Is Gut Bacteria Getting You Down?

Feeling a bit moody? Maybe getting sick more often than you would like? Struggling with food cravings? You might need to take a closer look at your body’s beneficial bacteria. That’s not a play on words; I’m referring to the complex colonies of bacteria that reside in our gut, known as our microbiome. They have [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Is Gut Bacteria Getting You Down?

Food Safety Tips

Did you know that according to the CDC, 48 million people get sick every year from foodbourne illnesses? Foodborne illness can be very serious. If you know anyone who's experienced it, you know what I mean. We are smack in the middle of marinating, grilling, and outdoor eating season, which means this is prime time for unwanted [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Food Safety Tips

Conquering PCOS

Being a woman can be tough. I say this from experience. Our biology can make managing weight more challenging, and increase our risk of certain cancers and heart disease. So it feels a bit like a double whammy for woman also dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). One in ten females of childbearing age are [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Conquering PCOS

Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

At Virtual Health Partners, all our client interaction involves the internet, whether that’s smartphone, tablet, or computers. Because of this, we’re always looking at the trends in technology. While it's clear that most people own a smartphone, what's harder to judge can be tablet ownership. iPads and growing competitors like Microsoft's tablet - the Surface - are [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

Getting tired of hearing us harp on you about eating protein?  Don’t worry, sometimes I do too.  But folks, I promise there are good reasons for it.  Especially for anyone with a weight loss goal.  So grab yourself a nice protein-based snack, and read through this list of benefits of upping your protein: You’ll be [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

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

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

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

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

How to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day

Whether you enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, you can’t hide from it this time of year. Stores, schools, and television become overwhelmed with hearts and goodies. Loved ones everywhere will feel pressure to bring home the obligatory chocolate boxes and candy hearts. Don’t give in! Valentine’s Day can be just as lovely without all [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day