Decoding Obesity

Decoding Obesity

The biology of obesity is complex. As we gain new insights and develop new empirics, we move a step closer to cracking this code. Here we help you develop a deeper understanding of this disease, develop a healthy relationship with nutrition, promote self-care, and emote a new confidence of "Yes, I can do it!"Disclaimer: Information provided on this podcast does not constitute medical advice. Consult your health care professional prior to trying any of the modalities mentioned here. For more info, head to: www.decodingobesity.com... Show More

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March 1, 2021 30 min

Our diets can have a big role to play in obesity and but what about the effect of food on cardiovascular health? Health begins with the food we eat. Our arteries are the highways on which the blood transports oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body. Atherosclerosis is the process of fat and cholesterol deposition in our arteries which can impede this essential process. Our very special guest shares her thoughts on how die...

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When you hear the word ‘obese’, what do we usually think of? When you encounter people suffering from obesity, what thoughts come to you? Do you see them as suffering from a disease that needs medical treatment or do you see them as people who are lazy, who lack willpower, and can’t do anything in life?

Today’s guest is going to bust these myths today. Sean Mulroney has seen some exceedingly difficult times in his life translating...

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Sleep is such an essential part of living. We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and for good reason! Can you even imagine going a full day without sleep? We already know what sleep deprivation does to us mentally and physically. Unfortunately, sleep has taken a backseat in our fast-paced lives. It has become something people take for granted. Sleep is important for us, not just for our cognition but also for our overall h...

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How do you like the idea of cooking an amazing meal for your significant other without breaking the bank this Valentine’s day? Dr. Sarita Golikeri is a Family Medicine physician and also certified in Culinary Medicine. Dr. Golikeri consults with patients on managing and preventing conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol through diet and nutrition. Join us as we discuss how you can cook great meals that are healthy and do not ...

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Do you normally pay attention to what sequence you eat your meal in? What would happen if you reversed the sequence? In the last episode, we did touch a bit on how meal sequencing affects the blood sugar spikes in our bodies. Today, we discuss this particular topic in depth. Tune in to this episode as we dive a little deeper into the science behind meal sequencing.

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January 25, 2021 33 min

Sugar is an ingredient every single person on Earth probably knows about—from the babies up to the elderly. We have always known its familiar taste, the comfort it brings, and are even aware of its negative effects on our body. Today, more and more people from different walks of life are having issues with their blood sugar shooting up and their diabetes becoming a hindrance to a comfortable and healthy everyday life. In this episo...

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As the new year starts, we find ourselves beaming with hope and excitement as we fill our notebooks with a goal after goal. However, one thing people often overlook is the question, ‘How can I make sure I keep moving towards my goal?’ Accountability is the answer. Without this, we might, more often than not, sidetrack from our goals and find ourselves repeatedly failing and being disappointed. Just as having goals is important, hav...

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes its dietary guidelines once every 5 years. The first dietary guidelines came about in 1977. How have they changed over the years? How did we move into the low-fat era? Even the latest guidelines have been fraught with controversies. Tune in to this episode to know this and a lot more about the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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In today’s episode, we will be talking about the life of a doctor who was naturally fit and following the principles of healthy living until he suddenly found himself gaining more and more unhealthy pounds before he realized it. Dr. Mark Chavez is a medical doctor and entrepreneur. We were able to connect through LinkedIn and I came across his book: The 5 Habits of Healthy People. His story really resonated with me, so I decided to...

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December 28, 2020 37 min

New year, new me. If you’re familiar with this phrase, chances are you’ve already heard someone say it, or you’ve actually uttered these words yourself. There’s just something about the New Year that makes you want to have a fresh start and become a better version of yourself. But if you’re anyone like me, you also know the struggle of trying to set goals and getting all fired up on January 1st, but then come January 15th, you find...

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Wondering, “will meal planning will work for me?”

It’s almost the end of 2020, and 2021 is fast approaching. This is the perfect time to give yourself a pat on the back for accomplishing a lot of things this year despite the situation. This may be the year you took up new hobbies, took time to take care of your own needs, and perhaps even got your nutrition and fitness in order. However, not all of us may feel like we truly made t...

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December 14, 2020 50 min

Our eating habits are such an integral part of our identity. All of us have specific likes and dislikes. Does the chemistry of the food we eat have a role to play in this? Food addiction remains a controversial medical diagnosis.

Dr. Joan Ifland, who specializes in food addiction sheds light on this. She received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies with a specialization in Addictive Nutrition from the Union Institute & Univ...

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December 7, 2020 7 min

For a long time already, counting daily steps has been quite a thing. There is a sense of fulfillment after reaching that 10,000-step goal you set and seeing all those burned calories on your pedometer. But is there any scientific basis behind why this 10,000-step goal gained so much popularity over the years when it is just like all other activities such as walking, jogging, and running? Does it really produce amazing results in a...

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Karlijn Burridge is a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is comprehensively trained in medical obesity treatment, as well as in bariatric surgery. Karlijn is a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. She is a co-author of the Obesity Algorithm® and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Obesity Society. She has developed a number of successful weight management programs in a variety of hea...

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Traditionally, Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is a time when family members travel from far and wide to get together and celebrate. Like many of us, the food is usually what we look forward to as the holiday approaches. We think about the turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie for dessert....

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Dr. Lisa Tharler is a hospitalist and a mom of 3. She shares her story of how her weight got out of control after her third pregnancy and how she managed to lose most of it. She also shares some valuable tips on how to get started with being physically active.

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Dr. Maria Maldonado is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is a primary care physician, and is board certified in obesity medicine. Her research and clinical interests are in cross-cultural care and health care disparities, implicit bias, medical education, and the delivery of patient-centered care.

She joins me to share her weight loss journey and discusses how it all started with a ...

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Dr. Samantha Harris is an Endocrinologist at the Scripps Center for Weight Management in San Diego, California. She is certified in Obesity Medicine and specializes in both weight loss as well as the treatment for diabetes.

She discusses her weight loss journey and how going keto made things worse for her.

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Dr. Erin Saltzman discusses sexual health in men as it relates to obesity. Dr. Saltzman is a board-certified Endocrinologist. She is currently in the process of getting her certification in Obesity Medicine as well.

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Dr. Melissa Choi is a board-certified family medicine and obesity medicine physician. She and her husband reside in Minnesota with their 3 young daughters.

 

She recently started The Mom Plate to help other busy moms with getting kids to eat healthily. While her website is still under construction, you can subscribe to get notified once it is active.

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