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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Being True to Yourself with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Photo credit: Sofia Kinachtchouk

 

Being true to yourself means to be yourself. To know who you are and act accordingly. That’s hard to do for... Read moreChevron

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!

Bariatric Surgery is a Starting Point, Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

Are you a goal-oriented person? While on a diet, did you target a specific amount of weight you wanted to lose, and as that diet progressed, did you have a specific number of pounds you wanted to lose each week? It doesn't matter if you realized your goals or not, the question is if you had them at all. My guess is you probably did. Most... Read moreChevron

posted 08/21/2015, comments (0)|
Theodore Miller

Theodore Miller, Health Guide

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Health Researcher and Writer

Hepatitis C Treatment: What to Expect

With the advent of the new Hepatitis C medications, treatment is no longer as complex and or side-effect burdened as it once was. As a result many people are now actively seeking treatment, yet the notion that starting treatment consists of simply being prescribed the new medications is often not the case. I often see people seek treatment... Read moreChevron

posted 03/31/2015, comments (0)|