Stop Clicking on Easy Weight Loss Ads! Read This!

Easy Weight Loss Linkbait

Do you sometimes click those ‘easy weight loss’ ads out of curiosity? That’s ok! Everyone wants to lose weight easily and quickly, but if those ads were true for everyone, we could click the links, do what they say, and put a multi-billion dollar industry out of business. The fact is, all of us are unique—not just different body types but metabolisms, lifestyles, health issues, likes and dislikes. What works for you, probably won’t work for me. The only way to lose weight is to not to do it alone. Get the medical, physical and emotional support you need with a weight loss team!

The Weight Loss Doctor

The most important person on your team is a doctor who specializes in nutrition. I’m not just saying that because I am one. Don’t disregard those disclaimers that read, “Before starting this or any other program please consult your physician.” When I meet with a patient, I take a full physical, ask questions as to lifestyle habits and likes/dislikes and then prescribe a careful, customized diet to get those pounds off. I focus on whole body health, making sure my patients stay within the limits of what their bodies are capable of, working towards their goals slowly and safely.Pro Cal 100 Vanilla Shake Product ShotFLEXPRO-LOGO



The Weight Loss Personal Trainer

Next, time to exercise, but not alone. If you’ve ever watched The Biggest Loser, then you’ve seen an extreme example of how this is done. The media is buzzing right now with the results from a published study of The Biggest Loser in the Obesity Journal, which found that six years after sixteen contestants lost weight on the show, all but one had gained back a significant portion of the weight they lost and worse, they had completely destroyed their metabolisms, making it much harder to lose weight again. The lesson: just like you should consult a doctor to prescribe a proper diet, you need an expert trainer to prescribe a safe, individualized exercise plan that you enjoy and will want to continue for a lifetime. This is about being the smartest, not the biggest, weight loser.


The Weight Loss Partner

Mark Hamade Before Weight Loss
Mark Hamade Before
Mark Hamade After Weight Loss
Mark Hamade After



My good friend and patient, Mark Hamade, finally lost the weight he had struggled with for years and has kept if off. He lost some pounds, regained some, and then lost them again, finally keeping the weight off. Mark struggled with some serious health issues, personal tragedy and job stress, too. Finally, he gathered what he calls his “world class team” to help him meet his goals. Even now that he has achieved success, he keeps in touch with his team to keep the weight off. You can read Mark Hamade’s amazing story on his website and email him for advice. Mark is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals.

While I was in medical school, I struggled with my weight, too. You can read a little about my story on the About Page of this website. I have managed to lose the weight and keep it off with the help of my own team. Weight loss isn’t easy, which is why you can’t do it alone! You need support to make lifestyle changes and keep the weight off forever.

Please call me to schedule a free consultation and we can talk more about your personal weight loss team.

The Dangerous Reality of Suntanning

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A recent study from Ohio State University proved that sunscreen with an SPF of 30 can prevent cancer caused from UVB rays. When we at PAW read this, we rolled our eyes and said, “Duh.” Then we thought about it for a moment and said, “What took them so long?” Although it’s common knowledge that sunscreen protects us from cancer causing rays, it turns out that it was never proven in a formal study until now. At PAW, we are in the business of keeping your skin healthy. It’s our hope that this study might sway public opinion enough to the dangerous reality of suntanning and cause everyone to protect their skin with sunscreen.


Lung Cancer and Cigarettes

So many things wrong here.

How do you prove something is really deadly to humans without harming actual humans? The medical community first watches people. If a group of people is doing something and they keep getting the same results, then it’s pretty logical to connect the action with the consequence. That called observational evidence.

A good example of observational evidence is the link between lung cancer and tobacco smoking, which wasn’t discovered until about 1920. German scientists realized that lung cancer, once a rare disease, was happening to almost everyone—everyone who smoked, that is. You can read all about it here in the History of Cigarette Research. But, when they published their thoughts, the world kept smoking.

Then other researchers started experimenting with cigarettes and found out that the carcinogens, or chemicals in cigarettes was giving mice and rats cancer. The world saw their favorite movie stars light up and kept following along, as by this time smoking was glamorous.

An iconic smoking moment
An iconic smoking moment

But, when alarmed scientists started aggressively proving what they already knew by the early 1950s, the world took notice. One study grew cancer tumors out of the backs of mice slathered in nicotine tar. Time Magazine put a picture on the cover. Then the world collectively began to freak out. Over the next ten years, the whole house of cards came crashing down. Smoking went from being perceived as sexy and sophisticated to being a deadly habit.

Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure

Let’s go back to sunscreen. It’s common knowledge, based on observing skin cancer victims and noting their frequent exposure to UVB and UVA rays in sunlight, that sun exposure causes skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology says that skin cancer is the number one cancer in the U.S and a bunch of other scary statistics you can read on their site.

An iconic tan moment.
An iconic tan moment.

But, here we are again. Suntans are considered sexy. They convey an image of health and fitness, even though we know that tanning is dangerous and can cause cancer. Unlike people in the 1950s who could simply quit smoking, we can’t quit the sun. A little sun is good for us.

That’s why we are so excited about this Ohio experiment, which has conclusively shown us that sunscreen really can protect us from harmful UVB rays. Since we can’t quit the sun, we now have a proven-to-be-effective option to protect ourselves from it—with sunscreen. The more you remember to put on sunscreen before going out, the better chances you have in avoiding damage from harmful, cancer causing rays. This makes our job happily easier!

Happy summer and stay protected! We would love for all of our PAW customers to have a do-over. If you want to undo any sun damage to your skin in time for summer, please check out our May Get Summer-Ready Special! In the meantime, make our jobs easier by putting on your sunscreen. If you make one pre-summer purchase we recommend Vivier’s NEW sheer broad spectrum SPF 45 with transparent zinc oxide. No matter your skin type, now is the time to start protecting your skin, even if you haven’t in the past!

Call if you have more questions about sunscreen options 816-463-4440.

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