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DR. TONI BARK

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Weight Loss

Zonulin and Why You Need to Know About This Protein

In the early nineties, the buzz word for anyone seeking out alternative views on chronic illness was candidiasis. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of Candida, a yeast that is normally present in our environment but is opportunistic and can overgrow when normal bacteria are missing or reduced. Candida was blamed for everyone presenting with chronic inflammation,…

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work

The latest fad in dieting has been the HCG diet. In addition to taking or injecting HCG, patients eat a 500 calorie a day diet. The biggest problem with this is it’s a DIET! According to the American Obesity Association,the failure rate for dieters is well over 95%. This is based upon research they published…

Why Lipodissolve Over Liposuction

Why chose a non-surgical procedure involving many injections that might involve a few visits over a single surgical procedure? The answer is the risk/benefit ratio. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, is cosmetic surgery performed to remove unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin. The doctor sculpts and recontours the patient’s body…

How to Lose Abdominal Fat Without a Procedure

There are two types of abdominal fat; visceral and subcutaneous. While many studies cite the dangers of visceral fat because of it’s association with heart disease and diabetes type two, subcutaneous fat can also pose some dangers. All fat cells have the capability to transform cholesterol into hormones, particularly estrogen, and large amounts of subcutaneous…

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Many patients come to my Evanston office expecting me to perform repeated sessions of lipodissolve for their weight problem. I won’t and I don’t. Lipodissolve is a localized fat loss procedure, not a weight loss procedure and is inappropriate as a treatment for obesity. The exceptions are that I will treat a buffalo hump, double…