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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 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!

World Obesity Rate Continues to Grow

Sorry, Mr. Disney, but it turns at that the world is not so small after all. The fact of the matter is that the world is growing and getting larger every year. Let's take a second to clarify. The world itself is pretty much the same rock that it has been for some time, but the people who inhabit that rock are tacking on pounds at an alarming rate.... Read moreChevron
posted 08/01/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Anatomy of a Migraine: Migraine Phases and Symptoms - Updated

Truly, one of the best things we can all do for ourselves is learn as much about migraines as possible. One reason it's especially important is that there are so many possible symptoms that can occur during a migraine attack. Some symptoms are well know; others are seldom discussed and far less well known.   In addition to being familiar with... Read moreChevron
posted 07/31/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Juvenile Arthritis Then and Now and an Interview with Dr. B

As this July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with JA. There are many forms of juvenile arthritis (JA) and they affect different parts of the body. I was diagnosed... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, 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

Is Dreamfields Pasta Good for People with Diabetes?

Years ago when I followed a low-glycemic diet I discovered what I thought was something new and wonderful. It was Dreamfields Pasta, advertised as having just “5 net carbs” per serving and being “65% lower glycemic index” than other pastas. What the Dreamfields Label Used to Claim In an article I wrote 10 years ago... Read moreChevron
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'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for July 2014

TMJ is More Prevalent in MS Patients with Mild or Moderate Disability Approximately 33-86% of the world population exhibit signs and symptoms of tempororomandibular disorders (TMD), a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), jaw muscles, and nerves on the side(s) of the head.  TMD can cause pain in the jaw, face, head... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|

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