Items Tagged ‘weight’

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here's a better alternative.

April 24, 2018

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here’s a better alternative.

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is that a juice cleanse – sometimes referred to as juicing – probably isn’t the […]

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Tags: bloat, BMI, body composition, body mass index (BMI), Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dramatic weight loss, energy levels, healthy food, juice cleanse, juicing


Ask the Doctors - How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

April 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn’t understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous?   […]

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Tags: blood clot, blood pressure, cognitive lapse, diet, dizzy, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, ischemic strokes, medical emergency, mini stroke, smoking, stroke


Ask the Doctors - Are 6 small meals a day better than 3 big ones?

March 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are 6 small meals a day better than 3 big ones?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three? Your question arises from recent news reports, but […]

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Tags: blood glucose control, blood glucose levels, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, fasting glucose levels, healthy diet, lean proteins, metabolic advantage, nibbling diet, processed foods


Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

February 8, 2018

Talking to someone close about a touchy topic: weight gain

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program at UCLA Health, […]

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Tags: BMI, body composition, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, fat, healthy diet, nutrition, obesity, overweight, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, weight, weight loss


Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

January 24, 2018

Is your 2018 weight-loss plan stalled? Try these steps next

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With 2018 now well under way, many of us will be checking ourselves on that New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. So why are some of us – try as we might – not seeing the numbers on the scale go down? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management […]

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Tags: balanced diet, BMI, body composition, body mass index, body mass index (BMI), diet, dieting, Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, exercise, fat, food, muscle


Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

June 2, 2017

Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

College students coming home for the summer can be faced with a rude awakening when it comes to health and nutrition. Whether they’ve gained the “freshman 15” or realized that off-campus exercise takes planning, many find that life outside the school year can pose unexpected challenges. Miranda Westfall, program manager and clinic dietitian at the […]

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Tags: college, college students, cooking, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitican, diets, eating healthy, exercise, healthy eating, Miranda Westfall


April 13, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA’s Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one’s immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause


My battle with weight has been a long one

October 23, 2016

My battle with weight has been a long one

By uclahealth uclahealth

Randall’s Story Total Lost: 130 pounds*     My battle with weight has been a long one.  As a boy growing up it was hard going to school being teased by kids calling me fat. My brothers as well would tease me so I just ate more and was depressed not knowing what would happen […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, exercise, gastric bypass, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, type 2 diabetes, weight, weight loss


If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

September 30, 2016

If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

                              Sheena’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* My weight gain began college in 2001. After graduation no matter what I did or how I ate I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control. I worked out often and tried to […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Erik Dutson, genetic issue, health issues, overweight, sleep apnea, weight, weight gain, weight loss, weight loss surgery


Gastric Bypass Saved My Life

September 28, 2016

Gastric Bypass Saved My Life

By a.wadsworth2011 a.wadsworth2011

December 9,2014 is the day my life was saved. I weighed 347 pounds day of surgery. I had sleep apnea, I was experiencing menopause, had back and knee pain. I became winded just walking from the car to my house. I was severely depressed. Something had to change. At age 20 my obgyn told me […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, BMI, depressed, menopause, patient stories, pcos, sleep apnea, weight, weight loss, weight loss surgery