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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!

The Malibu Vista Sugar Rehab

I have recently posted two articles examining the subject of sugar addiction. One of the articles focused on whether or not Read moreChevron

posted 12/13/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Faith and Alzheimer’s

How can faith help both caregivers and people with dementia get through something that makes no sense even to those who believe in a loving God – or maybe especially to those who believe in a loving God?

 

Many people have asked me this question. My own spiritual beliefs have been vital to my caregiving life, but I... Read moreChevron

posted 12/11/2014, 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'

Living with MS: No Evidence of Demyelination

People who are in the process of being tested for multiple sclerosis often have many questions. Some of the most common questions surround the subjects of MRIs and lesions. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool used to help diagnosis MS as well as measure disease progression. Lesions are the scars caused by demyelination which can... Read moreChevron

posted 12/10/2014, 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'

Surviving the Winter with RA

As temperatures continue to drop and snow begins to turn the ground white, winter brings extra aches and pain to people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For many, the long hours of darkness may diminish one’s desire to be active. I know that the cold, dark, gray atmosphere often makes me want to crawl under a thick quilt and not... Read moreChevron

posted 12/09/2014, comments (0)|

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