Weight Loss and Nutrition Central
If you want to learn more about healthful, natural weight loss and proper nutrition, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Marcantel has her offices in Gold Canyon, Arizona, and serves the East Valley cities of Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and the greater Phoenix area.
Dr. Tina Marcantel is a naturopathic physician and registered nurse who has been counseling patients about weight loss and nutrition for over thirty years. This page is your launching site to learn more about nutrition and weight loss. Read the articles below and then come back often to find new information that we will be continually adding to this site. By empowering yourself with knowledge, you will understand that you can take control of your eating and lifestyle habits so you can get and stay healthy. Click on the text links below to read the articles.
Dr. Marcantel’s Natural Weight Loss Program is different in several ways from most other programs you may have investigated or tried. First, it is a physician-supervised plan to make sure your overall health concerns are taken into account. Second, this is NOT a group meeting. Each of your sessions is a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Marcantel to review your progress in the program and make adjustments as needed. Also, there is no product line of special foods for you to buy; everything is available at your local grocery stores so you can continue for the rest of your life with the healthy eating habits you develop. Most importantly, perhaps, is that you and Dr. Marcantel will work together to tailor a program specifically for you that will best meet your needs.
On our recipes pages you’ll find some quick and easy meals and snacks that are both good and good for you. Dr. Marcantel has created many of these recipes herself after spending countless hours exploring the local grocery stores and reading the labels of hundreds of products to find the best foods available. These are just a start–there will be plenty more to come. One of our most-visited areas on the site
Proper nutrition is the key to good health. Read Dr. Marcantel’s article Good Nutrition: Your Food Is Your Medicine to better understand how specific foods can affect your body in specific ways.
Read the article Food Fact and Fiction and find the answers to some of life’s most difficult questions:”Are all fats bad for me?” “Will late-night snacks really make me gain weight?” “Is a glass of wine actually good for my heart?” “Should I avoid all carbohydrates?” and more.
One great source of fiber and nutrition is ground (milled) flaxseed. I highly recommend that all my patients add this to their diet as a way to balance blood sugars and reduce cholesterol. Read about this great food in the article The Health Benefits of Flaxseed.
Vitamins can be an important complement to a good overall weight loss or dietary plan, but it is important to understand that there is no one “magic potion in a bottle” that can fit every person’s dietary needs. Read Dr. Marcantel’s comments about how vitamins can help and, potentially, harm you in the article Vitamins and You.
Stevia: The Natural Sweetener Dr. Marcantel recommends stevia to her patients. Stevia is an herb with very potent sweetening power that is natural in its biochemical structure and contains no artificial ingredients. It won’t cause a rise in blood sugars and is calorie-free. Learn more here.
Are You Overdosing on Food Supplements? If some nutritional supplements or vitamins are good for you, then a lot must be really good for you, right? Not necessarily. Read this article to find out why you may be wasting your money on too many supplements, and how you may be jeopardizing your health, too.
If you are overweight there is a good chance that you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Dr. Marcantel specializes in working with diabetic patients. Find out much more about the disease and Dr. Marcantel’s program by visiting Diabetes Central in another section of our web site.
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