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Gastric Bypass

Pre / Post Diet Education

Gastric bypass procedures (GBP) are any of a group of similar operations that first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect to both. Surgeons have developed several different ways to reconnect the intestine, thus leading to several different GBP names. Any GBP leads to a marked reduction in the functional volume of the stomach, accompanied by an altered physiological and physical response to food.

 

The gastric bypass diet has several purposes:

  • To allow the staple line in your stomach to heal without being stretched by the food you eat

  • To get you accustomed to eating the smaller amounts of food that can be digested comfortably and safely in your smaller stomach

  • To help you lose weight and avoid gaining excess weight

  • To avoid side effects and complications

 

 

Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency.[2] This is in contrast to diabetes mellitus type 1, in which there is an absolute insulin deficiency due to destruction of islet cells in the pancreas.[3] The classic symptoms are excess thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases of diabetes with the other 10% due primarily to diabetes mellitus type 1 and gestational diabetes. Obesity is thought to be the primary cause of type 2 diabetes in people who are genetically predisposed to the disease.

 

Type 2 diabetes is initially managed by increasing exercise and dietary modification. If blood glucose levels are not adequately lowered by these measures, medications such as metformin or insulin may be needed. In those on insulin, there is typically the requirement to routinely check blood sugar levels

Food Allergies

As soon as your child is diagnosed with food allergies,what is the first thing you do? You think, "What will I feed my child and how will I make sure I provide foods that are nutritious but won’t trigger an allergic reaction?"

 

A dietitian may be the first person who comes to mind to answer this question. Perhaps your allergist recommended a dietitian for help in planning your child's allergen-free diet. But, can one really help? Maybe — maybe not. Just as there are doctors who have specialties, there are dietitians who specialize in certain areas of nutrition. You would not take your child to a general practitioner to test, diagnose and treat your child's allergies. For the same reason, you would want to find a dietitian who specializes in food allergy or pediatric nutrition. A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition professional who has met certain academic and professional requirements as outlined by the American Dietetic Association. Registered dietitians must earn a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from an accredited college or university with coursework approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

 

They should also complete an approved practice program or internship, pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and finish professional educational requirements in order to maintain the registration. Does this prepare a dietitian to help you with your child's allergies?

Corporate Wellness

Weight Management

The HealthyGuidance® Weight Management program incorporates healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Each employee is provided with a personalized plan to help meet their individual goals and reduce the potential for more serious health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or high cholesterol.

 

The ComPsych certified wellness coaches are experts in nutrition, exercise and behavior change. Our weight management coaching is collaborative and supportive, with dedicated experts guiding the employee to make better decisions.

Our Weight Management program includes:

  • Meal-planning options for overall health or to address the needs of individuals with specific conditions

  • Individualized exercise plans based on the employee’s current activity level, including strength training and cardiovascular components

  • Online and/or telephonic coaching to guide an employee in achieving their weight management goal.

Cancer Nutrition

Nutrition for People With Cancer

Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods during and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Learn more about the importance of good nutrition during and after cancer treatment here.

 

Nutrition for the Person with Cancer

 

Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatment can affect your appetite. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect your body's ability to tolerate certain foods and use nutrients. This guide can help you and your loved ones learn about your nutrition needs and cope with treatment side effects that may affect how well you can eat

 

Low Fiber Foods

 

Your doctor may recommend a low fiber diet for diarrhea, cramping, trouble digesting food, or after some types of surgery. Here you'll find lists of low fiber foods, along with lists of foods to avoid

Easting Discorders

If this is your first visit to our web site, this is a great place to start. Here you can learn about the different types of eating disorders, as well as the symptoms, health concerns and statistics that are associated with these illnesses. Once you have read through some background information, you may choose specific information on topics from the column on your left. Wherever you are, NEDA will meet you there with the information and resources you need.

 

Types & Symptoms of Eating Disorders

 

Eating disorders -- such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Click on the links below to learn more about the different types of eating disorders and their symptoms.

 

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