What’s New and Natural?Posted on April 21, 2008
Natural food products are exciting because they help us believe that we’re taking better care of ourselves by what we eat. The word natural itself is a big business. So what’s new on the horizon? According to recent local news story every natural food product has a complete public relations team so that not only are they giving you the information concerning the ingredients are there products, they are also trying to make sure they stand out from the crowd. Convention halls were packed with all types of products at the Natural Products Expo West recently held in Southern California. Experts admit that it’s challenging to know what is truly healthy versus what is sales type. One big push this year is for coconut. Chocolate is also a big push however much of what is done to make chocolate or coconut healthy are not things that will make coconut and chocolate taste good experts say. Having a gimmick makes a huge difference. Some other big buzzwords include organic, fair trade, and gluten-free. This year’s hottest word is the non-GMO foods which are” genetically modified organisms”. Now the consumers are aware that their foods can be modified genetically they want to know through the label if this is happening. Non-GMO verification is not a government certification. Whole Foods jumped ahead and made the announcement that the company would only carry non-GMO products by 2018. The hits also include chips made with beans, eggs, kale, and basically anything except corn. Of course eating right has a major impact on maintaining a healthy weight. The reality is that as adults age, even with proper diet and exercise their can be small areas of fat that the more and more difficult to get rid of. Dr. Kim explains to his patients that body contouring procedures can be extremely helpful in maintaining proportionate body contour. The most popular procedures including liposuction, and patients who have excessive loose and lax skin and abdomen and abdominoplasty can make a dramatic aesthetic difference. Dr. Kim cautions that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and that is only indicated for patients who have small amounts of fat in targeted areas that they need to control. As an artist, Dr. Kim has the advantage in contouring and sculpting results that appear natural and are long-lasting. Patients who are considering body contouring procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.