Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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 and facial 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!

Study Shows Testosterone Replacement Aids Weight Loss in Men

Ah, testosterone, the hands-down favored hormone among men. With the possible exception of Samson's hair, it is the snap, crackle, pop of maleness. If a fella wants more muscle, bring on the testosterone. If he wants more facial hair, it is testosterone to the rescue. There you have it then, the muscular, hairy,... Read moreChevron

posted 10/20/2014, comments (0)|

HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Fighting Childhood Obesity One Dinner at a Time

Do you have fond memories of family meals when you were growing up?  Do you serve a family meal with everybody present some, most, or all nights of the week?  Do the meals allow for generally positive discussion, sharing of one’s day, or chatter about nutrition?  Do the meals last at least 20 to 30 minutes?  Apparently... Read moreChevron

posted 10/20/2014, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Reflux Friendly Cooking: Walnut Dainties

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe... Read moreChevron

posted 10/17/2014, comments (0)|
Carmen Roberts, RD.

Carmen Roberts, RD., Health Pro

Registered Dietitian

3 Fun (and Healthy) Fall Recipes You'll Love

It’s been a warm fall so far, but the chill in the air each morning reminds us that fall weather is, indeed, fast approaching. Consider trying one of these autumn recipes below. Using fall fruits and vegetables packed with antioxidants will give you an extra nutritional boost to beat the chilly weather.


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posted 10/17/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Solutions to Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Arthritis of the foot and ankle makes each step painful, each activity difficult and life barely tolerable at times. And when one side starts to hurt, the other side can quickly follow in an avalanche of aches and pains. If you are desperately seeking solutions to your foot and ankle pain, here is a list that may provide you with a fresh new... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|