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Stomaching the High Cost of Bariatric Surgery

They say you can’t put a price on good health. That may be true, but it is also true that hospitals and doctors still charge a hefty amount to perform a surgery.  Dropping pounds can be an expensive proposition. While on a diet you may be eating less food, but you are likely to pay […]

Understanding the Alternatives to Gastric Bypass

“Easier said than done” is a phrase that applies to many things in life. Losing weight is definitely in that category. If you have been carrying excess body weight, and especially if you have a body mass index (BMI) above 30, you know exactly how hard it can be to drop pounds.  For some people, […]

Gastric Banding vs. Gastric Sleeve: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever looked into bariatric surgery procedures, you know there are a number of different options to choose from. It can be difficult to know which might be best for you, particularly if it comes after repeatedly struggling to find success with traditional weight loss methods like diet and exercise. You might be fed […]

Coconut Oil as a Health Food: Solid Science or Just Nuts?

In the pantheon of sanctified, near-magical healthy food, coconut oil has claimed a hallowed spot in recent years. With supposed benefits for everything from cholesterol levels to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, and even pulling duty as a natural moisturizer for hair and skin, it would seem coconut oil is an unparalleled nectar of life.  Keen observers, […]

A Guide to Gastric Bypass Surgery

If you are reading this article, there is a chance you or someone you know is overweight. In fact, as harsh as it may sound, you may have heard the term “morbidly obese.” This is not a sensational term. The negative health effects of being severely overweight are a genuine threat to your life. Especially […]

Refined and Complex Carbs: How to Make the Right Choice

Over the last several years, there has been what seems like a crusade against carbs. You could be forgiven for thinking that carbohydrates, an essential, and nearly unavoidable part of most diets, were out to kill us.  Not all carbs are created equal, though. The truth about simple carbs is, as is so often the […]

Erythritol, Stevia: The New Natural Sweeteners

Let’s say you are standing in the soda aisle at your local grocery store. Everywhere you look, there are “sugar-free” options for nearly every one of your favorite drinks. Some of them even claim to have zero calories from sweeteners. If you are counting calories, but still crave a carbonated beverage, this may seem like […]

Erythritol: Healthy or Harmful for Weight Loss?

For the last few decades, it seems like our hopes for, and the reality of, American waistlines have been heading in opposite directions. As society puts on the pressure to get thinner and thinner, the problem of obesity in America has turned into an epidemic. People have been looking for answers to why so many […]

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass: Differences, Pros, Cons

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve tried multiple times to lose weight over the years, but you haven’t been able to get the body you really want. Even with focused discipline, a restricted diet, and exercising religiously, the results often never come. Some people in this situation have opted for bariatric surgery, but that can […]

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