What Am I Eating? Creamy Vegetable Soup

My family and I have recently started making soup. Not only is it a healthy and hearty meal, but it’s a great way to keep my kids occupied and learning about nutrition now that we are indoors more often. One of our favorite soups is a creamy roasted carrot soup.  I start off by roasting my carrots in olive oil and a few of my favorite seasonings like salt, pepper and coriander. Ginger is a great addition to the recipe if you like the flavor. Then I let the carrots cool, chop them into smaller pieces and add them to
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Recovery After Weight Loss Surgery

  “How long is the recovery?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I hear from patients when they’re thinking about weight loss surgery, whether it’s gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure. They want to know what to expect – both in the hospital and when they return home.       Hospital Recovery The length of time you stay in the hospital depends on the type of weight loss procedure you undergo. After the gastric sleeve, I tell patients to expect to stay in the hospital for approximately one day.  For the gastric bypass, it’s one to two days.
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New Study Shows Weight Loss in Young Adults with Obesity May Lower Mortality Risk by up to 50%

  Losing weight in early adulthood, between ages 25 and 40, may help you live longer according to recent research out of Boston University’s School of Public Health. The study looked at whether losing weight after a history of obesity in early adulthood could show a reduction in mortality risk later in life.    The researchers analyzed data from more than 24,000 individuals who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Lead investigators recorded the weight of participants between the ages of 40 and 74, asked what their weight was 10 years earlier, and what their weight
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Weight Loss Surgery, Gas & Body Odor

After weight loss surgery, some patients report experiencing an increase in gas and a difference in their normal body odor.  While this is expected, it can make one feel self conscious and have an impact on your social interactions.  Whether you’ve had gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, the body undergoes various hormonal changes,  particularly how it processes the food you take in. This can lead to increased levels of gas production or body odor.  The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone and once you identify the triggers that contribute to these nuisances, steps can be taken to
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