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Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman is an award winning writer with over 30 years of experience, specializing in medical and health related content. While studying journalism and communications, Mr. Goodman obtained practical knowledge of medicine and medical terminology working as a Paramedic in New York City. Steve is currently working as a Project Editor and Ghostwriter for the Health and Medical division of Forbes Advantage Books. Mr. Goodman’s work has appeared on broadcast networks such as PBS and Discovery, and featured in national magazines and peer reviewed journals. As the senior producer for the television series Living With... hosted by Dr. Arnot, and a regular contributor to WebMD and Life Extension magazine, he is quite familiar with writing on specific disease conditions, medical breakthroughs, and the use and efficacy of both natural and traditional medications and medical procedures. Mr. Goodman possesses a particular expertise in taking complex medical concepts and making them accessible to the lay audience. Recently, he has specialized in producing content on Anti-aging medicine, evidence based complementary and alternative practices, and the benefits of testosterone and growth hormone replacement therapies. He possesses an impressive body of work on these subject matters that includes print, web, and video content.

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    Linda Loftin

    It has been proven that people who lose this much weigh on TV reality shows are unable to keep the weight off over the long term. Most contestants regain most, and even all the lost weight. People can’t keep exercising for 4 hours a day for the rest of their lives. These shows make false promises and contestants are invariably disappointed, and then feel ever worse about themselves. You shouldn’t be writing a ‘health’ newsletter if you don’t know the facts. Have you read the New York Times article on the subject? Metabolism shows down radically and these big losers can not physically maintain their weight loss.

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      That’s too bad, although there are people who’ve gone to Weight Watchers, lost alot of weight, and have managed to maintain their weight loss. The reason, however, that many people do end up re-gaining most of not all of the weight that they’ve lost is due to the fact that the amount of the hormone called leptin in the body , is also decreased, thus affecting the metabolism adversely and resulting in the all-too-frequent weight re-gain.


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