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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!

America's Affair With Soda

America's Affair With Soda Perhaps our love has downgraded to infatuation, and soon the affair will end. It has been going on for some time now. While the romance of it all had been blatant enough, the consequences of our love alluded us for for quite a while.    Even when we discovered it was wrong, we kept returning despite the fact... Read moreChevron
posted 09/07/2014, 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!

Bariatric Surgery May Help Urinary Incontinence

Although urinary incontinence (UI) is most common among the elderly, it can effect people of all ages and is an issue for millions of Americans. Women are twice as likely as men to experience urinary incontinence.   UI is the inability to control the flow of urine. Episodes might involve the release of a small amount of urine or to experience... Read moreChevron
posted 09/04/2014, comments (0)|
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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Quiz: Could You Be At Risk for Diabetes?

If you are struggling to make some lifestyle habit changes, in an effort to improve your overall health, you might want to consider if you are living a life that predisposes you to conditions like obesity and diabetes.  What does a pre-disease life look like?  Take the following quiz to see just how significant your risk is: Do you... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, 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 Biomechanics of Running: Improving Your Form

Read part 1 of this series, "Five Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life,"    Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical laws pertaining to movement and structure and can be used to improve athletic performance through technique and form. It is also good fodder for starting arguments among those who practice sports... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, 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!

Strength Training For Runners

Read part 1 of this series, "Five Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life,"    Runners have a tendency to get hurt. As a matter of fact, runners have a pretty high tendency for getting hurt. Some statistics have the annual injury rate for runners as high as 66 percent. There are things a person can do to avoid injuring herself... Read moreChevron
posted 08/21/2014, comments (0)|

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