In 2003, my wife and I moved from Virginia to Georgia. My weight was already over 300 pounds. I was having a lot of problems with my knees, feet, and back. I had arthritis, high blood pressure, gout, and diabetes. By 2006, I was having so much trouble that...
Rachel Newmyer, RN
What kind of impact will weight loss surgery have on my social life and my relationships?
I thought about this question for a few days and was torn in my response. Though I am sure most bariatric surgical practices would love to tell their patients that all...
This year, more than 3,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the state of Tennessee, according to the American Cancer Society. Are you in the know about the disease?
While colorectal cancer is among the most common types of cancer, it is also among the most preventable....
Christopher Sanborn, MD
While many diets are touted as the “best” diet by different specialists and enthusiasts in the nutrition field, the simple truth is that there does not appear to be a superior diet for everyone to follow when trying to lose weight. That’s not to say that there...
2 scoops UNJURY Strawberry Sorbet
2 cups skim milk
1 box Jell-O Instant Banana Pudding Mix (sugar-free, fat-free)
1. Measure skim milk and pour into a bowl.
2. Mix in UNJURY, stirring until well combines. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, empty the contents of the pudding mix.
4. Add the...
Charles Schmittdiel, Ph.D.
Increasing activity and exercise is an important part of your bariatric program, and promotes better health and well-being. Unfortunately, many people have been led to believe that you can lose large amounts of weight by exercise alone. It’s possible, but would require a lot of time in...
1 cup riced cauliflower (frozen or you can make your own)
1 tbsp lime zest, and juice of one lime (separate the juice in half)
¾ lb lean sirloin, cut into thin ½ inch strips
1 medium yellow or white onion, sliced into ¼ inch half-moons
Aimee Dyess, MS, RDN, LD, CDE
When we think about lunch our minds might wander to the corner deli near the office or the conveniently located cafeteria found in the workplace. Eating out for lunch can quickly add up not only in calories, but also a big chunk out of...
Support Groups meet from 5:30 - 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted.
If Monday is a holiday, no support group meeting will be held.
Date & LocationTopicPresenter/Facilitator
July 2 – Erlanger EastStaying hydrated during the summerAimee Dyess
July 4No MeetingHappy 4th of July
July 9 – SiskinInternal vs. External Coping SkillsAmber Dennison
July 16 – Erlanger...
You’ve been seeing vitamin C serum mentioned in nearly every magazine you’ve picked up lately. But is it really something you need?
It can be hard to make sense of whether a product or ingredient is needed — and whether it would help, rather than hurt, your skin.
That’s why we’ve...
…it turns out, quite a lot. We usually give little thought to our gut, except for when it’s not acting right. Then it’s at the forefront of our mind! But more and more, researchers are uncovering ties between our gut health and our overall health.
So, what exactly should you know...
Juuling has been all over the news lately. But what the heck does this buzzword mean? And why does it matter?
You’ve heard of e-cigarettes. In 2014, e-cigarettes were the most common smoking method among middle and high school students. That trend started as a “healthier” alternative to cigarette smoking....