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Water Soluble Vitamins

The Science of Supplementation: Water-Soluble Vitamins, Part 1

February 14, 2018 · 0 comments

Previously I reviewed the overall digestion process before and after WLS; now, I’ll be diving into individual micronutrients and their importance in our daily functioning for our bodies. To start us off, we’ll be looking at water-soluble vitamins. These vitamins, like the name sounds, dissolve in water and can, therefore,

Digestion After WLS 1

The Science of Supplementation: Digestion After WLS

January 8, 2018 · 0 comments

I hope you have been able to review part one of this series, “The Science of Supplementation: Digestion Prior to WLS” article. It provides us with a breakdown of the overall digestion process prior to weight loss surgery (WLS). However, knowing where and how nutrients are absorbed doesn’t necessarily help us

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The Science of Supplementation: Digestion Prior to WLS

November 8, 2017 · 0 comments

Welcome to a multi-part series on vitamin supplementation and the science supporting it for post-operative patients. In this article, I will be discussing a general overview of digestion before weight loss surgery (WLS). Future articles will feature individual vitamins and minerals, and their importance in our bodies. Digestion Prior to

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After Bariatric Surgery: Weight Regain Resolution

March 29, 2017 · 0 comments

In the beginning of our weight loss surgery journey, our paranoia and need to follow the rules keep us on track. During the honeymoon period, we have defined goals that we are working towards, which contributes to our advanced weight loss. This weight loss ends and can reverse when we lose

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Yay or Nay: Commercial Weight Loss Programs For Regain?

January 6, 2017 · 0 comments

"Regain" is the word that all post-ops fear to experience. Unfortunately, it is a normal physiological response to extreme weight loss, as well as a side effect of slipping back into old habits. But what help is out there for those of us struggling with regain? Take a look at


Dietitian vs Nutritionist: The Battle for Your Health

September 1, 2016 · 0 comments

With the copious opinions floating around on the Internet, it comes as no surprise that there is an alarming amount of confusion regarding what, exactly, dietitians are and what they do, and how they differ from nutritionists and/or health coaches. Many times, the titles are even used interchangeably; however, this

Dangers of Vitamin Deficiencies

Dangers of Vitamin Deficiencies From a Dietetic Intern’s Experience

July 28, 2016 · 0 comments

“Do I really have to take my vitamin supplements for life?” This is a very common pre-op patient question, and one that is extremely important… Because the answer is a resounding “Yes!” The dangers of vitamin deficiencies are no laughing matter, and can have lingering ramifications even if the deficiency is

Hair Loss

ObesityHelp Community Tips: Post-op Hair Loss

October 16, 2015 · 0 comments

Some hair loss is common between 3 and 6 months following surgery. The reasons for this are not totally understood. Even if you take all recommended supplements, hair loss will be noticed until the follicles come back. Hair loss is almost always temporary. Adequate intake of protein, vitamins and minerals