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Weight Loss News and Articles Orange County

Podcast – Weight Loss Surgery and Joint Replacement

Published on June 24, 2015 by

Doctor discusses the correlation between bariatric surgery and joint replacement.

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High BMI & High Cholesterol: An Unhealthy Couple

Published on September 12, 2013 by

September is here and chances are you’re in the midst of back-to-school activities, a new football season and the new fall line-up of TV shows. You may even be dreaming of cooler temperatures and the crispness that comes with the season. But September hosts what is arguably an even more important topic that requires your […]

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Cause and Effect: What a High BMI Means for Your Heart

Published on July 31, 2013 by

Let’s get to the heart of the matter, shall we? Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and a recent genetic study now shows that elevated body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese people isn’t simply linked to heart failure – it has been proven to cause it. BMI is […]

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Obesity and Fertility: Not Solely a Woman’s Issue

Published on January 31, 2013 by

In the last few months, several clinical studies have painted a frightening portrait of fertility for the obese man. Looking at the rise in overall Body Mass Index (BMI) in male patients throughout the United States, researchers have observed a strong connection between the increase in BMI and declining fertility rates. Often thought by the […]

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Three Qualities Bariatric Surgery Patients and Olympians Have in Common

Published on August 7, 2012 by

As we enter into the final week of the 30th World Olympiad, I’ve truly enjoyed watching the games this year. It isn’t just the competition or the winning of medals that gets me going. I like hearing about the incredible odds that some of these athletes have overcome just to make it to the games, […]

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The County Fair: A Deep-Fried Summertime Tradition

Published on July 25, 2012 by

We talk often of the difficulties in sticking with a well-balanced and low-calorie diet during the holiday season. All of that warm comfort food during those chilly winter months frequently proves too-hard-to-resist for most. Then, before we know it, springtime celebrations are upon us and we’re faced with the allure of Easter-time feasts, marshmallow chicks […]

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Big May Be Beautiful. But Alive is Better

Published on July 20, 2012 by

It’s been an ongoing debate for years: whether plus-sized models in place of the often very thin women we’re used to seeing in magazines is better for women’s body image issues. This was a recent topic of conversation on a popular news publication’s website and I was fascinated as I read through the comments about […]

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Interpreting the “Breaking News” on the Bariatric Surgery Front

Published on July 13, 2012 by

Among the most important things to come out of the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the research presented there. This information helps surgeons around the country and across the globe gather, debate, interpret and utilize the latest findings and recommendations to benefit their patients. This year’s meeting […]

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Patients: Not the Only People Who Require a Lifelong Bariatric Education

Published on June 15, 2012 by

In many of my posts, I often discuss that the most powerful tool that patients can have in their fight against obesity is education. It’s true. Clinical studies have proven that when patients are educated about the range of factors that can accompany obesity, they are more likely to make healthier choices that help them […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published on April 27, 2012 by

Though bariatric surgery isn’t new to the weight-loss discussion, I still find the perception of it among the public remains fraught with misconceptions and misguided information. And of course, the main- stream media can sometimes seem to help and hurt the flow of accurate information on the subject, all at the same time. There have […]

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