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The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

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Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Fifty shades of an eating disorder

Do you try every trendy diet, hoping that this time it will work?  Do you shun entire food groups for a period of time, only to “fall apart” and binge on the very foods you avoided for weeks or months?  Do you have strange eating rituals?  Do you think about food all day, while following a very rigorous diet?  Do... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, comments (0)|
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!

Thermogenesis: Turning Up The Heat On Weight Loss

Thermogenesis is the process by which warm-blooded animals produce heat. It is directly connected to metabolic rate. When thermogenesis is increased in the body metabolism speeds up and fat cells are used as energy to support the change in metabolism. The process occurs in different natural situations such as animalhibernation, cold adaptation,... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Another Me-Too Diabetes Drug

In the field of pharmaceutical medicine, drugs that are the second in their class of medications are frequently called "me-too" (or "me-two") drugs. But what do you call the third and fourth drugs in the same class? Copycats? Hitchhikers? Wishful thinking?   Well, it's happening again: another diabetes drug has been approved by the FDA, and... 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

A Vitamin D Surprise for People with Diabetes

We have known for a long time that vitamin D is important for our health. Recently scientists discovered that it helps us stave off heart disease and regulate our diabetes. But until now they couldn't tell us how much vitamin D we need to get each day to help us manage our blood sugar levels. The Sunshine Vitamin on the Yellowstone... Read moreChevron
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

It’s My Migraine, and I’ll Cry If I Want To!

Usually, I'm fairly good at coping with Migraines. I take my medications and, if I need to, lie down. And that's that. Usually.   In a way, I don't think I'd be as ticked off if my recent period of increased Migraines had been precipitated by an avoidable trigger that I'd taken my chances with. My main trigger lately, however, has been the... Read moreChevron

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