The Role of Inflammation in Body Weight: An Intro to the Biology of Fat

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Inflammation and Body Fat

By Aylah Clark, ND Inflammation comes up a lot in my practice. It promotes many chronic diseases and correlates with worsening signs and symptoms whether it be autoimmune disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, or others. Inflammation is also intrinsically tied to obesity and this connection is well-established.  How are inflammation and body weight related and what can we do about it? What is inflammation? … Read More

Tried & True Ways to Stick to Your Health & Fitness Goals

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Tried & True Ways to Stick to Your Health & Fitness Goals

By Aylah Clark, ND If you’ve struggled with sticking to your health and fitness goals, perhaps its time for a change in strategy. Below you will find some of the top strategies I use in my practice to help patients make their goals into long term lifestyle changes. Individualize Your Plan Your friend or your co-worker may have things that … Read More

Garcinia cambogia – worth the weight loss hype?

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By Aylah Clark, ND Recently we’ve had patients asking about Garcinia cambogia due to a Dr. Oz show that touted its weight loss-promoting properties. Let me start by saying this herb is not a new discovery. Researchers have known about it for many years and it is found in many weight loss supplements. Perhaps this might also tell you that whatever impact … Read More

Getting the Most out of Weight Lifting: An Introduction to Protein, BCAAs, and Nutrient Timing for Optimizing Athletic Performance

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Weight Lifting & Nutrient Timing

By Aylah Clark, ND The exercise supplement industry is thriving as the popularity of weight lifting in particular has increased. I love that weight-lifting is becoming more popular, especially among women, but there is a lot of misinformation out there. This doesn’t mean you should avoid exercise supplements completely however because some do have a lot of evidence behind them. … Read More

Trim Belly Fat with 4 Simple Steps

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Many patients come to our office seeking weight loss, a concern for millions of Americans. For over six years, we have offered First Line Therapy, a lifestyle program which includes dietary, exercise and stress reduction advice. This is a clinically studied program which has demonstrated published evidence to reduce many risk factors of chronic disease, including reducing abdominal  fat mass and … Read More

Managing Sugar Cravings

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Many people who are trying to lose weight often foil their dietary plans because of cravings. One of the most common cravings is that for sweet treats. In order for the body to function, we need a constant supply of glucose in the bloodstream, so craving sweets makes sense. However, now food is anything but scarce in America and obesity … Read More