Skim, 2%, or Full-Fat Dairy?

Posted: Aug 02 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition by

I still remember crying as a child as my mother switched us from normal milk to skim milk. “Yucky!” I said to her. But in the late 1970’s, we believed that all fat in foods was bad and would contribute to obesity and heart disease. This belief was founded on the idea that gram for […]

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Comprehensive Care for Obesity

Posted: Aug 01 in Obesity Medicine by

The Disease of Obesity 10 years ago, obesity got recognized as a disease. This means that obesity is a medical problem, and that comprehensive treatment involves a lot more than simply losing weight. Obesity Medicine Physician I am frequently asked, “What is the difference between a doctor certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, […]

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Beyond Body Mass Index (BMI)

Posted: Jun 17 in Health And Wellness by

I had the pleasure of serving as a delegate at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2023 Annual Meeting in June. It was exactly 10 years ago that obesity was recognized by the AMA as a disease, at my first meeting serving as a delegate. I wrote policy which passed at the interim meeting calling on […]

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Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Posted: Jun 11 in Health And Wellness by

Many people continue to erroneously believe that their body size is simply the result of how much they eat and how much they move. Of course, reality is seldom so simple. Why people eat how they do and move how they do is far more interesting. Many patients come to see me hoping that if […]

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Semaglutide Shortages Abound

Posted: May 24 in semaglutide by

Wegovy Novo Nordisk has announced that they are no longer able to meet the demand in the US marketplace for Wegovy. To ensure people on Wegovy can get their medication, they are prioritizing access to the highest strengths (1.7 mg and 2.4 mg), and will be only producing limited amounts of the starting strengths (.25 […]

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted: May 07 in Weight Management Strategies by

Make Sure Everything that Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas! Now is the time of year everybody is getting ready to travel: Mexico, Europe, South America, and yes, Vegas. People keep coming to the office not wanting to get on the scale because of their recent trip. Read on to learn tips and tricks to […]

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Re-assessing Weight Loss Goals

Posted: Mar 28 in Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication by

Most people I work with have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight, to “get back” to a previous weight from our past, often a high school or college weight. It seems like every day, there is a new TikTok, Instagram or Facebook story about a movie star who lost 50 pounds with […]

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Key Strategies to Sustain Weight Loss

Posted: Mar 27 in Weight loss, Weight Management Strategies by

“It’s not about the food!” If you have worked hard to lose weight, that is only part of the battle. Read on to learn strategies to keep the weight off. Sustaining Weight Loss Don’t believe everything you read – keeping weight off is actually a lot harder than losing it in the first place, and […]

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