Friday, April 18, 2014

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Maryee

Maryee, Health Guide

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I am in my mid-40s, have kids, work full-time, & manage our home.

Calculating Weight Loss

I am arming myself with a new toolkit in my battle to lose weight and get in shape. It's time to turn to the pros - those who have more knowledge, can figure out the ins and outs of things and just spit out the correct information. Someone who can step in and do all the necessary calculations for me and just show me the results so I know what to... Read moreChevron
The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

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Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Fifty shades of an eating disorder

Do you try every trendy diet, hoping that this time it will work?  Do you shun entire food groups for a period of time, only to “fall apart” and binge on the very foods you avoided for weeks or months?  Do you have strange eating rituals?  Do you think about food all day, while following a very rigorous diet?  Do... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, 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 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!

Thermogenesis: Turning Up The Heat On Weight Loss

Thermogenesis is the process by which warm-blooded animals produce heat. It is directly connected to metabolic rate. When thermogenesis is increased in the body metabolism speeds up and fat cells are used as energy to support the change in metabolism. The process occurs in different natural situations such as animalhibernation, cold adaptation,... Read moreChevron
posted 04/18/2014, 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

A Vitamin D Surprise for People with Diabetes

We have known for a long time that vitamin D is important for our health. Recently scientists discovered that it helps us stave off heart disease and regulate our diabetes. But until now they couldn't tell us how much vitamin D we need to get each day to help us manage our blood sugar levels. The Sunshine Vitamin on the Yellowstone... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|

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