CCS Medical Blog

The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal can help you recognize bad eating habits, identify nutritional needs, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle that includes losing weight and lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

"For breakfast, I made my family ham and cheese omelets. By 10...

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Setting Small, Attainable Goals Results in Big Changes

I could not sit still when reading Adam Brown's recent article, “How to Change Any Diabetes Habit, Part 2: Think Mini.” It was thrilling to see that our friends at diaTribe are encouraging their readers to start new diabetes habits by setting small "process goals with...

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day is May 30th

I didn’t wake up early last Saturday to watch the Royal Wedding, but I was fascinated to learn that just before the big day, Prince Harry had been appointed the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen. 

If I could offer Harry any advice in his new role based on my...

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The "Better-ness" Guide for Men & Women Over 50

For many of us in our fifties, there is an increasing emphasis in financial planning so that we have security in our retirement years. While fiscal stability is critical to our well-being in our golden years, it is almost meaningless or "not enough" if we are not...

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Being Kind is Good for Your Health!

A simple act of kindness can make a big difference in another person's life, but scientific research also shows that being kind is very good for your health. The Random Acts of Kindness website is a great place to start learning how we can better spread kindness...

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Eating a Mediterranean Diet is Easier than You Think!

I recently got a call from an old college friend who just got the results from his recent annual physical.

"My LDL cholesterol levels are a little high. They said I should try the Mediterranean Diet. What should I do?"

After all, he lives in the Midwest. What is he going...

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Pick one New Year's Resolution and focus on it!

In our last blog, New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep in 2018, we recommended resolutions that were attainable in baby steps, with continuous improvements each week, every two weeks, or every month.

For example, if you have not exercised in a long time, and you resolved...

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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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