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September 2007 Newsletter!
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Thoughts from Dr. Steelman





Sounding the Alarm on Obesity!

It occurred to me the other day that, if you are one of our more recent subscribers to this newsletter, you may not be completely up to date as to why Active 8 is committed to helping people lose weight and gain a better lifestyle.  

Being in private practice for more than 28 years and specializing as a Bariatric physician dedicated to helping people lose weight has given me more perspective about this rising national health threat than many doctors. Helping patients gain control of their weight pays them big dividends in terms of gained health benefits and good long-term prognosis.

Research has shown that you can achieve many health benefits in striving for weight loss. Among these are:

  1. Losing weight can help you reduce the effects or eliminate type 2 diabetes.
  2. Even a loss of 5 to 10 pounds can significantly reduce high blood pressure which further helps the body’s ability for better heart and circulatory health.
  3. Asthma sufferers can improve lung function, reduce the number of severe asthma episodes and improve overall health by losing 30 pounds or more.
  4. Even folks who suffer from sleep apnea can significantly improve sleep patterns by losing as little as 10% of their body weight.

Obesity in the United States is growing at an alarming rate and experts estimate that more than 58 million American adults are now considered obese.  Even more astonishing is the fact that approximately two out of every three adults and more than one in six children are considered overweight or obese.  

That is not good news! Besides the obvious increase in risk factors for type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, infertility, respiratory problems, strokes, heart diseases, gall bladder problems, sleep apnea, and even some cancers; studies have shown that being significantly overweight can lower life expectancy by as much as five years or more!

How can you tell if you fall within the guidelines for a good healthy weight as compared to being overweight or obese? You can use a rough guideline called a BMI calculation that gives you an approximate correlation according to weight, height, and sex. You can check yours on our website by going to:

If you find that you may fall within the ranges of overweight or obese, then I encourage you to take those next steps and contact your personal physician to determine how best to get you on the path of better health and better life!

And remember, you’re always worth it!!

This Month's Question for the Doctor:

Question: What is so special about B-Active as compared to other B vitamins I see on the shelf?

Answer from Dr. Steelman: I am glad you asked. First and foremost, B-Active is time-released so that your body gets full benefit of the dose. Most B vitamins are literally flushed out of your body before they can be fully utilized. Secondly, the quality and dosage is far superior to that of what you can buy over the counter at most stores. It is manufactured in a GMP and ISO 9001-2000 registered facility meeting the most stringent requirements (like all of our supplements) certifying that you are getting what you pay for. You will not find that rating on 99% of the over-the-counter supplements.


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diet humor





A Touch o' Humor to Brighten Your Day


recipe of the month
Low in calories & tastes great too!

Low-Fat Chocolate Berry Dessert

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 2 hr 15 min
Makes: 12 servings

7 oz. (1/2 of 14-oz. loaf) fat free marble loaf cake, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

2-1/2 cups cold fat free milk

2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding & Pie Filling

2 cups thawed COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, divided

2 cups raspberries

1/4 cup chocolate syrup

LINE bottom of 9-inch square pan with cake slices, cutting and piecing slices to fit. Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread over cake slices.

REFRIGERATE 2 hours until set.

TOP with remaining 1 cup whipped topping and raspberries just before serving. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Nutrient information: Calories 130; Total fat 1 g; Carbohydrates 28 g, Protein  3 g per serving.
Courtesy of Healthy Living


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