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Apr 09, 2011
The Taste of the Season

We spend so much money, time and energy to have everything all the time, but should really be focused on enjoying the bounty of the season right here in Greenbrae and Novato.

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Apr 01, 2011
Restructuring America’s Food Environment

In America’s biggest metropolis, on the other side of the country from Greenbrae and Novato, controversy is brewing. In an effort to combat obesity by restricting access to so-called “liquid candy,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a ban on sugary beverages over 16 ounces, stirring up feelings on both sides of the issue.

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Apr 09, 2010
Relax Your Way to Weight Loss

Stress creates an intense and unstable appetite for many Americans, which in turn creates additional stress concerning any weight loss worries. While an increase in stress may initially lead to a temporary loss of appetite, experts indicate that chronic stress can actually be connected to an increase in appetite—eventually leading to weight gain, obesity and consideration for medical weight loss treatment.

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Apr 09, 2010
Overcoming the Desire to Overeat

Have you ever caught yourself uttering the phrase, “Well, I could eat.” Let’s examine that phrase and others like it for a moment. You are not hungry. You are not craving anything. You were not suddenly shown the most magnificent piece of chocolate cake you have ever laid eyes on.

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Apr 09, 2010
This Spring, Renew Your Spirits And Your Home

Never underestimate the positive effects of a clean living environment. The annual process of throwing out unused items and deep cleaning those corners of your home that haven’t been touched in years will provide you with a healthier, germ free space in addition to the peace of mind that comes from living with less clutter.

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Apr 09, 2010
Don’t Let Flu Season Infect Your Weight Loss Goals

aintaining a healthy diet and staying fit are essential components of medical weight loss. Santa Rosa and Novato are filled with public gyms and health spas for you to join to help you stay on track with your fitness goals. Beware of the late flu season though this year—many public establishments such as gyms can increase your risk of exposure to infection while you exercise to lose weight.

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Apr 09, 2010
The Yerba Mate Mystery

Perhaps you’ve heard of yerba mate, a South American plant which, when made into tea, is purported to have numerous medicinal qualities. Mate, as the drink is commonly known, has made its way to the shelves of health food stores all over America, with proponents singing its praises as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant and energy booster.

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Apr 09, 2010
Lose Weight and Head to the Playground for Fitness Fun

There is a reason working out is called “working out”—no matter which way you spin it, exercise involves ongoing commitment and a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, this negative stigma surrounding exercise has caused many Americans to steer clear of the gym and avoid engaging in more physical activity.

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Apr 09, 2010
We’re In This Together

At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent Weight of the Nation conference, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) declared a veritable war on obesity, laying out goals and strategies for conquering the obesity epidemic that will need to be implemented by our society as a whole.

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Jan 09, 2010
The National Weight Control Registry Helps You Weigh Your Options to Weigh Less

There are many options available for those who want or need to lose weight including medical weight loss plans or bariatric surgery. While surgery seems like the extreme choice, for many it may be the only viable option.

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