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What are concerns with red meat?

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

There are pros and cons to eating red meat. Red meat has long been associated with colorectal cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and coronary heart disease. However, red meat does have a place in a healthy diet and provides protein, vitamin B, zinc, and iron. A negative concern with eating red meat is that it […]

How can I increase my metabolism?

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Metabolism is defined as the manner in which your body processes and uses the food you eat. There are several variables that make up your metabolism. These include: Basal metabolism (the basic energy for your existence, i.e. keeps your organs functioning). Amount of physical activity Amount and frequency of food you ingest Your current weight […]

Can my gut microflora impact my weight?

Posted on: February 24th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

That is a great question!  The New Lean for Life book (Cynthia Stamper Graff & Reginald Allouche, M.D., 2013) provides some fascinating information on the journey of food through your digestive tract, and the role that microflora play in that journey. More and more research is emerging concerning the influence on health and weight these […]

Do OTC “weight loss” products really work?

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Many search for a quick fix to rapid weight loss. The appeal is strong; however, there are safety issues that need to be reviewed. Most importantly, do not start any over the counter weight loss supplement without consulting your doctor first. The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate dietary supplements the […]