Monthly Archives: August 2016

Medications for weight loss (Part 2)

August 27th, 2016 (No Comments)

Contraindications. In an earlier post, we discussed indications for the use of weight loss medications. It is important to understand the presence, or history, of certain medical conditions, the presence of drug allergies or intolerances and current medications may affect the appropriateness of a particular weight loss medication or even class of medications. The final […]

Overcoming Adversity

August 23rd, 2016 (No Comments)

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.” Dante Alighiere, Inferno All of us will eventually go through rough times in our lives. It isn’t the strife that defines us; it is our response to our travails that demonstrates the […]

The conscious mind, subconscious mind and self-image

August 12th, 2016 (No Comments)

In Western medicine we separate the study of the physical brain, neurology, from the study of the mind, psychiatry. There is some overlap between the two disciplines, but they are distinctly separate. Today we will discuss one way of conceptualizing the thinking mind. We are unaware of many of the decisions, actions and reactions that […]

Mindful Eating

August 10th, 2016 (No Comments)

To change our habits we have to engage our conscious mind. When we identify a habit we want to change and accept that we the power to make the change, we have to consciously replace our old habit with a new one. It is much easier for us to choose to do something, like eat […]

Losing 122 Pounds – My Life is Back on Track

August 1st, 2016 (No Comments)

By Paul J. With a medicine cabinet packed with blood pressure and heart pills, statins, diabetes medicine and two different kinds of insulin, life was closing in. Increasing medical problems – A1Cs of 8 or nine – and a weight that soared higher each time I stepped on the scale were warnings, but I paid […]