Should I Start Weight Loss Medication?

Here’s the truth— Losing weight permanently is frustrating because obesity is a complex and relapsing medical problem—- like high blood pressure or diabetes. There are many biological reasons our body may naturally turn towards weight gain. Risk factors that are out of our control, such as genetics & hormones, or environmental factors related to food […]

Menopause and Weight Gain

Menopause is when your MENstrual cycle PAUSEs—for good. It’s not a disease to be treated, but rather a normal stage of life. Menopause “officially” starts 12-months after your last period. That happens, on average, around the age of 51.   This change doesn’t happen overnight, though. There are usually a few years of the menopausal […]

Obesity: Silent Risk for Heart Disease?

The link between heart disease and obesity is multifaceted. Overweight and obesity are complex, chronic and relapsing diseases causing an estimated 3.4M deaths per year. Currently, more than 73% of US adults have overweight or obesity. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of death and includes conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. […]

New Year’s Resolutions: The Dangers of Fad Dieting

Most people ring in the New Year determined to jumpstart their health. The four most common “New Year’s [health] Resolutions” are: Lose Weight, Drink Less, Quit Smoking and Exercise More. Most studies agree that about ¼ of US adults ditch their resolution by the second week of January, nearly 70% abandon it altogether by February, […]

Food for thought? Don’t Lose your Mind

brain chalk drawing and food

Have you ever had trouble remembering something important? Or find that you lose your train of thought? Does that seem to happen more and more often? Science continues to unravel the underlying nature of our brain: What keeps it healthy for longer, and what contributes to cognitive decline (reduced ability to think and remember). The […]

FL Board of Medicine Approves Historic Revision to Obesity Treatment Standard

Evexia Press Release

In August, the Florida Board of Medicine approved the revision of a rule dating back to 1998 that highly restricted the treatment of obesity as a chronic disease. Under the new revised law, patients have access to the full spectrum of medical, evidence-based treatments, already available across the nation, for long-term management of this complex […]

Why is it so difficult to lose weight?

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Overweight and obesity affect more that 70% of the US adult population and these numbers continue to skyrocket. Over 50% of adults attempt to modify their weight at any given moment. According to the CDC, 1 in every 5 middle aged women has been “dieting” for several years and most have regained the weight. Anybody […]

Take a Dip this Summer

Assorted dips for the summer

Entertaining this summer? Need a last-minute treat? Great news! We have some crowd-pleasing easy to make dips. They are a convenient and delicious way to consume a wide variety of anti-inflammatory vegetables, spices, and healthy fats. While we love the convenience of purchased dips like packaged hummus, many brands contain unnecessary levels of fat and […]

Nutrition Claims Explained: Truth or Trend?

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Nutrition Claims Explained: Truth or Trend? Let’s talk about it…. A can of vegetables may say “low in sodium”. A milk carton “high in calcium”, A salad dressing labeled “light” or cookies advertise they “burn fat”. These are examples of Nutrition claims and are typically found on the front of a food or supplement package. […]

Fresh or Frozen?

fresh or Frozen Foods

Fruits and vegetables are important players in a healthy diet. The recent Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming between 5 and 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. These spotlight-worthy foods provide nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber while adding color, flavor, and texture to meals. So, Is fresh better than frozen? Does frozen […]