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Obesity, hypertensiOn, diabetes and heart failure respOnsible fOr twO-thirds Of COVid-19 hOspitaliZatiOns

A modeling study suggests a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalizations in the US  are attributable to at least one of four pre-existing conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure, in that order. The findings were published in the paper, ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019 Hospitalizations Attributable to Cardiometabolic Conditions in the United States: A Comparative Risk Assessment […]

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COVID UPDATE

COVID-19 VACCINES ARE EFFECTIVE AT PROTECTING YOU FROM GETTING SICK. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. WE’RE STILL LEARNING HOW VACCINES WILL AFFECT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. We’re still learning how vaccines will […]

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PrioritiZe both corona virus testing and vaccinations for people with overweight and obesity

A World Obesity Federation report has found that 88 percent of deaths due to COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic were in countries where more than half of the population is classified as overweight and highlights that the risk of death from coronavirus infection is about 10 times higher in these countries. The […]

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DR. NEIL FLOCH’S BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB MAY/JUNE SELECTION

DR. NEIL FLOCH’S BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB continues with his MARCH/APRIL SELECTION. You are guaranteed to find it interesting and helpful on your weight loss journey. Dr. Floch invites you to make suggestions if you have a book (or video) that you would like to have included in the club. We hope you have […]

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IT’S BEEN A YEAR – MARCH 13, 2020…THE DAY THE WORLD STOOD STILL…

March 13, 2020…the day the world stood still…both Sue and I left our respective schools that day and had no clue to the extent of what was about to happen. I don’t think I need to revisit any of it for anyone reading this. You all know what went on, the changes, the ups and […]

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YWM2021 IS GOING VIRTUAL!

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to invite you to join them virtually this summer for their YWM2021-VIRTUAL Event Series! YWM2021 – VIRTUAL will bring together the most sought-after health and weight industry experts to present science- based information in an easy-to-understand format, designed to help attendees navigate the complex topic of weight management…. all […]

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MOROCCAN BEEF WITH COUSCOUS AND COUGETTES/ZUCCHINI -OUR RECIPE OF THE MONTH

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TAKE YOUR PULSES (TYP)!

While “taking your PULSE” often  refers to a different kind of PULSES . Dietary PULSES refer to the dried edible seeds from the pods of LEGUME (or bean or pea) plants. The term LEGUME refers to the whole plant, including leaves stems and pods, but the PULSES represent the most palatable and nutritious part of a LEGUME plant. In the grocery […]

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SPRING…YESTERDAY…TODAY

DREADFUL…DREARY…DARK…GLOOMY  I was unhappy about having to remove the heavy winter clothing that I hid behind. Everyone was passing me by while I was unable to walk. I sat on the sidelines and watched everyone play sports and being active. I felt alone! No cycling, no water activities, no sports, no nothing!!! Spring consisted of […]

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SHHH! JOIN DR. NEIL FLOCH’S SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP

Our SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP has recently started with a bang, and we’ve gotten over 100 patients to join in the first week. We hope to grow our numbers to the thousands including patients who had bariatric surgery in the past, and people looking forward to having bariatric surgery or taking weight-loss medications now. A Facebook […]

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