There has been a lot of talk about the new weight loss drug, Semaglutide, and the benefits that it provides to patients in their weight loss journey. Since this is included in our weight loss plan, we wanted to share more information about this type of treatment.[Read more…] about Semaglutide: Benefits & More Information
It’s that time of year again! After the holidays have passed and the new year has begun, many people make New Year’s resolutions. Millions of people make these goals because they see the new year as a fresh start! Every year, the list of most popular resolutions invariably includes health-related aspirations with losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, or improving my health regularly making the top ten. By far, the most common resolution is weight loss.[Read more…] about How to Conquer Your Health Goals This Year
An autoimmune disease is a condition where your immune system attacks your own body.[Read more…] about When Your Body Attacks Itself: Autoimmune Disease
A food allergy is when certain foods trigger an abnormal immune response in our body. It’s as if your immune system perceives the food as a threat. Your body then releases chemicals called histamines which cause inflammation. These allergic reactions are usually mild but can be serious and even life-threatening. Some of the common symptoms of a food allergy include:
- Itchiness of the mouth, throat, or ears after eating a certain food
- An itchy skin rash or hives
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, cheeks, mouth, or eyes.
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Low blood pressure
You may have heard the term “Gut Health” and wondered exactly what it means. Most of us don’t give much thought to our gut health until we have to. We used to think that our gut‘s primary job is to digest our food but we now know there is so much more to gut health. A healthy gut is imperative for a healthy immune system, good mental health, and resistance to disease.[Read more…] about Disease Begins In The Gut!
Every year, thousands of people are severely impacted by the side effects of commonly prescribed antibiotics. The class of drugs known as Fluoroquinolones (FQs) is a popular antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as bladder infections, sinus infections, diverticulitis, pneumonia, anthrax, travelers’ diarrhea, and more. These antibiotics are also frequently given to patients following surgeries like Cesarean sections and breast implants. According to the CDC, more than 30 million prescriptions were written for FQs in 2016.[Read more…] about How Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics Can Wreck Your Health