Wednesday, September 17, 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!

Personality as It Pertains to Weight Loss

Personality As It Pertains to Weight Loss Personality. We all own one and, according to Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Briggs, there are sixteen different types. The Briggs ladies developed their theory of personality type using Carl Jung's Psychological Types as a resource.   Are you the Inspector or the Protector? Perhaps... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|

HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are New Weight Loss Drugs the Answer?

If you poll doctors who treat patients with obesity, results will show that many if not most of the doctors feel the need for more tools in the obesity treatment arsenal.  The treatment option that seems to be most challenging is the medication sector.  Many of the obesity medications that come down the pipeline and are effective in... Read moreChevron
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

Diabetes Testing That Is Even More Gentle

Three months ago I reviewed Genteel’s new “gentle lancing instrument” here at “Gentle Testing for Diabetes.” The company claims right on the box that it gives us “blood testing without pain!”     In all my experience with the device this is no exaggeration. It has improved the quality... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Alzheimer's Conundrums for People with Disease, Caregivers

There are a lot of philosophical and ethical conundrums as well as questions that go with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I was struck again by these challenges while participating in POV’s online chat in the wake of the airing of the documentary “The Genius of Marian” on PBS last week. Here are some points that came up... Read moreChevron
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

Author, breast cancer survivor

Breast Cancer Online: Top Apps

It’s challenging to wade through all the hundreds of breast cancer apps out there. Here are the ones I feel are truly useful to women dealing with breast cancer.    Wouldn’t it be nice, the next time you’re visiting your oncologist, to be able to take out your iPhone and tell the doctor exactly what side effects you... Read moreChevron
posted 09/13/2014, comments (0)|

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