GUEST POST: This coming July 1st (2018) will not only be Canada Day, but it will also mark the legalization of marijuana (aka pot, weed, cannabis) in Canada. While we have the occasional patient ask us if smoking marijuana is okay after bariatric or weight loss surgery, we anticipate that this question will become
So that’s that, then: the darkness is upon us (or at least it is in the UK). We’ve got used to the clocks going back; Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night have been and gone; and very soon it will be dark at 4 pm. In the past I might have fought against this closing in of
GUEST POST: A bit of stress can fire us up – raising adrenaline levels and a desire to succeed. But chronic stress can lead to persistently high levels of the hormone cortisol, which appears to play a role in obesity and the pattern of fat deposition around the middle. This beer belly, paunch or
GUEST POST: I like this idea – it plays to my lazy side, the side that would rather crash on the sofa with a coffee and a paper than get out there for a weekend run. It’s based on a study that looked at two groups of hotel workers doing a job that involved a
GUEST POST: Does exercise really lead to weight loss? If we are speaking in a very literal sense, exercise does not lead to weight loss – if you believe that an hour of exercise only burns off 200 calories worth of a 400 calorie doughnut.