Wellness

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...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

VITAL NUTRITION - Vitamin D supplementation before and after bariatric surgery has many health benefits. It has been found to increase immunity, healing and decrease depression. Plus, research has shown it plays a part in preventing heart disease, cancer,...

Diabetes

Diabetes

In 2018, 10.5% of the US adult population or 34.2 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes.  Every year, almost 1.5 million Americans are newly diagnosed with diabetes2. So, what is diabetes? Diabetes has two subcategories based on the origin of the disease....

Importance of B Vitamins

Importance of B Vitamins

Vitamin supplementation is necessary after Bariatric Surgery to prevent nutritional deficiencies. There are a handful of vitamins and minerals that bariatric patients may become deficient in quite fast. A group of these vitamins are called the B vitamins. There are...