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How to Take the First Step Toward Your Weight Loss Goals in SoCal

How to Take the First Step Toward Your Weight Loss Goals in SoCal

March 1, 2020

How to Take the First Step Toward Your Weight Loss Goals in SoCal Losing weight seems to be on the agenda for thousands upon thousands of people when looking to improve their health and prevent disease. With obesity rates sky high and the connection to health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea plain…

Important Nutrients in the SoCal Weight Loss Process

Important Nutrients in the SoCal Weight Loss Process

February 1, 2020

Important Nutrients in the SoCal Weight Loss Process You already know that sugar can add inches to your waistline, and promote several serious health conditions. The information is out there in a multitude of different forms for all to read. What we don’t see nearly as often is information telling us what types of nutrients…

Happy Elderly Couple Running

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…