Friday, September 04, 2015

Health Guides

My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
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!

Are You Emotionally Prepared for Weight-Loss Surgery?

 

Are You Emotionally Prepared for Weight-Loss Surgery?

There is an emotional component to living with obesity that can... Read moreChevron

posted 09/01/2015, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

(Profile)
Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Stop Counting Calories and Emphasize Nutrition Value for Heart Health

Counting calories is the cornerstone of weight loss.  It’s also one of the tools that will help you to keep weight off once you hit your goal weight.  We count calories burned when we exercise too.  In fact, it’s all... Read moreChevron

posted 08/30/2015, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The Dangerous Interactions Your Prescription Drugs Can Have

How many drugs are you taking today? How many of them are for your diabetes?

 

It’s easy to forget to consider some of the drugs that you take. Of course you included your prescriptions, but did you remember to include those that you buy over the counter? Also, some people don’t realize that Read moreChevron

posted 08/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

(Profile)
Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Being True to Yourself with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Photo credit: Sofia Kinachtchouk

 

Being true to yourself means to be yourself. To know who you are and act accordingly. That’s hard to do for... Read moreChevron

Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

(Profile)
A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

What NOT to Do if you have Arthritis Pain

Not sure what to do or what not to do now that arthritis pain is slowing you down? Doing the wrong things can make matters worse, while doing the right things can help relieve the pain. But what is right and what is wrong? This list is everything you should NOT do if you have osteoarthritis pain. These tips could save you from experiencing... Read moreChevron

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (296) >