Hydration

Hydration

Hydration is one of the most important aspects to focus on after bariatric surgery. It affects all facets of the body like hair, skin, mucus membranes, circulation, energy levels, metabolism and of course, your digestive system. The body is compromised of up to 60%...
Gout

Gout

Are you familiar with this musculoskeletal disease? Have you ever been diagnosed, but not sure what caused it and how you can prevent it? 3.4 million men are affected by this disease and women who have been through menopause and late in years can be affected but is...
Weight loss surgery and possible cross addictions

Weight loss surgery and possible cross addictions

Cross addiction is a term used for people who replace one addiction for another. If you have ever had any addictions to food or sugary drinks, you are at risk of developing gambling, alcohol abuse, smoking, drug use, excessive shopping, disordered eating, or sex...
Prealbumin vs Albumin

Prealbumin vs Albumin

At first glance, one’s postoperative laboratory orders can seem excessive, however, each macronutrient(protein, fats and carbohydrates) and  micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) plays a vital role in postoperative success and health which needs to be monitored...
Protein: signs and symptoms of poor consumption

Protein: signs and symptoms of poor consumption

Proteins are the building blocks of our cells, organs, muscle (including HEART muscle), hair, nails, cartilage, and more.  After bariatric surgery, it is important to reach the goal given each day. If not, a lack of protein intake can cause long term detrimental...
When are Weight Loss Medications Appropriate?

When are Weight Loss Medications Appropriate?

Are weight loss medications appropriate for everyone?  The short answer is NO.  A number of things must be taken into consideration before starting a weight loss medication.  These include past and current medical history, family history, likely health benefits of...