bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

News article: Study confirms obesity link to ovarian cancer

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this article in my monthly news blast from the Obesity Action Coalition and thought I would share. I hope your week is off to a great start! Being obese raises an older woman's chance of developing ovarian cancer by almost four-fifths, a study has confirmed. Researchers in the U.S. found a link between obesity and ovarian cancer in women aged 50 to 71. An association between high body mass and ovarian cancer was already known, but the new study of 95,000 women provides powerful confirmation…

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Keeping it hidden, Part I

02/16/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The reasons for bariatric surgery are personal, as I have stated in previous writings. Some people choose to let others know of their journey while some keep it as a very private issue. Why? What are the thoughts behind keeping it “hidden?" I understand the reasoning that it is very private and very personal. It is. The reasons I often hear, take my breath away. It is not because our patients are extremely private people. More often than not it is because they are ashamed. This reason always…

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Support Group at Clarian Health Cicero

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Everyone needs support following weight loss surgery. For some of you that support may be your spouse or friend, but often there is need for more interaction with someone that has been through the weight loss surgery and can help you on your journey. Clarian Bariatrics has started a support group in Cicero, Indiana, that is open to all patients and their guests. You may not have time to drive to Indianapolis but need the support of others so join us monthly at the new Clarian location at 1160 S.…

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Valentine’s Week Inspirations #5

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Appreciate imperfection! Do you judge yourself by impossible standards? Do you berate yourself for lack of perfection? Your flaws make you UNIQUE and PRECIOUS! Action – Think of people you admire and what type…

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Who needs chocolate? Peanut butter pie recipe

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentine's Day tomorrow, consider making this delicious sweet treat for your sweetheart! 3- 8 oz pkgs. reduced fat cream cheese (softened to room temperature) 1 to 1 ½ c peanut butter ( try for a reduced sugar and calorie option) of your choice 1 c Splenda Cream together in mixer checking consistency (you should have to scrap into the bowl) Taste and see if it is sweet enough. This gets sweeter overnight so prepare ahead. Crust 2c reduced fat graham crackers (try cinnamon for an…

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A Spoonful from the Doc

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. One of the most important prescriptions that doctors can give you is one for exercise. Your primary care physician has the ability to counsel you and make recommendations about effective exercise…

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Spending Any Money or Gaining Any Weight

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Show Him You Love Him: Download his iPod or MP3 with romantic music or make a CD with a picture of the two of you on the front cover. Use a can of water-soluable, non-toxic aerosol paint to write your message of love in the grass or snow in your yard. Find his car at work and leave a note on the steering wheel suggesting a romantic rendezvous. Leave a trial of paper hearts, each with a loving message, from the front door to the bedroom for him to find as he comes home from work. Who doesn’t…

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Acceptance or Change?

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

When I was just starting my career as a psychologist in a medical setting, it suddenly hit me that the appearance of each client was noticeable at first, but quickly faded. This was true of individuals with visible deformities or scars, unattractive or attractive faces and various body shapes. I would even forget that the individual was in a wheelchair as we spoke about their hopes, fears, beliefs, struggles and strengths. We often assume that our physical appearance explains how others respond to…

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Valentine’s Inspirations #4

02/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentines Day just around the corner we need to remember to focus on other things besides sweets and candies. We don’t want to sabotage ourselves so here are some daily inspirations for the week! These pieces were taken from Small Bites by Katie Jay and Julia A.F. Persing. Step out of your comfort zone! Try something new. Action - Take a new exercise class, try a new food, ask for support, attend support group, read an inspirational phrase, do positive self talk in the mirror, say hello…

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A Valentine’s Change in Routine

02/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A way to help stay on track during Valentine's Day is to change your routines. For many of us Valentines Day is chocolate, and dinner; not a good way to celebrate if you have weight issues. So now is the best time to try something different. Pick a country you would like to visit then plan your celebration around that Countries customs. Study the clothes, the way they celebrate the holiday (if they do, if not how they celebrate marriage), the music and whatever other customs interest you. Learn…

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