Most of us know the feeling: a sensation of burning in our chest or the back of our throat, sometimes caused by a burp. For some of us, it is a rarity and we can pinpoint the cause of the heartburn immediately. But for millions of us, the heartburn is the result of a Read More
Everyone is unique.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to your medical plan nor should their be for your nutrition plan. We understand that here at River Bend and that is why we offer an in-house wellness program for our patients. Providing you, our patient, with a unique approach to your health. Providing you with a full health team of doctors, medical staff, and nutritionist that will work diligently together to help you achieve your goals.
Say you need help controlling your diabetes, want to return to a previous weight, need accountability, or simply interested in your health and nutrition. Whatever it may be, our team will help you. Whether you go for a few months or a couple years, want to be seen biweekly or every three months, the choice is up to you. Some people do better with less supervision and some thrive with accountability. Your commitment is up to you.
Supplement of The Week Vitamin D Essential for proper bone strength and healing, immune function, and improved arterial function. Our Vitamin D supplement contains 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol and 200 mcg of vitamin K as Phytonadione (included to prevent calcification of the arteries). Are you getting enough Vitamin D? Most likely Read More
What is completely free, takes minimal effort, and can improve weight loss by up to 44%? Water How can this be? Simply put, water can reduce your hunger by stimulating satiety. Thirst and hunger can be easily confused. I always recommend my patients consume at least one glass of water before each meal. If Read More
Supplement of The Week Omega Health Omega Health is an ultra-purified, high-dose omega 3 fish oil supplement serving essential to everyone as a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Who Benefits? People with chronic conditions: major anti-inflammatory agent in the body. Diabetics: Increased Insulin Sensitivity, lower blood sugar. High Cholesterol: Lower Triglycerides and increased HDL Read More
Americans have been conditioned to believe that diet sodas are free of consequences. I wish it was just that simple. “Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been increasingly associated with negative health outcomes such as being overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome… Based largely on these associations, many researchers and healthcare practitioners have Read More
Habits of Successful Weight Maintenance If you are considering taking up the laudable task of improving your weight and body tone—or you’re currently in the process of doing so—you may find that it can be a very difficult, challenging process. “Eating better” sounds much easier than it really is, as successfully improving your weight Read More
The next time you have an appointment, we hope you’ll take a moment to give a friendly hello to one of the newest members of the River Bend Medical Associates team, nutritionist Spencer Safty. With Spencer joining our team, our patients will have access to a nutritionist who has mastered the art and science of Read More
Our Healthy Life program is designed for people: with weight maintenance or small weight loss goals highly recommended for clients who achieved their weight loss goals as part of our Healthy Weight program with nutritional concerns vitamin and mineral deficiencies constipation diarrhea GERD or heart burn food allergies/intolerances gastric bypass planning or management wanting to improve and Read More
Our Healthy Weight program is designed for people who are looking for a personalized, comprehensive, sustainable, and effective way to manage their weight. This program is for those looking to optimize their weight, whether it be gaining lean body mass, reducing body fat, or BOTH! The goal of Healthy Weight is to provide you with the tools, knowledge, Read More
A Brief Review of MyFitnessPal One of our favorite apps is MyFitness Pal. For best results, we suggest using it in conjunction with our Brittany, our Registered Dietician. She works under close medical supervision to help you reach your health goals. Even if you are not enrolled, keeping an accurate food journal has a variety Read More
The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It’s the tool people use most as a measure of success–or failure. As useful as the scale can be, don’t forget that it’s just one tool you can use, not the Read More
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn’t eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym—how could you not have lost any weight? It’s enough to make even the Read More