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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 Among America's Firefighters: Do We Need Fitness Standards?

The Problem of Obesity Among America's Firefighters A few days ago my husband and I were walking through Market Square in downtown Indianapolis. As we walked, a young police officer who was in his mid to late twenties, made his way down the sidewalk. As he passed us, we gave a cordial nod that he returned, and we all continued our seperate... Read moreChevron
posted 07/26/2014, comments (0)|
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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are You Calling My Kid Fat?

Unfortunately parents may be walking the journey of denial big time, when it comes to their kids’ weight and health realities.  According to a University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study, parents of kids who are clinically obese, are in MAJOR denial.  In fact, parents do not often recognize the potentially serious... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, 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!

Sugar Companies Provide Misleading Information

"Sugar in the diet does not cause diabetes." As a matter of fact, "sugar adds to the quality of children's diet," or so said the Sugar Association in 2009 and 2010.   There you have it then. The matter is closed and thank you for your time. Sugar is our friend, and we should consume it as often as possible in heaps that would stagger an... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, 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!

World Obesity May Soon Overtake World Hunger

An unlikely trade-off is on the horizon where one extreme may soon be replaced by an opposite and equally disturbing extreme. A world going hungry might be transitioning into a world bursting at the belt line, since no middle-income country has been able to successfully address the problem of hunger without substituting it with the problem of... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, 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!

Gallup Poll: Unemployment Linked to Weight Gain, Obesity

It has been nearly five years since the American job market tanked. The Great Recession tore a hole in the economy big enough to drive a train through and now, finally, we are at the point where it all began.    The total number of private sector jobs is at the level it was when this particular derailment first occured in early 2008. The... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|

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