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THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF BARIATRIC SURGERIES

There is limited statistical information about the dangers of bariatric surgery. Patients, therefore, undergo surgery without being aware or fully understanding the life-threatening risks involved. Every patient needs to know what their risks are, the severe, ongoing complications suffered post-surgery, and most importantly, that there are alternatives to bariatric surgery.

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ALL YOU CAN EAT NUTS, PECANS, ALMONDS, PISTACHIOS

In advising our members, we filter thousands of research and fads, relying only on the credible worldwide science available for better health and weight reduction. Here we chose the interesting research of Dr. Michael Greger. Yet, no research replaces your own doctor’s advice. Nutsts are packed with nutrition, but they’re also packed with calories.  Why […]

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SLEEP DURATION EFFECTS ON WEIGHT REDUCTION AND CRAVINGS IN THE GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP FOR THE OBESE

The GLOBESITY Bootcamp requires its members to sleep well for 8 hours per day during the weight loss procedure. Research shows that men and women consume 15.3% and 9.2% more calories, respectively, when deprived of sleep (from an average of 8 hours per night to 4 hours per night). For an average intake of 1,900 calories per day, this can lead to a weight gain of 250g to 500g (0.55 lb to 1 lb) per week, and 13 kg to 26 kg (28 lbs to 57 lbs) per year.

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NEW BMI VS. OLD BMI: IS IT TIME TO REVISE BMI?

The new calculations are based on the results of many researches regarding variations in body composition in different races, genders, and ages. The highlights from the researches are reviewed here. Based on these, a mathematical average has been calculated for each factor and the change in body density due to changes in body composition has been deduced.

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EFFECTS OF SWEETENERS ON WEIGHT LOSS, CRAVINGS, AND DIABETES

Sugar is made from equal parts of fructose and glucose. Almost all sugars and sweeteners activate the brain reward system, but to different extents. For instance,  fructose consumption is accompanied by a higher activity rise in the brain reward system and less satiety inducing. The effect is seen to a relatively less extent in glucose, saccharin, and sucralose.

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DIGESTIVE SYSTEM OF THE OBESE VS. NON-OBESE

Obesity results from increased energy intake and decreased energy expenditure. The digestive (aka gastrointestinal or GI) system has a key role in the pathogenesis of obesity. Changes in digestive system hormones, digestive tract structure and motility and the inhibition of mechanisms that restrict calorie intake result in weight gain. However, It is not clear if digestive system changes cause or are affected by obesity (Acosta 2014).

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERIES COMPARISON

180,000 bariatric surgeries are completed every year, in America alone. The five most common bariatric surgeries include gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric band (aka Lap band), sleeve gastrectomy (aka Gastric sleeve), sleeve gastrectomy with duodenal switch, and vertical banded gastroplasty (aka Stomach stapling). 

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WATER INTAKE EFFECTS ON WEIGHT REDUCTION, CRAVINGS AND DIABETES IN GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP FOR THE OBESE

The human body is composed of ~75% water, which plays an important role in every bodily function. Hydrated a person is more efficient in body performance ranging from thinking to burning body fat. Water intake aids in weight loss. It suppresses appetite, boosts metabolism, and makes exercise more effective. Drinking more water promotes satiation, as it passes through the system and stretches the stomach, resulting in fullness. Drinking water also stimulates heat production in the body, resulting in a higher rate of metabolism.

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SUPPORTING CLINICAL RESEARCH ON DIABETES IN GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP FOR THE OBESE

Supporting Clinical Research on Diabetes in GLOBESITY Bootcamp for the Obese Authors: Marcus Free MD, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi MD, Waqar Ahmad PhD, Kelly Daly RDN, and Don Juravin (Don Karl Juravin). The Effects of GBA Regimen on Diabetes The GBA regimen is effective for diabetics as its ingredients decrease fasting glucose, postprandial glucose, and HbA1C, and […]