Reflections on the Growing Field of Obesity Medicine

As a passionate clinician, educator, researcher and advocate, I have dedicated my career to helping improve the lives of those affected by being overweight or having the disease of obesity....

Take the First Step to a Heathier Life

When it comes to boosting the healthfulness of your lifestyle, sometimes the first step you take may be the hardest one. With so much conflicting information in the media on...

Newly Approved Drug for Chronic Weight Management: What You Need to Know

The most effective medication for overweight and obesity that we’ve seen, semaglutide 2.4 mg (released under the trade name Wegovy®) has just been approved by the FDA for chronic weight...

The Food-Mood Connection and Your Health

As reported in the New York Times, new research in the field of nutritional psychiatry is linking the foods you eat with one’s mood and mental health. Though this field...

Control What You Can Control

So much in life is outside of our control such as where we are born, who our parents are and our genetic makeup. When taking a family history, I always...

Why It’s Time to Drop the ‘Diet Deprivation’ Mindset

Although you may think restricting eating and setting up strict food rules would help you lose weight, it really only leaves you feeling deprived. And in the long run, strict...

Can Meal Timing Help You Eat Healthier?

When taking a dietary history, I ask the same thing to all my patients: “I am interested in learning about what you eat and drink in the course of the...

Put a Spring in Your Workout Steps

Though Spring is in the air as the weather gets nicer, you may find yourself still struggling with staying active. Different people have diverse reasons for not exercising regularly. Maybe...

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