Bariatric Nutrition

Facilitator:  Dr. Hassan Saradih, Bariatrician Dr. Saradih began by showing that the body’s organs “talk” to each other through a signaling system. The organs, like the stomach, liver, intestines, pancreas, etc. send signals by secreting hormones that then send signals to the brain.  These signals either tell a person they are hungry or they are full, which is called satiety.  These two signaling pathways – the hunger pathway and the…

June 6, 2017 – The Appetite Regulation System – Simplified's Story »

 

Bariatric Heatlh KC Bariatric Farmers Market

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which fits nicely with our discussions about bariatric health. What better way to celebrate than to shop at your local farmer’s markets for fresh produce? Other than the benefit to your bariatric health, there are many benefits to buying fresh produce from our local farmers. Here are our top reasons for shopping local: Buying local produce contributes to your community and its economy.…

Bariatric Health: Shop Fresh at Your Local Farmer’s Market!'s Story »

 

Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN Taken from The Bariatric Times, November 2016   There is a lifelong threat of weight regain after surgery.  A small amount of weight regain (3 – 5%) is expected after a patient reaches their lowest weight; but maintaining that weight loss is a challenge for most patients. Some of the areas we looked at include: Behavioral Health Risk factors for weight regain include: Preoperative binge…

May 2, 2017 – Clinical Pearls to Prevent Weight Regain's Story »

 

Facilitator: Stephanie Wagner, MS, RDN Stephanie Wagner is a dietitian who has spent the last 8 years working with bariatric surgery patients, and has developed a support website and recipe book specific for patients who have had weight loss surgery. Steph began by discussing how we frequently manage many areas of our lives well, but don’t do a good job managing our “food life” well.  She gave us some tips…

April 20, 2017 – Meal Planning's Story »

 

Enough Is Enough - Hunger

It is well known that hunger is a common complaint after weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery induces changes in various metabolic hormones such as Gherlin, Leptin, Gastrin, and Insulin. These hormonal changes have a long-term effect on energy expenditure and the sense of hunger and satiety. Still, as human beings, life and survival depend on the ability to find food for immediate metabolic needs and to store excess energy in…

Enough is Enough: Mastering Your Body Signals's Story »

 

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What is fat shaming and what does it mean for weight loss? Fat shaming is the process of insulting, bullying or stigmatizing a person for their weight. This is nothing new in American culture where rhetoric, the entertainment industry and media have all insisted fat people are inferior. Even well intentioned instances of fat shaming are considered socially acceptable because they are framed in a way that seems to express concern…

The Harm of Fat Shaming and its Effects on Weight Loss & Health's Story »

 

Gut Bacteria

Microorganisms are everywhere. From those that live in the ocean to those found in the soil that helps feed the world. Other microorganisms live in a host environment, and our body is no exception to this rule.  According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary, a microbiome is "a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and especially the collection of microorganisms living in or on…

Empower Your Gut Microbiome Footprint to Heal and Protect Your Health's Story »

 

Bariatric Support Group Date:  February 16, 1017 Facilitator:  Diane Doolin, RN, CYT Diane Doolin is a nurse in the GI Lab at Shawnee Mission and also works as a yoga instructor.  In addition, she spends a lot of time studying healthy nutrition and does health retreats around the area.  She came to talk about healthy vs unhealthy fats and show us a few recipes that incorporate them in order to…

February 16, 2017 – Cooking with Healthy Fats's Story »

 

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 7, 2017 Facilitator:  Dr. Hassan Saradih, Prairie View Medicine Dr. Saradih talked about how our body regulates appetite.  Your body views food as energy.  There is a monster hormone, ghrelin, that makes you feel hungry.  It is secreted by the stomach and tells you when you need to eat.  Then there are hormones secreted by your intestinal tract that make you feel satisfied.   These…

February 7, 2017 – How the Body Regulates Appetite's Story »

 

Hydration After Bariatric Surgery

Leading up to surgery, your surgeon and dietitian have both stressed to you the importance of hydration. It is recommended that at least 64 oz of fluids are consumed each day to prevent dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones (1). However, following surgery, you may find it more difficult to reach this goal. Your taste may change, and water may no longer taste right. You also will have smaller stomach pouch,…

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