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The Power of Phytonutrients

Has anyone ever told you how important it is to eat your greens? I’m sure they have. But how about your oranges? Your purples? Whites? If not, read on! Unfortunately we are not talking about Skittles when we encourage you to eat all the colors of the rainbow. Nor are we talking about rainbow bagels. [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on The Power of Phytonutrients

Danger of Fad Diets

Fad diets. This time of year they are not difficult to find, as people looking to make a buck appeal to motivated consumers. We are inundated by influences and information about losing weight, from social media and television, to advice we hear from good-meaning friends and family. The confusing thing is, most fad diets will [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Danger of Fad Diets

Resolution 2: Vote of Confidence

Hi, and welcome to Resolution #2. This week's resolution is brought to us by Willo Wisotsky, PhD. Dr. Wisotsky leads the behavioral health expertise at Virtual Health Partners. Her resolution for us is: "I will eat with confidence." Ok Dr. Wisotsky, confidence sounds great. But what exactly does it mean to eat with confidence? "When we [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|52resolutions|Comments Off on Resolution 2: Vote of Confidence

How Does your Diet Measure Up?

During the first week of every new year, while we are all feeling motivated towards making healthful changes, U.S. News & World Report gives us their rankings of the “Best Diets Overall”. These are not actually “diets” as we usually think of them, but overall lifestyle approaches to eating well. This year looked similar to [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How Does your Diet Measure Up?

Resolution 1: Don’t Count Your Chickens

Hi, and welcome to Resolution #1. This week's resolution is brought to us by Lauren Koch, RDN. Lauren is one of the first nutrition experts to work with patients on the VHP platform. Lauren's resolution is "I will focus on food quality instead of food quantity." Lauren - why is this resolution important? "Many of [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|52resolutions|Comments Off on Resolution 1: Don’t Count Your Chickens

5 Food Trends from 2016 to Take into 2017

Rainbow bagels. Ramen burgers. This past year offered some unique, but not always health-conscious food choices. As we say goodbye to 2016, let's take a look at some of the healthiest food trends that are worth continuing: Reduced Sugar: Food manufacturers faced more pressure than ever to reduce the amount of sugar they added to [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 5 Food Trends from 2016 to Take into 2017

Journal Your Way to Weight Loss

Did you know that people who use food journaling when participating in a weight loss program have been found to lose twice as much weight as those who don’t? For some people, that potential alone will convince them to try it out. But if you’re still skeptical, keep reading for more reasons why you might [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Journal Your Way to Weight Loss

Making Your Resolutions Stick this Year

Even before we clear the plates from that last holiday party, many of us will start concocting guilt-driven promises for how we will do better come January 1st. If you think back to resolutions past, how many of them were truly effective at helping you reach your goals? If your answer is, “not many”, then [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Making Your Resolutions Stick this Year

Could Snacking be Holding You Back?

What comes to mind when you hear the word, “snack”? If I were to ask 10 people, I would likely get 10 different answers. To be sure that you are making choices that will support your health goals, versus stall them, keep these 5 tips in mind for smart snacking: 1. Recognize why you’re snacking. [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Could Snacking be Holding You Back?

Featured Practice: Meet Dr. Kane

Today we'd like to introduce you to Dr. Leonard Kane. His practice, Gastroenterology Specialists of Frederick, is located in Maryland. Dr. Kane is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has been helping patients with digestive diseases for decades. His commitment to providing quality care motivated him to offer weight loss treatments as well, because he saw how [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Featured Practices|Comments Off on Featured Practice: Meet Dr. Kane