bariatrics weight loss Articles

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03/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is a serious solution to a very dangerous disease. It is a form of behavior modification that uses a surgical treatment to control hunger - one of the strongest stimuli in nature. As a result of technological advancements, most bariatric surgery can be performed via a laparoscopic access, in which a small camera and long thin instruments are inserted through very small incisions in the abdominal wall. Although laparoscopic surgery offers many health benefits including shorter recovery…

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Sabotage

03/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Sabotage is a common word you hear during your weight loss surgery journey to keep you mindful of obstacles surrounding you and the unintentional interference with your weight loss. Having weight loss surgery changed my life, and it makes me think the word "sabotage" only relates to making wrong food choices. I recently participated in a free informational weight loss seminar with a surgeon from Clarian Bariatrics. The subject of sabotage came up and it wasn’t relating to those around you who…

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Setting Goals Part II

03/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Gastric by-pass surgery helped SAVE my life. The support system at Clarian Bariatrics saves my life on a daily basis. Dr. Mattar gave me a precious tool and I owe it to myself to use that tool to its fullest potential! Clarian Bariatrics is here to help you achieve your goals, and I am here to help you achieve those goals! Feel free to ask me anything by leaving a comment below, call and leave me a message on my confidential voicemail 317-275-7010 toll free at 877-275-2555 or by e-mail at bariatric@clarian.org.…

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Being Thankful

03/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The sun is shining the birds are singing, and this morning I woke to an unbelievable sense of the “thankfuls." I spent the morning at Clarian North with patients who would be having bariatric surgery today. I remembered the moment I was being wheeled back to surgery, the nerves, the anxiety, the relief. I now look back at that moment over two years ago as my donor moment. I have been set firmly in the present the last couple of months as my oldest child prepares to get his drivers license.…

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That Darn Liver Reduction Diet!

03/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Okay, so we all know that the “Liver Reduction Diet” can send someone to the edge and back (by the way, it is something we made up; you cannot Google it and find anything!). It takes a lot of hard work, motivation, and great commitment. But do it, stick to it, and there is nothing that you cannot do! I’ve witnessed patients not only “shrinking their liver,” but losing 30, 40, or 50 pounds prior to surgery. I’ve witnessed people decreasing their insulin, going off…

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Set Goals!

03/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight LossExercise

Feeling like there is not enough time for exercise is probably the biggest reason why people choose not to exercise. There simply are not enough hours in the day for everything I need to do. I can say that I am a very busy person. I am married, have two children, work a full time job, my commute to work is one hour each way, I cook at home every night so my family can eat healthy meals, my daughter is in dance and gymnastics, my son plays baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, but I still find…

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How do you Make Time to Exercise

03/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Feeling like there is not enough time for exercise is probably the biggest reason why people choose not to exercise. There simply are not enough hours in the day for everything I need to do. I can say that I am a very busy person. I am married, have two children, work a full time job, my commute to work is one hour each way, I cook at home every night so my family can eat healthy meals, my daughter is in dance and gymnastics, my son plays baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, but I still find…

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News article: Obesity and Hypertension

03/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Hypertension (high blood pressure), one of the many common conditions associated with obesity, refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the arteries. It estimated that excess body weight (including overweight and obesity), accounted for approximately 26 percent of cases of hypertension in men and 28 percent in women, and for approximately 23 percent of cases of coronary heart disease in men and 15 percent in women. Obese individuals have an increase in fatty tissue that increases…

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Exercising with Fibromyalgia

03/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are one of the 10+ million Americans suffering from symptoms of fibromyalgia, regular physical activity may seem like a daunting task. The stiffness, aches, and fatigue felt with fibromyalgia can cause fear during the smallest household chores…let alone a session of exercise. So common sense might seem like exercise is off-limits for people suffering, but the reality is---these problems give us more of a reason to exercise with fibromyalgia. When safely programmed, exercise helps patients…

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News Article: Obesity can Trim 10 Years off Life

03/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

What could you do with an extra 10 years? Watch your grandkids graduate from college? Take that dream vacation? Walk a child down the aisle? It is amazing to think of the major life moments that could be missed just from being obese. This artice, from USA Today, illustrates just the impact morbid obesity has on individuals. Below are the first couple paragraphs: Weighing too much may take as much as a decade off your life, according a new analysis of studies that involved 900,000 people. Adults who…

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