• How Gut Bacteria Help Make Us Fat and Thin

    Intestinal bacteria may help determine whether we are lean or obese For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their condition are all too familiar: an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and perhaps some unlucky genes. In recent years, however, researchers have become increasingly convinced that […]

  • The Missing Link | How DHEA Impacts Weight Management

    The human body’s production of DHEA peaks at age 25, after which levels start to decline. By age 70, DHEA levels are likely to be 75 to 80% lower. In the past few years alone, signi­ficant scienti­fic substantiation of DHEA’s anti-aging effects has emerged. Its neuroprotective effects are now recognized as being vital in protecting […]

  • Obesity Around the World

    Years into the obesity epidemic, millions of Americans have tried to lose weight, and millions of them have failed to do so long term. It’s so serious now that close to 40 percent of Americans are obese . The average woman in the United States today weighs about 168 pounds , or roughly the same […]

  • Tired of Middle-Age Weight Gain?

    Study may pave way for new type of weight loss medication! Many of us may have noticed – with a fair degree of apprehension – that we tend to gain weight a lot more easily as we age. The general perception is that this is due to poor lifestyle choices, but a new study suggests […]

  • Avocado can make you healthier!

    Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of risk factors that can raise the risk of other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes , heart disease , and stroke . Risk factors include abdominal obesity , low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – or “good” cholesterol – high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure […]

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Found to Raise Death Risk for People with Heart Disease

    Past studies have associated yo-yo dieting with increased risk of poor heart health. For individuals with pre-existing heart disease, however, new research finds that the health consequences of repeatedly losing and gaining weight may be even more severe. Researchers of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at NYU Medical Center in New York, and colleagues recently […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Taco Salad Dip

    INGREDIENTS 1 Lb. lean ground sirloin 1 avocado, diced 1 8 oz. package cream cheese ½ c. sliced green onions 1 cup 1% or 2% cottage cheese 1 package taco seasoning packet 2 C. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese 1 C. salsa (no sugar added) 2 C. finely chopped tomatoes ¼ C. water INSTRUCTIONS 1. […]

  • What Are the Benefits of Losing Weight with Friends?

    Are you thinking about having a weight loss assessment performed and joining a monitored weight loss program in Orlando, FL? If so, then there are several benefits to be gained by starting your personalized weight loss journey with friends. Continuous Support Making the lifestyle changes necessary to get healthy and lose weight is rarely a […]

  • Why Patients Choose Calla Slimspa

    At Calla Slimspa , we’re proud to have helped thousands of people across Central Florida lose weight and keep it off by showing them how to develop healthier lifestyles. While many monitored weight loss programs offer fad diets and quick fixes that set people up for failure time and again, we show patients how to […]

  • Easy Ways to Start Working Out

    In addition to a customized diet plan and weight loss supplements, working out can be an important part of reaching your weight loss goals. Getting started doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you visit a clinic for a weight loss assessment in Orlando , as you’re building a personalized food diet, ask about workout tips […]