Dr. Curvy

Donuts Saved My Life

October 2, 2012

“Scientists discover fried dough filled with frosting and covered with chocolate glaze and sprinkles saves lives”…. Sorry, not a scientific breakthrough you’ll be reading about anytime soon, despite some recent articles suggesting overweight and obese individuals are healthier than normal or even underweight individuals. To better understand the obesity paradox, you have to first realize […]

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Social Media and the Battle for My Teenager’s Soul

September 14, 2012

Okay, it’s probably not as dramatic as the title implies, but social media makes my job as a protective, vigilant parent just a little bit more challenging. I have a girl crazy 16-year-old stepson who has given me some great experience to help me deal with my own five boys (ages 2-10) in a few […]

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Straight from the Doctor: It’s Not in Your Head.

January 4, 2012
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I was asked to write about the top things that women should bring up with their doctor.  Besides the usual health maintenance things – your regular physical, blood work, female tests – what kind of signs and symptoms should you share with your physician? I thought about it, and thought about it . . . […]

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The Couples Workout and Why it’s a Bad Idea

September 16, 2011

JA, a middle age housewife, presented to my office for her monthly weight management visit. She had been hovering around her goal weight the past few months and recently incorporated some new tips and was pleased to have lost 5 pounds this past month. While inquiring about the different things she was doing to lose […]

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Dr. Curvy’s No Bake Cheese Cake!

June 3, 2011

All work and no play makes for a dull day, and the same thing goes for dieting! Luckily, our very own Dr. Curvy is as brilliant in the kitchen as he is in a pair of sterile rubber gloves, and he has two mouth watering (trust me, I’ve tried them both!) cheesecake recipes to share […]

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The Free Clinic with Dr. Curvy, Episode 1

March 7, 2011

There’s a new feature here at Curvy Girl Guide that we are very excited about, The Free Clinic with Dr. Curvy! A chance for you to ask our resident MD, Dr. Curvy, aka, Dr. Stephen Camacho, all your health and body questions, from general health, to weight to sex, we cover it all in a […]

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Leave the “stuffing” for the bird!

November 25, 2010

I love to eat. I really love to eat good food, too. The kind of good food that is almost too pretty to eat; that makes you feel like you’re a judge on Top Chef.  Food that you eat slowly and carefully to enjoy and savor every flavor and bite.  Food that you don’t have to […]

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Dr. Curvy: Hey, Are You Gonna Finish That?

November 18, 2010

I see at least one patient every day who has made an appointment specifically for the purpose of getting his or her doctor’s help to lose weight. The stories of the patient’s failed fat burning endeavors are often similar: They hardly eat, sometimes only once a day… They are exercising a little . . . […]

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