January 2011 
 Dr. Tara Skye Goldin's Newsletter, Weighty Issues
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I would like to wish all of my patients, friends, and supporters a very happy New Year! For some reason, with the turning of the year, people also come out of the post holiday rest and slumber ready to turn a new leaf and begin those positive changes in their lives that they have been putting off. Many people resolve to lose weight and to get into shape. Sadly, most of those fresh resolutions don't stick past a few weeks due to many reasons, such as lack of support, loss of motivation, frustration with progress, and perhaps lack of proper instruction on how to do this properly.

About 2 years ago I started using the Ultra Lite Weight Loss for Life program at my clinic. Dozens of women (men can do it too, though for some reason my practice has more women in it) have now successfully utilized this program successfully to lose anywhere from those 10 extra pounds to working through losing 100 pounds.

The program works because

1. we are calibrating the diet to a specific protein/ carbohydrate ratio so that the body loses fat, not muscle. This is important because your muscle is your fat burning engine. Most diets (including one very popular one) have you losing a little bit of everything, fat, muscle, organ tissue etc. This is a problem because you end up with less muscle mass than where you started. When you gain back some weight it is even harder to lose because you have lost muscle mass.

2. We eliminate the most common food allergens from the diet so that you are not retaining water, nor is your "engine" running less efficiently.

3. We reign in portion size. Most Americans eat way too large portions than what they need.

4. Exercise is included, like in any self respecting food plan.

5. It is sustainable because the insulin levels are balanced with this diet so there are minimal hunger pangs (after the 1st week or so) and no wacky cravings.

If you would like more information please call the office at (303) 443-2206 to set up a time to chat or meet. This program will soon be available via Skype for distance patients.

We are once again presenting a Naturopathic licensing bill to the Colorado State legislature. If you would like to support this effort in any way, please click the link under the "Quicklinks" section of this page. Thank you.

Also please join my business Facebook page via the link under "Quicklinks" for additional health tips and recipes posted a few times per week.

 Why are Americans So Fat?

tara on bear peak One of the most comprehensive data sets available about Americans-how tall they are, when they last visited a dentist, what sort of cereal they eat for breakfast, whether they have to pee during the night, and, if so, how often-comes from a series of studies conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants are chosen at random, interviewed at length, and subjected to a battery of tests in special trailers that the C.D.C. hauls around the country. The studies, known as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, began during the Eisenhower Administration and have been carried out periodically ever since From the New Yorker

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 A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. From Princeton University

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 The Way We Live Now: The (Agri)Cultural Contradictions of Obesity

Sometimes even complicated social problems turn out to be simpler than they look. Take America's "obesity epidemic," arguably the most serious public-health problem facing the country. Three of every five Americans are now overweight, and some researchers predict that today's children will be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The culprit, they say, is the health problems associated with obesity. From Michael Pollan via the New York Times

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 Healthy Winter Greens Recipes and Cooking Tips

This time of year the body needs healthy nutrient dense nourishment to build the blood and to support the immune system. Luckily the dark leafy greens of winter are abundantly available. The trouble is most people run out of ideas about how to prepare them. Here is a link to some great recipes to boost your beta carotenes, vitamins A and C, and fiber, along with getting more of that good green stuff in your diet! From Eating Well

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We are located at: 2825 Marine St. #203 Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 443-2206. www.taraskyegoldin.com

Sincerely, Tara Skye Goldin, ND