Tag Archives: Weight Loss

5-HTP: Natural Support for Depression and Weight Loss

5-HTP is the amino acid used by the body to make serotonin. It is mainly derived from food in the form of tryptophan which is then converted to 5-HTP and then to serotonin (see diagram below). Tryptophan -> 5-HTP -> Serotonin. Serotonin is a very important chemical messenger in our bodies and is correlated with symptoms related to mood, […]

The 3 most important secrets for losing weight and keeping it off

Three weight loss secrets doctors won’t tell you! Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on weight loss programs. For some, it is in the interest of looking better and for others it is focused on health benefits. Regardless, most people struggle with weight loss and typically either fail, or lose weight only to gain […]

Obesity The Fastest Growing Health Concern

Over one third of Americans have at least one chronic health condition. And guess what the leading one is? Obesity. Close to 79 million adults are obese, resulting in an annual price tag of $147 billion in healthcare and related spending. Obesity is also the root cause of some of the leading chronic conditions, including […]