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What Happens to Your Skin as You Age?

May 18, 2017
Skin aging process

Ever wondered what happens to your skin as you age? Simply, your skin gets old as you age, and we all know that our older trinkets and gadgets just stop working as well the older they get. How skin ages is no different. Your skin is amazing, though – it’s what makes you look human…

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Are Weight Loss Shakes Good For You? Here are the Facts

May 16, 2017
Weight loss shakes healthy

Losing weight is hard. It’s difficult to commit to a diet and exercise plan consistently, and weight loss shakes seem like an easy shortcut to losing weight. But do they work, and are weight loss shakes good for you and your health? There are, of course, pros and cons to using healthy weight loss shakes…

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Cardio vs. Strength Training – Which Burns More Calories?

May 11, 2017
Best workout for weight loss

Cardio or strength training for weight loss: which one should you focus on? There are arguments on both sides of the debate about which workout is best for weight loss, but the bottom line is this: Strength training burns calories for longer than cardio. Because your body has to rebuild the micro-tears in muscle tissue…

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Drinking Water for Weight Loss: Fact or Fiction?

May 9, 2017
Drinking water to lose weight

Here are the facts: Drinking water will temporarily increase your weight, but only by the measure of the amount of water you drink. Your body will retain that water for use in normal processes by storing it in tissue, which can cause a small but noticeable change in appearance. However, despite this, it’s actually possible…

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5 Common Weight Loss Myths to Watch Out For

May 4, 2017
Weight Loss Myths

In the weight loss world, there are more myths about how to effectively lose weight than there are true therapy options. So much advice on the Internet and in magazines are simply weight loss myths, lies, and misconceptions that have been peddled about for decades or longer. Everyone wants to find that secret that will…

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The 800-Calorie Diet Trend: Only Safe Under Strict Medical Supervision

April 14, 2017
Low Calorie Diet Danger

The intention of the latest 800-Calorie Diet trend is to create caloric deficits for rapid weight loss results. For the average dieter, this could mean cutting down their caloric intake by 1000 or more calories each day. Ideally, the plan is only recommended for those who fall into the obesity category, but this hasn’t prevented…

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5 Easy Weight Loss Tips for Men

April 13, 2017
Weight Loss Tips for Men

Many weight loss programs seem targeted and based on women’s weight loss. But weight loss isn’t easy for anyone—men included. No matter your gender, losing weight takes commitment and requires self-motivation. You’re changing your life in many ways: diet, exercise, lifestyle. Diet Doc knows how difficult men’s weight loss can be and has tips from…

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Dr. Rao Says Beware of Expensive Diet Programs with Poor Reviews

April 12, 2017
Expensive Diet Plan

Among the many fad diets that are popular this time of year, the Yoli Diet is one that seems to be garnering a lot of attention. The Yoli Better Body System is a product based diet that requires the purchase of expensive kits. Their ‘Transformation Kit’, for example, boasts natural ingredients that will boost the…

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How Aging Affects the Body (and What You Can Do About It)

April 11, 2017
Slowing the Aging Process

Profound changes occur within and outside of the body as it ages on a cellular level that affect your body’s appearance and function. Because of these natural changes, slowing the aging process can seem like a futile race against time. However, progress in the study of aging has allowed us to understand how we can…

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Looking for a Perfect Summer Body? Try Doctor-Supervised Weight Loss

April 10, 2017
Summer beach body

As summer approaches, getting the perfect ‘summer body’ is a dieting goal for many people. This is easier said than done, however, as nearly 70% of Americans are obese or overweight, largely due to unhealthy diets and inactive lifestyles. In addition, following a starvation-based diet to achieve a ‘summer body’ is extremely dangerous. The best…

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