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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!

Obese Teens at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies

A new study from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggests that obese teens may have nutritional deficiencies usually found... Read moreChevron

posted 01/27/2015, comments (0)|
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!

Amlexanox for Weight Loss

Amlexanox is a medication traditionally used to topically treat ulcers of the mouth, more commonly known as canker sores. Squeeze a bit of the paste onto a fingertip and dab onto the sores and in ten days or less the ulcer... Read moreChevron

posted 01/26/2015, comments (0)|
Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks, Editor

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Multimedia Journalist specializing in science reporting. Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Communications and MA in Broadcast Journalism.

Hormone May Program Obesity During Infancy

If you find yourself often going back for seconds at the dinner table, it might just not be because the food is good. A new study suggests that a hormone that regulates our hunger may be a trigger for obesity, based on its production during infancy.

 

Ghrelin is... Read moreChevron

posted 01/26/2015, comments (0)|
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!

Pregnancy Soon after Bariatric Surgery: Jassira’s Story of Motherhood

Jassira’s Story of Motherhood

In the first part of our story, Obesity and Infertility: Jassira’s Journey from Bariatric Surgery to... Read moreChevron

posted 01/25/2015, comments (0)|
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!

Obesity and Infertility: Jassira’s Journey from Bariatric Surgery to Pregnancy

jassira Espaillat Batista

Jassira turned to weight loss surgery to help her... Read moreChevron

posted 01/24/2015, comments (0)|

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