Bariatric Health

Facilitator:  Kari McKeown, RPT Kari is one of the physical therapists in the Comprehensive Care Office of the Bariatric Center of Kansas City, and has been a physical therapist for many years.  She said the research and her own experience demonstrate that patients who begin physical therapy and become active prior to a surgery have better outcomes after surgery.  There is a new area of research that is discovering why.…

March 6, 2018 – Muscles & Myokines's Story »

 

Facilitator: Laura Hernandez, RD, LD Laura Hernandez, lead dietitian at the Bariatric Center of Kansas City, explained that the human microbiome is the collection of all the microbes in the human body.  Microbes are tiny living organisms such as bacterium, fungus, viruses, etc, and there are over 300 species of bacteria alone.  Our intestinal tract, mostly the colon, contains about 100 trillion microbes. These microbes control some of the body’s…

February 24, 2018 – Human Microbiome: GI Health After Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

Facilitated by Greg Justice, M.ED, Owner AYC Fitness Greg talked to the group about metabolism, how to boost it, and the importance of mixing strength and resistance training into your routine.  Metabolism is the total sum of all the chemical reactions that take place in your body. The four components of metabolism are: Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) – what your body burns due to normal breathing, heart pumping, resting activity…

February 6, 2018 – HIIT Training to Increase Metabolism's Story »

 

Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Coker, Clinical Psychologist One of the triggers for eating is our emotions.  We use food to soothe ourselves in many stressful situations, but it can be controlled with some awareness.  Dr. Coker talked about a simple way to clarify why we are eating called HALT:             H – Hungry:     Do I need something physically or emotionally?  Find what will fill you.             A – Angry:       What…

January 25, 2018 – HALT Emotional Eating's Story »

 

Facilitated by Chris Bovos, BSN, CBN The following is an outline summary of the food label presentation given at the January 2nd support group meeting.   This information has been written up in more detail and presented in a blog article that can be viewed on our blog page:  Healthy Eating - The Importance of Understanding Food Labeling Certified Organic Most meaningful Cannot be grown with fertilizers, synthetic pesticides or sewage…

January 2, 2018 – Food Labels – What Does It All Mean?'s Story »

 

For many people, healthy eating is a chore. This is especially true for those who have gone through bariatric surgery and are adjusting to new eating habits. After surgery, monitoring what and how much you put in your body becomes critical to maintaining your weight loss goals. Making healthy eating choices  doesn't have to be a chore if you start with understanding food labels. Let's start with dispelling a few…

Healthy Eating: The Importance Of Understanding Food Labeling's Story »

 

bariatric weight loss FDA biotin

The Bariatric Center of Kansas City feels it important to share recent news published by The FDA with our bariatric weight loss patients.  On November 28, 2017 they published  the following alert about Biotin: “The FDA is alerting the public, health care providers, lab personnel, and lab test developers that biotin can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect test results.”  (Click here for FDA Post) The FDA has…

The Impact of Biotin for Bariatric Weight Loss Patients's Story »

 

weight loss surgery sleep apnea kc bariatric center kansas city

The most common questions I get in the sleep program have to do with the effects of weight loss and weight loss surgery in sleep apnea. I always respond with helping people understand Obstructive Sleep Apnea; what it is and why it occurs.  The definition for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is; “a cessation of breathing followed by a snore, then an oxygen desaturation.” That means - you stop breathing when you…

Will Weight Loss Surgery Cure My Sleep Apnea?'s Story »

 

  What Happens When You Drink? We have all experienced the effects that come with drinking an alcoholic beverage or two.  Drinking alcohol can come with considerable costs also. Moderate amounts of alcohol can feel socially beneficial, but an excessive amount can cause a variety of negative consequences. Impaired judgement from excessive alcohol can cause people to over-consume empty calories and perhaps drive when they shouldn’t. It is important to…

Alcohol Consumption after Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

Facilitated by:  Kari McKeown, RPT  and Barb Cashman, RPT Our two new physical therapists in the office were introduced and they spoke briefly about how they would be meeting with all patients pre-operatively to do a physical evaluation of mobility and making recommendations for activity that can be started prior to surgery.  Kari shared the information from an article that states “Sitting is the New Smoking,” and how we spend…

November 7, 2017 – Setting & Meeting Activity Goals's Story »