Author Archives: Lisa Downing

Ghrelin. The Key to Weight Loss?

Ghrelin is a hormone produced, in part, by the fundus in upper part of the pre-bariatric surgery stomach. It is of particular interest because it is known to regulate hunger. Theoretically, if you remove the production of the hunger hormone, … Continue reading

Proper Portion Sizes After Weight Loss Surgery

Having weight loss surgery is only the beginning. Anyone who has visited us for a preoperative consultation will be reminded of this more than once. Not because we are trying to convince you that bariatric surgery is not the right … Continue reading

Prebiotics and Probiotics – Are They Worth It?

Prebiotics and probiotics have been around forever. The foods we eat – yogurts, fermented foods and much, much more all contain varying amounts of beneficial bacteria and foods that support them. Over the past several decades, as we have improved … Continue reading

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