Saturday, January 24, 2015

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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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 and Infertility: Jassira’s Journey from Bariatric Surgery to Pregnancy

Jassira’s Journey from Bariatric Surgery to Pregnancy 

Jassira had been together with her husband for 6-years without using birth control. At 340 pounds and unable to ovulate, is was not possible for her to conceive a baby naturally. Jassira yearned to be a mother. Her... Read moreChevron

posted 01/24/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Adapting to Rheumatoid Arthritis

“It’ll get better.”


“You’ll get used to it.”


You’ll hear this from doctors, family, and others in the community as you travel through your new diagnosis with RA, but is it really true? Can you get used to fatigue, pain, and taking enough medication to stock... Read moreChevron

posted 01/23/2015, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

Diabetes Scams and How to Foil Them

If you wanted to make a lot of money fast and weren’t limited by any ethics like honesty, I can’t think of any better target than those of us who have diabetes. I don’t think that we are any more gullible than other people. But we have all the characteristics that scammers value the... Read moreChevron


HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

The Pizza Effect

We’ve banned trans fat, discussed soda tax, tried to ban supersized sweet drinks, and tried to address sodium and saturated fat levels in processed foods and chain restaurants. We then bashed grains, identified gluten as the devil in disguise (really, it’s not), so what’s left?  Let’s bash the... Read moreChevron

posted 01/20/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

From Anecdote to Evidence: Using Big Data to Conquer MS, An Interview with Ken Buetow, PhD

As a participant in the patient-driven iConquerMS™ initiative, established by The Accelerated Cure Project for MS, I am excited about the potential impact of research arising from topics suggested by people with MS who register at... Read moreChevron

posted 01/15/2015, comments (0)|