Has anyone ever complained about your snoring? Maybe someone you love is snoring so loudly that it seems as though wild animals are attacking you in the night. Everyone in the house is tired from sleepless nights either from your snoring or your relative's snoring. Snoring can be a serious concern if it can be linked to obstructive sleep apnea.
Binge eating. Over eating, “What was I thinking?” eating. And, “I can’t believe I did that (again?)” eating. You’ll most likely deal with one or more of these eating experiences along your journey toward sustained good health.
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As the obesity rate continues to rise in America and in other parts of the world, the prevalence of bariatric surgery has significantly risen as well. Dr. Jacome and I wanted to take a look back at the last year that shaped our practice and added to our professional experience. This infographic displays the surgical statistics in the world and at Live Healthy MD within 2017.
The holidays are a time when family and friends gather together, and food is usually a huge part of the celebration. As we learned back in elementary school, the Thanksgiving holiday itself commemorates a special feast shared between the Pilgrims and Indians. Food is part of culture and heritage, and there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, family recipes and ethnic or regional dishes are one of the things that makes holiday meals so special.
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Diabetes has come to be a household term. With the obesity epidemic on the rise, diabetes can be one of the first signs of an unhealthy lifestyle. Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood and not enough insulin to manage these levels.
For anyone who has tried to change their eating habits or even eat "in moderation" for that matter, knows that it can be hard to say no to that chocolate brownie that "has your name all over it". What is even harder, is trying to stick to your healthy eating during the holidays. From Thanksgiving dinner to office parties to the endless amounts of Christmas cookies, it can seem like the eating is nonstop.
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Staying on top of your goals following weight loss surgery can be difficult. It may feel like the temptations around you are unbearable, especially as Halloween just passed and the holidays begin to roll in. As a physician who has practiced Bariatric surgery and medicine for 23 years, I have seen many patients succeed and equally as many fail at their weight loss. So, what are those patients doing to successfully lose weight and keep it off?
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Halloween is just around the corner and we all know what that means. Candy. It can be hard to resist the temptation to open the bag of mini chocolate bars you planned on giving out to trick-or-treaters. And it can be even harder not to pick out your favorite treats once the kids get home with overflowing pillowcases of sugary loot. However, before you go unwrapping the candy bars and licking your sticky fingers, you may want to learn the effects of sugar on the body.
With lots of information on the internet about what you should and should not be eating, it is easy to consume the wrong information, especially for our patients who are looking to lose weight before or after bariatric surgery. Our team at Live Healthy MD has put together a list of common "healthy" foods that could actually be sabotaging your weight loss success.
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Food is more than just calories. Food is information that influences your genes. Food is fuel that propels you through your day. However, so many of the patients at Live Healthy MD view food as the "enemy". They see food as the one that made them "get to this point" or, on the other hand, the one thing that can make them feel better in times of extreme emotions. What these patients fail to recognize is that food and proper nutrition, just like oil in a car, is the driver of all bodily functions. Without the nutrients obtained from the food consumed throughout your day, the human body would not be able to function at it's peak, leading to a decline in health.