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Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

Imagine suddenly being unable to breathe. Your airway is closed off. You can feel pain start to rise in your lungs. Soon it feels like your whole body is screaming for air. You start to panic and feel your body begin to fight for oxygen. As horrific as this sounds, if you are overweight and […]

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for Weight Loss

For most people, a weight loss program represents an ongoing process that may take months or even years before success can be truly felt (if ever). Even after spending countless hours on treadmills or lifting weights and diligently preparing healthy food, noticeable results may still be far off and seemingly out of reach. At True […]

Easy Does It: Diet After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Some people think of dieting as an act of willpower, but if you have undergone gastric bypass surgery, there is a hard limit to the amount you can eat at any one time. After surgery, your new stomach can only hold a tiny amount of food. Maintaining a healthy diet after a gastric bypass surgery […]

Weight Loss Hypnosis: Myth or Reality?

The widespread and growing motivation for Americans to lose weight has spawned an entire industry of weight loss programs, products, services, special diets, and niche exercise regimens that all claim to be an easy and efficient path to conquering obesity. As most people know from experience, though, most of them don’t work, and some of […]

Take Two: Gastric Bypass Revision Explained

Life comes with very few assurances. Even the promises of a “guaranteed fix” sometimes don’t live up to the billing. This can be particularly true when it comes to the human body.  Gaining weight back after being on a diet is something many people are familiar with. The up and down weight swings are one […]

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, […]

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