I Feel Like Myself Again – Charles 4.5 Months After RNY Bypass

Hello everybody, the spring season has just begun! đŸ™‚ Many off you can already see the first signs of this exciting season. So much light, freshness and happiness is in the air… As such, it only makes sense that we talk about positive things. So today we would like to show you another update letter from one of our newer patients who says he feels really great! Charles writes that he feels himself again. Isn’t that great? But this is not the end of good news. Charles also writes that by losing weight, his dose of medication is now minimal and his glucose levels are safe. Here is Charles letter:

100 pounds less! I wish I had not waited so long to have my surgery. I spent so much time in pain and misery because of my worries about going to Mexico. I feel so much better and more like myself again. Please let everyone there know how much I appreciate everything. And a special “thank you” to you!! I’m so glad you helped me decide to go with the bypass verses the sleeve. I’m now off of most of my medications and I’m on lower doses of the ones I still need. Also, I was taking 60 units of insulin twice a day along with meal-time insulin which I’m now completely off of with glucose levels back to normal!! I guess if there is a drawback it’s that I now need to buy new clothes because the ones I have are literally falling off/down. LOL. I’m totally good with that!!! Thanks again to you and everyone else at BeLiteWeight!!! Cheers!

Perhaps also many of you are still faced with the decision about weight loss surgery. Six months ago Charles was exactly in the same position. Today he is grateful that he took this brave step and decide to have surgery. If you still have doubts or more questions, don’t wait for tomorrow, call us now đŸ™‚ Maybe this small moment will change your life.

For more information about Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Weight Loss Surgery is Curing Diabetes: A Detailed Analysis

More than 25 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the National Institute of Health. They include men and women, boys and girls, and a lot of people who aren't overweight in the slightest. Researchers, however, are hoping every person living with the disease can benefit from weight loss surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery is Curing Diabetes It's long been known that people with type 2 diabetes who undergo gastric bypass surgery often see significant improvement in their symptoms. This is because the small intestine changes after gastric bypass surgery–it begins producing a molecule called GLUT-1, which helps the body better manage glucose.

Glucose, of course, is another name for blood sugar, which is the primary cause of type 2 diabetes. When the body produces too much glucose–or can't properly manage the level of glucose in the blood stream–type 2 diabetes often appears along with its potentially debilitating symptoms.

People living with type 2 diabetes are at risk for kidney problems, diminished eyesight and heart attack and stroke. It's no wonder researchers are so interested in learning more about how gastric bypass helps people living with the disease.

One particular researcher, Dr. Erini Nestoridi, recently had an article published in Science, a highly regarded medical journal. In the article, Nestoridi explains that he intends to find a way to make small intestines in people who have not undergone gastric bypass surgery to mimic what happens in those who have had the surgery.

He's already done it in lab rats. If successful in humans, Nestoridi and his fellow researchers could turn the small intestines into a "dumping ground" for excess glucose, helping people living with diabetes naturally treat their symptoms and lead healthier lives without having to constantly measure their blood-sugar levels or inject themselves with insulin.

For more than 25 million Americans, these medical breakthroughs offer the same kind of life-changing hope for a better life as gastric bypass does to those fighting a battle with obesity.

The Surprising Effects of Sugar on Your Body

The Surprising Effects of Sugar on Your Body It seems that we're surrounded by sugar everywhere we turn these days. From the foods we eat to the drinks we sip, we simply can't get away from it. That's why it's important for you to understand how sugar affects your body and how you can mitigate the damage.

First, let's break down a common misconception that we're only talking about white sugar, because there are lots of sugars out there. Here is a list of the most common sugars that you probably consume far more often than you realize:

  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Sucrose
  • Maltose
  • Lactose
  • Syrup
  • Alcohol 

So, now that you know what the sugars are, what's the damage they can cause? To begin, sugar can decrease your body's production of growth hormones, which makes it harder to stay youthful and lean. It can also weaken the body's immune system and interfere with the body's ability to absorb proteins. Combined with the fact that the typical human body changes sugar into fat at between 2-5 times the rate of starches, your sugar habit could quite easily keep you short and plump for a very long time.

Furthermore, sugar has some negative effects on our brains. Indeed, sugar can be as addictive as nicotine. Over time, sugar changes the chemistry of the brain, particularly as it relates to the stimulation of the hypothalamus. This causes "cravings" which your brain tells your body you need to fulfill. So, the next time you reach for a snack, your brain will tell your body it really wants that candy bar that's packed with sugar as opposed to that rice cake which has very little.

So, how can you counter the threat of sugar? First, don't quit eating sugar cold turkey, as this will amplify your cravings. Instead, gradually reduce your sugar intake over a period of time. As you are doing this, gradually replace these harmful sugars with healthier ones such as Xylitol, which can be found in many fibrous vegetables, plums, and even as a packaged sweetener. Over time, your body will gradually stop craving sugar altogether.