Category: General Health

Discovering Life After Weight Loss Surgery

We set off this weekend for our annual family vacation. Several years back we discovered a great place to go white water rafting. We have gone every year for the past 5 years. As the kids get older we have moved up through the different class of rapids. If you ever have the opportunity I highly suggest you give it a try. I remember the first trip we took. It was several years after my […] read more

What To Say When They Tell You WLS Is The Easy Way Out

If I had a dime for every time someone has made that comment that bariatric surgery is the easy way out I would probably be set for life. Taking the easy way out would have been to simply stay overweight. The moment you do anything else, whether it’s diet or surgery, you are certainly not taking the easy way out. Then I came across this article in Obese From The Heart. It compares Angelina Jolie’s […] read more

2 Week Wheat Free Update

After a visit to my doctor regarding some issues with hand pain and decreasing grip strength I decide to go wheat free to see if it might help. I do not have Celiac’s disease but wheat has been suspected to cause inflammation and joint pain in some people. While I was waiting for the results of the blood work and xrays I figured it would be worth a try. What did I have to lose? […] read more

Refined Carbs May Trigger Food Addiction – Really?

File this one in the No Duh department. I think many of us have been saying this exact thing for years: “Consumption of a meal that has a high glycemic index (GI) appears to stimulate key brain regions related to craving and reward, a finding that supports the controversial hypothesis of food addiction, new research suggests. Investigators from Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts found that compared with consumption of a low-GI meal, a meal high […] read more

Arthritis Update and Going Wheat Free

I previously blogged about having some issues with hand pain and increasing hand gripe weakness. The results from the blood tests and xrays came back. They show nothing. Absolutely nothing. Which on one hand is a great thing. It means no arthritis that they can see and my blood work does not show any immune system flare ups. The down side is the lingering question of why. Why do my hands hurt? Why is it […] read more

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