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Nutrition, diet and health blogs by CalMWM Head Nutritionist Elaine Murphy (BA, CNS). For our patients.

Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:32

Are You Getting the Weight Loss Results You Want?

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Are you getting the weight loss results you want? As a patient of CMWM you are supposed to be consuming 800-1000 calories a day on the CMWM program. But, if you eat less than that you run the risk of, guess what, not losing weight. One would think the more calories you cut out, the more weight you will lose, right? Wrong!
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:40

Freedom to Change - It's a Choice

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Choice. It's truly all about freedom-the freedom to pick one action over another. Are you choosing the things you really want from life or you just staying in your comfort zone? What is it you want from life? Is it weight loss?
Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:15

October 11th is World Obesity Day - 2018

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World Obesity Day is a Global awareness event that happens annually on October 11th every year. The primary goals of the day are to promote solutions to the obesity crisis, raising awareness, support advocacy and improvie policy around the issue of treating and preventing obesity. CMWM is part of that solution. Even you can be part of that solution.
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:03

A Supplement that May Help with Weight Loss

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There are so many supplements that promise weight loss. But which ones really help you to lose weight? Here’s a new supplement that may help support weight loss. The only problem though is, it's just been proven to work with mice right now. Hopefully in time more testing will be done and it will be proven to help with humans and weight loss.
According to one new study with mice that were fed a high-sugar diet, researchers found that consuming camu camu—a fruit native to the Amazon— improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, reduced blood endotoxins and metabolic inflammation. It’s all numerous phytochemicals which may play a role in the fight against obesity and metabolic disease. More studies really are needed to determine if such benefits would extend to humans.
And, the good news according to WebMD, apparently there are still other numerous other health advantages of this fruit besides being helpful to supporting weight loss. Camu camu is a fruit that can potentally help with viral infections including herpes, cold sores, shingles, and the common cold. It is also used for eye conditions including cataracts and glaucoma. Other uses include treatment of asthma, "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, gum disease (gingivitis), headaches, and osteoarthritis. Some people even consume camu camu to increase energy and maintain healthy gums, eyes, and skin; and as an antioxidant and immune system stimulant.
In the meantime, no matter what, you have to follow your program to get the best results. There's just no magic pill, not yet anyway! -"The best way to predict your health is to create it." You have to do the work.
Friday, 21 September 2018 12:24

Got Cravings?

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Are you following your CMWM plan, taking your normal supplements and prescription appetite prescription, but STILL have those pesky cravings?
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:37

September is National Recovery Month - 2018

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September is National Recovery Month. There is no question that the opioid addiction is epidemic right now, however I really believe that compulsive eating and numerous other forms of stress eating/emotional eating are just as serious, often just overlooked, and yet should be part of National Recovery Month too. Food can shackle a person just as much as a drug or alcoholic drink can.
This might actually be one more warning to make sure both you and your children manage your weight:
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:02

The Real Need for Vitamin D - For Weight Loss Too!

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Past research has shown that a relationship exists between increased body mass index (BMI) and vitamin D deficiency. 
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:02

NOT Healthy Snacks!

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As a nutritionist I am always on the lookout for tricks that food manufacturers employ. Today I'm discussing a few of those foods that trick consumers all the time.
This is probably no big surprise, but did you know more than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S are obese or overweight? Hence, September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. But obesity isn't the only problem because being overweight is related to so many other health concerns.
To me it's obvious that healthy habits are just naturally linked to better overall wellbeing and mental health. According to the BMC Public Health, August 2018 study with a group of obese school children, researchers observed that being active, and eating more fruits and vegetables each day is associated with a lower risk for poor wellbeing and depression. The data shows that participants who engaged in 60 minutes of vigorous play three times a week and ate at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day were more than 60% less likely to experience either poor wellbeing or depressive symptoms. Go here for more tips on how to support your child with healthier eating and being more active.
So, all this being said, just remember again, it's all the other health risks related to being overweight (heart disease, diabetes, etc.), both physical and emotional, that we want to avoid by keeping our weight, and our children’s weight, normal. And note, even if your child might be thin, if he/she is still eating an unhealthy diet it still affects the body in negative ways.
When I think of unhealthy eating with children and adolescents my mind goes to all the mass school shootings going on. Could unhealthy eating/lack of exercise be another link to all this? I think so. Wouldn't it be interesting to know what these underage shooters ate on a regular basis.
For additional information, and a simply great resource to get you kids off on the right track with healthy eating and exercise is an older book of Dr. Sears called L.E.A.N. Kids, for children ages 6-11, although anyone (regarless of age) interested in basic nutrition can really benefit from it. It supports parents in how to help their kids eat right to be healthy children, and it's not exclusive to weight loss, it's about gaining real health benefits. Read the reviews on Amazon as it tells you just how great the book really is.
"We need to encourage our kids to love to eat real food - Less fast food. Less junk food. And they need to see US eating healthy by example." -Karen Salmanschan
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