Wellness

Junk Food Replacements

Junk Food Replacements

Even after you feel like you’ve mastered this whole new way of eating after bariatric surgery, those old food cravings can creep back up every now and then. It is important for long-term weight management to keep junk food to a minimum. These foods do not keep you...

Importance of Hydration

Importance of Hydration

Are you feeling fatigued? Have frequent headaches? Are you still struggling with weight fluctuation? Feeling bloated?  These are just a few of the symptoms of dehydration. Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water that must be replenished every day with oral...

Emotional changes after WLS

Emotional changes after WLS

                The excitement and anticipation of weight loss can often overpower the reality of lifestyle changes that occur after weight loss surgery.  This can be very impactful on the patient’s life and their loved ones.  Mild depression, anxiety and suicidal...

Why Carbs Are Still Important

Why Carbs Are Still Important

When it comes to losing weight, we usually think that carbohydrates are the first thing that need to be removed from our diets to achieve results. There are many fad diet plans out there that rely on carbs being eliminated from our diet to achieve the desired...

What is PCOS?

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a common health issue found around the world that affects up to 10 million people. PCOS is found in females and is a disorder of the endocrine system – aka hormonal imbalance. Many females who consider bariatric surgery are doing so in order to increase...

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...

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...