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HCG: What Is It and How Can It Help You Lose Weight?

October 26, 2023

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HCG spelled out on wood blocks

In doing research about anything related to your health, you can run into many confusing acronyms. The everyday layperson can get lost trying to understand what LDL, BMR, and BMI even mean—before trying to comprehend how these things can impact health and weight.

In weight loss terminology, you may have heard about HCG before, but what exactly is it and how can it help you shed excess weight? Find out in the content below!


Want Long-Term Weight Loss? Follow These Tips!

October 11, 2023

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healthy woman eating

With countless fad diets out there, you may find one that helps you lose weight for a while. But unless your diet and exercise plan is based on sound principles, you will probably see the weight come back eventually. To help you lose pounds and keep them off for the long haul, here are some great tips to stay on track with your weight loss.


Berberine: Legit or Snake Oil?

September 29, 2023

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person taking dietary supplements

Every now and then, there’s news of a new diet supplement or diet that seems to have miraculous results. Within the last couple of years, a medication called Ozempic came onto the market and has had success in helping those with Type 2 diabetes keep their A1C levels in a healthy range. But it also has helped patients lose weight!

Even more recently, a dietary supplement has been called a “natural Ozempic.” Should you jump on this bandwagon and try this supplement to shed excess weight? Read on to learn why you should be wary of this new supplement.


5 Scenarios Indicating You Should Look into Vitamin B12 Injections

September 14, 2023

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woman sitting on a couch smiling

On the shelves at stores, in commercials, in Facebook and other social media ads, you see various products that are supposed to keep the years from showing on your face and keep you feeling your best, but it can be difficult to identify the snake oil from legitimate solutions. One treatment trend that you should definitely consider is Vitamin B12 injections.

Why should you look into this solution further? What could Vitamin B12 possibly do to help you? Here are just some scenarios where Vitamin B12 can make a difference.


5 Dietary Tips to Help with Hypothyroidism

August 29, 2023

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3D illustration of the thyroid gland

You’ve done everything right—you exercise regularly, you watch what you eat, and you get plenty of sleep every night. You should be losing weight, but you aren’t. Your thyroid, a gland that contributes to metabolic function, could be to blame. If you have an underactive thyroid, a condition called hypothyroidism, your metabolism could be slowing down to the point that you can’t achieve the results you want.

In addition to treating your hypothyroidism with your physician, there are dietary adjustments you can make so that your thyroid cooperates in your weight loss journey. Here are some tips you should keep in mind!


4 Ways a Dietician Can Help You Start to Lose Weight for Good

August 15, 2023

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nutritionist working with a patient with a bowl of food on the table

When it comes to weight loss advice, you can get mixed messages from tons of different sources. While exercise is undoubtedly important, diet is where many people stumble and can get confused. However, there’s one professional who is poised to help with shedding excess weight—a dietician or dietician!

What can a dietician do for you as you try to lose weight? Keep reading to find out!


Testosterone and Hair Loss: Why Are You Going Bald?

July 26, 2023

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man looking in the mirror at hair loss

You wouldn’t consider yourself vain, but you do take a little bit of pride in your appearance. Before you leave the house, you check yourself out in the mirror and start to notice that your full head of hair is looking a little thinner. You have family members who have gone bald, and you wonder whether you’ll have the same fate.

As you consider what could be in your future, you also wonder whether your testosterone and other hormone levels are causing this change. Read on to learn about the relationship between hair loss and testosterone and what you can do about it.


4 Essential Tenets of Successful Weight Loss

July 13, 2023

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woman exercising

“I lost 30 pounds in my first month!” “You can lose weight without dieting or exercise!” If the promises made by weight loss programs sound too good to be true, they probably are. Contrary to what ads and commercials try to tell you, weight loss programs are not necessarily successful if you drop a ton of weight in a short period of time. It also matters how long you’re able to keep the pounds off and whether you are staying healthy.

So, what are the necessary tenets of a successful weight loss program? How can you know whether you’re doing it the right way? Here are things you need to do to successfully lose weight!


6 Myths About BOTOX Injections You Shouldn’t Believe

June 28, 2023

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professional filling a syringe with BOTOX

Thanks to rumors, news stories of botched cases, and tall tales, you may think you know about BOTOX injections, but chances are you’ve only heard the myths surrounding this treatment. What is the truth behind the fiction? Keep reading to find out!


Ozempic Vs HCG: Comparing Medical Weight Loss Medications

June 13, 2023

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woman holding a measuring tape to her stomach

Weight loss programs—it seems a new one comes out every year. While one claims it can help you shed 10 pounds in your first month, another says that miracle pills are the way to go. One of the newest medications on the market is Ozempic, a drug purported to help obese and Type 2 diabetes patients lose weight. But is it a good idea to take this medication with weight loss in mind? How does it compare to other medical weight loss medications like HCG? Keep reading to find out!

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