Bariatric surgery can be an excellent a tool to help you lose weight and reduce obesity-related comorbidities. If you’ve considered surgery in the past but waited because you weren’t sure if you qualified, you may be surprised to learn that patients have a wide variety of conditions and specific needs. There is no magic wand
It’s no secret that many Americans struggle with obesity and weight loss, so it’s not surprising that the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery reported that over 180,000 people opted for weight loss surgery in 2013. Medical evidence is stacking up in favor of bariatric surgery, too, as news headlines regularly report new studies
Everyone points a finger at how and why someone becomes obese. Not surprisingly, we’re all looking for an explanation as to why over a third of the adults in the U.S. are obese. Consider the reason that gets lots of focus: overeating. Does overeating cause obesity? Or does obesity cause overeating? Consumption is the root
Dr. Michael Thomas has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013. This highly regarded list is assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®. Over 45,000 physicians in the United States were asked in a confidential review, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your
We’ve been taught that the white meat of chicken is an excellent source of lean protein but what most don’t know is that it also offers numerous other nutrients! One 4-ounce serving of pasture-raised chicken breast provides about 35 grams of protein (which is 70% of the Daily Value) Also included are amino acids and
It’s common to associate inflammation with arthritis and joint pain. But a recent finding gives us one more reason to watch what we eat! Research conducted at Methodist Hospital in Houston found that fat tissue can become inflamed, causing numerous health problems for overweight and obese people. More importantly, certain diets, like those high in
At their Annual Meeting in Chicago this week, the AMA (American Medical Association) took an unprecedented step and officially endorsed obesity as a disease. This came as a surprise to many as the vote from the AMA’s House of Delegates went against the Association’s Council on Science and Public Health.
It’s not uncommon that after bariatric surgery, many patients who experience weight loss discover that along with a need to change their wardrobe, they may also need to change the way they view themselves. As you grow closer to your ideal weight, an important step toward embracing your new lifestyle is developing a healthy body