Yearly Archives: 2019

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Fatty Liver: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

By | November 5th, 2019|Belly Fat, fatty liver, NAFLD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease)|

Fatty liver disease is becoming increasingly common in many parts of the world, affecting about 25% of people globally It is linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other disorders characterised by insulin resistance. What's more, if fatty liver isn't addressed, it may progress to more serious liver disease and other health problems. What is [...]

Menopause: 13 Things Every Woman Should Know

By | September 18th, 2019|Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormones, HRT, Lifestyle and Menopause, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Perimenopause, Symptoms of Menopause, Weight Gain|

Menopause: 13 Things Every Woman Should Know 1.What is Menopause? Women past a certain age will experience menopause. Menopause is defined as having no menstrual period for one year. The age you experience it can vary, but it typically occurs in your late 40s or early 50s. Menopause can cause many changes in your body. The [...]

Winning the weight battle after menopause

By | August 18th, 2019|Menopause, Visceral Fat, Weight Gain|

Lifestyle changes may assist in controlling biologically driven body changes. You spend hours in the gym every day. You eat nothing but grilled chicken, fish, and salads. Yet the numbers on the scale don't budge — or worse, they slowly creep up, along with your waist measurement. Hormonal fluctuations and other shifts that come with menopause [...]

How Cutting 300 Calories a Day Can Improve Your Metabolic Health

By | July 31st, 2019|Calories, Metabolic Health, Weight Loss|

At Como Diagnostic we are always looking for ways to help our patients achieve their health and weight goals and have developed a number of successful lifestyle programs to this end. If you are just edging over your ideal weight and or your blood profile picture is pointing to some mild cardiovascular & metabolic issues then just a few [...]

A Low Carbohydrate Mediterranean Diet May Be Best For Cutting the Most Harmful Type of Fat

By | July 1st, 2019|Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Belly Fat, Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Visceral Fat|

In our October 2018 blog -  'The Dangers of Belly Fat' , we looked at the health risks associated with belly fat as opposed to subcutaneous fat (think arms and thighs) and the positive effect of diet (reduced calorie intake) and exercise on shedding excess belly or visceral fat. New research has teased this out even further [...]

Why strength training should be part of your exercise plan

By | June 12th, 2019|Exercise, Lifestyle Medicine, Protein, resistance exercise, strength training, Weight Training|

Enjoy immediate gains by developing a well-rounded program, performing the exercises with good form, and being consistent. Regular physical activity promotes general good health, prevents chronic disease, and helps you live a longer and healthier life. For many of us, the exercise prescription comes in the form of walking, jogging, treadmill work, or other "aerobic" [...]

Weight Loss Medication – A Brief Guide to Saxenda®

By | May 7th, 2019|Weight Loss, Weight loss medication|

In response to the many requests we receive for information regarding Saxenda® as a weight loss medication please read this brief guide and refer to the link at the end of this post for more in depth information. We have provided some background content to weight loss in general as a prelude to the information about Saxenda. Dr. Sandi and the team [...]

Melbourne Weight Loss Clinic – Como Diagnostic – Finds a New Home

By | April 2nd, 2019|Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Diet, Uncategorized, Weight Loss|

Dr. Sandi Vinson Bromberger and the team at Como Diagnostic have left South Yarra after almost 30 years and have relocated to beautiful premises at 492 St. Kilda Road Melbourne . Dr. Sandi is a highly experienced general practitioner who has dedicated her professional life to the specialist area of medically supervised weight loss & [...]

Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss – What You Need to Know

By | March 4th, 2019|Diet, Ketogenic, Low Carb|

The Health Benefits of a Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diet There has been much controversy about low-carb ketogenic diets, because they tend to be high in protein and poor quality fats and too restrictive on fibrous fruit and vegetables However, more recent studies,have shown that low-carb  ketogenic diets can be healthy and beneficial as long as fat consumption is mostly derived [...]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet – What You Need to Know

By | February 24th, 2019|Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Diet|

What is Inflammation & Why the Fuss? Inflammation is a protective mechanism that allows your body to defend itself against infection, illness, or injury. It can also occur on a chronic basis, which can lead to various diseases. Put simply there are two types of inflammation. The first type is classical inflammation, which generates the [...]

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