How Meal Planning and Portion Control Prepare You for Holiday Feasts

Everyone knows that the holidays are the worst time to go on a diet. But if you’ve already been working on your weight loss goals, there are some things you can do to keep your diet from jumping off the rails. With some careful forethought, planning, and preparation, you can stick to your diet (for the most part). Here’s how.

Meal planning

Don’t feel like you have to eat everything that your guests or family members eat. In fact, your guests may have their own dietary restrictions. Plan ahead to make sure that you have meals for everyone regardless of diet, including yourself. If you eat several small meals per day, plan and prep those meals before your guests ever arrive. After feeding the family, you can grab one of your meals and go. Continue reading “How Meal Planning and Portion Control Prepare You for Holiday Feasts”

How Nutritional Counseling Can Change Your Way of Life

Have you ever heard the phrase “You are what you eat?” Even if you have, you may have given it little thought. It is true in a way. How you eat and what you eat, can make a huge difference in how you feel physically and mentally. 

There are tons of books, documentaries, magazines, talk shows, and other so-called experts touting good nutrition and specialized diets for weight loss or managing health conditions. Even though some of those experts are doctors, most of these diets and nutrition strategies are only half-truths, or they can be completely arbitrary.  Continue reading “How Nutritional Counseling Can Change Your Way of Life”

Maintaining a Healthy Diet: How Poor Diet Causes Wrinkles

Among the things you can do at home to combat the signs of aging, maintaining a healthy diet is one of the easiest to control. Many people are not aware of the fact that what you eat has a direct impact on the health and appearance of your skin. While you are stuck at home without your anti-aging treatments, follow these diet recommendations to help prevent new or worsening lines. Continue reading “Maintaining a Healthy Diet: How Poor Diet Causes Wrinkles”

NutraMetrix: Nutritional Supplements for Healthy Living

The way that you nourish your body has an enormous impact on your overall vitality. Nutrient deficiencies can cause severe symptoms like migraines, depression, weight gain, and many more. While eating healthy is a key component of maintaining the right nutrients in your body, it’s difficult for your diet alone to provide all of the vitamins and minerals that you need to thrive.

This is why supplementation has become such an important component of lasting health. Supplements are products that promote optimal wellness when combined with your regular food choices. NutraMetrix is one of the leading nutritional supplement brands because it provides science-based nutritional interventions that support your health and help you overcome the deficiency symptoms that are dragging you down. Continue reading “NutraMetrix: Nutritional Supplements for Healthy Living”

Are Dangerous Toxins Lurking in Your Body?

If you don’t smoke and you lead a relatively healthy life, it’s easy fall into the perception that your body is not burdened by any health problems. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for most people. Due to the nature of our food system and the polluted state of our environment, heavy metals can easily sneak into the body and cause unrealized health consequences. From lead and mercury to cadmium and metalloid arsenic, the heavy metals in your body could be dragging you down.

What You Should Know About Heavy Metals Continue reading “Are Dangerous Toxins Lurking in Your Body?”

Do You Have a Food Sensitivity?

40347296 - man suffering from stomach ache because he has diarrheaFood isn’t what it used to be. Even just 100 years ago, the food system was more localized and crops could only be grown if nature allowed it. Americans ate by the seasons and accepted fruits and vegetables with all of their imperfections. Today, on the other hand, science and technology have become so advanced that food can be created above and beyond the limitations of nature. Preservatives, GMOs, additives, and many other things could be causing your body to reject some of the food you eat. This is known as a food sensitivity, and it’s important to understand how a simple sensitivity can impact your health. Continue reading “Do You Have a Food Sensitivity?”

These 5 Simple Rules Help You Shop for Healthy Food

weight loss challengeThe 21st century has become the era of informed public citizens, with demands and controversies upending the status quo to require food and pharmaceutical companies to become far more transparent about their processes and ingredients. More than ever, people want to know what chemicals and toxins they are placing in their body, and many have turned to local farmers markets and organically grown labels to help them achieve better health.

So this begs the question: exactly how should you shop for truly healthy food? It sounds simple to stay away from processed foods with more than five ingredients, which is a golden rule in holistic health, but turning theory into reality proves more challenging. Next time you head to the grocery store, try using these simple rules to guide your choices. Continue reading “These 5 Simple Rules Help You Shop for Healthy Food”

Seed Rotation for Hormone Balance

Did you know there are foods that have the power to boost your body’s own production of hormones? It may be surprising, but there are certain seeds that contain high amounts of lignans, vitamins, and minerals that help support hormone production and release. These seeds are flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds. Integrating these seeds at different times during the cycle is known as seed rotation and helps to support optimal hormone balance.

To understand the potential power of seed rotation, it is important to be familiar with the basics of the female menstrual cycle. Continue reading “Seed Rotation for Hormone Balance”

IV Vitamins for Nutrient Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy has been utilized in some form or another since IV use was started. IV nutrient therapy is used to achieve adequate levels of nutrients that will support your body’s needs. Intravenous administration of nutrients can achieve such serum concentrations not obtainable with oral or even intramuscular (IM) administration. Also, various nutrients have been shown to exhibit pharmacological effects usually dependent on the concentration of the nutrient and this level is usually not obtainable through oral administration. In addition, IV nutrient therapy may be more effective than oral or IM treatment for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. Many different types of nutrients can be given during any IV therapy dependent on the patient’s deficits and/or conditions.

The Myers Cocktail IV therapy is the most common and sought out IV nutrient therapy given. Myers Cocktail was developed by the late John Myers, MD in the 1970s, which was an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula used to treat a wide range of clinical conditions.

The Myers Cocktail we use in our office consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Myers Cocktail has been found to be effective for  treating conditions such as asthma, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, chronic cough, cardiovascular disease, dysmenorrhea and other conditions.

Glutathione IV Therapy add-on is used to strengthen the immune system through detoxification. Glutathione is naturally found in your body and a great antioxidant source. Glutathione is a very simple protein molecule made up of a tripeptide composed of cysteine, glycine and glutamine. The secret of the Glutathione power is the sulfur (SH) chemical groups. Sulfur is a sticky molecule that traps bad things in the body, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals.

IV glutathione is a very important add on to IV nutrient therapy for its ability to detoxify as well as strengthen the immune system and yields excellent results across a variety of conditions, including serious chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, severe toxicity, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimers, stroke, depression, asthma, liver disease, MS, central nervous system damage, kidney disease, lyme disease and cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin C IV Therapy add on is a powerful antioxidant that helps by supporting the immune system, fighting infection, reducing inflammation and improving fatigue. High dose Vitamin C therapy has also been used to treat certain cancerous conditions with positive outcomes ranging from improved quality of life to tumor death. Vitamin C is best used to treat depression, fatigue, allergies, acute illnesses, promote wound healing, etc.  It takes an enormously large amount of oral Vitamin C to be effective but intravenous Vitamin C is better absorbed and more beneficial.

High dose magnesium is a powerful muscle relaxant.  We use it to stop migraines and for stress with excellent results.

At Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness our providers and staff believe that IV Nutrient Therapy can help people get back to feeling great and aid others in maintaining a healthy balance life. Please, call (813) 902-9559 to make appointment for an IV Nutrient Therapy treatment or consult at one of our conveniently located offices in Tampa or St. Petersburg.


Why Test Your Toxicity Levels

woman doctorYou may find that despite following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and making smart lifestyle choices, you still feel sick and weighed down. Due to the continual contamination of our environment, many people unknowingly suffer from high levels of heavy metal exposure like lead, mercury, and aluminum. The body can only cope with so much toxicity until it begins to suffer from acute and chronic issues, like damage to the central nervous function and vital organs.

It’s now possible to test your toxicity levels to determine if your body is suffering from too much dangerous exposure. Continue reading “Why Test Your Toxicity Levels”