Weight Loss helps other Medical Issues

Did you know that 1 in 3 people are pre-diabetic because of the fact that they are already insulin resistant? Studies have shown that up to 90% of diabetes, 80% of cardiovascular disease and 60% of cancers can be prevented through losing weight and adopting new behaviors around food and exercise. Minimal lifestyle adjustments can have a significant impact on your long term health. Losing just 10% of your body weight will help reduce the risk of ...

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OPTIFAST, An Option at New Horizon in Norwood MA

New Horizon Weight Loss of Norwood MA is one of only a few locations throughout the State of Massachusetts that offers the time tested, medically supervised OPTIFAST meal replacement program. OPTIFAST is not just another diet plan. It is a comprehensive weight management program that combines important resources to help lose weight and keep it off. Comprehensive lifestyle education, expert counseling and ongoing personalized support are provided at every weekly visit.
Patients enrolled in the program ...

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Celebration!

Yes, today we had yet another patient reach a goal, in her case 50 lbs of weight loss in 26 weeks. On the surface this may not seem to be a big deal, but her program did not include any medications or artificial food products. She took the slow healthy road of working with the New Horizon staff on her nutrition, fitness and behavior modification. Because she has successfully modified her bahavior around nutrition and exercise, she ...

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Toxins, Detox, New Horizon Norwood MA

The New Year is here and you have wondered about detoxing your body after hearing others give rave reviews of how they feel after their cleansing. You may not have clarity about detoxing, but your curiosity keeps you in search of more understanding.
Simply put, detoxification is a process that is crucial in helping your body stay healthy. Anthropology studies have shown that cultures from around the world have historically had cleansings and fasting rituals allowing them to refresh their ...

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Vitamin D and B12

On a daily basis, we have patients ask about the value of vitamins D and B12. They are concerned that a deficiency may be the cause of some of their illnesses. It turns out that their concerns are absolutely valid. Deficiencies of these vitamins are often responsible for a wide variety of chronic symptoms. We make sure that our patients are screened for such deficiencies and make recommendations for appropriate levels of supplement if the vitamin ...

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Michelle Obama’s “Lets Move” Campaign (Providence Journal 1/15/12)

EDITORIALS
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign
By Eriene-Heidi Sidhom

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama announced her campaign, Let’s Move,in an effort to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity.1 The campaign’s goal is ambitious, to say the least: eliminate childhood obesity in a single generation so that today’s kids grow up to be adults of a healthy weight. 2

The Problem at Hand

Childhood obesity must be addressed both because it negatively impacts our children and because we ...

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