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Vitamins Can Help with Weight Management!

Asparagine - The amino acid increases insulin sensitivity which helps the body store energy  in muscle instead of storing it as body fat. Biotin - Boosts metabolism by improving glycemic control (stabilizes blood sugar) and lowering insulin, a hormone that promotes fat formation. Carnitine - Carries fatty acids into the cell so they can be burned for fuel; Helps reduce visceral adiposity (belly fat). Calcium - Inhibits the formation of fat cells; Also helps oxidize... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nutritional Considerations of Weight Management

Presented by Dr. Ron Grabowski Dr. Grabowski lectures on an international level. He has over 25 years of clinical nutrition experience that encompasses topics such as diabetes, heart disease, sports nutrition, renal disease, immunology and gastrointestinal disorders. He received his clinical nutrition training at the New York hospital, an affiliate of the Cornell Medical Center located in New York City, and has worked in various prestigious hospitals in the Houston, Texas area. He was a... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Importance of Nutrition on Weight Loss

Below is a list of various nutrients that affect a person's ability to gain or lose weight. Zinc - reduces leptin, a beneficial hormone that regulates appetite, which is reversed by zinc repletion. Asparagine - this amino acid increases insulin sensitivity which helps the body store energy in muscle instead of storing it as body fat. Biotin - boosts metabolism by improving glycemic control (stabilizes blood sugar) and lowering insulin, a hormone that promotes fat formation. ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, June 4, 2012

Nutritional Relationships of Hypothyroidism

Below is a list of nutrients which significantly affect Hypothyroidism: Glutathione - Hypothyroidism decreases efficacy of some antioxidants, such as glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase B Vitamins - A deficiency in B6, B12 or B9 (folate) can cause elevated homocysteine, which is linked with hypothyroidism. Folic acid levels have been linked to levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Vitamin C and E - Partially restores thyroid function when liver... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Understanding Obesity and Nutrition

In the past, obesity was understood in fairly simple terms: excess body weight resulting from eating too much and exercising too little. Obesity is now regarded as a chronic medical disease with serious health implications caused by a complex set of factors. Micronutrients and Obesity: Obesity is a complex, chronic disease involving multiple components. It is the second leading cause of preventable death in America, second only to cigarette smoking, and increase the risk of illness... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, January 30, 2012