Stress and Lower Socioeconomics in Childhood Play a Role in Obesity Later

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA, is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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Stress & Low Socioeconomics:

Everyone knows stress is bad and can cause many medical problems, such as increased blood pressure, headaches, heart disease, and weight gain. But did you know this can start early and why some people eat to help combat stress?

      • Studies have shown that adults who grew up in a low socio-economic environment may be more likely to desire food even when they are not hungry. A study at the University of Alberta suggests stressful childhood environments are a precursor for obesity later in life—and that advertising junk food is at the root of the obesity epidemic because it can be a trigger to so many people.

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Diet Trends and the Lifestyle Changes That Actually Work

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

“The optimal weight loss program is one the person will enjoy and stick with.” —Dr. Mimi Secor

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Diets and Lifestyle Changes That Work:

Diet Trends

Intermittent fasting has gained attention in the last year or so. We still hear about the Keto diet (I buy some cereal that touts its keto-friendliness). And we’ve seen some references to a carnivore diet.

There are a plethora of diet plans that are effective for short-term weight loss. Unfortunately, when people reach their goal and stop the program, most regain the weight they’ve lost and then some. 

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Managing Sobriety at a Party

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

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Managing Sobriety:

For many, deciding to consume alcohol is no longer a big one. For those with alcohol use disorder or alcoholism, it can be lifesaving. Regardless of your reasons for sobriety, here are some tips to explain why you are not drinking alcohol at parties. 

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What We Need to Know About Taxes During Divorce

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.

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Taxes and Divorce
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Divorce and Taxes are at the top of many people’s minds this time of year. There are several issues you must think about when filing taxes in the midst of or after your divorce is final.

    • New filing status
    • Determining who claims the children
    • Reporting maintenance or not (When was your divorce final?)
    • Did you sell the marital home?
    • Did retirement accounts get exchanged?
    • Did you properly deduct legal fees?

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The Pandemic Is Gone, So Why Do I Still Feel Anxious and Depressed?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

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the Reasons Why We Delay Medical Care:

The COVID-19 Pandemic led to a huge jump in rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide, more than tripling the previous rates. One study out of The Lancet showed current rates of depression in 2021 at 32.8% of the general population.* The concern was that from 2020 to 2021 the rates were climbing, despite the loosening of pandemic lockdown rules. Unfortunately, once anxiety and depression are ‘let out of the bag’ they are hard to control.

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The Serious Consequences of Delaying Medical Care 

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

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Delaying Medical Care:

Many of us are procrastinators. Somehow, if we ignore that email from our tax accountant or put the electric bill in the ‘special pile,’ everything will turn out fine. Unfortunately, we all know the inevitable conclusion of procrastination leads to unfortunate outcomes—this goes for our health as well. If we keep putting off that physical exam or delaying that colonoscopy screening, the outcome may cost our lives.

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How Lifestyle Can Help Manage Depression

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

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Top 3 Ways to Save Time & Money Getting Divorced

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.

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Top 3 Ways to Save Money & Time Getting Divorced:

 1. Sign a prenuptial agreement

Sign a prenuptial agreement before you get married or a postnuptial agreement after you marry that details the financial division of property and debt and address spousal support before ever worrying about getting divorced.

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Watchful Waiting Doesn’t Work: New Obesity Treatment Guidelines for Children & Teens

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA, is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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How Emotions Play a Role in :

    • New! Updated obesity treatment guidelines for children and teens include behavioral therapy, lifestyle changes (for the whole family), medications, and surgery (for some) young people.
        • The American Academy of Pediatrics says more than 14.4 million children and teens live with obesity. Children who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for asthma, sleep apnea, bone & joint problems, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Adaptability Is Essential for Mental Health. Here Are 3 Ways to Improve at Home and Work

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

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Adaptability & Mental Health:

Adaptability Is Important to Mental Health

Life is dynamic and constantly changing. Consequently, human beings have evolved to be dynamic, kinetic creatures, who from the time we are born until we die are in a perpetual state of adaptation and development. We were not the strongest, fastest, or biggest land-dwelling creatures, but we are now the dominant species on earth by virtue of our capacity to develop and adapt. Adaptability is not only important, but it is also vital for mental health and overall well-being.

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