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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

Is a Hormonal Imbalance the Cause of Your Unwanted and Hard to Lose Weight?

Hormones and Weight: Why You’re Not Losing Weight and What You Can Do About It

Maintaining a healthy weight is a major component of wellness. Unfortunately, poor weight management is a common issue for many in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity in the United States between …

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How Your Diet Can Ruin Your Metabolism and Cause Weight Gain

How Your Diet Can Ruin Your Metabolism and Cause Weight Gain (+ How You Can Fix It)

Many are familiar with the struggles of losing weight. All too often we experience the temporary elation of weight loss followed by an almost immediate return of the pounds we worked so hard to remove. Another common experience you may …

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How Leptin Resistance Contributes to Weight Retention

Are You Leptin Resistant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It

In the United States there are few health issues quite as common as obesity. With nearly 40 percent of American adults being obese the severity of the issue is apparent. There are many factors that contribute to obesity including poor …

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Sleep and weight loss

How Poor Sleep Can Cause Weight Gain

Sleep is one of the body’s most important processes. Although most people recognize that sleep is essential for maintaining important areas of wellness, many are not aware that a lack of sleep may contribute to weight gain and discourage weight …

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healthy weight

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Originally Posted September 2016Updated January 2020 Food is indeed a powerful medicine. You’re ingesting it a few times a day. It contains numerous nutrients, which our body processes and uses as fuel.  It has the power to heal, but also to sicken you …

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jump start weight loss

Jump Start Weight Loss with These Tips

Originally Posted April 2016Updated January 2020 Many people struggle with weight loss because they do not recognize or are unaware of the factors working against them. Pseudoscientific therapies, physiological stressors, and bodily dysfunction are just some of the most common …

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Benefits of hCG Therapy

5 Benefits of hCG Therapy to Consider

Originally Posted July 2018Updated January 2020 Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a pro-hormone – meaning it encourages the production of other hormones in the body. HCG is produced by pregnant women, which is why you may hear some people refer …

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Is The HCG Diet Safe?

Is The HCG Diet Safe?

Excerpt from, “The HCG Diet: The Safe and Effective Way to Lose Weight” HCG is extremely safe. Currently, there are no known, established clinical side effects to hCG, but your physician will conduct a thorough evaluation and request a complete …

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Weight Loss IV: Is it Safe and Does it Work?

Weight Loss IV: Is it Safe and Does it Work?

This is a major concern regarding the nation’s overall health as being overweight is linked to greater occurrence of significant and potentially life-threatening health issues including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Resolving the epidemic of obesity is a complex problem …

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6 Common Reasons You're Not Losing Weight + What You Can Do About It

6 Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight + What You Can Do About It

Weight loss can be frustrating, especially if there are underlying factors inhibiting healthy weight loss. Current treatment guidelines for weight retention and obesity frequently focus on improving activity level and diet. Although these elements are important determinants of an individual’s …

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