Health and Wellness Content

Discrimination toward people affected by obesity is common in our society, with individuals often facing negative stereotypes, bias and unfair treatment because of their weight.

Categories: Bariatric Surgery

Snack on this healthy Seven Layer Dip when you watch the game. Instead of high-fat refried beans and sour cream, this tasty dip is packed with healthy black beans, yogurt and avocados.

Next time you want a sweet snack, try this fresh fruit salsa recipe with crispy cinnamon chips. This delicious salsa is also a healthy dessert.

I had gastric bypass surgery 15 years ago. My husband knew my plans. My sons knew my plans. The people I worked with knew my plans. Heck, strangers on the street knew my plans! My mother, however, did not know. Why? Because I didn’t tell her.

Categories: Bariatric Surgery

Serve this three-in-one appetizer at your next dinner party. Each healthy topping will complement your entrees and dazzle your guests.

Categories: Recipe

This is why you need a colonoscopy, when you should get one and what to expect during the test.

Colonoscopies are the best way to detect colorectal cancer. And even if you’re a woman, you need one. Although some people think of colorectal cancer as a men’s disease, women are just as much at risk. A colonoscopy can reduce your risk by up to 60%.

Turkey Sausage Scramble RecipeHeart Healthy Recipe Diabetes Recipe Gluten Free Recipe

Delicious turkey sausage gives scrambled eggs a whole new flavor. Quick and easy, this high protein breakfast or brunch recipe is an egg recipe you will turn to again and again.

Categories: Recipe

Can losing weight too fast hurt me?Please note: Before starting any weight-loss program, please consult with your primary care physician.

I am committed!

I am starting today!

I want it off by TOMORROW!

Categories: Bariatric Surgery

This is how you can avoid a trip to the ER when skiing, snowboarding or skating.

Participating in winter sports is a great way to stay fit while having fun with family and friends. But skiing, snowboarding and ice skating account for thousands of emergency room visits a year, so it’s important to know how to do it safely.


Why it’s important to pay attention to how much added sugar is in your diet.

Sugar. It’s everywhere. You’ll not only find sugar in places you would expect – like cookies and candy – but it’s hiding in places you might not think of, like yogurt, ketchup and packaged foods that don’t even taste sweet. And those drinks that keep you going all day long? Chances are a majority of your daily sugar intake is coming from them.