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Internet-based Program for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

During pregnancy your body undergoes both physical and hormonal changes. Not only do you gain weight as your baby grows, but you will see many other changes as your body prepares for delivery. After the baby is born, losing weight is a struggle for many new moms. Of the millions of women in the USA [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Internet-based Program for Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Is Gluten Making you Gloomy?

Did you know that upwards of 20 million people in the US may be sensitive to gluten? And it’s estimated that roughly 4 out of 5 people don’t even know it. With the increasing popularity of gluten-free diets it’s important to understand what this is all about. Gluten is composed of proteins found in wheat, [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Is Gluten Making you Gloomy?

Drinking Calories

Where are your extra calories hiding? For many people, it’s in their drinks. Some of the most damaging calories for those trying to lose weight come in liquid form. That morning smoothie made with acai juice? An extra 120 calories per cup. The much needed cafe latte after lunch? Add 190 more calories to the [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Drinking Calories

Can a Virtual Platform Equal a Gym?

Some people love going to the gym. They thrive on having other people around them, and enjoy having a dedicated place to go to exercise. For others, going to the gym is stressful. Finding time to drive, park, and navigate a large fitness center is difficult. Many people also find it intimidating to work out [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Can a Virtual Platform Equal a Gym?

Benefits of Family Meals

In your household, where does sharing a family meal fall on your list of daily priorities? Somewhere between ‘unlikely’ and ‘not gonna happen’? If your answer is ‘YEP!’, read below. We know that consuming healthy meals with our family is important for physical health. But the benefits don’t stop there. Research indicates that family meals [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Benefits of Family Meals

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