Category: Wellness

What’s in your makeup?

A mother’s makeup products playing a role in a baby’s genetic makeup, who would’ve thought? Well, studies show that the beauty products a mother uses can increase the baby’s likelihood of obesity. Paraben, a chemical present in many cosmetic products, has shown to be the cause behind this unlikely phenomenon. Parabens are preservatives that allow […]

Abdominal Obesity–a New Marker for Health Risk

The Body Mass Index (BMI) testing is a widely used simple calculation that helps assess the amount of total body fat in a person; it’s the clinical standard to determine if a person is at higher risk for certain health risks associated with obesity. You can calculate your own here. What your BMI doesn’t tell […]

Making Weight Loss Last in the New Year

Every New Year, almost half of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  That’s right, someone out there keeps statistics on New Year’s resolutions! It’s not surprising given that a third of Americans are overweight and another third are obese.   As physicians, helping people achieve their best health often includes a discussion on […]