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

July 19, 2021 12 min

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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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition in the United States. It’s estimated that about 25 percent of adults in the U.S. have NAFLD. In today’s podcast episode, we will delve into the link between obesity and liver health with Dr. Marine Lipartia. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She has done some research on Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease as well and...

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Are you considering or about to undertake weight loss surgery? Going under the knife is a big step and commitment to make. You must be ready to make lifestyle changes that would make your surgery a long-term success. Vera Lee Curnow is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary story to share, including her journey to undergo bariatric surgery which took her a long time to prepare for. She shares her journey till the surgery and how h...

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May 17, 2021 21 min

Menopause can be a challenging experience for women when the body goes through a lot of hormonal changes and physical symptoms. But it may be managed if you arm yourself with the right information and take action. Bringing her expertise and experience to the table is Dr. Michelle Gordon of the Menopause Movement to discuss this in detail. 

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Is it safe for women to lose weight during pregnancy? What are the risks to women during pregnancy due to excess weight? Dr. Jennifer Roelands is back on the podcast to help us understand this better.

Listen in to know how obesity affects pregnancy and how women can become healthier during their pregnancy.

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Can you lose weight with intermittent fasting? Studies show that intermittent fasting is yet another tool in our arsenal that is effective for weight loss. However, many people find it difficult to fast. So how do you go about doing it?

 

In this episode, Gin Stephens shares with us her weight loss journey. Listen in to know how intermittent fasting helped her drop from 210 pounds to 130 pounds, and how she discovered the right w...

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April 26, 2021 10 min

You consume food that makes you feel great, gives you energy, and boosts your mood, but have you ever considered eating based on your specific body needs? Do you ever wonder if your diet aligns with your specific physiology and genetics? Does your specific physiology and genetics determine your nutrition and diet?

In this episode, we’re going to find out if eating based on your genes and specific physiology has any relation or ass...

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In today’s episode, we will be talking all about the “Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet”. This diet has gained popularity over the last few years. Let's take a deeper dive into how it plays a huge role in the overall health of the body, and practical ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Dr. Nisha Patel and Dr. Disha Narang join us to explain this further. Both Board-Certified in Obesity Medicine and are currently enrolled in ...

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You are probably already aware of cutting calories for weight loss. However, have you heard of the very low-calorie diet? Dr. Richard Lindquist is back on our show once again! He is one of the directors of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is a trustee of the Washington State Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has practiced as a full-time obesity specialist for 15 years and has now trans...

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With the rise of obesity, various diets have appeared in the 21st century, aiming to curb weight as well as improve physical performance. One of the popular approaches is the ketogenic diet - a diet high in fat and proteins and very low in carbohydrates. In today’s podcast, I’m joined by a very special guest who will discuss the rationale behind the keto diet, how it helps people with obesity manage their weight loss, several misco...

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Man has always had a quest to improve his health and life. Ayurveda is one of the prominent ancient systems of medicine that was developed in India. There were no clinical trials at that time, but a keen eye for observing various phenomena. Our guest for today will be sharing with us her interest in Ayurveda and how its principles have completely changed her life.

 

Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa, a board-certified physician and wears man...

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Our guest on this episode has experienced obesity at close quarters. He suffered from it for all of his childhood and teenage years. But, when he got his calling to lose weight, he tweaked his lifestyle which gave him amazing results. He lost a whopping 140 lbs! How has he achieved this, you may ask? Listen to this episode to find out!

 

Chef Gino West, the owner of a meal preparation company called Prepped Wellness. Prepped Well...

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March 15, 2021 17 min

In our previous episode, we have tackled fiber, but we were also able to take a glimpse into its relationship with our gut bacteria. Well, what is the gut microbiome and how does it impact our health? Our gut (gastrointestinal tract) definitely plays a big part in our overall health and that’s what we’re about to dive deeper into on today’s episode!

 

What we eat certainly nourishes us, but it also nourishes the vast amount of mi...

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According to the 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the daily fiber intake of Americans is inadequate. We all have heard about the importance of fiber at some point in time. In this episode, we take a deep dive into how fiber works, its different types, and how it actually benefits our overall health. Dr. Richa Mittal, who is a board-certified physician in Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine joins me to discuss this at l...

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