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Connecting With Your Body: A Real Talk With Dr. CJ Benkert

August 13, 2019

Connecting With Your Body: A Real Talk With Dr. CJ Benkert Unsplash In the social media age, people care a lot about how they look. As a Doctor of Pastoral Science and Medicine, I’m more concerned about how people feel. If they want to feel pretty, I want to help them feel it from the…

Kitchen Prep

What Are Healthy Fats?

June 14, 2019

What Are Healthy Fats? Edgar Castrejon (Unsplash) Wait a second! Are fats healthy? Don’t fats make me fat? Does eating food with high cholesterol like eggs increase cholesterol? Of course, the answer is “NO”. Dietary fats and cholesterol do not mean biological fat and cholesterol. Not all fats are healthy, but we have made it…

Thyroid

7 Things To Help You Understand Your Thyroid

January 8, 2019

7 Things To Help You Understand Your Thyroid Most people wait to learn about their thyroid once they’ve gained weight or start to develop other symptoms.  Empower yourself to learn more about your body before it’s too late. This butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck works as the thermostat of…

The Connection Between Obesity and Diabetes in SoCal

December 15, 2018

The Connection Between Obesity and Diabetes in SoCal If there is one health condition that is truly reaching epidemic proportions in the United States, it is diabetes. The primary culprit for diabetes reaching epidemic proportions is obesity. The International Diabetes Foundation claims that diabetes and obesity are the “biggest public health challenge of the 21st…

The Benefits of Drinking Water to Help You Lose Weight in SoCal

November 15, 2018

The Benefits of Drinking Water to Help You Lose Weight in SoCal With so many weight loss products, energy drinks, smoothies, supplements and strategies out there, it’s easy to lose sight of simple techniques that can make a huge difference. Drinking water is one such technique, and although it doesn’t come with sleek packaging or…

The Incredible Value of Creating a Weight Loss Plan in SoCal

October 15, 2018

The Incredible Value of Creating a Weight Loss Plan in SoCal One of the big issues many people have when it comes to weight loss in SoCal is putting forth an effort and not seeing any measurable results. When it seems like you’re just spinning your wheels, you end up getting discouraged, losing motivation and…