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News Article: Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

07/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Interesting article from Forbes regarding higher instances of endometrial cancer in obese women. The first few paragraphs are below and full text about this health problem with obesity can be found by clicking the link. Obesity is already linked to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, but new research finds those extra pounds can also significantly increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, especially if she experiences early menopause. Published in the July issue of…

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Happy Independence Day!

07/04/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day holiday! Not only do we celebrate the birth of our great nation today, but it is also a time for all the past patients to celebrate their personal independence. It could be independence from medication, from limited mobility, from embarrassment or self-hatred or independence from all the things that were holding you back before. However you are deciding to celebrate today, take a moment to celebrate your independence and just how far…

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Kick Your Old Habits

07/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Do you underhandedly believe you will always gain your weight back regardless of what type of food plan you are trying to follow? Your old habits/beliefs may hinder your current behavior and eliminate your continual success of weight loss. Even if this was true for you in the past it does not mean you can not change your future! I have no will power! Does that statement sound familiar? Do you continually make that comment therefore use it as an excuse to overeat? Instead of assuming that you don’t…

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It’s Hot…Don’t Forget to Drink!

07/03/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

While you are are out and about this weekend spending time with friends and family ask yourself: Am I getting my fluids in? Many people struggle to get their fluid in during these hot and humid days of summer. As a rule of thumb, aim for 64 ounces of fluid per day. Water is always best! Water can get boring after a while, so try other options. Good choices include: Crystal Light, Fruit 2.0, Minute Maid Light, Aquafrina Essence, Diet Ocean Spray, and Sugar Free Kool-Aid. Are you exercising? If you…

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Cooking Class Recap and Recipes

07/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hey all, if you did not attend the cooking class on June 25 you missed a great time. Anessa introduced some great ideas and recipes to keep our summer on track. The crowd was great with more than 60 patients in attendance! Just one more way our team stands behind our you after surgery. I hope to see all of you at the next class later this year. During the next few weeks, I will be posting the recipes Anessa developed for the class, (they all tasted so good). Remember the recipes can be tweaked to…

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News article: Obesity surgery thins bones, but enough to break?

07/02/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

A very important article for all post-operative patients and those individuals considering weight loss surgery. At Clarian Bariatrics our team of expert dieticians and Indianapolis bariatric surgeons will work closely with you to monitor your progress and ensure that you are getting all the necessary nutrients. However, the most important part of this article is the last sentence: "Don't skip checkups, where doctors monitor bone health, and aggressively treat nutrient deficiencies." The few few…

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New and Exciting Changes Coming to Support Group

07/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

There are new and exciting changes coming to support groups this month! Evening groups are moving to Tuesdays and will be held from 6 -7 p.m. The first Tuesday will be a large group with all patients and the Third Tuesday will be divided between new patients, one year plus patients and band patients. Topics for July include: “Habits.. What are They Doing For You” (July 7) “ New Relationship with Food and Family” (July 21 - New Patients) “Maintenance”’ (July…

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Re-building Your Self-Esteem

07/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you ever had a day when you don’t feel strong? Grab a piece of paper, make a list and dig deep inside yourself to find those honest answers. 1. What are your physical attributes? 2. What skills and abilities do you possess? 3. What type of personality traits do you hold? Think about the past verses the present. Keep your list handy and continually review it to help build rebuild your self-esteem. 

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Kid Pleasers: Kool-Aid Invisible Kool Pops

06/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Welcome to summertime! Am I the only person who remembers these? I have yet another confession to make – I absolutely love Kool-Aid. I loved it as a child, and I love it to this very day. I love to see my youngest son smiling his “Kool-Aid smile." Fortunately for us, Kool-Aid has come up with Unsweetened Mixes that can be used in drinks or Kool Pops. 1 (.23 ox) envelope Kool-Aid Invisible Watermelon Kiwi Flavor Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix 1 Cup Splenda Water 16 (5 oz) paper or plastic…

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News Article: PE requirement isn’t enough to fight obesity

06/30/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

nteresting article about how physical education is being decreased at schools across the country and how it is one of the many factors that are contributing to the growing obesity rates among children. Click the link to read full text on this cause of obesity from the Washington Post. The gym at Eberhart Elementary School is bright and spacious - with high ceilings, several basketball hoops, even a large, colorful climbing wall. But for much of the day, the gym doubles as a cafeteria where the school's…

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