Saturday, February 28, 2015

Health Guides

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!

Eating Certain Foods Can Be a Trigger for Hunger

Foods That Make Us More Hungry

If you are trying to lose weight you probably will do at least some research and come up with a list of things you need to do, and a list of things you shouldn't do. Even if trying to maintain an already healthy... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, 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: Hash Brown Potato Cakes

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 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

Alzheimer's Caregiver

Beef Continues with Meat Consumption

Where’s the beef? That’s what some people are saying when they go to many restaurants these days. Some chefs have embraced a new-found culinary... Read moreChevron

posted 02/25/2015, comments (0)|
Carmen Roberts, RD.

Carmen Roberts, RD., Health Pro

Registered Dietitian

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances

Over 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with food allergies. Chances are you know of someone who has a food allergy or claims that they have an intolerance to a certain food.  But what is the difference between the two, and how can a food allergy or intolerance be identified?


Food... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The New Diabetes Breakfast

My usual breakfast has changed because of my new diet. But it’s better for me than the smoked salmon that I ate before as well as being even tastier.

More than seven years ago when I... Read moreChevron