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Insulin resistance: What is it and how does it contribute to diabetes and weight gain Jun 24th, 2021

What is insulin? Insulin is an important hormone in our body that helps us to regulate our blood sugar. We need sugar as it is the basic unit of energy that our cells use for fuel. Just like a car needs gasoline, our cells need sugar. Unfortunately, if our blood...

Phentermine: Managing Hunger within a Medical Weight Loss Program Jun 5th, 2021

What is Phentermine? Phentermine is one of the oldest and most useful prescription medications for medically supervised weight loss with eligible patients. It is generic and not expensive (about $10-$20/month, depending on dose). Phentermine is therefore one of the most effective and affordable options to suppress hunger, especially when included...

Vitamin D and COVID 19: What we know so far May 13th, 2021

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a necessary vitamin needed to keep your bones healthy. Calcium, which is the primary building block of bones, can only be absorbed when vitamin D is present.  More and more we are finding that vitamin D also plays a role in pain, immunity,...

Keeping Weight Off: The Struggle and the Good News Apr 26th, 2021

Losing weight is hard, and keeping the weight off can be even more difficult. However, the benefits of losing even just a small amount of weight can be incredibly beneficial to your health. In fact, research has shown that you can decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus...

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible? Apr 14th, 2021

Great news: Type 2 Diabetes is absolutely reversible! And the cure can be simple: weight loss. However, although the solution is simple, it is by no means easy. That is why we at Oregon Medical Weight Loss are here to help you. In a recent study, over 50% of participants...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Intro to Yoga for ALL BODIES Dec 16th, 2020

Intro to Yoga for ALL BODIES Join Dr. Leasa Lowy, MD and Yoga Teacher for a 4-week yoga class series from January 11 - February 1, 2021. Price: $79 Start Date: January 11, 2021 LIVE 4 Monday mornings 7:30-8:30am OR access recordings at your convenience  This course is for you if:  You are...

Is Sugar Ruining Your Life? Nov 27th, 2020

Is Sugar Ruining Your Life? Food is supposed to nourish us and give us energy to accomplish our daily tasks and move us forward in life. What happens when our food habits are holding us back, or even making us sick? What if sugar is controlling you instead of you...

Why Are You Addicted To Sugar? Oct 9th, 2020

Why Are You Addicted To Sugar? It's Biological! Our body loves sugar; eventually the food we consume turns to glucose (a fancy word for sugar) and that is what feeds and energizes our cells. But processed sugar (white sugar and the sweeteners found in packaged foods), doesn't have to go...

Easy DIY Fresh Pesto Sauce Sep 4th, 2020

Homemade Pesto Serving: Makes about 1 1/2 cups   You will need: a baking tray, a mortar and pestle (pictured). If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can use a blender or bowl and the head of a rolling pin as an alternative.     Ingredients 3/4 cup...

5 Ways to Lower Your Hemoglobin A1C Jul 7th, 2020

5 Ways To Lower Your A1C   What is your A1C? Your Hemoglobin A1C level shows the average of your blood sugar over the past 3 months. Hemoglobin is a protein found in your red blood cells. Sugar gets stuck and crystallizes on the red blood cell, which then becomes...

Why Choose A Midwife Jun 25th, 2020

Why Choose A Midwife? A review published by The Cochrane Library shows that women who use a midwife have fewer pre-term births, are less likely to lose pregnancies before 24 weeks, and need fewer epidurals, episitomies, and assisted births.  Besides having fewer of these risks, pregnancy with a midwife at...

What's the big deal about Vitamin D? Jun 2nd, 2020

What's the big deal about Vitamin D?   Vitamin D strengthens innate immunity and prevents overactive immune responses, which may be why researchers are finding Vitamin D helpful in fighting COVID-19.  (See study here) There is no research, however, that says taking a Vitamin D supplement will make you immune...

Is there really a way to make weight loss easier? May 28th, 2020

Is there really a way to make weight loss easier? How a few changes in thinking can increase weight loss success If you were aware of your state of mind and body when eating, how would that change your consumption? This process is known as eating mindfully. Mindfulness can be...

What does diet have to do with COVID-19? May 4th, 2020

Most of us have concerns about the health and economic issues brought on by COVID-19 and the resulting circumstances. We are still discovering new information every day.  The good news we already know about COVID-19 is that your likelihood of getting a serious case is relatively low and the underlying...

Why do healthy teens need Annual Wellness Exams? Apr 16th, 2020

  Wellness Visits are important for teens to learn about taking health into your own hands and getting a chance to talk about personal concerns with a doctor. Remember we're here to support and accept you, no matter what! During your Wellness Visit, your medical provider will go over these topics with...

A Message On Staying Healthy Apr 13th, 2020

Based on the best expert advice from the CDC, WHO and epidemiologists I will continue to keep my physical practice closed in order to slow the spread of Covid 19. Because of the fluid nature of the situation I will be updating you periodically with resources and clinic schedule changes.  Besides the WHO's excellent advice I would like to share you...

COVID-19 FAQs Apr 6th, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 What is COVID- 19? • Coronavirus disease 2019, or "COVID-19" is an infection caused by a specific virus called SARS-CoV-2. The virus first appeared in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. But it has spread quickly since then, and there are now cases...

What to do if you are sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Apr 1st, 2020

What to do if you are sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19   Follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.    Stay home except to get medical care    Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are...