Friday, October 31, 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!

Hot Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad from Borne Appétit - PALEO, Vegetarian

Bright, beautiful peak foliage is anticipated to arrive this weekend across much of the country. My husband and I caught near peak foliage last weekend in Kentucky in the area of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mother Nature was generous to provide warm weather and sunlight that made our leaf peeping even more... Read moreChevron

posted 10/30/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Good News! Fibro-Fog Does Not Lead to Alzheimer's

One of the most frustrating symptoms most fibromyalgia patients experience is fibro-fog. Fibro-fog is the name we use to describe a variety of cognitive impairments such as forgetfulness, memory lapses, an inability to concentrate,... Read moreChevron

Jay Motola

Jay Motola, Health Pro

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Urologist

To Mesh or Not to Mesh……That is the Question!

Any fans of overnight television have probably seen the commercials by now. It has even appeared on Facebook. A search on the social site reveals six homepages dedicated to class action lawsuits that involve the placement of transvaginal mesh.  Some attorneys have stooped so low that they are now contacting patients... Read moreChevron

posted 10/11/2014, comments (0)|