Physicians to Lead Transformation in the Weight Loss Industry and Offer Training to Combat Obesity Epidemic


Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2014

There are less than a few thousand physicians practicing obesity medicine and one third of the U.S. population need their help. Unfortunately, there are 300,000 primary care physicians who are facing patients everyday that are obese and overweight, patients who need to, want to, improve their weight. Here is how we can effectively close this gap.

Via the SlimPlate System Authorized Physician Affiliate Program, two weight loss doctors are helping fellow physicians to start weight loss services in their existing practice.

With the SlimPlate System Authorized Physician Affiliate Program, physicians are given an easy way to help their overweight and obese patients.

Hello Dr. Nwe, I wish to share the exciting news that my weight management clinic will be opening its door to the public on April 1, 2014. The will open a firm foundation. As you know, the building of such a foundation requires much foresight, research, planning, trials and errors, says Dr. Johnson, Founder and CEO of Archway Healthcare Services. I wish I could take the credit for all of the above, but the fact is that the credit goes to you. All that was left for me to do was to overlay that foundation with my personal business structure.

Physicians are the ones to encounter patients needing weight management services but many don’t have time or training to help patients lose weight. That is where SlimPlateSystem.org steps in. These doctors help other physicians start a new weight loss practice or incorporate such services in their existing practices. “More people trained in the right way of losing weight translates to more patients getting the right weight loss treatment.” says Dr. Nwe. “If any physician is interested in opening a weight loss clinic but does not know how to, they can contact us.”

Dr. Sandeep Grewal and Dr. Myo Nwe are the founders of Ace Medical Weight Loss Center, the inventors of the SlimPlate System and its related mobile apps. Dr. Nwe is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Grewal a diplomate of the American Board of International Medicine. He has been named one of Charlotte Business Journals Forty Under 40, received the magazines 2012 Innovation in Health Care award and Vitals Top 10 Doctor 2013 award.







Obesity Algorithm Now Available to Help Physicians Treat & Care for Patients; Dr. Jenny Seger and BMI of Texas Announce Support for ASBPs New Tool


(PRWEB) December 02, 2013

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions, recently launched the first-ever comprehensive algorithm that navigates the physician’s role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity. Dr. Jenny Seger, who heads up the medical weight loss program at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) in San Antonio, serves as an ASBP Board Trustee and Co-chair of the Algorithm Committee.

The ASBP Obesity Algorithm, which was developed and written by a group of leading obesity medicine specialists, aims to give all physicians the necessary tools for prescribing and implementing obesity treatment plans for patients. Recommendations based on scientific evidence as well as clinical experience for changes in nutrition, exercise and behavior modification are included in the plans. The algorithm also includes a comprehensive outline of weight loss medications, including the two newest FDA-approved medications Qsymia and Belviq. Surgical options, while not recommended unless a patient has failed to achieve success through a comprehensive medical weight loss approach, are included and outlined in the algorithm.

The ASBP Obesity Algorithm is available as a free download from http://www.ObesityAlgorithm.org and a video podcast about how physicians can use the algorithm is also available on the site. Individuals can search for local obesity medicine specialists at http://www.FindObesityTreatment.org.

The ASBP believes it is no longer acceptable for physicians to recommend an eat less, exercise more approach to weight loss without providing the patient with more specific guidance and direction.

“This new algorithm is exciting because it offers a comprehensive tool for physicians to effectively manage patients affected by obesity in a compassionate, scientifically sound and cost-effective way,” said Dr. Seger. An increasing number of patients are seeking weight management treatment options from their primary care providers. Our goal is to provide physicians with an easy-to-use tool to help them discuss and treat their patients obesity.

The algorithm emphasizes patients’ overall health and reduction in risk of developing obesity driven diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and cardiovascular disease. In order to effectively treat the patient, the physician needs to fully comprehend the risk the patient is facing, which means more than knowing how much an individual weighs. The algorithm outlines various criteria available to diagnose obesity such as BMI or Body Mass Index, waist circumference, and body composition. Equally important, the algorithm identifies diseases which are directly affected by the presence of sick fat or adiposopathy and/or excess fat. Changes should only be recommended following a review of the patient’s current lifestyle, medical history, physical exam and laboratory testing. The algorithm will aid physicians in determining what the optimal treatment plan for a particular patient might include. This is important because each patient is unique and warrants an individualized approach to treatment.

Dr. Jenny Seger is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She understands how numerous factors interplay and can lead to obesity. Her specialty training equips her with the knowledge, skills, and desire to address these factors and help her patients lead healthier lives. She heads up the BMI of Texas medical weight loss program, where she assists patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health. She helps patients who do not want to have weight loss surgery or who do not qualify for surgery and need to lose excess weight. In addition, patients who have stalled in their weight loss after surgery or have regained weight and need to get back on track have found Dr. Segers medical weight loss program to be a valuable tool.

BMI of Texas medical weight loss program starts with an extensive patient interview with Dr. Seger. In addition to conducting a thorough history, a focused physical exam and lab work are performed to determine the patients baseline lab values and identify underlying undiagnosed diseases. Dr. Seger also helps patients determine an exercise program that is both realistic and effective. Upon completion of the initial visit, patients meet with BMI of Texas Registered Dietitian for a complete nutrition assessment and meal plan customized to meet the patients individual needs.

BMI of Texas provides innovative and comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease. The physicians and staff are committed to providing care in a supportive, compassionate, and guilt-free environment. In addition to its medical weight loss program, BMI of Texas helps patients achieve their weight loss goals and improved health through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve. BMI of Texas surgeons Dr. Terive Duperier, Dr. Mickey Seger, Dr. Richard Englehardt and the entire BMI of Texas team are dedicated to creating meaningful relationships and experiences with their patients and the community in order to overcome obesity and metabolic disease fostering improved health and a better quality of life.

About BMI of Texas:

Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found online at bmioftexas.com.







UCLA Study Finds Direct Link Between Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer – Solution May Be Caloric Restriction Through Portion Control Diets


Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Just the words Pancreatic Cancer is enough to send chills down most peoples spines. The new UCLA Study will surely focus a lot of attention on the relationship between obesity and this deadly disease. Besides all of the other health concerns of obesity, this alone may be the motivation to open peoples eyes and successfully lose weight. One of the most successful diet methods is portion control.

Two weight loss physicians have created the SlimPlate System, which is based on a portion control diet. Developed around a five-meal per day plan, the metabolic activity can be maintained at a higher level using the bodys own mechanisms in combination with foods. This new natural weight loss program is described as an easy to follow plan that does not force the user to make any lifestyle changes or sacrifices to lose weight.

The SlimPlate System makes it possible for obese individuals to maintain a sustainable diet plan. The unique aspect of this plan are the Portion Control Plates and other Portion Control Tools that are part of the kit. It is no longer necessary to weigh portions, or look up caloric content. All that a user has to do is keep food items within the clearly delineated colored lines on the tableware. The SlimPlate System solves the problems of portion-control by including a set of plates, cups, bowls and a set of ground-breaking Portion Control Cutting Rings. Anyone can now put together a plate with the correct amount of fruits, grains, vegetables and proteins in each meal.

Items like pancakes, waffles and even sandwiches can be portion-controlled by simply placing one of the exclusive Portion Control Cutting Rings over the food item, and press down to create the perfect portion size. The SlimPlate System was created to help in the battle of obesity, which with the results of the UCLA Study, will hopefully be used by many overweight individuals.

The SlimPlate System was invented by two world-renown weight-loss physicians. Dr. Nwe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. She co-founded the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center with Dr. Grewal. Sandeep Grewal, M.D. is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and was the recipient of The Charlotte Business Journals Healthcare Innovator Award for 2013, and also named to the Top Forty Under Forty List in 2013.

For complete information on the UCLA research study, click here: UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Oct. 2, 2013

For complete information on weight-loss through portion-control, visit The SlimPlate System.

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Dr. Madan Gives His Take on the Alarming Rate Increase In Childhood Obesity and Declares That Healthy Choices and Habits Should be Taught at a Very Young Age.


Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

According to the CDC, the percentage of obese children between the age of 6-11increased by 11 percent in 30 years. For adolescents, that rate sat at 18% in 2010. These alarming numbers are creating a flow of school and community programs for healthier dietary choices for children.

The organism of children and young adults is still at a development stage hence their chances of having more complicated health related risks. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Atul Madan reveals that the long-term health effects for obese children could be devastating and can lead to many types of health related issues and eventually cancer. The immediate effects are as destructive and can cause prediabetes and a poor self-esteem.

Society, family, and community can play an important role in the prevention of childhood obesity. The creation of a safe and supportive environment that is centered around practices that lead children to be more active is critical. The earlier children learn about healthy habits, the more chances they will have to reduce their risks of obesity.

Dr. Madan’s patient reviews indicates that parents expect government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industry to play a more responsible and supportive role.

Lapband surgeon Dr. Atul Madan is a world renown expert in the field of weight loss surgeries. His specialties range from laparoscopic gastric bypasses to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgeries. Dr. Madan has occupied the positions of Chief of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Division as well as Director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive

Surgery at the University of Miami. He is a member of all of the important laparoscopic and bariatric societies including American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.







The Center for Medical Weight Loss reacts to Alarming Obesity Rates Predicted for 2030


Tarrytown, New York (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

In response to a report released last Tuesday citing alarming forecasted obesity rates in the United States, The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) is increasing its efforts to encourage physicians to prevent the condition from developing in their patients.

Obesity is absolutely preventable, and reversible, says Dr. Michael S. Kaplan, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of CMWL. With the proper training and experience, physicians can and should attack obesity and overweight head on. By its very nature, obesity is a medical condition, and patients have the best prospects for effectively managing the condition when treated by a trained physician. With more physicians practicing obesity medicine, there is clearly a different path America can take.

The report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens Americas Future 2012, which was released by Trust for Americans Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) forecasts the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. The report breaks down obesity-related data by State, and projects that on average 50% of Americans will have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher – the clinical definition of obesity with the associated increases in obesity-related diseases and health care costs.

We are extremely concerned about the latest report and other recent reports that indicate tremendous risk for the country if nothing is done to reverse current obesity trends, says Kevin Eberly, CMWLs Chief Executive Officer. But based on the clinical outcomes weve been able to achieve through the CMWL medical weight loss approach, I am hopeful that the future is not as bleak as it has been painted.

In July 2012, The American Journal of Medicine published a study showing that The Center for Medical Weight Loss was able to achieve an 11.1% reduction in overall body weight among obese patients. The F as in Fat 2012 report suggests that if States implemented steps to reduce average BMI by just 5% by the year 2030, the country would see dramatic decreases in health care costs.

In my conversations with clinicians, corporate business leaders, and policymakers, it is clear that obesity is the root cause of pain on multiple levels, says Eberly. If left unchecked, as the recent report states, the number of new cases of Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, arthritis, and hypertension is expected to increase ten times by 2020, and then double again by 2030. And the projected increases in health care costs and lost productivity due to obesity are just as astounding, rising up to $ 66 billion and $ 540 billion, respectively. These numbers can no longer be ignored if the country wishes to remain competitive.

Recently Medicare and private insurers have taken steps to incentivize the practice of obesity medicine among US doctors, specifically by offering coverage for obesity counseling for patients with a BMI of 30 or higher. The US Preventive Services Task Force also recently recommended that doctors screen all adult patients for obesity, and provide counseling to those who fall into that category.

Clearly the government and private business are acknowledging the critical role physicians need to play to reverse the projected obesity trends, said Eberly. Theyve taken steps in the right direction, but we clearly have a long way to go. Now we just need more physicians to learn how to effectively care for their obese patients, and CMWL can help them do just that.

About Center for Medical Weight Loss

The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) programs provide an approach to long-term weight loss and maintenance under the care and support of trained physicians. Each fully individualized program is customized to the patient, taking into account his or her medical history, body composition, and personal goals. This individual care is supported with on-going one-on-one counseling by the physician on important topics including nutrition, fitness, behavioral modification, motivation, and, where necessary, prescribed medications. Physicians in The Center for Medical Weight Loss network are all certified professionals specially trained in non-surgical bariatric medicine who have access to the latest techniques and medical data, including high-quality nutritional products and FDA-approved weight loss medications only available to medical doctors. The CMWL programs are clinically proven and evidence-based. For more information, visit http://www.centerformedicalweightloss.com.







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hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Announces Low Cost-Effective Medically-Supervised hCG Weight Loss Programs In An Effort To Fight Obesity


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 05, 2012

hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Weight Loss Programs announces a low cost, medically supervised hCG weight loss program in an effort to help fight obesity.

A published analysis released in January in the Journal of Health Economics states that an additional $ 190 billion a year, or 20.6 percent, in medical spending is added to the total U.S. healthcare costs as a result of obesity.

In an effort to permanently change their patients body composition, hCGTreatments / Diet Docs offers one of the most cost-effective medically- supervised hCG weight loss programs in America. Now recognized by doctors as a complex metabolic disease and not only a risk factor, obesity occurs when excess calorie consumption overwhelms the bodys ability to expend calories as energy which will cause long-term health problems over time. There are a number of factors that can contribute to taking in too many calories but the best way to avoid this by first following a well-balanced diet.

Diet Docs medically-supervised program uses daily treatments of the hCG hormone combined with a personalized ketogenic diet. This diet, which consists of high fat, leafy green vegetables, lean protein and minimal simple carbohydrates, is found to be safe and effective due to its scientifically proven methods. In a study published in

2005 in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, researchers examined the difference in weight loss success in ketogenic diets versus low-fat diets. Despite eating more total calories, the ketogenic diet group lost more fat than the low-fat diet. In addition to a personalized diet plan, Diet Docs patients receive unlimited support from their specially- trained weight-loss coach, nutritionists and doctors. They are there to monitor progress and to make sure each patient stays on track with weekly follow-up calls.

With the rising costs of healthcare, hCGTreatments / Diet Doc has made their weight loss program more cost-effective for those in need to getting their health on track. Our weight loss plans aim to fix the problems that are causing bad eating habits and to get our patients on a healthy diet and living an active lifestyle so they can avoid the health problems that are associated with obesity, states Dr. Rao, Medical Director for Diet Doc. Getting to a healthy weight may be the start to good health but making life-long dietary and lifestyle changes are the real solution and Diet Doc aims to help their patients do just that.







New Study on Diet-induced Obesity Expands Omega-3 Health Benefits

Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2012

A new study on the regulatory effects of lipids, more specifically Omega-3 and Omega-6, in promoting or preventing appetite, recommends sufficient consumption of EPA and DHA polyunsaturated fatty acids of Omega-3, in order to offset the appetite producing effects of excessive Omega-6, the other polyunsaturated fatty acids abundantly found in red meat. Nutri-Med Logic Corp adds that another recent study consisting of 6 daily dosage of Omega-3 for 4 weeks, followed by 10 weeks of weight maintenance, also resulted in weight loss in obese individuals.

The study by The NIH and University of Bergen investigated the role of excessive dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids of Omega-6 and appetite (Endocannabinoid system), more specifically if excessive intake of Omega-6 would produce hyperactivity of this system and thus induce obesity.

Endocannabinoid system is modulated solely by Omega-6, which is implicated in many physiological processes such as appetite and mood.

In The NIH study, animals were divided to two groups. One group having high Omega-6 intake and the other group having low Omega-6 intake for 14 weeks. The study found that only the high Omega-6 intake group developed diet-induced obesity. However, when Omega-3 was added to the diet of this very same group, the metabolic pattern of the high Omega-6 intake group resembled the low Omega-6 intake group.

As the result, the study suggests the adipogenic (fat promoting) effect of Omega-6 can be prevented by consuming sufficient EPA and DHA and that Omega-3 intake normalizes the endocannabinoid tone (its hyperactivity).

Another very recent study, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial with two parallel groups, one having a diet consisting of fish oil (the richest source of Omega-3) also found that the fish oil group enjoyed an improved metabolic profiles and there was a significant reduction in fat mass for the fish oil group.

This study, which was done by School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, The University of Newcastle, Callagha, Australia, and published in the January issue of British Journal of Nutrition, found that while highest weight loss in the fish oil group was seen at the week 14, but no additional weight loss was realized afterward. (Br J Nutr. 2012 Jan 3:1-9)

In conclusion, Nutri-Med Logic Corp agrees with both these studies, to wit Omega-3 is very beneficial in preventing some aspects of diet-induced obesity as well as body mass reduction in obese individuals but adds that Omega-3 diet is not a weight-loss system or weight-loss program. Nutri-Med Logic Corp adds that, based on the duration of these two important studies, any Omega-3 diet with intent to offset some of the aspects of diet-induced obesity or reducing body mass in obese individuals may have to follow the same time pattern as these two studies: 14 weeks.

Nutri-Med Logic Corp is the producer of the Natural, Balanced, Deodorized and Concentrated Omega-3, which is also a Pharmaceutical Grade Omega-3.

Nutri-Med Logic Corp is also a producer of dietary supplements such as a Pharmaceutical Grade R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, a potent anti-oxidant and the dietary supplement of choice for the Diabetics, in Germany for decades;

Producer of PolyEnylPhosphatidylCholine (PPC 425mg), an extract of soy, a pure and effective dietary source of choline and the recommended dietary supplement for those with Fatty Liver and Alcoholic Liver Disease, in Europe for decades.

Nutri-Med Logic Corp invites you to visit its News Archives and Review its News Releases on other potential benefits of Omega-3 and What is Omega-3 Good For.

Nutri-Med Logic’s products are Formulated Based on Nutritional Logic, made from the highest quality raw materials that are manufactured in pharmaceutical facilities, encapsulated in pharmaceutical facilities and packaged in pharmaceutical facilities.

It must be noted that the studies, sources or statements above have not been evaluated by The FDA and, thus, one should not relate the cause of any diseases, stated herein, to lack of the dietary supplements, stated herein, nor equate their supplementation to prevention, treatment or cure.





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