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Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.
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Dr. Caroline J. Cederquist is a board-certified bariatric physician with a specialization in nutrition and metabolism whose primary focus is in weight management. She is a nationally recognized versatile media personality covering a wide spectrum of health-related news and topics.

As a graduate from the University of Miami School of Medicine, she completed her residency and board certification in Family Medicine. In 1998, she opened her practice Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Naples, Florida. Based on requests from a rapidly expanding client base in 2005, she co-founded bistroMD, a national weight loss company that provides healthy, chef-prepared weight loss meals delivered to your home.

As one of only 250 doctors to achieve a board certification in bariatric medicine, or weight management, Dr. Cederquist gives opportunity for a wellness transformation to patients who have issues pertaining to metabolic dysfunction. She helps patients with complex medical conditions related to weight and nutrition and also identifies and treats food allergies and sensitivities, giving access to her patients to feel well -– sometimes for the first time. Her practice strives to give patients the path to a vibrant, healthy lifestyle through nutrition, weight loss and weight maintenance.

Through her practice and media outreach, she aims to help men, women, and children through the struggles and confusion of metabolism dysfunction and weight loss.

Career Highlights Include:
o Author of The MD Factor -- Correcting Metabolism Dysfunction
o Author of Helping your Overweight Child –- A Family Guide
o Contributor for National TV spots including Dr. Phil show, The Ricki Lake show and NBC
o Quoted as expert in Glamour, Shape, Women’s Day, Family Circle, Parenting Magazine, The Naples Daily News, The NY Times, The Fort Myers News-Press,
o Former Trustee, American Society of Bariatric Physicians
o National Upjohn Achievement Award for Outstanding Qualities in a Physician
o Keynote Speaker for National and Regional Wellness Seminars
o Officer of Alpha Omega Alpha medical Society

Dr. Cederquist is also a busy mom of four and devoted to her husband Ed, fondly referred to as The Foodie and co-founder of bistroMD. The duo combined the science of healthy weight loss with their love of land and love of food to create a compelling difference in people’s lives.


Entries by Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Emerging Crisis for Seniors: It's Probably Not What You Think

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 4:20 PM


As November is National Caregiver Month, I wanted to shine a light on a topic that caregivers and their loved ones are facing at increasing rates, but that very few people are talking about in public - senior malnutrition.

The sheer number of malnourished elderly...

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The Truth Behind Your Supplements

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 5:55 PM


Last week, the New York State Attorney General's office unveiled what could potentially amount to fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office targeted four major retailers of supplements, Target, GNC, Walgreens, and Walmart, and accused them of ...

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Insulin Resistance: The Real Reason Why You Aren't Losing Weight

(14) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 3:01 PM

Many people have weight loss as one of their key resolutions. Sadly, 35 percent of people also give up on that goal before the month even ends. It's not necessarily lack of time or willpower that causes you to struggle with weight loss year after year. The real...

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Gourmet Game Day

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 6:23 PM

Like millions of Americans, my family loves to watch the Super Bowl every year. My foodie husband, Ed, and I have a passion for the power of good, healthy food.

When cheering for your favorite team (or if they're not playing the lesser of two evils), watching...

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Shocking Facts Behind Obesity

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:33 PM

From the CDC, the term obesity is a label for a range of weight that is greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The World Health Organization's definition for obesity is a medical condition in which abnormal or excessive fat accumulation has occurred to...

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The Truth About Protein: What You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 3:32 PM

A study published in the journal of Cell Metabolism last month (March 4, 2014) found that diets consisting of moderate to high protein in adults over the age of 50 to be associated with increased diabetes-related mortality. This study was reported on in the Wall Street Journal under...

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6 Great Tips to Better Skin

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 3:59 PM

According to a recent poll, women spend $426 billion dollars a year on makeup and skin products. If only there was a way to improve your skin, complexion, lines and wrinkles without dishing out thousands of dollars a year on expensive products. Well there is. As it turns...

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Proposed Food Label Changes a Win With Physician

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:38 PM

The FDA recently announced a proposal to revise the nutrition facts label that is required on most foods. There are several paths that the potential revision may take, and it will probably be several years before the new proposal takes effect. Though the new labels are quite a ways away,...

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Best Weight Loss Results Come From Fat Acceptance

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 6:15 PM

Fat acceptance is the idea that an overweight individual has every right to be happy and content with respect to their sense of self as well as their own body. It is a beautiful expression of the power that comes from accepting who you are, and loving yourself as you...

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The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

(7) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 2:00 PM

According to a recent meta-analysis of research studies on the consumption of sugar, lowering sugar intake results in "a small but significant reduction in body weight for adults." I don't argue with the conclusions drawn by Dr. Lisa Te Morenga and her colleagues, which were published in the...

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Diet Trends, Trendy Diets and Other Mistakes We Resolve Not to Make in 2013

(32) Comments | Posted January 13, 2013 | 9:58 AM

If you think superstars of the big screen and small are immune from the same weight issues the rest of us have, you're only half right. Yes, celebrities have doctors, nutritionists, personal chefs and fitness trainers at their beck and call (most of those benefits can be obtained from specialized,...

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Replace Goals and Resolutions With Agreements and Promises of Action

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 3:25 PM

As we prepare to turn the page on 2012 and ring in 2013, it's highly likely that most of us will be making resolutions regarding weight loss that go something like, "I want to lose 30 pounds in three months."

Many of my patients verbalize this, or a similar goal,...

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The Perfect Weight-Loss Romance: Diet Meets Exercise

(8) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 8:09 AM

So you're fed up with the "banana diet," the "spinach soup diet," or the "no this, no that" diets that you've tried in the past -- but what now? In this moment of frustration, a brilliant plan pops into your head, and you say to yourself, "What if I just...

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What's the Rave With Raspberry Ketone?

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 5:53 PM

I am a physician who utilizes herbs and natural medicines in my practice, helping patients lose weight and improve their health. Testing for deficiencies, and addressing them using herbs under close supervision by a physician who understands them, can help a person lose and maintain weight as they...

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Trim Up While Traveling for Turkey Day

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 9:30 AM

The days around the Thanksgiving holiday are commonly considered the busiest travel time of the year. It just so happens to be the biggest food-centric holiday of the year, too! How can we prep for the big feast even while we are breezing through airports or stuck in the car...

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Mind Over Matter: Effects of Stress on Metabolism

(5) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 7:57 AM

Stress abounds in our modern lives, and for the most part, we manage it as best we can. Though we may think that we're coping just fine, the reality may be that stress is contributing to the trend of national weight gain.

Studies have shown that hormones play a role...

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Genetically-Modified Organisms or GMOs: What Are You Really Eating?

(487) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 10:09 PM

As a medical professional, my life's work has been devoted to improving the lives of others by helping them improve their diets, lose weight and correct their metabolism. I have been appalled in the past weeks as I have watched what I will call "Big Ag" crank up their political...

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A Misguided Mandate: Is Banning Sugary Beverages the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?

(83) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:40 PM

New York City's ban on sugary 20-ounce beverages has certainly caused its share of controversy, and of course, questions about why other beverages like fattening milk shakes or ice cream sodas are exempt from the law. As a bariatric specialist, I am always preaching "Don't drink your diet," but what...

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Getting the Lowdown on Your Metabolism

(14) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 9:09 AM

Have you worked out every single day since Labor Day, eaten a healthy, well-proportioned diet and still haven't lost a pound? There are two things I want you to know: 1) You are not alone, and 2) it may not be your fault. Isn't that the best news you've heard...

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New Season, New Shopping List: Don't Fall Short on These Shopping Essentials This Fall

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2012 | 11:24 AM

Summer is nearing an end and you may feel that all that work you did to prepare for swimsuit season has been undone by the multitude of cookouts, barbecues, weddings and outdoor dinners that have packed your calendar -- and as a result, packed on the pounds. Don't fret! This...

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