Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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!

Store-Bought Smoothies are Junk Food; Try this Power Smoothie Recipe from Borne App├ętit

Try this Power Smoothie Recipe from Borne Appétit (Paleo, Dairy-free) 

Talk about a sweet tooth! We eat and drink 22 teaspoons... Read moreChevron

posted 09/30/2014, comments (0)|

HealthGal, Health Guide

Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Can a Fat Policeman Protect You?

Policemen save lives……every day.  Back in July of this year I covered the obesity crisis hitting our local firefighters, professionals who also save lives every day.  Clearly, a... Read moreChevron

posted 09/30/2014, 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'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for September 2014

This month's selections are studies which have not received much attention. Enjoy.


Melatonin supplementation may improve quality of life in MS patients.

A team of researchers in Poland evaluated the effects of 5 mg daily melatonin supplementation over 90 days in 102 patients with MS and 20... Read moreChevron

posted 09/26/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

Easy and Accurate Diabetes Monitoring at Home Is Available

The A1CNow device is the easiest and most accurate way for those of us who have diabetes to check our key blood glucose level at home. But it still has spotty availability.  


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posted 09/25/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Work and RA: Know Your Rights

One of the biggest challenges in living with RA is work. The day-to-day grind of a job is the perfect trigger for chronic fatigue and flares. The very nature of work assumes that you feel the same every day and with this disease, that’s very far from reality. Staying in your job isn’t just about you soldiering through with gritted... Read moreChevron