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Dr. Emily VinZant is an experienced Family Physician and Mom of teen to toddler. She provides easy medically-based solutions on all things health and parenting to help Mom’s raise healthy families and simplify their lives.Β 

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40 Life Lessons from A Doctor Mom at 40

I turn 41-years-old today - and 40 was a BIG year for me. I started this blog ... I had a baby and a brand new driver and...

Positive Thoughts for Weight Loss Frustration

Need to turn to positive thoughts to beat that weight loss frustration? I have been there. Here's the deal: we all have...

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Positive Thoughts for Weight Loss Frustration

Need to turn to positive thoughts to beat that weight loss frustration? I have been there. Here's the deal: we all have small set backs on the road to a healthier weight. It will never be that perfect linear line from beginning to goal. Our bodies are just WAY more...

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Positive Thoughts for Weight Loss at Holidays

Need some positive thoughts for weight loss at the holidays? I have you covered. Working on weight loss is tough as it is but the holidays have the ability to truly derail your weight loss mindset and success. That is super frustrating and frequently shuts down the...

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Intermittent Fasting for Busy Moms

If you have heard the intermittent fasting buzz but aren't sure how to make it work in your busy Mom life, you are in the right place. As a family physician and mom/step-mom of 5, I get you. I spent so many years HATING what I saw in the mirror. The problem was I...

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Weight Loss Pills for Women

"What is the BEST weight loss pill?" - such a common question in my family medicine clinic. And such a great question for so many of us struggling to lose weight. I LOVE weight loss medicine - and by that I mean the practice of treating obesity, not just the medicine...

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Do You Need Mineral Replacement in Your Vitamin?

Do you need the mineral replacements found in your daily multivitamin? Check out your daily multivitamin label - you just may be getting 120% of your allotted daily Molybdenum and just 30% of your allotted calcium. Say what? You might be wondering, "What the heck is...

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What is Best to Take for Sleep?

What is best to take for sleep? Every chronic insomniac has their favorite go-to aid for sleep. For my Mom, it is Tylenol PM. Anyone struggling with sleep in the VinZant household? Tylenol PM to the rescue. Other's take a more natural route - melatonin, chamomile, or...

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The Scoop on Potty Training

What is the scoop on potty training? As the mother of a rambunctious 18-month-old daughter who constantly follows me into the bathroom and likes to throw toilet paper into the bowl, I'm tempted to start potty-training my little lady. The Family Physician in me,...

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Is Your Child Addicted to Sugar?

Is your child addicted to sugar? I actually started questioning this myself with the question: "Can a one-year-old be addicted to sugar?" That should be a rhetorical question. At my house, it’s not. And, if a one-year-old can be addicted to sugar, mine is. How do I...

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Why You Should Drop Everything and Play

I am not the "fun" parent by nature. I admit it. The task-oriented, perfection-driven, clean freak in me just struggles to drop everything and play. And I was acutely reminded of this on Saturday morning. While I worked on weight loss research for my blog, I grew...

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