5 Simple Tips to Maintain a Youthful Appearance

To varying degrees, many of us are concerned with trying to maintain a youthful appearance especially when it involves our face.  As a physician who offers cosmetic procedures such as Botox® along with hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm®, I can tell you that these products are only growing in popularity—even in the Edmonton area among…

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Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss?

Obesity is an ongoing problem in developed nations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States over the past 20 years.  From their research, there are only two States that have a prevalence of obesity less than 20% (Colorado and the…

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Does Raspberry Ketone in Supplements Promote Weight Loss?

Dietary supplements containing raspberry ketone (RK) recently experienced a massive surge in popularity following some discussion on the Dr. Oz show which suggested that it is effective for promoting weight loss. In many ways, Dr. Oz’s show probably has some level of influence on supplements that Oprah’s show had on books.  I didn’t actually watch…

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Supplementation with Lees of Brown Rice Reduces Waist Circumference?

The Lees of brown rice are by-products of its fermentation in the process of making rice wine.  Brown rice itself is an unrefined whole grain which is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other constituents.  Previous research suggests that intake of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of both diabetes…

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Branched-Chain Amino Acids Lower Your Risk of Obesity?

With the recent buzz surrounding the obesity epidemic, particularly in developed nations with the Americans leading the way, people are starting to look closer at dietary factors that affect their weight. Branched-chain amino acids, of which there

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Diabetes Weight Loss Workout

The incidence of diabetes continues to rise alongside the incidence of obesity.  In fact, according to the CDC, the incidence of diagnosed diabetes is now 8.2 per 1000 population which represents an increase of 148% over the past 28 years. Given the comorbidity between obesity and diabetes, we’re now facing what’s been commonly referred to…

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Does Creatine Monohydrate Improve Blood Sugar Control?

Listening to the news recently, there’s a tremendous amount of buzz surrounding type 2 diabetes.  Currently, statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) suggest that one in ten Americans has type 2 diabetes.  A new report from the CDC notes that by 2050, a staggering one in three Americans will have type 2…

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