EDUCATION

WHAT ARE THREE MACRONUTRIENTS?

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WHAT ARE THE THREE MACRONUTRIENTS?   Recently, I have noticed several individuals struggle with the basic knowledge of nutrition, which is understandable as this is not taught at school nor does the internet help. So, I thought this month’s newsletter should go through the basics of nutrition. What is nutrition? Nutrition is the science of how food, […]

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HOW TO EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN POST WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

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How to eat enough protein post weight loss surgery Protein. The building blocks of muscles, cells, organs and every cell of the human body. Protein is a hot topic in the world of nutrition. Protein are long chains of amino acids that are broken down in the body to build and repair the aforementioned cells. […]

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ROUX-EN-Y (GASTRIC BYPASS)

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Roux-en-Y (Gastric Bypass) Gastric bypass surgery is when the surgeon makes a small pouch out of the stomach and reconnects it to the small intestine. The stomach remains intact (ie. it is not removed from the body), however there is a small pouch (30-40mls) – the size of an egg, that prevents too much food […]

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BARIATRIC SURGERY, IS IT FOR ME?

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Bariatric Surgery, Is it for me? Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is gaining popularity with a 54% increase of procedures being undertaken in one decade(1997-2007). In 2007-2008, 17,000 bariatric surgeries were completed (1). Bariatric surgery is a tool for weight loss. It is not a ‘quick fix’. You cannot have this procedure and eat the same foods that led […]