Bariatric Health

Childhood Obesity is Rising

You may have heard that childhood obesity is on the rise.  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963.  Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood.  These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.  There are…

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Bariatric Support Group Date: October 20, 2016 Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN and Laura Hernandez, RD We had a small group of folks for support group, and Chris and Laura just made one circle and we had a great discussion among the group.  We had patients who were only a couple of weeks out from surgery and some that were over a year, so there was a lot of exchange of…

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Bariatric Lifestyle

Fall has arrived, and quickly approaching us is the holiday season. Invitations to dinner parties we don’t want to miss will soon trickle into your inboxes, work socials with holiday pot lucks will begin, and we might find ourselves wondering, “How can I avoid weight gain with all of this food around me?” It is important not to stress over what you can and cannot enjoy. In fact, you should…

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Bariatric Support Group Date: October 6, 2016 Facilitator:  Whitney Venegoni, NP   Nurse Practitioner, Whitney Venegoni, began with a short presentation on the 3 main macronutrients the body needs to remain healthy – Proteins, Carbohydrates and Lipids (Fats).  She started with protein, which is always stressed.  She talked about how important protein is for your muscles and your body organs, and that they have a lot of jobs to do: Some…

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Dr. Sabapathy discussed changing habits with the group. He used the acronym CARE to explain the change process. C – Concern: first we have a concern about something that makes us want to make a change. For our patients it is usually a concern about their health. This starts the process. A - Awareness: Becoming aware of why we have developed the habit, where we want to be after the…

August 18, 2016 – Changing Habits's Story »

 

Kansas City Weight Loss - Optimize Cortisol Levels

"Kansas City Weight Loss" Series - KC Bariatric dietitian, Laura Hernandez, has identified key information about optimizing cortisol levels from an important article written by Elizabeth Millard titled, "The Cortisol Curve". After Bariatric surgery, it is important to take care of your waistline. As part of our "Kansas City Weight Loss" series, we have come up with seven tips to keep Cortisol levels in check.Kansas City Weight Loss Tip #1 - Exercise Routine:…

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Bariatric Support GroupDate: July 23, 2016Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, MBA, RD, LD A large percentage of our patients take or have taken NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Advil and Aleve for inflammation in their joints.  When you have surgery, those are no longer an option except on a very rare occasion or with approval of the surgeon.  There are a number of foods that can be very helpful in reducing inflammation, and…

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Bariatric Health Kansas City - ProjectAWARE

Almost 10 years ago, Tiffany Spudich, PharmD, wrote an article about Cortisol and Weight that is still relevant today (you can view the article here). After reading the article, we would like to summarize how it relates to our "Bariatric Health Kansas City" series.For some time, there has been a question about stress and weight. Does stress affect weight at all? Does it affect eating? Does it affect where the…

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Why does my hair fall out after Bariatric Surgery? A common fear and complaint of Kansas City Bariatric Surgery patients is hair loss after the operation. While our hair is an important part of our body image, it is not very important to our bodies. For this reason, nutrition can have a great impact on hair health because when forced to make a choice, the body will shift nutritional stores…

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