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Water and Weight Loss? May 4th, 2018

Water and Weight Loss? It’s National “Drink Water” Week. At South Sound Preventive Medicine, drinking enough water is one of the first recommendations we make when embarking on a weight loss journey.  We recommend that you forget about the common advice to drink 64 ounces a day and focus instead...

Twelve Steps to Break Your Sugar Addiction Jan 3rd, 2018

You got stressed out.  Your unhealthy in-laws came for a visit.  Your child was hospitalized.  There’s a big project due at work and you’re on a deadline and working 14 hours a day. Your mother fell and broke her hip.  Your adult child moved back in.  You were sick.  Your...

BMI-What is it Missing? Sep 27th, 2017

To determine whether a person was of normal weight, overweight, or obese, it’s common to measure a person’s BMI  (Body Mass Index).  The body mass index is calculated using height and weight only.   However, this doesn’t tell the whole story, and in fact, can be completely wrong.  Consider the muscular person...

Lose Weight, Restore Your Health, and Sustain Results for Life! Sep 26th, 2017

Obesity is a treatable disease, but it will require life-long vigilance to keep the disease under control.“Diets”, which have a starting point and an ending point, will not help, and will actually worsen the disease, because once you end the “diet” you will most likely regain all of the weight...