Health Care Specialty for Obesity Offered in University Place

What to Say to Your Doctor If You Have Excess Weight. Read More »

Weight Bias in Health Care. Do You Feel Like Your Weight is Blamed For Everything?

Many patients I meet for the first time tell me they do not feel well.  Their symptoms may be a variety of things, similar to those I heard reprted by many of my patients when I practiced primary care: fatigue, joint pain,... Read More »

Low Carb Diets to Treat Diabetes

The mot popular article in the New York Times yesterday decried medical weight loss using a low carbohydrate diet to treat diabetes. Read More »

Rediscover the Joy of Eating Fat- Evidence of Weight Loss without Rising Cholesterol and Without Counting Calories

Lowering fat and counting calories to lose weight?  Not here at Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness where we offer medically supervised weight loss and weight maintenance using the principles described in the attached New York Times article.  Dr. Valerie Sutherland, Board Certified... Read More »

Refusing Healthcare to Patients with Obesity and Other Forms of Obesity Discrimination in Healthcare

Here is an alarming article on refusing care to patients with obesity. It describes a measure in the National Health System in which patients with a BMI over 30 and patients who smoke are refused surgery for 6-12 months unless it is... Read More »

Intensive Medical Weight Loss - Is it Safe and Effective for Older Adults?

Is intensive medical weight loss safe and effective for older adults? Yes! says this article from Obesity Society.  Older adults who used 2 meal replacements a day as part of a low calorie diet lost twice as much weight as those who reduced... Read More »

Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder- Treatment for Common Eating Disorders

Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder are two of the most common eating disorders. This study showed that over 1/3 of people with overweight or obesity had one or both of these. Tailored interventions are recommended to treat these conditions. Do you... Read More »

Nutrient Timing

Do you find yourself constantly battling emotional and/or physical hunger? Try "nutrient timing"! Nutrient timing is a way to give your body what it needs, when it needs it. First start by eating every 4 or 5 hours. Take a step further... Read More »

Self Talk

Self-Talk: What’s the purpose? To promote self-awareness and consciousness of choices When should I practice self-talk? •When experiencing a high stress situation that is influencing an “off-plan” choice and or self-sabotage.  •To prevent emotional eating or social (peer pressure) eating. Challenge this week: Try limiting the use... Read More »

"BMI Doesn't Really Tell You Anything About Your Health"

Check out this article on the limitations of BMI.  What is better? A body composition, metabolic healt markers in the blood, physical fitness assessment, waist circumference, and possible a cardiac calcium score. Read More »