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Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Effective Meal Replacement Weight Loss Programs

Can you reverse type 2 diabetes with weight loss, diet and lifestyle change and get off medication?  The CDC seems to thinks you can.

What if ‘reversal’ at least means your patients will lose weight and go off medication and maybe STAY OFF medications if they engage in a lifestyle program. According to Ann Albright, PhD, RD, the director of diabetes translation at the CDC, shedding extra pounds and keeping them off can help you better control your blood sugar.  For some people, reaching a healthier weight will mean taking fewer medications, or in rarer cases, no longer needing those medications at all.

Hey doc, do you have a program for that? 

We are so excited to release our first condition-specific PREMIUM wellness plans: The KetoPaleoFast and PaleoFast programs, brought to you by Dr. Sage Haggard. This set of four programs will allow you to get your patients an excellent result at a great price for you and for them.  Please send an email to info@bodysite.com now to add these plans to your BodySite account. Watch the video first. :)

These programs are based on ketogenic and paleo diet principles with specific attention paid to the quality of the ingredients. They are also focused on primarily meal replacement shakes for 2 of the meals per day to make for easier patient compliance for better outcomes.

Please send an email to info@bodysite.com now to add these plans to your BodySite account.

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BodySite Partners with InBody to Make Biometric Data More Accessible to Providers and Patients

West Palm Beach, FL (Health and Wellness Newswire) – March 1, 2017

BodySite.com® , a best in class Digital Health Guidance System™, has announced a strategic partnership and integration with InBody USA, a world leader in body composition technology.

The alliance makes data from InBody Analyzers and the cutting edge InBody BAND™ available to health and wellness providers and their patients inside of the BodySite platform to help providers deliver better care and outcomes to guide patients to optimal wellness.

“By making advanced body composition data accessible with the InBody, we achieve our mission to provide physicians, dietitians, and fitness professionals with the tools to track progress and enhance patient care, ultimately empowering our clients to achieve their health goals. Our new partnership with the BodySite platform perfectly aligns with this mission,” said Meggan Brunette, Regional Manager.

The InBody BAND records essential health and fitness tracking metrics such as daily activity and sleep as you would expect from a fitness tracker. But what’s not expected is that the InBody BAND is a wearable fitness device that for the first time can measure body composition on the wrist.  Being able to track body fat percentage and muscle mass both on the scale and on the wrist means a patient’s progress toward not only optimal weight but also optimal body composition are both readily measurable and available instantly to the patient’s provider.

Integrating InBody BAND and InBody Analyzer data into BodySite’s robust patient content management and guidance platform enables providers to give more comprehensive health guidance based on more complete patient data. Using biometric measurements, providers get a better look at the metrics that matter and allows providers to make more informed recommendations.  According to BodySite founder John Cummings, “BodySite’s detailed wellness plan delivery system gives providers a way to do something meaningful with patient biometric data. Instead of just telling patients to “do better” with lifestyle choices, a provider can use BodySite to give the patient a complete roadmap to wellness that includes detailed and customized daily guidance. InBody data makes that experience more effective than ever.”

Patients can add their InBody data to BodySite for viewing by the provider by simply adding their InBody account to the new BodySite “My Connected Apps” page. When they do, information from InBody is synched instantly to the patient’s account and their provider’s account on BodySite, where a combined view of data from BodySite and other devices and apps, gives providers a broader look at the overall patient.

“There are literally hundreds of apps and devices to track steps and sleep but few devices provide meaningful details about what’s really happening with body composition” said BodySite’s  founder John Cummings .

For more information about how your practice or company can leverage the power of BodySite’s Digital Health Guidance System, leveraging data from InBody devices, please visit http://bodysite.com/inbody and try BodySite for free.

About BodySite:

BodySite is a cloud-based digital health guidance platform that allows providers to easily enroll patients into lifestyle and care programs on a private labeled portal so that patients receive comprehensive guidance, care information and support daily. Patients can track their progress, food intake, activities, keep a journal and interact with providers directly. Providers monitor all of this and guide patients proactively and in real time, enabling more care and support in a fraction of the time. To try BodySite at a special InBody price, visit http://bodysite.com/inbody

About InBody USA:

InBody is the global leader in body composition analysis. By leading the field with cutting-edge technology and a commitment to improvement and innovation, InBody has become the most trusted name in BIA body composition analysis. Recognizing that people today need ways to maintain and improve their health while living an active lifestyle, InBody has developed a new, user-friendly fitness wearable: the InBody BAND. The first of its kind, the InBody BAND is the world’s first fitness tracker that can analyze body composition. Instead of simply counting steps and calories, you can see actual changes happening in your body, like increases in muscle and decreases in fat. For the first time ever, you can see your hard work translate into real world results: anytime, anywhere.

InBody is committed to guiding the world to a fitter, healthier, and happier future. Take the first step with InBody, and see what you’re made of.

Try BodySite at a special InBody price and start doing something more meaningful for your patients, with more meaningful information: http://bodysite.com/inbody

Yoga Poses Guide Patients to Core Strength, Flexibility and Stress Reduction

Our bodies have natural tendency for self-healing and much of it relates to simple actions and mindsets. The practice of yoga is one of the most accessible and helpful ways your patients can core develop and maintain core strength, flexibility and also reduce stress and inflammation.

In addition to physical strength one of the reasons yoga is such a powerful tool in improving health and wellness for your patients is that it creates awareness and harmony in both the mind and body.

With 100 different schools of thought in yoga a typical beginner or basic session typically includes breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. There’s no need for your patients to feel intimidated about exercise but it’s one of the reasons for non-compliance and why patients don’t succeed or get on a path to wellness.

Here’s a very basic routine that your patients can accomplish at their own pace to take a few steps towards basic strength, flexibility and relaxation through a simple mind body connection. The connection is a natural result of the presence even basic yoga requires.

Physical Benefits

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • Balancing metabolism
  • Reducing weight
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Protection from injury

Mental Benefits

In addition to physical benefits of yoga, it helps a person manage their stress, which can have deleterious effects in both body and mind.  When people are stressed and not managing it properly, it can then manifest itself in countless ways, including neck or back pain, sleep inefficiency, substance abuse, and failure to concentrate, all of which can create a vicious cycle as daily failures to manage those issues create more stress and so on.  Yoga can be an excellent tool for patients to learn coping skills and break that cycle.

Everyone Can Do It.

All ages and activity levels can try yoga and start small, working their way up to more and more strength, flexibility and concentration to breathing and awareness.

If you want an easy way to guide patients through a plan for wellness that includes yoga, or other exercise and even a full plan for how to eat with lifestyle recommendations, consider using a digital health guidance system like BodySite.com to guide your patients between office visits.   You can try it free at http://bodysite.com
If you’re already using BodySite, simply copy our 12 Days of Stretching Plan inside of your wellness plans templates. Enjoy!

BodySite 3.0 First Look

As a loyalty discount to our existing clients, we want to offer you 4 free months of BodySite as we prepare to release BodySite 3.0.   Pay for 9 months and get 13 months of BodySite 3.0.   Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming in BodySite 3.0 next week.

Email info@bodysite.com and tell us if you want the annual loyalty discount.

Email info@bodysite.com and tell us if you want the annual loyalty discount.

Custom Meal Editor and Meal Plan Creator for Customized Meal Plan Creation

One or our favorite new features in BodySite 3.0 is the lightning fast meal creator which allows you to create recipes in your meals library in about 90 seconds. Watch this 90-second video and be sure to register for Wednesday’s webinar “First Look at BodySite 3.0” to see 101 other features and upgrades in the new BodySite digital health guidance platform.  Register for the webinar here. 

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR TO SEE ALL OF THE NEW FEATURES.

5 Things Your Practice is Missing for Better Profitability (And What To Do About It)


Professionals and Experts are Bad at Business Processes: Lawyers, Doctors, Accountants are just not trained to run businesses as entrepreneurs. Why? Because training in these professions is focused on skills and expertise, as it should be, but very little economics is taught, very little management is learned and once you start practicing, a busy practice leaves little time to catch up. Although we expect that our license and our expertise will just bring in the revenue, it’s usually not that easy.
There are some simple things you can do to create a profitable practice that generates more income per patient while giving patients much more care than you’re giving them now:

The 5 Things:

  1. Reduce the number of care offerings
  2. Create simple processes all staff can follow easily
  3. Don’t delegate those processes prematurely
  4. Don’t miss indirect referrals and revenue
  5. Offer care that is holistic to the patient AND your business.

Focus on these things and differentiate your practice with better patient communication to create loyalty, longer patient life cycles, referrals and revenue.

Watch the video above for more detail and if you’re interested in a software solution that helps you implement these ideas, take advantage of a special price on this page only: http://bodysite.com

American Medical Association Encourages Frequent Web-Based Patient Support for Successful Weight Loss

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Are you touching your patients often enough? People who lose weight and want to keep it off benefit from frequent personal contact and interventions, researchers recently reported at the American Heart Association’s Conference on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.  Results of the study are also published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In a test of 3 ways to help people maintain weight loss, those who received frequent personal counseling were best at keeping off unwanted pounds. 

“We know how to help people lose weight in a healthy way, but we know very little about how to help them to keep the weight off,” said Laura P. Svetkey, M.D, lead author of the study and professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. “This study is the longest and largest to test strategies for long-term weight loss maintenance, and it suggests that long-term weight control is an achievable goal” with continuous support and contact. 

Despite the importance of obesity control, few studies have tested strategies to maintain weight loss over long periods. In the study, counselors helped participants use tools like self-monitoring and goal-setting, and also provided study members with support.

77% of participants who talked with an interventionist monthly, who provided counseling and encouragement, weighed less at the end of 30 months, compared to only 67% in the group of self-directed patients.  

Frequent follow up, combined with tracking and other tools, is the best solution for preventing obesity and maintaining weight loss. If you’re not already using a web-based solution that combines technology for patient accountability with an automatic patient education and support mechanism, check out BodySite.com’s platform, which does all of this, and more, with less work than you and your staff are currently doing.  Try BodySite free.

Patient Marketing and Engagement Videos – Tell Patients About a Higher Level of Care in Your Practice

Are you telling your patients about the great, new level of care you can bring them? BodySite’s Patient Marketing Videos make it easy to show your patients how much you care and how much care and support you can deliver.

In a female voice:

or in a male voice:

Patients will have better outcomes, be more satisfied and more likely to make additional referrals of their friends and family when you use a patient care portal to stay in constant communication with patients. Diet, exercise, hormone replacement or therapy – really any type of patient care, support, education or treatment is possible in a way that your practice could never provide without a tool like BodySite.com. Give your patients more.

BodySite Doctor Testimonials – What’s So Great About the BodySite Wellness Care Portal for Patients and Providers

In a series of weekly interviews, we’ll be exploring how doctors in all types of medical practices, from primary care to weight loss to recovery, are using technology to communicate, educate and support patients better than ever before possible. Here’s the first interview in the series with Dr. Gregory Zengo in Atlanta, Georgia. A BodySite platform user since 2013, Dr. Zengo uses BodySite to communicate care information between office visits effortlessly.

“BodySite takes patient care to a whole new level.” Gregory Zengo, MD

Find out how easily you can integrate BodySite into your practice and start enjoying the benefits of better care through effortless and consistent communication with patients. The result is happier patients, better outcomes, patient loyalty and retention, more services and procedures per patient and patient to patient referrals.  And you can try it out absolutely free!

Start your free trial of the BodySite Wellness and Patient Care Portal, today.  

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Wellness and Weight Loss Doctor in Atlanta GeorgiaAbout Dr. Zengo: Gregory P. Zengo, MD is the Medical Director of New Image Medical Aesthetics & Wellness. The practice serves Athens, Watkinsville, Winder and Atlanta, Georgia and is located at 2 S. Main St. Suite 206 Watkinsville, GA 30677. For more information, visit http://www.newimagegeorgia.com