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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

World Obesity May Soon Overtake World Hunger

An unlikely trade-off is on the horizon where one extreme may soon be replaced by an opposite and equally disturbing extreme. A world going hungry might be transitioning into a world bursting at the belt line since no middle-income country has been able to successfully address the problem of hunger without substituting it with the problem of... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Soft Food and Insulin Resistance

Does the texture of the food you eat affect your insulin resistance? A recent study suggests that it does.   These researchers fed male rats soft pellets or regular pellets for 14 weeks and then examined a number of factors, including insulin resistance and glucose tolerance.   The authors said it had previously been shown that... Read moreChevron
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Two Great Yogurts for People with Diabetes

If anything we eat deserves the label “health food,” it has to be yogurt. Of all the probiotic foods, yogurt has to be the most popular. The good bacteria in yogurt help protect our bodies from toxins, infections, allergies, and some types of cancer. In the early 1900s the Russian scientist Ilya Mechnikov discovered that more people... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

Sugar Mountain: Why it's Difficult to Lower Very High A1Cs

As is my usual practice, many of my ideas for blogs originate with my experiences with patients and families. Using analogies in clinical practice in order to make concepts more understandable is an excellent means to reach an “aha” moment. Oftentimes, we, as clinicians, provide very comprehensive explanations as to why certain... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

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Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Is Your Brother, Not Your Mother, Influencing Your Weight?

A recent study suggests that siblings may have a greater impact on your weight than your parents.  Certainly previous studies suggest:   If mom is overweight during pregnancy, offspring may have a higher risk of obesity and other health issues. If both parents are overweight or obese, then offspring has a higher risk of obesity and... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|

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