CCS Medical Blog

New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018

Last year, Kris Erdman, our Vice President of Clinical Services, wrote a blog on New Year’s Resolutions that emphasized continuous improvement (or “CI”) through short-term, attainable objectives. 

Instead of the grand scale dreams of working out five days every week,...

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How to Cut Out the Sneaky Sugars!

In doing my research for this specific battle in the war against added sugars, I hit the jackpot when I discovered this blog from Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Guru, JJ Virgin, called “10 Sneaky Sugar Sources That Hold Your Weight Hostage.” 

She helps clients lose...

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The Food Giants are Finally Listening, BUT Can They Really Help?

There was a recent article published in the October 17th issue of the Wall Street Journal that, when reading the first few sentences, gave me cause for great hope in our War Against Added Sugar! 

The article was called "The Search for Sugar Substitutes" by Annie...

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Promote Tobacco-Free Living and Join the Great American Smokeout!

Every year on the third Thursday of November, smokers from all over the USA take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

On this day, smokers make a plan to quit, or have planned in advance to quit smoking on this day. Even if they only quit for...

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A Focus on Healthier Outcomes for Women with Diabetes

As we recognize another World Diabetes Day this November 14th, I am pleased to spread the message on this year’s critical theme – A right to a healthy future for women.

This is an appeal on behalf of our mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, and women...

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Why Sugar Is Bad For You, The Damaging Effects of Sugar

Think about this ...

You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car. So why would you consume the wrong sugars in your regular diet?  And why so much?

The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day – twice the recommended amount![i] Millions of us continue with...

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How the NEW Nutrition Label Helps the War on Sugar

We have a new weapon in the war on sugar! 

In the spring of 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food manufacturers will be required to make changes to their nutrition labels for packaged products.

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Eggs - The Smart Choice for Healthy Eating!

Eggs are a smart choice for healthy eating. Did you know that each 85-calorie serving of eggs packs a whopping 7 solid grams of protein? They are also packed with amino acids, antioxidants and many beneficial nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the yokes are also good...

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The One-Two Punch of Soda's Addictive Power

In my first blog on the dangers of soda consumption, I focused on the many health benefits from cutting soda out of our regular consumption. When reviewing the advantages of saying no to soda, like better heart and brain health, stronger immune systems and decreasing the...

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Enjoying Good Carbs!

In part one of our blog series "Understanding Carbohydrates," we defined "bad carbs" as highly-glycemic starches, in addition to other food categories that raise blood sugar levels. Who were the leading culprits? Potatoes, rice, pasta and most processed foods (which are...

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