Bariatric Recovery

Recovery after Bariatric Surgery Most Bariatric Surgery is laparoscopic, which means the surgeon makes small cuts. That makes for shorter recovery time. Most people stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days, and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks. If the surgery must be “open,” meaning the surgeon has to …

By: Sheena Sterling
Meal Replacements

It is important to know that not all Meal Replacements are the same and some may not be appropriate for Bariatric Patients. You want a Protein shake or Meal Replacement that has at least 20 grams of good quality protein with  no more than 300 calories, and 15 grams of sugar or less. Bariatric Advantage …

By: Sheena Sterling
Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin Supplements Patients should be taking some form of bariatric vitamin supplements. Research has proven that all bariatric surgery patients are at risk for deficiencies of vitamins B1, B12, A, C, K, D, as well as iron, zinc, selenium, copper, and folate. Studies show Bariatric Vitamin Supplements are beneficial after Bariatric Surgery. Making sure that you …

By: Sheena Sterling
Dietician

A Dietician is an expert in dietetics. Dietetics is the study of human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient’s nutrition intake based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietician are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems. After learning about a patient’s health history, favorite …

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What is Medical History?

Medical History is a record of information about a person’s health. A personal medical history may include information about allergies, illnesses, surgeries, immunizations, and results of physical exams and tests. It may also include information about medicines taken and health habits, such as diet and exercise. A family medical history includes health information about a …

By: Chris
What is social distancing?

What is social distancing? The CDC recommends practicing Social distancing during this COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people Do not gather in groups Stay out …

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Telehealth

 TELEHEALTH IS THE PRACTICE OF CARING FOR PATIENTS REMOTELY WHEN THE PROVIDER AND PATIENT ARE NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT WITH EACH OTHER. We are currently facing challenging times most people may lose sight of weight loss goals and regress on making health conscious decisions due to stress. Some people may be seeking the direction or advice …

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Bored Eating

Bored Eating During Quarintine? Have you found yourself eating more or excessively during the stay at home order? Bored Eating, or Polyphagia, is the medical term for excessive or extreme hunger. Bored eating is different than having an increased appetite after exercise or other physical activity.  After eating, your hunger levels usually go back to …

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What is Leptin?

What is Leptin? For patients struggling with obesity and weight, hormones often affect their overall health. Excess body fat can cause problems with weight and hormonal issues. Leptin is one of the hormones directly connected to body fat and obesity. Leptin, a hormone released from the fat cells located in adipose tissues, sends signals to …

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What is Ghrelin?

What is Ghrelin? Ghrelin is a hormone produced in the gut. It is often termed the hunger hormone, and sometimes called lenomorelin. It travels through your bloodstream and to your brain, where it tells your brain to become hungry and seek out food. Ghrelin’s main function is to increase appetite. It makes you consume more …

By: Chris