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Imagine a standardized bariatric vitamin label! Could it happen? Via Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes - Last week, at the 4th Dietitian Obesity Learning Retreat, co-hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network and Dietitians Canada, Jennifer Brown, co-chair of the Ontario Bariatric Network Dietitian Task Force creator of the bariatric surgery subgroup of the Dietitians of Canada – Diabetes Obesity and Cardiovascular network, presented a neat little nutrition label-style compilation of the essential vitamin and mineral requirements for post-bariatric surgery patients. Jennifer has been a Registered Dietitian with The Ottawa Hospital Weight Management Clinic and Bariatric Centre of Excellence since 2007 and... Read more

Thank you Bariatric Advantage, now TAKE THEM, Beth. Since the OAC Event I am LOVING the Advanced Multi- EA Chewables - EASY PEASY two-chewables a day and done. Advanced Multi EA is a full spectrum multiple vitamin/mineral formula scientifically developed to Enhance absorption. The innovative micelle technology improves absorption of critical fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Read more

I have a need for these, Bariatric Advantage. I adore citrus-y flavored vitamins. Tropical orange calcium chews in a 500 mg dose. Yes, please! Take less - Get more! Our Calcium Citrate 500 Chewy Bite delivers 500 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain a full 500 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption.* These chews are sugar-free and with minimal carbs, so you can get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go. You can pre-order them here, use my validation... Read more

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy — Considerations and Nutritional Implications - Info Read more

New from Bariatric Advantage - A complete chewable mixed fruit bariatric vitamin formula designed to specifically meet the nutritional needs of those who have undergone bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass. This formula is made of the highest quality, most bioavailable nutrient forms. It is designed to be hypoallergenic, great tasting, and easy to digest and absorb. Includes a comprehensive B-Complex and trace minerals. Nutrient Amount %DV * Calories 10 Total Carbohydrates 2 g 1% Sugar <1 g ✝ Vitamin A (from Beta Carotene) 7500 IU 150% Vitamin C (from Sodium Ascorbate USP, as Ascorbic Acid) 120 mg 200% Vitamin... Read more

FTC Announces Initiative Against Deceptive Claims Made by National Marketers of Fad Weight Loss Products Finally, maybe?! I can't wait to see some rules slapped down on these irresponsible companies. Read more

Celebrate says -- This is MUCH MORE than a protein shake. This is as close that you will ever get to having an ALL IN ONE bariatric supplement! Our Celebrate ENS shake is a one of a kind way to get your multivitamin, calcium, fiber AND protein all in one. Each ENS (Essential Nutrient System) shake contains a high potency multivitamin, 500 mg of calcium citrate, 4 g of fiber, and 25 g of whey isolate protein in each serving. This product is the best option for patients immediately following surgery. -Celebrate Vitamins Created for surgical weight loss patients, our... Read more

From Bariatric Advantage a capsule supplement taken three times a day - with no chewing necessary. Impressive Stats. Powerful nutrition in 3 capsules! Our newest encapsulated multi formula is the highest potency member of our multi family of products. Designed to meet the latest guidelines* just add one of our great selection of calcium products and you are ready to go for the day. Contains a full 3000 IU vitamin D3, 400 mg Magnesium, 45 mg Iron, and a unique phytonutrient blend to support good health. You also get at least 200 % DV for all the B vitamins, a... Read more

I'm off on vacation -- let's have some fun while I am gone! How about a givewaway from Wellesse? How about FIVE? Wellesse products can be easily integrated into any routine by adding one ounce or less a day to a smoothie or protein shake, water or juice, helping bariatric patients achieve better compliance in taking their needed vitamins and supplements. Our naturally flavored liquids become a fun, flavorful treat while fulfilling the important nutritional requirements of bariatric weight loss surgery patients on their journey to ever increasing good health. I have FIVE Wellesse Summer Packages to share with you!... Read more

When you go to the pharmacy or big-box retailer do you choose brand-name or off-brand generic over the counter medications and pills even with the same active ingredients? This kind of thing enthralls me. I love you NPR. Why do people choose what they choose when given the option of the same product in different packaging? Some of you are SO. INSISTENT. "I MUST HAVE THIS BRAND!" "It is the ONLY ONE!" Don't EVEN bring it to crazy-town with mayonnaise. But we're taking about medication today. My line of thinking (...when making that choice in the aisle) goes to: Is... Read more

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"My doctor said my blood work looks great. I'm going to stop taking my vitamins." -Said someone in my group today Neurologic complications of bariatric surgery have an estimated incidence of up to 16% per year and need to be discussed with patients who are considering surgery. Neurological deficits are most commonly associated with nutritional deficiencies that develop following surgery. The most commonly described nutritional deficiencies include thiamine (B1), B12, folate, vitamin D, vitamin E, and copper deficiencies.Risk factors for nutritional complications include vitamin noncompliance, protracted vomiting, and excessive alcohol consumption. Download study Danielle A. Becker, Laura J. Balcer, and... Read more

Thank you! CLOSED. Picking winners now. Michelle M - Carrie P. - Building Blocks Vitamins Essential Bariatric Supplements were developed to address the specific needs of the surgical weight loss patient. Our bariatric supplements product line was designed by a team of bariatric professionals with health and success of the bariatric surgical patient in mind. Created to address the nutritional malabsorbtion problem and the restrictive effects of bariatric surgery, Building Blocks Vitamins’ bariatric supplements provide a simple, effective and affordable vitamin and mineral supplement solution. Chewable Complete package is presented in individual 30-day supply bottles a $65+... Read more

Selenium deficiency may cause cardiomyopathy post-gastric bypass

Just an interesting tid-bit - Selenium deficiency may cause cardiomyopathy post-gastric bypass. Non-compliance with vitamin and mineral supplementation protocols after bariatric surgery could lead to nutritional deficiencies and related health complications, such as heart damage, according to two separate case reports unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. Read more

Presented without commentary for your perusal. PS. Susan, you might want to take back control of your social media. 4 hours ago "In case ya missed it: Susan Maria Leach, 11 year RNY post-op, and author of Before & After - Living & Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery (available everywhere books are sold.) Nominated for International Association of Culinary Professional Awards, 'Best First Cookbook', 'Best Health & Diet Book', and 'Cookbook of the Year'! Featured on NBC's TODAY Show and in People Magazine! A Barnes & Noble 'Staff Favorite'. In it's third printing - NEW VERSION RELEASE DATE... Read more

I am getting all tingly excited over the upcoming release of Susan Maria Leach's newly revised and updated book: Before + After! "Susan Maria Leach maintains her new weight and devotes her time to motivating others to keep on track and sustain healthy patterns of diet and exercise not just for a short period after surgery but for life. She owns and operates and has opened her first nutrition store in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her company is a member of the corporate council of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery." Right! Check out - its chock-full of helpful...... Read more

Hold the Press Releases, Suz! How do you go from not paying your taxes, failure to ship orders since 2011, closing your store, foreclosure, shutting down all communication to... THIS? You're quite a storyteller - teach us how to make it sound so much better! New York, NY (PRWEB) - Susan Maria Leach, the phenom that started a blog 10 years ago and has driven millions of dollars in revenue through a simple e-commerce site, tells all in her new edition. Over the past nine months competition has tried to beat her in business but she has dedicated her time... Read more