Understanding Scarring With Plastic Surgery

Understanding Scarring With Plastic Surgery

Nearly 100 million people acquire new scars every year in the developed world alone, primarily as a result of elective operations. Scars vary greatly, depending on several factors, individual and racial patient features, type of skin, location of incisions, and skin subject to tremendous tension for a prolonged period of time, patient age, the nature […]

Monkey Peanut Butter Shake Recipe

Push the Reset Button with a Monkey Peanut Butter Shake

The end of August is here and some of you may be coming home and catching up from summer travels, or busy getting your kids back-to-school ready. All the summer fun has probably left you feeling exhausted! Anyone need a vacation from your vacation? Labor Day is just around the corner and we all need […]

Sugar Obesity and WLS

Sugar, Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

A few months ago, I wrote a blog article about why I’m not a fan of sugar and why you shouldn’t be either.  To my amazement not only did my patients love the article but it seemed to spread like wild fire across social media. Now before I share why I’m not a fan, I […]

Phat Feature

August Member Spotlight: Weight Loss Surgery Before and After

Every day, we see ObesityHelp members reach amazing goals, embracing health and wellness, and celebrating non-scale victories. Today we’re celebrating OH member, Phat_girl_38, by sharing her weight loss surgery Before and After photos. Before and After Photos after Weight Loss Surgery Let’s give a big round of applause and congratulations to Phat_girl_38!  Phat_girl_38’S BEFORE & […]

Hollywood Diets

Why Celebrity Diets Don’t Work – and Can Be Dangerous

When it comes to weight loss, I see many patients who have been tempted by celebrity diets. Besides having been adopted by people who are famous and look great, these diets have the appeal of being simple: By following a few rules – or eating a limited number of foods – you can get results. […]

Food Addiction image

Is Food Addiction a Problem for You?

In the world of medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other medical and mental health professionals, there’s a debate (of course) about the concept of “food addiction.” Without question, scientific research shows addictive behavior regarding sugar consumption in animals. But what about humans? Brain scans of humans specifically show similar patterns for people “under the influence” […]


Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory–Dressing with Style, Fashion, and Fun

James’ struggle with his weight goes back all the way to his childhood.  Food did not come freely at home so when the opportunity presented itself, he had to take it.  As a child, he learned to eat even when he wasn’t hungry.  Food was a nice form of escape from things going on around […]

Texas Caviar Recipe

Texas Caviar Recipe

Give this recipe a try… fresh, zesty and YUMMY! This Texas Caviar recipe is a true crowd pleaser, bring this colorful dish to a potluck or serve at your next get-together. To save time and let the flavors meld together, you can make it the night before serving. It tastes even better the next day! (makes […]

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon

New FDA approved ORBERA Balloon

The options for people struggling with obesity have increased. The ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System was just approved by the FDA and is now available! I work with patients fighting obesity every day. Obesity affects more than 78.6 million U.S. adults and is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. If trends […]

12 Ways to No 1000 x 700

11 Ways for Learning to Say No

Recently, I was at a store and the overhead music was blasted over by a child about two years old screaming as loud as he could “no, no, no” repeatedly for about a minute.  There were lots of no’s in that 60 seconds. Learning to say “no” sounds simple.  It was simple when we were […]