Do you believe in magic?


I get asked all the time about my thoughts on the next big pill, potion, shake, wrap, device - does it work, Dr. Carissa?  It feels like every day something new becomes the next big "miracle" cure.  Perhaps it's showing up constantly on your FaceBook timeline or perhaps you saw it on Dr. Oz or the Doctors.

I cannot state it any more clear:  there is no magic pill, shake, wrap, powder, or secret diet for weight loss and overall health.  

What do all of these products have in common?  I can say with certainty that when people start using these products they also start paying attention to their diet, are more careful with what they are putting in their bodies, and start to become more active.  Overall, they begin living a healthier, more optimal lifestyle.  I believe these diet and lifestyle changes are what prompt the improvements people see in their health.

Do the products help?  Possibly.  Each product and company needs to be researched and evaluated to determine the quality and efficacy.

I cannot stress enough the importance of working with an experienced, knowledgeable healthcare practitioner who knows your health history and develops a nutrition plan that is individual for you and monitored regularly.

"Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

- Alice in Wonderland