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Proper Hydration for Improved Health

Water is the essence of life, vital for our health and well-being. Achieving proper hydration through sufficient water intake is key to ensuring our bodies function at their best. Water supports essential bodily functions, from maintaining fluid balance and aiding digestion to enhancing nutrient absorption and regulating body temperature. Staying hydrated wards off dehydration, which […]

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Caffeine and Weight

A psychoactive substance that acts as a stimulant in the brain Pros: Could reduce hunger, promote oxidation or burning of fat. In the absence of additives like sugar, sweetened creamer may cause minor weight loss. Other effects include increase alertness, decreased fatigue Cons: In higher doses caffeine may lead to anxiety, tremors, increased heart rate,

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Dietary Fiber and Weight

Pros: Dietary fiber contributes to increased satiety (or fullness) during meals, enhances, insulin sensitivity, delays carbohydrates absorption and because humans do not have enzyme to digest fiber (and consequently absorb the fiber), as the fiber goes through the gastrointestinal tract, soluble fiber may bind nutrients like glucose and exit the body with the glucose resulting

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Benefits of Weight Loss

Did you know that 5 – 10% weight loss from baseline body weight may improve obesity related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid profile (or high blood cholesterol levels), snoring or sleep apnea (excessive snoring), arthritis, low back pain, asthma, heart disease; and may prevent heart attack and stroke? Did you

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages

A research presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013, found that consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks was associated with 180,000 deaths around the world each year.  Data collected as part of the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study showed that intake of sugar-sweetened beverages

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Your Lipids (cholesterol) during Weight Loss

Positive caloric balance (defined as when caloric intake is greater than caloric output) especially in the setting of overweight or obesity is often associated with elevated triglycerides and low HDL-C (good cholesterol); LDL-C (that is the bad cholesterol) may not increase, but LDL particle number will usually be elevated resulting in increased  risk of cardiovascular disease

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Dr Nwizu Now Holds Board Certification in Clinical Lipidology

Local Physician Achieves Certification in Clinical Lipidology   May 4, 2017 Greeley, CO   Dr. Chima Nwizu who holds a double board certification in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine and whose practice location is at the west office of Family Physicians of Greeley, has recently been awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical

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