Failed weight-loss attempts

Feeling Dizzy After Car Wreck

Like all great endeavors, struggling with your weight can be miserable and depressing.  That’s one of the reasons why successful weight-loss, for the chronically overweight individual, is so inspiring to us all. Like quitting smoking, weight-loss can prove itself to be very challenging and leave one feeling frustrated (i.e. angry).  As with failed stop-smoking attempts, […]

10 keys to weight maintenance


1. Don’t Shop on an Empty Stomach Prevent impulse buying – shop on a full stomach. Shop with a precise list and stick to it. Buy indulgence foods in smaller quantities.   2. Spice It Up The secret to good nutrition is VARIETY Add excitement to your food with :  Fresh ground pepper, cumin, curry, […]

Meet our senior weight-loss coach

Colleen Day

With weight-loss of over 60 pounds and maintenance for over 6 years, combined with the latest Ideal Protein education, Colleen Day is equipped to coach you to success . In describing her journey Colleen notes, “This is not a fairytale story where my stay-at-home spouse or hired-chef planned, shopped, and prepared and delivered piping hot meals to […]

Symptoms radiating from the neck

cervical radic color diagram

Neck conditions may effect the neck (cervical spine) nerves, causing symptoms which show up elsewhere. Spinal nerve irritation may cause one to notice numbness, tingling, pain, &/or weakness extending down to either shoulder blade, shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand &/or to the fingers. Because the cause of the problem is in the cervical spine symptoms […]

Could statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure?

Heart Shape

Each February, with American Heart Month, there is an uptick in talk about cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease.  It is assumed by many that heart wellness correlates with cholesterol reduction. Recently however some researchers are questioning the wisdom of widespread statin use for cholesterol reduction.  An article published February 6, 2015 in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology suggests […]

12 causes of head and face pain


Headaches and face pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions.  Here are 12 possible causes. Sinus pressure from either viral or bacterial infection may cause headaches. A tooth infection or cavity may cause forehead pain.  Along with this, any time of mouth, face, or jaw infection, may cause headaches. Tonsillitis along with […]

Illustrated painful spinal conditions

disc, herniated  diagram

Herniated and Bulging Disc Designed to act as shock absorbers for the spine, discs are located between the vertebrae (bones of the spine). The outer ring of the disc (light blue in this diagram),  known as the annulus fibrosis, surrounds a jelly-like center (darker blue in this diagram) known as the nucleus pulposus.  Unfortunately, with […]

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Dessert

Ideal Protein Pumpkin Pie Dessert Cups

Have you tried the aromatic flavor and aroma of this Pumpkin Pie spiced dessert? Save yourself the carb load of store bought mixes by using bulk spices and your Ideal Protein packets. You can usually find a nice variety of spices in the bulk section of major grocery stores, or look in the spice aisle. Let’s get […]