity. Weight management is all about calories in vs. calories out. So, unless ...
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Celiac Patients May Be Able to Eat Fermented Wheat Flour!

Celiac disease is a somewhat rare autoimmune disease affecting nearly 3 million Americans. Celiac disease is predominately caused by mutations in specific genes in the human leukocyte antigen complex ...
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Metabolic Confusion; What is true about my metabolism

Should I do more strength training or cardio to help me lose weight and increase my metabolism? I hear so called "fitness" experts claim you need to strength train to burn more calories. ...
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Mastering The Art of Dining Out

Americans eat more than one fourth of their meals outside of the home. Eating out has many "faces": it's picking up pizza on the way home from work or piling the kids into the car for a ...
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Double Check Your Blood Pressure!

Hypertension is a major healthcare issue around the world. In 2000, it was estimated that nearly 65 million individuals in the U.S. were hypertensive and this was nearly a 30% increase compared to the ...
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Overcoming Barriers to Health Success

We encounter challenges in all facets of life including work, family, school, an sports. Managing these challenges helps us become better problem solvers and more confident in our abilities to resolve ...
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Navigating the Grocery Store

Sensible shopping habits will make eating a healthy diet easier. Having fewer high-fat, high-calorie foods in your house will increase your ability to eat in a healthy way. Supermarket Savvy. Before ...
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Patients Want Individualized Weight Loss

Contrary to most physicians’ perceptions, patients do want help from their healthcare providers. Two studies indicate over 75% of overweight patients want help from their primary care provider ...
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South Denver Wellness by Scott McDoniel, PhD, FACN, FOS

South Denver Wellness by Scott McDoniel, PhD, FACN, FOS comes to the south Denver metro area. Starting June, 2011 Dr. McDoniel will begin seeing patients needing clinical weight loss, nutrition ...
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South Denver Wellness will offer comprehensive weight loss and wellness programs at Raval Facial Aesthetics

South Denver Wellness by Dr. Scott McDoniel, PhD, FACN, FOS partnered with Dr. Jeffry Raval, MD, FACS of Raval Facial Aesthetics & Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics. Beginning June 13th, 2011 Dr. ...
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Systemic Inflammation and Obesity: Your Health Is At Risk!

Over the past few years, medical research has provided evidence to the inflammatory process. Everyone is familiar with inflammation. Inflammation can be seen in various parts of our body when we get ...
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Slow or Fast Metabolism: Which is better for me?

I wrote about metabolism in a earlier post "Metabolic Confusion" regarding hour our bodies regulate metabolism. Over the past few months I have noticed a trend in metabolic evaluations that ...
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Diabetes Cure!!

A new study published in Diabetologia may prove what we have known for a few years. Patients with Type II diabetes may be able to fully resolve diabetes while following a very low calorie diet plan. ...
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South Denver Wellness Offers Food Allergy Testing

For some people, losing weight can seem almost impossible. Maybe you have made every effort to eat the right things and exercise, and yet you still have not been able to shed the pounds that you so ...
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Welcome to our Denver Weight Loss Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Denver Weight Loss Blog
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