About virtualhp

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far virtualhp has created 54 blog entries.

Clean Eating: What’s the Deal?

What does the term “clean eating” mean to you? Making sure to rinse off your produce & meat before cooking? Maybe some complicated meal plan that came from your neighbor’s sister’s fitness guru? Some level of perfection that you never bothered looking into, because you’d never be able to do it anyhow? Good news! The [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Clean Eating: What’s the Deal?

Stanford Study: Internet/Phone Healthcare

For years, medical professionals have been looking at the possibility of delivering quality, effective healthcare services over the phone and internet. When we founded Virtual Health Partners, we knew there were studies indicating the wide range of benefits a comprehensive nutrition, fitness, and behavioral health platform could provide. One of the studies was from Standard [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Stanford Study: Internet/Phone Healthcare

How to Buy Organic on a Budget

When suggesting organics to my clients I generally hear the same response: Too expensive! And my clients are not wrong. Prices range from a few cents higher per pound of produce, to a few dollars higher for meats and dairy. But if you’ve read our previous posts on the benefits of eating organic, you know [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Buy Organic on a Budget

Glycemic Index: Valuable Tool, or a Waste of Time?

Are watermelon, and grapefruit created equal? According to the glycemic index, they are not. Watermelon is considered a “high glycemic” food, versus grapefruit, which is a “low glycemic” one. What does this mean, and does it matter to you? The glycemic index (GI) was developed in 1981 and compares how rapidly different carbohydrate foods raise [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Glycemic Index: Valuable Tool, or a Waste of Time?

Success with Recipes 101

Our VHP nutrition exerts help thousands of patients, and one area of confusion they report is with food preparation and recipes. Some get frustrated and decide that they're "a bad cook" and always will be. For many, cooking has become a lost art. We are all so busy, that investing the time into teaching our [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Success with Recipes 101

Quality or Quantity: Which is More Important

Remember when fat was the enemy when it came to those of us interested in weight loss?  I certainly do, as I struggled through my own weight loss journey in the 90’s.  But the days of eating fat-free cookies for weight loss are now behind us.  This ever evolving idea of healthy eating leaves many [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Quality or Quantity: Which is More Important

Plant-based Protein

Protein. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that term? Muscles? Maybe a steak, burger, or piece of chicken? What about plants? Plant-based proteins may contain less protein per ounce than animal proteins, but they can still be part of a high protein diet. They are great sources of fiber, antioxidants, [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Plant-based Protein

Staying Healthy on the Road

  How did you do with your diet last time you traveled away from home? Most of my clients don’t generally give themselves very high marks on the first trip after making some big lifestyle changes. After all, when we are in a new environment, without our comfortable routines, it’s pretty easy to let our [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Staying Healthy on the Road

Resolution 7: Perfectly Imperfect

Hi, and welcome to Resolution #7. This week's resolution is brought to us by Amber Coartney. Amber is fitness expert based out of Brooklyn, NY. She teaches classes for our VHP patients all over the country. Her resolution for us is "I will stop being so hard on myself." Amber, is this an issue you see in your [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|52resolutions|Comments Off on Resolution 7: Perfectly Imperfect

Mindful Eating: How it Works

You’ve come to the end of another long day, and finally find yourself with a few moments to sit on the couch and relax with your favorite show. What a great time for that special snack you’ve been saving up for, a scoop of ice cream, a snack bag of popcorn, an apple. You take [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|VHP Voice|Comments Off on Mindful Eating: How it Works