Weight Loss

Detox Diets, Cleanses and Teas: Passing Fads or Weight Loss Winners?

To detox or not? That is truly the question... AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Detoxing SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Many people try detox diets, cleanses and teas for weight loss or to treat other health issues. The question is: Does detoxing work? The answer is: Yes and no because It depends on why you’re doing it and how you go about it. Wondering if a detox regimen is right for you? Find out if toxicity is causing your weight or health concerns first, then skip the detox fads and turn to a medical professional for advice. Start by evaluating your risk factors for toxicity!   Detoxification is a process that removes toxins from the body—and the body does a pretty amazing job of detoxifying

What You Don’t Know About Hormone Pellets

There is so much misinformation around hormone therapy which unfortunately creates unnecessary fear. Many patients have been told hormones are bad and can cause cancer or blood clots, which is an immediate deterrent! The good news is Bio-Identical Hormones are not the "bad" hormones and have been shown to safely bring symptom relief and be an excellent preventative care tool. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hormone Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Men and women both are great candidates for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and should not run from it! Our bodies go through hormonal changes and because of that can have symptoms that can be life altering! Depression, anxiety, low libido, loss of interest in the things we once loved, sleep issues, joint pain, inability to gain muscle, inability to

3 Supplements to Optimize Health

You exercise, you eat right, you don’t get sick often, and you get plenty of rest. So why are you still lagging? Sometimes we can do everything right, but environmental toxins, genetics, and psychological stressors can still take a toll on our physical health. Supplements play a key role in supporting broader health and wellness goals. But what do you know about supplements? We’ll go over a few important factors to keep in mind plus highlight some great supplements to consider adding to your wellness routine. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Supplement Optimization SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Most of the time we’re able to get vitamins and nutrients from our diet, but like we mentioned above environmental factors, genetics, and even illness can deplete our body of the vitamins we need for

Don’t Give Up: One Woman’s Weight Loss Journey to a Healthier, Happier Life

Meet 35-year-old, EVEXIAS patient Stephanie Blackshear. To say Stephanie is busy may be viewed as an understatement by many. Mother of five children (6, 7, 14, 14 (Stephanie’s stepson) and 21). All the while working as a senior manager at a Fortune 500 company where she performs biannual audits with more than 4,000 vendors.   We know. It’s not easy. Right about now is when those New Year’s resolutions tend to get tougher and tougher. In fact, according to an article in US News & World Report, 80 percent of those ‘I’m going to lose weight’ or ‘I’m going to eat healthier’ or ‘be more fit’ resolutions fall by the wayside by February. There are many reasons why individuals don’t stick with their resolutions and we are leery of anyone trying to better themselves without the right approach. As such, we recently

Take the Challenge

Trash talking? You bet. Good-natured ribbing? Absolutely. A healthy competition? Excuse me, a free, healthy competition? Wouldn’t have it any other way, especially since “healthy” is the primary focus of EVEXIAS’ Wellness @ Work Challenge. Evexias’ 12-week Wellness @ Work Challenge began in Rockwall in May of 2017 and featured a minimum of three employees from these companies and organizations: Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, Rockwall Police Department, City of Rockwall, Rockwall County, Housewarmers, Ebby Halliday Realtors, Baylor Scott & White Lake Pointe, and Straughan Team. When Rockwall Police Department Officer, Colt Church, learned about the challenge from the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, his response was a no-brainer. At 6’5” and 275 pounds, Officer Church knew that if he was going to have a chance of becoming a member of SWAT, he would need to get into better shape. And by shedding the extra weight, he would be able to participate

Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?

Consuming foods that were only available to cavemen and women, popularly known as the Paleo diet, has received a great deal of media coverage.  Many experts have written  that the modern diet – consisting of trans fats, refined carbs and easy-access sugar – “is to blame for everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease to depression to infertility,” not to mention the obesity epidemic. Typically, this very popular diet features seasonal fruits, nuts, meats and seeds, while dairy sugar and starch are avoided. On the question of whether grains and vegetables should be included in this diet, Paleo diet advocates have differing opinions. Some feel that these two groups contain “anti-nutrients” which can block the absorption of vitamins and minerals. As with the early humans, opinions about the Paleo diet are evolving. According to an article in “Men’s Fitness,” magazine the interest in the Paleo diet began with the premise that our

Yo-Yo Dieting May be Killing You

person on a scale The worldwide obesity epidemic continued in 2016, despite aggressive educational programs, public awareness of its ramifications and countless changes in the ways processed foods are prepared. It seems to be getting worse, not better. About 38 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered clinically obese and 71 percent are considered overweight, based on research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This has led to an explosion of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Billions of dollars have been spent on preventive programs, diets and medical treatments, but the deadly trend continues. To make matters worse, it is estimated that after losing weight by means of extreme diets and exercise, about 80 percent regain the weight after a short amount of time. According to recent research, rapidly and repeatedly losing and regaining weight may increase the risk

New Research Makes a Strong Case for a Personalized Approach to Weight Loss and Nutrition

“One size fits all” approaches such as using the food pyramid to illustrate the ideal quantity and types of food have been ineffective and, instead, resulted in what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls an “obesity epidemic.”   Over the years and despite their best intentions, nutrition specialists have largely failed to help children and adults develop healthier eating habits, including consuming less red meat and reducing salt. “One size fits all” approaches such as using the food pyramid to illustrate the ideal quantity and types of food have been ineffective and, instead, resulted in what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls an “obesity epidemic.” In a recent European study entitled “Food4Me”, 1,607 adults across seven countries were randomized to one of four treatment groups. In addition to a control group which was given conventional dietary

Why Angela’s Pre-Existing Medical Condition was Preventing Her from Losing Weight

Medications for treating a pre-existing medical condition can often lead to weight gain in the patients taking them. In situations where a person is already overweight, the “cure” can often be more dangerous than the “disease.”   This no-win situation was recently faced by Angela Rodriguez, a member of the clinical staff at EVEXIAS Medical Centers, , in Rockwall, Texas. She was taking medications to control an existing condition and their side effect was increased weight.  Join her as she shares her story of taking back her life by modifying her dosage and losing excess weight. Making a Difficult Choice “In preparation for an appointment with my endocrinologist last year, I noticed that I had gained more than 30 pounds since the previous year,” Angela said. “I have always been in the obese weight range, but at this time I weighed 210 pounds!

How Balancing Hormones Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

The trajectory of worldwide obesity rates has been on a steady climb for more than 30 years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking the incidence of disease in America, more than 35 percent of U.S. adults are clinically obese. This translates to more than 80 million people. Obesity-related medical conditions include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer and these are some of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Plus, the cost of obesity is staggering. The CDC estimated the annual medical costs of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion and the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. Sterile statistics often obscure the human misery of obesity. Being chronically overweight takes a serious toll on the health and happiness of those it affects. Just ask Brandy Prince,

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