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Kristina Brooks

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

Join HealthCentral's #HealthTipsChat to Kick off the Holiday Season

EDITOR’S NOTE:

HealthCentral’s most recent Obesity #HealthTipsChat tweet chat was another major success! Move It Monday moderated the chat from their twitter... Read moreChevron

posted 11/07/2014, 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!

The Coconut Water Question: Does it Help Weight Loss?

Coconut water entered the market with a bang and now, years later, the chime from that initial boom still can be heard. The question at hand is whether that explosive entry was a legitimate mover and shaker moment, or just an over-hyped noise.

 

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posted 11/07/2014, comments (0)|
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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Obesity Week 2014 Events Loom Large in Boston

What do you get when you gather the top medical groups and societies in the world of obesity research, prevention, and care?  You get a cutting edge experience that covers every aspect of the disease called obesity.  Obesity Week 2014 is ongoing from Nov. 2-7 at the Convention Center at the Boston Waterfront.  Read moreChevron

posted 11/06/2014, 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!

MissionPoint and Second Harvest Food Bank Partner to Improve Lives through Healthier Meals

 

 

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posted 11/06/2014, 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!

Effect of Weight Bias on Bariatric Surgery Success, “I Think, Therefore I Am.”

my bariatric life

Photo by David Castillo Dominici

 

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posted 11/05/2014, comments (0)|

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