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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 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!

Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss - My Bariatric Life "Before and After"

This sharepost is part of a series about total body contouring plastic surgery that My Bariatric Life underwent following massive weight loss.    

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posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

You Can Get a Super Workout in Your Small Office Space!

Is this your life?

 

  • Your alarm goes off and instead of getting up you hit the snooze button.  Suddenly you’re racing to get dressed, jump in the car, barely make it to work on time, and now for the next 8 hours you mostly sit, except for some quick runs to the bathroom and a hasty lunch run (which you eat... Read moreChevron
posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
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

Diabetes and Hypothyroidism: Partners in Ill Health

What’s wrong with you if you have diabetes along with mood fluctuations, if you are anxious, if you often get angry, and if you have a poor memory? Are you just a bad person?

 

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posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Early Detection Saves Lives: Do You Have a Plan?

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with early breast cancer is upwards of 99%. How can you ensure you’ll find any potential breast cancer early, before it spreads? Make an early detection plan, and stick with it.  

 

Breast cancer. It’s the disease... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Older Men Need to Embrace Diet, Exercise to Avoid Osteoporosis

I can hear middle-aged people saying now, “Osteoporosis is a woman’s issue.” However, that statement is not telling the whole story. While it is fairly common knowledge that women have a high risk of developing this condition after the age of 50, it’s less well-known that men also are at... Read moreChevron

posted 10/21/2014, comments (0)|

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