Newsletter – September 2018

Did You Know – Our patients lost 68,049 lbs in August.

Featured Articles

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - Help Us Spread the Magic of Camp

Between all of the hospital visits, medical tests, blood transfusions, nauseating rounds of chemotherapy, isolation and fear, cancer makes life really tough for a child.  This is why we believe that the camp experience is so important for kids affected by childhood cancer.

When kids arrive at camp after months of exhausting sickness, lonesome seclusion and terrifying treatments, they are shadows of their former selves.  But as the camp experience unfolds, the tears dry up, the smiles come out and they regain the spirit and strength to push onward through the disease.

Camp does more than just help these kids feel like kids again.  When these children are removed from the frightening grownup issues they face every day, and we bring them into a setting where they can laugh and play like any other kids, it lifts their spirits, boosts their mental recovery and greatly improves their quality of life.

These camps never charge the families anything.  They receive no government funding and rely solely on the generous donation of the public.  The Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics organization is committed to supporting these special camps and improving the lives of children suffering through cancer.  And we need your help to make the magic happen.

Every August, the Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics contributes $25,000 to sponsor the Tour For Kids charity cycling event to help raise critical funds for Camp Trillium, Camp Quality and Camp Oochigeas. 

You can help – make a donation to Warren Bernstein’s ride in the Tour For Kids cycling event, hosted by the Coast To Coast Against Cancer Foundation, in memory of his daughter Tamara and the many friends that we have made and lost along the way.  Please visit www.Bernstein.TourForKids.ca to make a donation and learn about this wonderful organization.

100% of every dollar that is donated goes directly to helping children living with and beyond childhood cancer.

Thank you.

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Tips for Using the Bernstein Diet Mobile App

The Bernstein Diet Mobile App is here to help track your weight loss journey. Patients can access log in to access Recipes, Food List, Weight Tracker & BMI Calculator!

Login Quicker
After you log in with your portal.drbdiet.com username and password, open the menu and go to the Settings area. Here, you can set the app to automatically log you in when you open the app, without re-typing your password each time. You can also choose how often you want to check for food list and recipe updates. Checking less frequently will make logging in much faster

Personalize Your Weight Tracker
If you would like to add a photo or a message to a date on your weight tracker, you can tap on the dot in the graph for that day to edit it. You can also include a photo or message when adding a new day to your tracker.

Get it now!

Android phone or tablet (4.1 or higher): Click here
iPhone, iPad & iPad Pro (iOS 8 or higher): Click here

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Managing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that causes your breathing to stop repeatedly while you sleep. These pauses last 10 to 30 seconds and can happen many times through the night.

The most common type of sleep apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which happens when the upper airway becomes blocked during sleep. Relaxed throat muscles, a narrow airway, a large tongue or extra fatty tissue in the throat can also block the airway. Men are affected by sleep apnea at approximately 4 times the rate of women.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include daytime sleepiness, loud snoring followed by silent pauses, gasping or choking during sleep, morning headaches, irritability or mood changes, and poor concentration or memory loss.

Being overweight is a risk factor for sleep apnea. Losing as little as 20 lbs can greatly reduce the number of sleep apnea episodes that happen each night.

Do you need a CPAP machine to help you breathe at night? Every one of our patients who suffer from sleep apnea has been able to eliminate the use of this device as a result of using our diet and achieving their healthy weight goal. Another pleasant benefit is that many of these patients stop snoring too!

For more information about sleep apnea, visit the Lung Association: https://www.lung.ca

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Childhood Obesity

Obesity in children and adolescents is a serious issue with considerable health and social consequences. More teens suffer from diabetes and heart disease than ever before, and as many as 10% of kids over the age of 4 are suspected to have fatty liver disease.

The time to treat childhood obesity is now. The sooner children have their weight and eating habits under control, the healthier they will be for the rest of their lives.

The Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics are committed to helping children lose weight, and we make it easier by offering a 50% discount on their fees. Call today, and we’ll guide you through the first steps to help them achieve all the same healthy, rapid results as our adult patients.

For more information about childhood obesity, visit the Childhood Obesity Foundation at: http://childhoodobesityfoundation.ca

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Recipe of the Month: Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients

• 3 ½ oz or 100g Chicken Breast
• ¼ Serving Canned Tomatoes – Undrained
• 2 oz or 55g Bean Sprouts – Rinsed and Drained
• 2 oz or 55g Onion – Sliced
• 1 oz or 30g Bell Pepper – Green, Sliced
• 1 oz or 30g Mushrooms – Sliced
• 2 tsp or 10 ml Tomato Paste
• 1 tsp or 5 ml VEGETA Food Seasoning and Soup Mix
• 1 tsp or 5 ml oregano
• 1 Bay leaf
• ¼ tsp or 1 ml Garlic Powder
• ½ tsp or 2.5 ml Salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
2. Spray baking dish with PAM.
3. Place sliced onion, chicken and remaining ingredients, except mushrooms, in dish. Brown quickly in hot oven.
4. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes with cover on.
5. Remove cover, add mushrooms and bake for another 25 minutes.

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Clinic Hours Update

Ontario

Monday to Friday – 6:00am – 8:00pm

  • Burlington: 2000 Appleby Line
  • Markham: 4261 HWY 7 East
  • Kanata: 420 Hazeldean Road
  • Windsor: 300 Tecumseh Road East – Closed

 

Alberta

Monday to Friday – 6:00am – 7:00pm

British Columbia

Monday – Friday – 6:00 am – 8:00 pm.

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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: https://www.drbdiet.com/clinic-support-administration/

Physicians

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: https://www.drbdiet.com/physicians/

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: https://www.drbdiet.com/nurses/

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*Individual weight loss may vary. Call for details. Compliance with our program is required.