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

Episodes

October 18, 2021 20 min

Our recent episodes have been all about understanding some of the eating disorders better, and I thought to bring in another certified eating disorder specialist, Rachelle Heinemann, on the podcast to shed some light on what certified eating disorder specialists do.

If you suspect that you may be experiencing an eating disorder or suspect someone you know may suffer from this condition, this episode is for you.

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Do you tend to overeat at night? In this episode, we discuss a lesser-known eating disorder called the night eating syndrome. If this is your first time to hear about this, you’re not alone. I’ve invited Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar back to shed more light on this disorder.  

Tune in to learn more about this and see how to seek help if you suffer from this.

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As my guest today says, “People of any size can have any eating disorder”. It is crucial to understand and reognize these early.

I am delighted to have Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar join me for this episode to discuss Bullemia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa, two very dangerous and potentially deadly eating disorders.

She is a Board-Certified physician in Pediatrics, Obesity Medicine, and Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. She i...

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Is weight loss really just a matter of willpower? What if your body does not respond the way you expected it to – despite trying everything everyone suggested? Today, let us delve into the topic of seeing obesity as a disease that needs to be treated, not just with diet and exercise, but sometimes even with real medications. 

Dr. Alexandra Sowa joins me to discuss this very important topic. She is also a dual board-certified physi...

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September 20, 2021 8 min

Like green tea, drinking water is also one of the hacks, often suggested as a great way to “lose weight”. But have you ever given it a thought as to how real the benefits of drinking water are? Join me in today’s quick episode and be ready for some numbers as I lay down to you the data and evidence of how water impacts weight loss, overall health, and wellbeing.

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September 13, 2021 30 min

Nissa Graun is a mom of two who had been following various mainstream diets since 12 years old. She has lost and regained the same 20 to 50 pounds repeatedly over a 20-year period. Suffering from chronic health problems like migraines, sinus infections, and cystic acne—with depression and anxiety, too—she knew she needed to make a change when she was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes after her first pregnancy.

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When you google “How to Lose Weight?”, you would definitely find that one of those is green tea! If you are someone who has also heard of the wonders of green tea and are curious, you’d want to stop by this quick episode because I will be discussing what green tea actually does to your body and how effective it really is for weight loss.

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Do weight loss supplements actually work? Is there any scientific evidence to back up claims these supplements make? Dr. Sandra Lerner joins me in this episode, as we try to demystify the tall claims these weight loss supplements make.

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Mindset plays a big role in almost any process we start. The battle has to be won in the mind before it actually happens. In today’s episode, I interview Crystal Church. She has a very inspirational story about her weight loss journey, how she overcame addiction and obesity, and how she found her best accountability partner in her daughter. 

Listen to her story and get inspired!!

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August 16, 2021 8 min

Some still believe in the misconception that obesity is all about willpower and self-control. In this episode, find out how much do our lifestyle choices, society, and genetics play a role in the obesity pandemic. We will look at the various studies done to explore the genetic basis of obesity.

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August 9, 2021 10 min

How is our thyroid function impacted by obesity and weight loss? And, how does fasting affect it? If you’ve been listening to this podcast for quite some time now, you’ve probably heard a lot already about fasting and its benefits in weight loss. However, we have never talked about thyroid function in relation to obesity! Fortunately, one of the listeners reached out to me and asked me if intermittent fasting had any impact on thyr...

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People with obesity are often the subject of jokes.  Whether at school, work, home, or even in the healthcare system, it is likely that you are being treated differently because of your weight. The truth is that our society is plagued by weight bias. In today's episode, I am joined by Dr. Sarah Smith, a board-certified Obesity Medicine physician, and a life coach, to shed more light on this important topic of weight bias.

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Today's guest, Jimmy Clare, has faced some tough challenges in his life. Diagnosed with autism as a child, he suffers from spinal stenosis, a very painful condition. Add do that, weight gain. This caused him to be bullied from a young age, but he has overcome all of this and is an inspiration to so many people.

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Do you ever wonder why we eat three meals a day? Can you really lose weight by eating small, frequent meals? Did you know that eating more than one meal a day was considered a form of gluttony in ancient times? Find out more about how often we should eat and when to eat based on science.??

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This episode is an exciting one. We have a guest all the way from Perth, Australia. Graeme Currie shares his personal story of how his life has been completely transformed by Intermittent Fasting. Believe it or not, he has lost 132 pounds by Intermittent Fasting. He is the host of a very popular podcast: The Fasting Highway and has also written a book by the same name: The Fasting Highway. Join us as we learn more about him. 

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Adelle Davis, one of the most influential nutritionists of the 20th century talked about improving health through better nutrition. She said this famous quote, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” 

In today’s quick episode, we will be diving into the different studies conducted over the years on the impact of timing of food intake at different times during the day on our health. 

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June 28, 2021 20 min

People with obesity tend to suffer more often from different types of chronic pain than people who do not have obesity. Some of the well-known pain medications frequently cause further side effects. This gets us thinking: Is there any way we could relieve pain without medicine? In today’s episode, we have Dr. Sheetal DeCaria with us. She is an expert in the field of Pain Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Join us today as we tackle...

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June 21, 2021 23 min

Marijuana has piqued the interest of the medical community for its benefits in various medical conditions. With the recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use in several states here in the US, it would be extremely helpful to dig deep into what direct impacts marijuana has on obesity. Dr. Rachna Patel, a well-known specialist in the field of cannabinoid medicine joins us to shed light on this topic. 

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June 14, 2021 9 min

All of us have some bad habits that we have been longing to give up but just can’t. For some of us, that bad habit is smoking. However, we hear stories of immediate weight gain after quitting, and we ask ourselves, “Is it really worth it?” If that is your question, then join us in today’s episode of the Decoding Obesity Podcast! Hopefully, by the end of this episode, you will be able to make a decision that will surely be for the b...

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June 7, 2021 48 min

In today’s society, alcohol is viewed as a symbol of celebration and fun. It is normal to expect alcohol at a party, an event, or even at the end of a long day at work. But so many people and their families are suffering because of alcohol, sometimes mentally, but oftentimes physically. This led me to think about how alcohol can play a role in someone’s life, particularly with obesity. Can alcohol consumption cause weight gain? Tha...

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