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Clear Liquid Diet and Other Fad Diets

As obesity and overweight continue to be among the greatest health challenges faced in the United States today, the appetite for fad diets has grown steadily. In fact, the weight loss industry has been valued at over $70 billion annually, and experts expect it to continue growing (the downturn this year is almost exclusively explained […]

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 […]

How to Choose Heart-Healthy Snacks

For many Americans, snacking is an activity that transcends tiding oneself over until the next meal. We snack while at work, while watching TV, at parties, during the holidays, and endless other occasions. Moreover, the variety of snack foods we indulge on is just as diverse: chips, cookies, crackers, pretzels, candy ... the list of […]

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 […]

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