Weight Loss for Local Medical Community

New Horizon Weight Loss is currently reaching out to physicians to inform them of our full service weight loss program options in response the AMA’s new designation of obesity as a disease.  New Horizon’s multi-disciplinary staff works to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to weight loss.

Our lifestyle medicine incorporates education, diet, exercise, behavior modification and permanent lifestyle changes.  Weekly visits provide medical supervision and encourage the patient to take ownership of their weight loss.  Our staff of Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Counselors ...

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Getting Enough Vitamins and Minerals

Many of our natural foods are nutrient deficient due to farming practices that the agricultural industry has been implementing for decades in an effort to maximize product output.  Some of the leading culprits are inorganic fertilizers, pesticides and over-farmed soils lacking key nutrients.  Also, many vegetables are treated with sulfites to simply give the appearance of freshness.  Even our processed foods are micronutrient deficient. Our diets also rely on refined grains, sugar and enriched cereals that are deficient in essential ...

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Understanding your blood pressure

Our blood pressure is simply the force of blood against the walls of the arteries in our bodies. Our blood pressure can rise and fall throughout the day based on the activity level. This is normal. However, when blood pressure stays elevated over time, this defines high blood pressure or “hypertension” which becomes a health concern. The reason why it is dangerous to our health is that it makes the heart work consistently harder contributing to atherosclerosis, or hardening of ...

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Weight Loss in January

 

January Weight Loss Folly 

 

Did you ever observe people you know talking about weight loss as a resolution only to find that a year later they are still talking?  Although their intentions are noble, the actions required to make any progress are scarce.  For the people that actually take action, it is found to be short lived in most cases.  The reason for this is that losing weight is hard work and requires encouragement and supervision by a third party ...

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Health Goals and the New Year

Tis the season to be jolly!  Yes, that time of year is here again.  We are all happy to be with family, friends and colleagues celebrating the end of another year and talking about resolutions for 2012.

As we pass through the holiday season and finally get the courage to step back on the scale in January, we can easily see that weight loss needs to be a priority in our thinking.  This can be challenging. We also know that unnecessary ...

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What is motivation?

What is motivation? What does motivation look and feel like to you? There are many definitions of what motivation is: It is the desire, drive, or incentive to achieve a goal. The desire is the driving energy that ignites the action to move forward. Motivation looks and feels different for everyone. What motivates one person towards a specific goal may not motivate another.

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting ...

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Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaching is more listening than talking, more asking than telling, and more reflecting than commenting. Coaching is not advising patients on how to solve problems, nor analyzing the root causes, but rather co-creating a collaborative environment in assisting people to achieve a higher level of both physical and mental well-being. Getting people to optimal wellness is at the forefront of today’s hopes and dreams of physical and mental health professionals. Wellness coaching uses a positive psychology approach to help ...

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