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COOLSCULPTING: AM I A CANDIDATE?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical, and non-invasive approach to eliminating stubborn fat. For someone in a healthy weight range who is looking to remove fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise, this is a great way to do it without having to worry about downtime, surgery, or the potential risks associated with an invasive procedure. If you feel that you are in this category, we welcome you to schedule a consultation​ and learn more about what these treatments can do to help you achieve your desired results!

Still not sure if you’re a good candidate? Zeltiq, the provider of CoolSculpting technology, has a 5-part questionnaire to give you more insight (this can be found on our website here).

Let’s review the questions and see if CoolSculpting is right for you!

Are you male or female?

How you answer this question does not affect your candidacy, since the CoolSculpting procedure works for both men and women.... read more

Combating Cellulite with Radio Frequency

 

Radová Lifestyle promotes an active and healthy lifestyle to all of our clients - this is the essential first step to looking and feeling your best! But what happens when you have done all you can on your own and still have stubborn fat, cellulite, or other areas of concern?

We understand that while diet and exercise are fundamental, and they do accomplish a great deal, there are also limitations. This is exactly why Radová Lifestyle came to fruition - to offer non-surgical, non-invasive approaches to body contouring and skin-tightening that go beyond what exercise and diet alone can do.

Natural, healthy, and non-invasive is our motto, and we are here to help you look and feel your very best with safe and effective treatments that do not interfere with your busy, productive life. In this blog post, we are excited to tell you more about Radio Frequency, designed to tighten skin and reduce cellulite for a flawless, smooth appearance from head... read more

Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?

Posted March 18, 2017 in Nutrition

If you enjoy the occasional diet coke, chances are that someone has tried to warn you about aspartame. Aspartame is everywhere, in tabletop sweetening packets, low-calorie, and sugar-free drinks, almost anywhere you can imagine. Over the past 20 years, aspartame has become increasingly more popular, and at the same, controversial. Dr. Michael Greger explains the history and controversy behind aspartame in a 5-minute video that seeks to answer the ultimate question “Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?”

The History

Before explaining the issues behind aspartame, it’s important to know how it got to us in the first place. Aspartame was approved by the FDA in October 1981 all thanks to Arthur Hull Hayes, a man who was appointed FDA Commissioner during the Reagan Administration, and at the time had only been in this role for six months. He concluded that aspartame was safe because it did not pose a risk for brain damage resulting in mental retardation, hormonal dysfunction, or brain... read more

Cosmetic Skincare Products

Posted March 4, 2017 in Nutrition, Skin Tightening
  Do You Know What You’re Putting on Your Skin?

In our last blog post (“The Power of Oatmeal”), we discussed how oatmeal is an excellent, natural treatment for skin ailments. Today, we will discuss the damaging effects of chemicals in commercial skincare products. Once you read this information, you may think more carefully about the products you use and what effects they can have (spoiler alert: natural is better!)

SkinCo Labs is a manufacturer of safe, all natural, organic cosmetics distributed in Quebec, Canada. From their website, we can highlight some important information about why you should reconsider the commercial products you apply to your skin.

FACT: Skin absorbs chemicals.

In many cases, even more effectively than taking them by mouth. You may have thought that using a product topically offers more protection than ingesting it directly into your body. This is certainly not the case.

THE PROOF: Transdermal drug patches, like the nicotine patch,... read more

The Power of Oatmeal

Posted March 3, 2017 in Nutrition
A Natural Treatment for Skin Ailments (and more?)

It's no secret that oatmeal is good for the skin. Most of us remember contracting the chickenpox virus as a child, and the benefits of an oatmeal bath, which is still a common remedy for soothing extensive skin itchiness and irritation. While oatmeal has already been recognized as a natural topical treatment for dry skin, bug bites, and more, recent studies indicate that oatmeal has even greater healing power than we thought previously. Michael Greger, a physican, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author, shares the shocking findings on oatmeal in the article, “Does Oatmeal Lotion Work?” published by Nutritionfacts.org.   

A study out of Georgetown University sought to test preventative treatments, or a possible cure, for awful rashes induced by chemo-therapy drugs. The research was based on another study that subjected human skin fragments to an inflammatory chemical, and found that an oatmeal extract appeared to help... read more

America’s Healthcare Crisis - The Cure is on Your Plate

Posted February 27, 2017 in Fitness, Nutrition

Nurses play a crucial role in the American healthcare system. While doctors tend to specialize on specific areas and systems of the body, like the heart or lungs, nursing focuses on the body as a whole. Kathleen M. Kirby, registered nurse and CNS Graduate, explains the holistic role of nursing in the article “Healthcare in Crisis: RN Asks What’s Food Got to Do With It?”, published by The Center for Nutrition Studies.

As Kirby explains:

"Nurses are trained to treat the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of their patients in addition to their physical bodies. And it is precisely because nurses identify their practice as a holistic one, that they tend to pat themselves on the back and think: 'We have it all covered.'"

The Importance of a Holistic Approach

The key word here is holistic, and it sums up everything we promote to our clients and friends at Radová Lifestyle. Modern American healthcare tends to focus on only treating the... read more

Controlling High Blood Pressure

Posted February 15, 2017 in Fitness, Nutrition

Hypertension is a silent killer. Commonly referred to as high blood pressure, hypertension is a serious health risk because many who have it do not show any symptoms, leaving them unaware of their condition until they are suddenly faced with a medical emergency. The issue of high blood pressure is especially prevalent in America, where about a third of American adults has hypertension, and nearly 20% of them do not know.

If left untreated, high blood pressure can result in serious health consequences, including coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss, sexual dysfunction, peripheral artery disease, and dementia. With a laundry list of potential risks, it is imperative to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, which is exactly what Radová Lifestyle is all about!

Jill Edwards, certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, delves into the topic of hypertension in the article “How to Control Hypertension (High Blood... read more

Lifestyle Choices and Disease

Posted December 8, 2016 in Anti-Aging, Fitness

Lifestyle Choices and Disease

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and arthritis, for example, are some of the most common health problems related to poor quality of life that can eventually lead to early death.

However, some of these conditions are preventable by maintaining good health, since unhealthy habits can precipitate them. Four of the biggest health risk behaviors are: poor nutrition, lack of exercise, smoking and drinking too much alcohol. These can all trigger or intensify illness, suffering and early death related to chronic diseases and conditions including aging.

This is not to say it is the person’s fault when certain disease occurs, or that they could prevent it. It is more about being mindful and making conscious efforts to prevent disease and aging in general by simply focusing on health.

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and its... read more

Meditate Everyday

Posted November 9, 2016 in

With the craziness of the elections and the post-election fatigue, I wanted to share with you something that is near and dear to my heart: meditation. Meditation has helped me significantly throughout my life; I am in constant awe of what sitting quietly can do for my mind and body.

The New York Times recently published an article on meditation exercises. I find this a great place to start if you’re looking for new ways to find peace and relaxation in your life. To start, make time each and every day for meditation. It doesn’t have to be hours on end, you really only need a few minutes a day to meditate. Who doesn’t have a few minutes a day for peace and quiet?

When you sit down for your daily quiet time, focus on the ‘now’. This is commonly referred to as ‘Mindfulness Meditation’. Allowing yourself to focus on the now is really a beautiful thing: appreciating your presence in real-time, allowing thoughts (especially sad, angry, anxious thoughts) to pass by... read more

4 Benefits of CoolSculpting

There are many benefits to CoolSculpting, here are 4  that our clients love the most!

Non-Invasive/No Downtime: CoolSculpting is non-invasive and has no downtime! The treatment can even be relaxing, as most of our clients read a book, do work or even nap. The best part? You can go right back to your normal activities right after the treatment. It’s Safe: CoolSculpting was originally inspired by Harvard research, and is now the only FDA-cleared fat reduction technology. There are no incisions made, only precise cooling of fat cells that are naturally metabolized out of your body after the treatment.   You’ll Look Great: CoolSculpting eliminates 20-25% of fat cells in each treatment. This is going to help you look great in your clothes and motivate you to live a healthy and active lifestyle. It Lasts: CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells from the body permanently. Check out this peer-reviewed case study of two of the first CoolSculpting patients who demonstrate proven... read more