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Mental Health Issues In Patients Seeking Bariatric Surgery

Posted February 4, 2016 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

There is no doubt that bariatric surgery is currently the most effective long-term treatment for severe obesity, however, there is also some evidence to suggest that patients seeking bariatric surgery (or for that matter any kind of weight loss) are more likely to have accompanying mental issues that individuals with obesity who don’t and that such issues may affect the outcomes of surgery. … Read More »

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Why Does The Food Addiction Model of Obesity Management Lack Good Science?

Posted January 21, 2016 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Yesterday’s guest post on the issue of food addiction (as expected) garnered a lively response from readers who come down on either side of the discussion – those, who vehemently oppose the idea and those, who report success. Fact is, that we can discuss the pros and cons of this till the cows come home, because the simple truth is that the whole notion lacks what my evidence-based col… Read More »

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Guest Post: Even if Oprah Can’t, Maybe You Can?

Posted January 20, 2016 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Today’s guest post is a response to my recent post about Oprah and her weight-loss struggles. The post comes from Dr Vera Tarman, MD, FCFP, ABAM, and author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction and Mike MacKinnon a fitness trainer (Fit in 20). Oprah’s experience of losing and regaining her weight on a regular basis, alongside Sarah, the Duchess of York and Kristie Allie – all spok… Read More »

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Book Review: The Day We Met By Rowan Coleman

Posted April 21, 2015 by Anonymous

My niece is 17 years old yet my sister remembers her birth with acute accuracy. It was the most horrible experience of her life, she claims. Now obviously the end result is the best thing that’s ever happened to her, […]

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Why Women All Over The World Are Choosing Beautiful

Posted April 7, 2015 by Anonymous

It’s no surprise to hear that Dove’s latest ad campaign is pulling on heartstrings, celebrating women and empowering us to celebrate ourselves. They’ve done it before with their “Real Beauty” campaigns and the latest installment is no different. Dove is […]

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Are You Eating For Your Divorce?

Posted April 6, 2015 by Anonymous

Foods play a crucial role in our moods. If you’re already going through a separation or divorce, you’re probably on an emotional roller-coaster. But did you know that you can eat for divorce? Plant-based eating expert and holistic nutritionist, Marni […]

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Post-Divorce: Do You Need A Therapist?

Posted February 27, 2015 by Anonymous

People don’t like to talk about needing a therapist. Often there is a stigma attached, but I’m honestly not sure where I’d be today if it weren’t for my therapist, Andrea Share. The countless hours I spent chatting with Andrea […]

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Study Finds Teens Are Less Reliant On Social Networks

Posted January 6, 2015 by Anonymous

Social networks, the term has come to mean more than one thing in our society. And this particular study can really throw you for a loop if you focus on what most of us now think of when we say […]

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Some Days Are Tougher Than Others

Posted December 11, 2014 by Sara

Sometimes it’s hard to do this by myself. Sometimes, most of the time, I can’t imagine doing this parenting thing with another person. Relinquishing control would be too hard on me. Sometimes I’m grateful to not have a relationship on […]

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