Newsletter June 2018

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Getting the most from your program

Maintenance is really what losing weight is all about:

Maintenance is a lifestyle, not a diet or diet mentality, and it’s essential to your ongoing success. Maintaining your healthy weight is as important as losing the weight in the first place. The Maintenance Program is designed for your specific metabolism to let you eat sensibly and normally for the rest of your life and to protect the valuable investment you have made in yourself.
Once you have reached your goal weight, we must properly reintroduce and add more regular foods back into your daily diet, while ensuring you remain at your Ideal Health Goal Weight. The objective is to find the exact amounts of healthy foods that you can eat, and to identify any in particular that may trigger weight gain or other health and digestive problems.

Benefits of the Maintenance Program

  1. We are here to continue to support and coach you. Medical supervision continues on a weekly basis through our professionally trained staff.
  2. Eat what you like in moderation and stop worrying about dieting all the time. You will eventually be allowed virtually any kind of food that you like.
  3. Maintenance foods include all the protein and nutrients that you will ever need. As a result, you will look and feel better and enjoy increased energy levels.
  4. There are innumerable health benefits to maintaining a healthy weight, including:
    • Enjoy a longer, healthier life.
    • Early prevention of major killers such as sudden heart attack, congestive heart failure, angina, abnormal heart rhythm, and stroke.
    • Reduced risk of developing high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
    • Achieve better control of blood sugar, reducing or eliminating the need for diabetes medications, including insulin.
    • Reduced risk of developing certain forms of cancer.
    • Prevent and control joint disorders such as arthritis and gout by reducing pressure and inflammation on weight bearing joints.
    • Improve or eliminate symptoms of sleep apnea. Breathing becomes easier as oxygen delivery is improved.
    • People suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and post-polio syndrome have demon strated remarkable improvement in their symptoms with the Dr. Bernstein Diet and B vitamins.
    • Maintaining a healthy weight promotes good skin tone with a normal, healthy appearance.
    • Achieve better focus at work, reduced sick days and absenteeism.
    • Your ongoing success generates a sustained high level of motivation, higher self-esteem and a more positive outlook on life.

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Recipe of the Month Canadian Banquet Burger


1.50oz or 45g extra lean ground sirloin
3oz or 85g Tomatoes – sliced
1 slice Maple Leaf Canadian Bacon (precooked)
1 Kraft Fat Free Cheese slice
1 egg white
2 dill pickles, sliced (no sugar added)
1 slice of any allowed bread
Dash of garlic powder


Combine beef, egg whites, garlic powder and crumbled Melba toast and form into a patty.
Spray pan with PAM and cook the burger on both sides until well done.
Add cheese and bacon to burger
Garnish with tomato and sliced dill pickles.

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Nursing Week 2018

Each year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has a theme for International Nurses Day celebration. This year, the theme is: A voice to lead – health is a human right.

Nurses comprise the largest group of health care professionals within the healthcare workforce and therefore play a pivotal role in provision of health service to community at large.

According to International Council of Nurses, adequately trained and motivated health workers are essential for the health of the world’s population. Equitable access to necessary health services of good quality cannot be achieved without an adequate number of appropriately prepared nurses. But, just adding more nurses is not the solution; improving the work environment is a key aspect of improving patient safety and the quality of health care.

Over the years Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics has established a reputation for success, integrity and innovation in the field of weight loss and the study of obesity. This success would not have been possible without the support of our frontline key players “Nurses and Medical Administrative Staff”.

We would like to commemorate International and National Nurses Week by saluting our nurses for their dedicated service to our organization. We would also like to acknowledge the staff for their commitment to their patients, whose lives they influence every day…

HAPPY NURSES WEEK! Keep up the good work that you all do!
Dr. S. K. Bernstein

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5 Healthy Habits in Midlife Could Add 10 Years of Life

Marlene Busko, Medscape Medical News, May 10, 2018

Middle-aged Americans who follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, don’t smoke, drink moderate amounts of alcohol, and maintain a healthy weight could live more than a decade longer than those who don’t do any of these things, a new study suggests.

The study by Yanping Li, MD, PhD, from the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, was published online April 30 in Circulation. Li and colleagues examined diet and other lifestyle data from 78,865 women in the Nurses’ Health Study who were followed for up to 34 years (1980 to 2014) and 44,354 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study who were followed for up to 28 years (1986 to 2014).

Even adopting some of these healthy behaviors would help – “Each factor prolonged life expectancy around 2 to 3 years”, Li stressed in an interview with | Medscape Cardiology.
“Each single lifestyle change you make will help you live longer and better,” Jean-Pierre Després, PhD, cardiology research director at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute at Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, echoed in a commentary issued with the article.

Compared with men and women who lacked any of the five healthy-lifestyle habits, those who had all five had an 82% lower risk for dying from cardiovascular disease, a 65% lower chance of dying from cancer, and a 74% lower risk of dying from all causes during follow-up “I just hope both the general population and doctors realize it’s not that hard” to adopt a healthier lifestyle, Li continued. “Our study highlighted that even a small progress in lifestyle could be a big achievement. Never give up.”

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We're Hiring!

Clinic Support & Administration

We are always looking for skilled people to join our team. Opportunities exist for personal and professional growth, in one of our administration and support team positions. Your chance to make a contribution to our patients’ success range from entry level to management positions in areas such as: Finance; Human Resources; Contact Centre; Warehousing/Logistics; Operations & Nursing Support; & Information Technology.

For a list of current openings, and to apply online, visit the following link:


Are you ready for a rewarding change of pace? With our dedicated and streamlined approach to patient care and clinic operations, the convenience of regular day-time working hours and attractive compensation, we present a significant lifestyle opportunity for today’s doctors. All while making a positive difference in so many of your patients’ lives. For a list of current openings, and to apply online, visit the following link:

Nurses & Medical Receptionists

Are you tired of working unstable shifts & weekends? Are you looking to improve the balance between your work and family life? If you answered YES then we have the opportunity for you! As part of our highly skilled team, you will be closely monitoring our patients’ health, educating them on proper nutrition and motivating them to achieve their goals and maintaining their healthy weight for the rest of their lives!. For a list of current openings, and to apply online, visit the following link:

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