Patient Resources.

Patient Resources

We strongly encourage our patients to strive for overall well-being rather than focus entirely on every inch and pound. Often, feeling more in control in one area of life translates into many other areas as well. Below are a collection of links and resources to inform and encourage you along your journey to better health. Happy reading!

How can I tell if I’m overweight? Calculate your BMI

How Can I Get the Most Benefit Out Of The Program? Please view our What to Expect page  

Dr. Paul Rivas is the author of five well-received books regarding medical weight loss. We strongly encourage all patients to read Dr. Rivas’ books in order to fully understand the weight loss process. Dr. Rivas’ books serve as the best references you can find for getting the most benefit out of our program.


View and Purchase Dr. Rivas’ Books Below:


Dr. Rivas Recommends:

Dr. Rivas is Top Rated on Vitals! View His Profile Here: - http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Paul_Rivas/profile

Dr. Rivas is Top Rated on HealthGrades! View His Profile Here: - http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-paul-rivas-y88p4

Dr. Rivas is Top Rated on A BetterDoctor! View His Profile Here: - https://betterdoctor.com/paul-rivas-md 

Dr. Rivas’ Interview with the Carroll Magazine about our national obesity epidemic: - http://www.carrollmagazine.com/articles/looming-fatastrophe-our-growing-obesity-problem.html

Dr. Rivas’ Interview with ABC News Good Morning America: - http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=126499

Student Review of Turn off the Hunger Switch from Hawaii Pacific University: - http://www3.hpu.edu/kalamalama/archive/2608/sub/Science03.htm

View Dr. Rivas’ Diet Tips on DietToGo.com: - http://diettogo.com/blog/need-to-lose-weight-fast-try-4-fs-quick-weight-loss 


General Health, Vitamins, and Supplements:

An honest, straightforward guide to vitamins, supplements and nutrition: www.examine.com

Health Advice, News, and Articles: http://www.webmd.com/news/default.htm

Excellent Articles on Supplements and General Health: http://blog.vitacost.com/

Life Extension Magazine Health and Supplement Resources: http://www.lef.org/index.htm

Alternative Medicine Guide to Supplements that Actually Can Work! https://store.mayoclinic.com/products/books/Details.cfm?mpid=61&trkid=21242S198705060


Healthy Meal Planning:

http://www.foodonthetable.com/healthy-meals-tips

http://www.healthyeating.org/healthy-eating/meals-recipes/meal-planner.aspx


Struggling with Diet and Exercise?

You are Not Alone! Find Out Why Diet Fail to Help You Achieve and Maintain Your Weight Loss:

Psychology Today; Why Your Diet Doesn’t Work - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/changepower/201010/why-diets-dont-workand-what-does

How Smoking Effects the Health of Children and Babies - http://www.epa.gov/smokefree

Quit Smoking – http://quitsmokingcommunity.org

Women’s Health: Diet’s Don’t Work - http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/womenshealth/features/dietsdontwork.htm

Why the Atkins Diet Doesn’t Work: - http://zonediet.com/blog/2011/01/why-the-atkins-diet-doesn%E2%80%99t-work-and-never-will/

NBC News Report; Why Dieting Fails - http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18260925/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/t/dieting-usually-fails-long-run-study-finds/#.UtdH-bSzL0c

Time Magazine: Exercise Doesn’t Equal Weight Loss: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1914974,00.html

Exercise Won’t Make You Thin - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jonny-bowden/exercise-benefits_b_1777630.html


Diet and Exercise May Not Always Be Enough for Weight Loss:

But is Still Extremely Important for Overall Health! Here are Some Helpful Diet and Exercise Tips:

Weight Management Tips via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Healthy-Weight-Loss-Dieting-Tips/155292507910464

Diet VS. Exercise, Which is More Helpful For Weight Loss? http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/diet-exercise-matters-weight-loss/story?id=19589235


Time to Sweat! Read Our Selected Fitness and Exercise Resources:


Need Some Healthy Food Inspiration?


Healthy Cooking and Recipe Ideas:


Healthy Smoothie Recipes!


Wishing for Some Inner Calm? Find Your Own Style of Balanced Living:

Quiet Your Mind Through Meditation: http://zenhabits.net/meditation-for-beginners-20-practical-tips-for-quieting-the-mind/

Find Balance: http://www.wholeliving.com/134383/how-find-balance

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/publish-and-prosper/201312/five-ways-prevent-burnout-and-live-balanced-life

Daily Tips for a Balanced Life: https://www.facebook.com/livingthebalancedlife

Bring Peace into Your Home: http://balancedlivinginc.com/

Find Your Zen: http://zenhabits.net/balance/ 


Naturally Healthy: Natural and Organic Wellness:

Natural and Organic Solutions: http://www.naturalhealthmag.com/

http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/

Whole Living: http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/

Yoga for All: http://www.yogamagazine.com/

Natural Beauty Tips: http://zoehelene.com/organic-spa-magazine

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