Tag Archives: Wendy Scinta

01

Sep

Probiotics

Posted In: Getting Active, Lifestyle By Staff

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. Research has shown that establishing the appropriate balance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to health and wellness.  The idea of probiotics is to provide the appropriate strains of bacteria to create a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut. [Read more]

21

Nov

Holiday Eating

Posted In: Healthy Eating Menu By Staff

Have you ever wondered how many minutes of exercise it would take to burn off your holiday meal? Or perhaps just snacks such as crackers with cheese or cookies. Listed below are specific types of exercise and how many minutes it would take to burn off food items common to the holidays. [Read more]

Holidays….hmmm. What can I say? They can be magical, glorious, stressful, depressing, anxiety provoking, lonely, tiring, and every other emotion as well. From a weight loss and maintenance perspective, they can definitely be CHALLENGING. But they don’t have to be. Here are some thoughts on how to thrive and succeed this holiday season. [Read more]

Starting in March, Lorna is going to have an introductory topic for her first Monday, Tuesday and Thursday group classes. Her second group of classes later in the month, will be an advanced topic that compliments the introductory topic from earlier that month. This will provide a more enhanced overall experience for patients that want a better understanding of behavioral topics. We continue to see studies that show that understanding your behaviors is so important to learning how to lose weight and even more importantly maintaining your weight. [Read more]

Holidays….hmmm. What can I say? They can be magical, glorious, stressful, depressing, anxiety provoking, lonely, tiring, and every other emotion as well. From a weight loss and maintenance perspective, they can definitely be CHALLENGING. But they don’t have to be. Here are some thoughts on how to thrive and succeed this holiday season. [Read more]

I first met Dora Johnson in 1997. I was in my 3rd year of medical school at SUNY Upstate- pregnant with my first child. Upstate had an elective called “Maternal-Fetal Bonding”, where inner city moms were paired with a medical student to focus on bonding with their babies. As this was my first and Dora’s fourth, you can probably figure out who taught whom more. I remember Dora giving me a funny look when we were paired together. Later she told me she was thinking, “What is this young white girl gonna teach me that I don’t already know?” [Read more]

You may be aware that I recently returned from the European Council on Obesity (ECO) conference in Prague. The purpose of the conference was to get to meet my European counterparts (I will be the president-elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in the fall) and to share our experience in treating obesity in the U.S. with my colleagues in Europe. [Read more]

In March, the FDA revealed a new warning label for prescription topical and injectable products used for men for anti-aging purposes – or age related testosterone deficiency http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm436259.htm. Usually, when new recommendations surface, it is because new, compelling research was produced that revealed an increased risk of some adverse health outcome. [Read more]

08

Oct

Happy Fall Everyone!

Posted In: Lifestyle By Staff

A funny story about the gentleman who uttered this quote. In August of this year, Steve Harvey was delivering his final stand up routine of a 27 year career. Born in Welch West Virginia, the son of a coal miner, Harvey grew up very poor. He worked his way up through the ranks with a stand- up comedy routine that started in local clubs in Ohio, and eventually became a national sensation- touring as part of the Kings of Comedy with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L Hughley and Bernie Mac. Harvey went on to star in movies and T.V. shows, wrote some famous books about relationships including, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man” and “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man.” He continues to have a very successful morning radio show while simultaneously hosting “The Family Feud.” [Read more]