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Failed Gastric Bypass Surgery - Why Does it Happen?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Feb 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common weight loss procedures performed today. With almost half of Americans being labeled as obese, or morbidly obese, many are exploring their weight loss options. Gastric bypass is among the most popular options available.

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Lose weight - How to Avoid Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Feb 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Gastrointestinal issues, such as heartburn and acid reflux are no picnic. You feel a burning in your chest, the uncomfortable sting of stomach acids in your esophagus, your chest hurts, and you may find it difficult to swallow. If you're like a lot of people, you've probably picked up a few rolls of antacids, or headed to the drugstore or even your doctor in order to get some sort of medication that will make the feeling stop for as long as possible. But the real answer to long term relief isn't on the shelf at all. It starts with you, and some basic lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight and significantly reduce these issues for a more comfortable life.

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What is a FODMAP diet and why is it used?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Feb 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

"Fermentable Oligo-saccharides Di-Saccharides, Mono-saccharides Polyols, or FODMAP, is a low FODMAP diet created by Susan Shepherd and Peter Gibson. FODMAP are carbohydrates that are unable to be absorbed by the small intestine.

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I don't have Celiac Disease: what's wrong with a gluten free diet?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Feb 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Sometimes, it can seem as if food companies can't wait to shout from the rooftops every time they put out a product that is gluten free. For some people, this is very important information, especially those who have been diagnosed with either Celiac Disease or some other wheat allergy. It's helpful and convenient to know where to find gluten free breads, pasta, or even brownie mix. Everything seems to be labeled these days, including eggs or f raw nuts -- foods that never included gluten in the first place. With as many as 30% attempting a gluten free lifestyle, it is a popular choice, but it doesn't mean it's right.

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