Prevention of Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Published on Jun 16, 2016

My belly looks like a road map. What is going on?

As the baby grows, so does the uterus carrying the baby. This growth stretches the skin over the enlarging uterus. Stretch marks are the red and brown streaks which eventually turn white, and sometimes itchy, that appear on or around your belly. They are a representation of the damage the skin has sustained during pregnancy.

The weight gains that women experience during pregnancy, and increased fat that develops in the tissue under the skin, weakens the skin and causes it to crack as it is stretched. Some women also have a genetic predisposition to stretch marks. If your mother has stretch marks, you are most likely at a higher risk to have them as well.

Currently, there are no effective treatments for stretch marks. However, prevention is always possible through a careful diet. We have designed a diet program that is healthy for the baby and the mother and also helps reduce the chances of stretch marks from developing. We also recommend exercise programs to keep moms healthy and keep their skin healthy.

The best treatment is prevention, and it is certainly true for stretch marks.

How Does Being Overweight Effect My Sex Life?

Published on Apr 5, 2016

Now, one more reason to consider weight loss. A recent study shows that women who are overweight, and continue to gain weight, have intercourse less frequently and a significantly decreased desire for sex. This has been attributed to possible changes in hormonal patterns, decreased emotional and lower well-being measures and poor body image.

A weight loss program based on gradual changes in eating habits and regular exercise is an effective way to correct weight gain and restore health.

Our diet program is based on sound medical advice. It does not sacrifice your health for weight loss. We take into consideration your lifestyle, cultural diet, exercise, daily habits and work habits. We add to that your hormonal environment and metabolism. All this under the supervision of a physician.

Our goal is a lifestyle change that leads to weight loss and healthy, vigorous living.

Environmental Toxins and Weight Gain

Published on Apr 5, 2016

You are dieting, exercising regularly, doing your best to stay healthy and fit and lose some weight but it’s not working. Why you ask? It may be the toxins in your food and environment that you are exposed to that are working against you.

Biphenol A is a known and banned toxin that has been used in making plastic for many of the most common products such as water bottles and baby milk bottles. A similar compound that is currently being used Biphenol S has also been implicated in disrupting the normal hormonal function in both men and women.

Recent findings have also shown Biphenol S to have an estrogenic effect on the fat cells. This toxin promotes fat cell maturation and proliferation. This effect on the fat cells contributes to obesity and difficulty in weight loss. The effect of Biphenol A and S on the body is cumulative.

As always, it is best to avoid water from a plastic container, avoid direct heat on plastic containers since heat increases the leaching of the toxin into the water, avoid canned food and always select fresh and unprocessed foods.