What is an Antioxidant? Will Eating this Help Me Lose Weight??

What is an Antioxidant? Will Eating this Help Me Lose Weight??

An antioxidant is a compound most often found in foods that inhibits OXIDATION, which is a chemical reaction that produces free radicals in the body.   What’s the big deal about free radicals??  Free radicals cause cell damage and play a role in prom...

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Nutrition for Weight Loss

Nutrition for Weight Loss

What is the ideal diet for weight loss? How much protein should you eat? Should we all be doing intermittent fasting? How do we boost our metabolism??? All good questions. Some simple answers. There was a great article written in the New England Jour...

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Benefits of Working with an Obesity Medicine Specialist

Benefits of Working with an Obesity Medicine Specialist

Working with an Obesity Medicine Specialist: How will this improve your weight loss success? For most people, losing weight is an up and down battle. This is because there are physiologic changes that occur with weight loss that increase appetite and...

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Obesity is a Medical Condition

Obesity is a Medical Condition

Being overweight or obese is not a personal choice. Obesity is a disease caused by a complex interplay among genetics, the environment, altered metabolic physiology, and many other factors. Excess weight is not solely the result of eating too much an...

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What to Expect During an Office Visit

What to Expect During an Office Visit

What to expect during your first visit at the office: A detailed medical, medication, and diet history as well as a physical exam An EKG if necessary A comprehensive weight loss plan based on your individual medical picture including: advanced nutrit...

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The Finances of Obesity and Being Overweight

The Finances of Obesity and Being Overweight

The healthcare costs for an individual with extra weight or obesity are 42% higher than the costs of an individual at a healthy weight. My patients are often initially concerned about the fact that I don’t take insurance for office visits. They worry...

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What is Medical Weight Loss of Cherry Hill All About?

What is Medical Weight Loss of Cherry Hill All About?

People often ask me, “What exactly is MEDICAL weight loss??" Great question. We hear about bariatric surgery, like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures all of the time.  Those are both surgeries to treat obesity.  But there is a medical appro...

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Fighting the Weight Gain of Menopause

Fighting the Weight Gain of Menopause

Why do so many women gain weight around perimenopause and menopause?  Aren’t the hot flashes, insomnia, and irritability enough? Many women struggle with the symptoms of menopause and the associated weight gain, and although hormone replacement can h...

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Why Dr. Dishler Chose Obesity Medicine

Why Dr. Dishler Chose Obesity Medicine

Why Obesity Medicine? Dr. Dishler become aware early on in her private practice that carrying extra weight was impacting almost every aspect of her patients’ physical health.  She went to medical school as a result of a passion for fitness, optimal h...

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Finding Time For Self-Care

Finding Time For Self-Care

"If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness." This quote was shared by a member of the Facebook Optifast support group.  I joined the Optifast support group about 6 months ago after training in Obesity...

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