1. Natural Estrogen, The Ideal “Pause” Therapy

    Hot flashes, headaches, weight gain, mood swings, reduced libido, dryness, anxiety, food cravings, hair loss . . . Doesn't sound like a pleasant existence. No wonder women in particular are trying to find answers! That's where hormone therapy, or HRT, has become a boon - no one wants the symptoms of menopause which can last for many years. The problem, though, is with synthetic hormones, a "one si…Read More

  2. Why Is It So Hard?

    Why is "dieting" so hard? There's probably more psychology to changing the way we eat than we want to admit. In fact, mention the word "diet" to anyone and you'll get all kinds of negative reactions. What's the first thing that pops in your head? Starvation. Bad tasting food. Scale fears. We associate. Whatever our experiences have been in the past to something, that's what we associate to it. So,…Read More

  3. Appetite Suppressants for Weight Loss

    There are several ways one can lose weight. One is just to change your appetite. Even though they shouldn't be relied solely on for a long-term weight loss solution, appetite suppressants can be a helpful jump start for an individual to reach their weight loss goals. To start lab work, a body analysis and EKG, should be done prior to prescribing you any appetite suppressant (depending on personal …Read More

  4. To Fast or Not To Fast

    To fast or not to fast? That IS the question. Fasting is going without food for a certain period of time. Throughout history, fasting has been used for medicinal, spiritual, and physical reasons. But in terms of using it for dieting, it needs to be done properly, with medical assistance. "Sometimes it's just easier not to have anything." Have you ever heard anyone say that when trying to diet? Som…Read More

  5. If You Think You Know hCG . . .

    If you haven't heard of HCG, you'll want to read this article carefully. For those that have and have tried the non-prescription type have been "taken," sorry to say. Not every HCG is the same. But first, what is it? HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone, metabolizes fat in your body and helps to curb your appetite. Our program is physician supervised and includes extensive lab work up, hor…Read More

  6. Fad Diets Don’t Work, Period.

    If you’ve tried dieting to lose weight before, you already know that fad diets just don’t work. The fact is, you need to change the way you think about food and exercise to establish a healthy lifestyle, and nobody understands that more than we do. At Pierce Medical Clinic, we have brought together a multidisciplinary team of physicians who have specialized training and expertise in helping …Read More

  7. Lose the Fat, Not the Muscle

    Welcome to Pierce Medical! We're glad you too the time to read our blog. While we have several services, our weight loss programs are what we are known for. And this time of year is when most people resolve to shed some pounds. We have several weight loss programs to fit your physical needs and schedule. Really, no plan fits everyone. We tailor your program to fit you, your physical makeup and you…Read More