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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!

Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: How it Works

 

weight loss, my bariatric life

 

Behavioral therapy teaches healthy habits such
as managing stress without turning to... Read moreChevron

posted 11/23/2014, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Five Easy Ways to Lighten Up Thanksgiving

Let’s outsmart the holiday feeding frenzy this year with five tips that will help counterbalance the calorie load that Thanksgiving brings.

 

Emphasize lean and plant-based proteins

 

Recentl nutrition recommendations suggest that consuming more protein and fewer grain-based... Read moreChevron

posted 11/22/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Telling Their Story: Women In Pain Survey

Eighty percent of women with chronic pain believe they have been discriminated against in the healthcare system. Eighty-four percent feel that doctors treat them differently because they’re women. Sixty-five percent feel that them being a woman caused doctors take their pain less seriously.

 

These are the results of... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

The Accelerated Cure Project Launches iConquerMS™

How would you like to take the multiple sclerosis research world by storm? Get prepared, because the time has come for you and me, along with our many MS friends and acquaintances throughout the country, to do just that.

No longer are we merely clinical guinea pigs or the subjects of market research, we are the leaders and... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Reversing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

The drugs that are approved to reduce the pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are expensive. But your doctor can prescribe much less costly drugs that might save you thousands of dollars and may work equally well.

 

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posted 11/19/2014, comments (0)|

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