• Nutrition: Eating to Live
    May 01, 2015 | Food is more than calories. It is information. What you eat affects every aspect of your wellness. Suffering from a genetic health condition? Try changing what you eat. Want to lose weight? Look at the foods you're putting in your mouth. Need to be in a better place mentally or emotionally? Again -- food. We do not live to eat. We eat to live. ... Full story
  • 7 Tips for Your First Workout After Weight Loss Surgery
    Apr 23, 2015 | If you are planning to have ‪weight loss‬ surgery, now is the time to begin thinking about your post-surgery ‪‎exercise‬ plan. Physical activity is very important if you want to keep the weight off after your surgery. Here are some tips from our fitness expert to help you ease into working out after ‪bariatric‬ surgery.... Full story
  • Informed Consent: What is It?
    Apr 20, 2015 | Before you undergo weight loss surgery or any other major medical procedure, you will be asked to sign an "Informed Consent" form. For some patients, this form is the cause of unnecessary fear and anxiety prior to their procedure. Dr. Vic explains what you should know about informed consent.... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
    Apr 20, 2015 | Need a heart-healthy idea for dinner tonight? Try this recipe for delicious cilantro lime chicken with avocado salsa. ... Full story
  • What is Wellness?
    Apr 16, 2015 | "Wellness" is often confused with simply not being sick. But it is so much more than that. You can live a wellness lifestyle even if you have a chronic illness and have perhaps made some less than optimal health choices in the past. These don’t matter as much as starting today with a consciousness focused on being well, being the best you can be, and accepting yourself with love and respect. This is far better than trying to live a life focused on merely avoiding disease, disability, and death. ... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: White Bean Dip
    Apr 03, 2015 | Are you responsible for bringing an appetizer to the Easter gathering this weekend? Skip the chips and dip; here's a healthy (and delicious!) dip option to try instead! ... Full story
  • How a Health Coach Can Help You Get Healthy and Stay Healthy
    Mar 26, 2015 | If you are trying to lose weight or reach other health-related goals, but are struggling to stay on the path toward wellness, have you ever questioned why you are trying to do it alone? Just as the coach of a football team instructs, trains, and motivates his players, a health coach can help you identify goals, create and achieve small steps toward goals, improve self-management, and help sustain your motivation.... Full story
  • 7 Steps to Wellness
    Mar 20, 2015 | The concept of wellness focuses on optimizing health and well-being rather than merely focusing on treating or even preventing disease. Here are seven steps you can take to have a healthy mind and healthy body.... Full story
  • Managing Stress with Meditation
    Mar 20, 2015 | Stress can lead to anxiety and depression, as well as major physical problems like cancer, ulcers, heart disease, asthma, infections, headaches, and arthritis. In other words, stress, when chronic and persistent can and does affect every organ system. Managing stress reduces the negative effects of adrenal hormones that are stimulated by stress. Tuning down these stress hormones can be achieved by meditation. ... Full story
  • The Healthier Plate: Buffalo Chicken Bites
    Mar 13, 2015 | March Madness is just a few days away, and that means finding some yummy--and healthy--finger foods to enjoy while you watch your bracket get busted! If you like wings, try this recipe for buffalo chicken bites. ... Full story
  • What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
    Mar 05, 2015 | Does this winter weather have you feeling down? The "Winter Blues" are a real issue many people deal with. In the medical world, "winter blues" are known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Depression in any sense not only affects your emotional well-being, it can also have physical implications, such as weight gain. ... Full story
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine
    Feb 25, 2015 | The key to a healthy body is a happy, healthy mind. How often do you laugh? Dr. Sierpina gives his perspective on why he thinks you should find a doctor who has a sense of humor. ... Full story
  • Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips and Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
    Feb 25, 2015 | Snacking happens. We get that. The key is in choosing to snack on healthy foods rather than reaching for a bag of potato chips or a sugary treat. Here is a delicious and healthy snack recipe to have on hand. ... Full story
  • Want a Healthy Heart? Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Feb 10, 2015 | Being overweight or obese puts a lot of stress on your heart. Obesity is directly linked to a number of health problems that affect the heart and can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart attack, and/or premature death. If you want a healthy heart, keeping a healthy weight is key.... Full story
  • Love Your Heart
    Feb 02, 2015 | February is American Heart Month. How "heart healthy" is your lifestyle? Nourish your heart with diet, exercise, joy, and romance. ... Full story

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