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Yes, it's that time of year for us to take a close look at where we are, and where we want to be!  Of course, that includes Your Health and Wellness, which should be very high on your list of key influences in your life to review and set goals for.

Many people dismiss and disregard the process of making goals for their health.  Don't listen to those people.  Research has shown time and again that the most successful people set goals, and comprise a small group (only 10% of Americans).   Even less write their goals down, and this is a crucial aspect.  When you come up with new health goals, share them with me! I will do everything I can to support you in achieving those goals.  I will also let you know if you have made unrealistic goals, which is a sure fire way to set yourself up for failure.  I like winning, and I want you to win at this very important part of your life.

Dr. Dale's Two Keys to a Lifetime of Wellness Class

Mark your calendar and call your friends.  On Tuesday, January 17th from 6:00 - 7:15, you are invited to a Free class at the clinic: Two Keys to a Lifetime of Wellness: Healthy Weight Loss and Managing Your Blood Sugar for Life.

This class is for anyone who wants to understand the complexities and importance of balanced blood sugar, and is critical to those who want to lose weight in the healthiest way.

You will learn:

  • Why proper diet and nutrition is critical to your health, weight and balanced blood sugar.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the many different diet fads and weight loss products in America.
  • How maintaing balanced blood sugar dramaticallyimproves your health and sense of well-being while reducing your risks of the most dangerous diseases.
  • The Keys to reaching your ideal weight and staying there for life!  

This class is informative, interesting and covers some of the most valuable health information available.

To register for this Free Class: Please call the office (687-0533) and let us know you are coming, and the names of any guests you will be bringing.

Recovery and Rejuvenation Program

It's once again that time of year for many of us to Recover and Rejuvenate after two months of partying and eating more of the wrong kinds of food than we eat all year.

This is a simple, yet specific and healthy way to quickly drop those extra pounds, replace some less than ideal eating habits, and recover your well-being and vitality.  I have done this with over a thousand patients and the results of feeling better and being healthier are predictable, and happen quickly.  It usually only takes three to five days until you begin to experience that healthy feeling once again.

So, if you are ready to go, click here for the details of Dr. Dale's Recovery and Rejuvenation Program.

Recipe of the Month

Yes, I am going to do my best to provide you with a recipe each newsletter this year.  As many of my patients know, I cook a lot.  I love cooking and only like tasty and for the most part, healthy food.  Generally, these dishes will be relatively simple, delicious and very healthy!

This month I am including a recipe that is a great addition for those doing the R&R program mentioned above.   It's also great for bringing to a party, and one of the healthiest recipes you can make for your liver and gallbladder.

Actually, if everyone in America ate this dish twice a week, the Beet industry would be very happy and the Gallbladder Surgeons of America would be wondering, where have all our surgeries gone!

Please click here for our Grated Beet Salad from Provence.

Product of the Month and Special Discount: OptiCleanse GHI

OptiCleanse GHI has become a favorite meal replacement and cleanse product for many of my patients.  The GHI stands for Gastrointestinal, Hepatic (liver), and Inflammation.  There are additional, specific ingredients for all three of the above systems of the body. 

The base of this product is a hypoallergenic blend of rice and pea protein that has become popular for it's taste and texture.  The combination also makes it a complete vegetarian protein.  Additionally, of all my meal replacement products, this is the highest in protein with 26 grams per serving.  As with all our meal replacements, the protein, carbohydrates and fat combine to make it a complete meal. 

OptiCleanse is rich in nutrients that support the detoxification pathways of the liver, as well as many other organs.  Additionally, Xymogen has added large amounts of Glutamine and Organic Stabilized Flaxseed Complex to support the health of the Intestinal tract; Eliagic Acid from Pomegranate Seeds, Watercress, Green Tea Extract (no caffeine) and NAC to support the Liver, as well as Curcumin from Tumeric and Ginger, both for Inflammation, but also healthy for the liver and G.I. tract.

For many patients, OptiCleanse provides the best "staying power" from meal to meal.  It comes in three flavors; Vanilla, Creamy Chocolate and now Chocolate Mint.  You can find your favorite or two, and some patients even mix flavors.  Many patients also find OptiCleanse the best tasting of our Meal Replacement Powders.

This is a great product for a daily breakfast, I frequently use the Vanilla this way.  It is also a great support for our post holiday R&R program, and our Spring Cleanse we do with patients.  The ingredients that are included in this product for detoxification support the excretion of toxins produced by our cells, as well as many environmental toxins we are all exposed to. 

OptiCleanse is also the best cleanse product I have found for assisting in balancing hormones (both PMS and Menopause problems), and for normalizing bowel function.

From now until the end of January, buy 2 or more OptiCleanse GHI and receive a 10% discountwith no limit per patient!  So stock up!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding OptiCleanse GHI.

Some New Interesting Research Notes on Obesity, Cancer, Improved Brain Function, and Weight Loss

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center found that Obese patients with prostate cancer have a much higher risk of the cancer growing and spreading, even with hormone therapy, compared to other prostate cancer patients.

Researchers at Kent State showed patients who had lost a significant amount of weight demonstrated improved memory and concentration as they lost weight.  Some of these changes took place within the first month.  One particular test showed patients who lost weight could both learn more words, and retain them more effectively.  The lead research said, "It's broader than just memory, it seems to be that obesity affects the brain in lots of ways.  Exercising more, eating a healthier diet, all those things lead to better cognition."

Researches at University Hospital in South Manchester, U.K., found that limiting carbohydrate intake just two days a week can mitigate some risk factors for breast cancer by burning body fat and improving insulin sensitivity.  Three months of the low-carbohydrate diets also led to better weight loss and lower levels of insulin (both risk factors for breast cancer) compared with standard caloric restriction.

According to a report in Archives of Internal Medicine, being "overweight in middle-age" was associated with a 25% increase in cardiovascular mortality, while being "obese in middle age" was associated with a 60% increase in risk.  The researchers utilized data from the Harvard Alumni Heath Study, which included nearly 19,000 men who were undergraduates between 1916 and 1950.

Quote of the Month

"Failure is only postponed success, as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. "

-Herbert Kaufman

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