CCS Medical Blog

Higher Rates of Obesity & the State of American Health

I was reading a June 27th blog on diaTribe called "Mapping America’s Health – NHANES Data Continues to Illuminate," which revealed that obesity rates in rural (country) areas are actually higher than those in urban (city) communities.

In this blog, the authors, Emma Ryan...

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Body Hacks for Managing Appetite & Preventing Overeating

I recently came across fitness writer John Fawkes' blog from last December entitled "6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating." It was pleasing for me to see that some of these tactics are practices that I have been employing for quite a few years...

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Summertime Gardening Ideas for Healthy & Delicious Dining

It’s not too late to start a summertime garden with healthy vegetables and herbs that can grace your dinner table and significantly boost your health. Whether you have started a garden already or if you are planting your first garden, here are some tips to make the most...

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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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Food Swamps: A Big Problem in the American Health Crisis

By now, most of us have heard of “food deserts,” a term for lower-income neighborhoods that lack a local availability of grocery stores, forcing already disenfranchised residents with limited means of transportation to travel far for healthier food. Many experts have...

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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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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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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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