Saturday, September 20, 2014

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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!

Suburban Living Can Make You Fat!

Fall in Love, Get Married, Move to the Suburbs and Get Fat I suppose it remains a part of the American Dream. We settle into marriage, use those college educations to land respectable employment, start a family, and buy a house in the suburbs.    The air is a bit cleaner; there is more grass and it is greener; there is more elbow room... Read moreChevron
posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Four Foods that Push You to Eat More

Assuming you've decided that diets just don’t work for you, but you also realize that you cannot continue carrying all that extra weight, then why not embrace the idea of food selectivity?  The concept is pretty simple.  Make a conscious decision to remove certain foods from your daily food plan that invariably cause you to... Read moreChevron
posted 09/18/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Traveling with RA

Traveling can be an adventure, bringing you to new cities, new cultures, and new people. It expands your life, offers you the opportunity to widen your culinary horizons, and let’s not forget the masses of photos that can keep you company during rough times. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, RA will come along and can... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, 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'

MS Apps 2014 - Educational, Entertainment, Games

Continuing with my favorite MS-related apps in this 4-part series, here are seven applications that focus on educational materials appropriate for MS patients and the healthcare professionals who care for them, entertainment venues that provide MS-specific radio stations and book clubs, and games that are good for relaxation and... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, 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

Diabetes Testing That Is Even More Gentle

Three months ago I reviewed Genteel’s new “gentle lancing instrument” here at “Gentle Testing for Diabetes.” The company claims right on the box that it gives us “blood testing without pain!”     In all my experience with the device this is no exaggeration. It has improved the quality... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|

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