ThinSpa Medical Director Advises Parents to Check Trans Fat Content in Foods at Home

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With obesity on the rise in younger children, there is a concern over their cholesterol levels. Dr. Wendy Abraham, ThinSpa HCG rapid weight loss programs in Newberg and Hillsboro Oregon advises parents how to keep their families cholesterol in check.

Dr. Wendy Abraham, ND, medical director of the ThinSpa rapid weight loss HCG diet, advises parents to monitor the amount of trans fat through processed food they and their children consume at home. While Oregon has two enacted laws to both divulge and monitor trans fat in restaurants and schools, families should monitor intake of trans fat at home. “Trans fats alter how insulin and glucose interact in the body. While some trans fat occurs naturally in some meats, artificial trans fats are manufactured for processed foods for the object of having a longer shelf life and are a contributing factor for child obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol,” Dr. Abraham explains.

A recent segment on Good Morning America featured children getting cholesterol checks along with their wellness physicals. Dr. Abraham is concerned that this may lead to medicating kids to lower cholesterol instead of healthy food changes.

Dr. Abraham advocates healthy choices instead of adding more pharmaceutical intervention in growing children. Parents need to:

·    Buy natural foods instead of packaged and processed foods
·    Educate children about healthy fatty acids, which are necessary building blocks (found in fish and flax)
·    Stay away from fast food chains and restaurants with high level of trans fat
·    Exercise to build muscle, burn fat and lower levels of bad cholesterol

For parents who want to lose weight, and have developed poor eating habits, ThinSpa, a medically supervised, rapid weight loss program using HCG, with locations in Newberg and Hillsboro, Oregon is an overall weight reduction program that assists people to develop healthy eating habits while reducing weight. Recipes offered through ThinSpa are natural, and free from processed fats and sugars. Dr. Abraham is pleased to report that her clients report lower blood pressure, blood sugar and lower cholesterol after participating in the ThinSpa rapid weight loss HCG diet. Client video blogs can be found at http://www.thinspaweightloss.com.

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