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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!

Progesterone Helps Weight Loss

Progesterone Helps Weight Loss

It can certainly be frustrating to do all the right things to lose weight or to maintain your weight at a healthy level and not get the desired results. You eat right and you exercise and still do not get the dividends. 

 

If you are a woman who has had a child, used... Read moreChevron

posted 09/20/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson, Health Pro

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Can You Be Overweight and Still Be Healthy?

About five years ago there was a lot of speculation about whether or not you could be overweight and still considered fit. I haven't heard as much about this lately, but came across a study conducted in the Netherlands which found some obese individuals to not be at increased... Read moreChevron

posted 06/24/2010, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson, Health Pro

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Dietician

Quinoa: Another Whole Grain to Promote a Healthy Blood Pressure

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN - wah) has become a hot commodity the past few months according to a National Restaurant Association survey.

 

What is quinoa?

 

Quinoa is not technically a grain, but the... Read moreChevron

posted 06/18/2010, comments (0)|
Dr. William Davis

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Heart Disease Specialist

What is Pulse Pressure?

What is pulse pressure and why are people talking about it?

 

Pulse pressure refers to the difference between the systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) blood pressure. If your blood pressure (BP) is 120/80, for instance, your pulse pressure is 120 - 80 = 40 mmHg. A pulse pressure of 40... Read moreChevron