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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!

Obesity May Increase Potential for Surviving Sepsis

I should think that any one of us would be hard pressed to find a doctor who would recommend obesity as a solution to a health problem. Obesity just isn't getting good press these days. As a matter of fact, the overwhelming majority would be stunned if doctors were to suggest piling up the pounds and inviting heart attack, diabetes, and... Read moreChevron

posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are New Weight Loss Drugs the Answer?

If you poll doctors who treat patients with obesity, results will show that many if not most of the doctors feel the need for more tools in the obesity treatment arsenal.  The treatment option that seems to be most challenging is the medication sector.  Many of the obesity medications that come down the pipeline and are effective in... Read moreChevron

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!

Romance and Weight Gain - The Love Connection

The Love Connection - Romance and Weight Gain

Have you been having trouble lately eating or falling asleep? Does your heart race on occasion or does your breathing turn rapid? Do you have energy highs and Read moreChevron

posted 09/14/2014, 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 Gluten-Free Weight Loss Patient

The Gluten-Free Weight Loss Patient

A few years ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease. There are a few causes for celiac disease such as herdity, viral infections, pregnancy, childbirth, and surgery. That last... Read moreChevron

posted 09/13/2014, 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!

Juice Cleansing Cons

The Don't Do It Juice Cleansing Critics

In my prior post, "Juice Cleansing Pros," I wrote a bit about juice cleansing in a general way. This article will address those who warn us to steer clear although concessions are made if... Read moreChevron

posted 09/12/2014, comments (0)|

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