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Top 3 Weight Loss Essential Oils

It is a well-known fact that scent affects appetite. Bakeries exploit this fact and waft the aroma of freshly baked bread and pies to stimulate the appetites of shoppers and entice them to buy their pastries.

Though most aromas from foods stimulate the appetite, a few suppress it and these can be used as adjuncts to a holistic weight loss program.

Peppermint Essential Oil

The scent of peppermint essential aroma was found to be one of the most potent for controlling the appetite and aiding weight loss by the Smell and Taste Treatment Research Institute of Chicago. Continue reading

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Top 3 Weight Loss Tips for Stressful Events

When a person encounters a stressful situation, their immediate stress response is associated with a temporary loss of appetite as their body releases adrenaline which prepares it to fight or flee from the stressor.

However, as the stress becomes chronic many people notice that their appetite increases significantly leading to weight gain. This is attributed to the stress hormone cortisol which instructs the body to replenish the energy stores that it used to prepare itself to fight or flee from the stressor. Continue reading


Top 3 Sleep Tips for Weight Loss

Sleep is a vital component of a holistic weight loss program because numerous studies have linked poor sleep with obesity. To help you reach your weight loss goal, follow these simple sleep tips which are backed by medical studies.

Sleep for 6 to 8 Hours

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health and Research in Portland found that adults who slept for less than 6 hours each night or for more than 9 hours were more likely to gain 11 pounds (5 kg) when compared to those who slept for 7 hours. Continue reading

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Top 3 Weight Loss Tip for Busy Professionals

Losing weight can be a big challenge if you are a busy professional because tight schedules and long working hours can translate into missed meals and skipped workouts. However, you can overcome this challenge by making the following lifestyle modifications.

Exercise in the Morning

Exercising in the morning is one of the best things you can do to achieve your weight loss goal because of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. This simply means that morning exercise boosts your metabolism and helps your body burn more calories during the rest of the day. Continue reading

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Top 3 Weight Loss Spices

Weight loss spices are great additions to any diet since they add tons of flavor to food as they boost the metabolism and help the body burn more calories.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper which is also known as capsicum annuum, contains a compound known as capsaicin which is said to shrink fat tissue and lower fat levels in the blood. Continue reading


Personalized Medicine: Mapping Out Your Code

As a physician, I see many patients who have similar conditions. However, I also realize that every patient will need slightly different combinations of medications. I have also noted that not everybody responds in the same way to similar treatment.

I have often wondered if there was a way to “map out” the “code” of how an individual’s body produces the enzymes that break down the medications.

What if we could use this map to check for an error that leads to the production of an enzyme or a co-factor in the body that may hinder optimal biochemical production?

Or, what if we could counsel patients to take certain supplements and correct these errors? Continue reading