Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Winterize Your Workout Routine

Winter is not a time for hibernating from your workout routine. No, it’s time to winterize your workout routine so that you can enjoy the benefits of exercise throughout the year. Most people stay active when the sun is shining and the air is warm. People enjoy walking, biking, swimming and running during those fair weather months. But... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
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!

Dr. Adam Tsai Interview on Weight Loss Drugs

Those who are trying to lose weight welcome a bit of help along the way. The FDA's latest nod of approval for that help is Contrave, a new weight loss pill meant for adults with a body mass index of thirty or more. 

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posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

Skipping Breakfast with Diabetes

Skipping breakfast, according to the conventional wisdom, is a mistake for people with diabetes who want to lose weight. But this piece of conventional wisdom may be a myth.


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Carmen Roberts, RD.

Carmen Roberts, RD., Health Pro

Registered Dietitian

Antioxidant-Rich Recipes for Autumn

Antioxidants have numerous health benefits. They have the ability to attack free radicals in your body to get rid of them. Free radicals can damage the DNA in your cells, leading to disease over time.  Foods high in antioxidants include carrots, green leafy vegetables, berries, citrus fruits, apples, pears, and green tea. Consider trying... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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

To Blend or To Juice

I recently opened a smoothie bar and some have asked me what the difference is between blending and juicing. Blended fruits are usually sold as smoothies and are made by blending the entire piece of fruit including the skin. They contain all of the fiber of the fruit. Juicing is a process that extracts water and nutrients from the produce and... Read moreChevron

posted 10/27/2014, comments (0)|

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