Gastric Health Show – Motivating You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself
In this entertaining show, Weight Loss Surgery health and nutrition expert Dawn Boxell inspires you to achieve the healthiest and happiest version of yourself by motivating you to eat, move, sleep and think better.
The show is great for beginners, yet informative for the more health conscious listener.
Gastric Health Show
“Motivating You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself”
Stress…The underrated and under-recognized cause of weight gain. If you start to experience regain after gastric bypass or sleeve, I want you to start focusing on the things in your life that are increasing your stress and how you might reduce and even eliminate these items the best you can.
Today’s topic is all about helping you identify and sort through how to start healthy routines. Yes, the surgery does a lot of work in the short term. But, like anything in life the key to achieving long-term success is truly all about your daily routines. Most people are going to find that if their health is compromised or they’re struggling with regain or just weight stalls, you’re going to find the answers in your daily routines. Today, we are talking about 5 key health hacks to help you implement healthy routines.
Today, we are discussing regain and we’re flipping the script. We are focusing on 10 different ways to build resilience. That’s right, taking these 10 steps to build resiliency puts the odds in your favor to minimize the chances of regain after bariatric surgery.
In this episode, we are continuing the estrogen conversation. We’re going to connect the dots between estrogen and digestive problems after gastric bypass / sleeve surgery. After today’s episode, you will be armed with the appropriate knowledge to take your health to the next level. Let’s get started!
Today, we will be discussing 5 things you can implement to help protect your metabolism, especially after bariatric surgery. Once we get through these, you’re going to see by isolating just a few areas of your life. You can protect your metabolism and set yourself up for long term success.
We are going to dig in to many aspects of blood sugar balance, what influences it and why you should even care about your blood sugar levels. We will also discuss what happens after bariatric surgery and what we see years later with regards to how your body processes foods and the impact this has on your blood sugars. So, let’s get into it.
You may not be aware, but your hormones control more than your mood. In fact, hormones and their metabolism play a vital role in determining how much weight you will loose after bariatric surgery.
Hormones are just chemical messengers produced by our glands that instruct our organs and the systems in the body how to function. The main female hormones being estrogen and progesterone with the main male hormones being Androgens, with the most well known being Testosterone. If you want to maximize weight loss, then it’s important to understanding the role hormones play in the process.
In this episode, we are going to discuss three ways fiber supports weight loss. You may not realize, but fiber is really just a component of plants that we as humans cannot fully digest. But how can fiber support weight loss? If your interested in increasing weight loss while improving your overall health, then listen in.
In this episode, we’re gonna dig into seven areas that play a role in your ability to lose weight, maintain it. And keep it off. There are things that help, you know, there are things occurring at the cellular level and at the DNA level that you are fully unaware of. On this episode, we will dive into 7 of these items. So listen in!!
No one likes to discuss this embarrassing topic. But if you have this issue, you need solutions. This is why we’re going to discuss it on today’s episode.
Unfortunately, diarrhea is a prevalent problem within the bariatric population. The good news is there are some very common causes of diarrhea after gastric bypass gastric sleeve surgery that are easily solvable.
Heartburn after gastric surgery is a troublesome side effect for both gastric sleeve & gastric bypass patients. If you are using or have used medications (protein pump inhibitors) and still struggling with Heartburn. This episode is for you 😉
Regain after gastric sleeve is a fear for many. Learn how following these 3 solutions can turn things around!
Your gut health after bariatric surgery is dependent on bacterial balance. Tune in to learn how bariatric regain is connected to gut dysbiosis.
In this episode, we discuss digesting fat and carbohydrate adequately and how it is more important to avoid digestive issues. Tune in to learn more.
Several factors can affect digestive function. Any break or defect in the digestion process will result in dysfunction. Tune in to learn more about the causes and solutions to digestive problems.
In this episode, we discuss how lacking beneficial gut bacteria can cause issues with your metabolism, digestion, inflammation and overall health. Tune in to learn more about the importance of beneficial gut bacteria.
In this episode, we discuss the connection with high FODMAP foods and constipation. Tune in to learn more about the different fibers and why the right type, dose and timing matter with fibers.
In this episode, we discuss the connection with bile acid malabsorption and constipation. Learning how bile acids may be connected to constipation and not just diarrhea.
In this episode, we discuss how thyroid disease can contribute to constipation after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery. Is constipation a result of thyroid disease? Sounds strange, right? Let’s take a look at this gland and its functions as well as how gastric bypass constipation is related to its dysfunction.
This podcast discusses a potential link with vitamin D deficiency and constipation. We dig into a study published in 2019 identifying those with intestinal motility disorders and vitamin D deficiency. This includes irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), inflammatory bowel disease(IBD), as well as depression and anxiety and obesity. Tune-in to learn how even a study with flaws may still be a valid consideration.
This podcast covers the ideal bowel movement, constipation, and bacterial overgrowth after gastric sleeve and bypass surgeries. The symptoms, tests, and risk factors of having SIBO, and more! Tune-in to learn more.
Learn about dysbiosis and constipation and how it impacts your health after gastric sleeve and bypass surgery. This episode uncovers three patterns of dysbiosis that can contribute to your constipation.
In this episode we discuss a starch that influences intestinal motility. Improving constipation. If you’ve had gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery tune-in to learn what types of starch have health benefits.
Constipation after bariatric surgery is quite common. Sometimes eating more fiber, drinking more fluids and moving your body more doesn’t work. We’re exploring the root cause of “why” someone might be experiencing constipation after gastric sleeve and bypass surgery.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. When you are struggling with cravings for sugar, carbs, salty, crunchy foods you may want to think about inadequate sleep.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. When you are struggling with cravings for sugar, carbs, salty, crunchy foods you may want to think about unbalanced hormones.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. When you are struggling with cravings for sugar, carbs, salty, crunchy foods you may want to think about artificial sweeteners.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. When you are struggling with cravings for sugar, carbs, salty, crunchy foods you may want to think about gut imbalance.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. When you are struggling with cravings for sugar, carbs, salty, crunchy foods you may want to think about inadequate nutrient dense food.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. Therefore, when you are struggling with cravings for sugar, carbs, salty, crunchy foods you may want to think about unbalanced blood sugars.
Cravings can be a sign that your body is out of balance. So if you struggle with sugar, carb, salty & crunchy food cravings you may want to think about low minerals.
Episode 049: Artificial Sweeteners After Weight Loss Surgery! An Interview with Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Erika La Vella, DO, FASMBS
The use of artificial sweeteners after WLS and the gut microbiome is discussed in this interview with Erika LaVella, DO, FASMBS. Dr. LaVella is a bariatric surgeon practicing in Oregon.
Food and sugar addiction is discussed in this interview with addiction expert David Avram Wolfe, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, FAC. We bring to light the complexities of the addicted brain.
Are FODMAP foods why you’re bloated? Although bloating is rarely the topic of everyday discussion, it’s evidence something deeper is going on. In this episode, we discuss certain foods known to cause bloating and provide solutions to replace these foods in your diet.
Do you feel bloated? Have you ever wondered why your abdomen feels tight, hard or painful? In this episode, we discuss how feeling bloated can make you look pregnant when you’re not and makes you feel full on a small amount of food making it difficult to eat.
Bloating is an uncomfortable symptom experienced by so many. Yet complicated to identify the root cause. In this episode, we dig into how histamine causes bloating, helping you understand how your body manages this neurotransmitter.
In this episode, I interview Dena Norton, MS, RD a functional nutrition expert. Dena and I discuss the physiological and biological causes of stress that impact emotional eating.
The past 12 months have been extremely stressful for everyone. In this episode, I interview Dena Norton, MS, RD a functional nutrition expert discussing how stress impacts health.
Staying motivated throughout different periods of life can be challenging. Sometimes motivation is a choice, but there are reasons you no longer feel like doing things you love. Your ability to stay motivated can be driven by five different causes.
Many patients experience frustration when expectations don’t meet reality. The held belief that exercise produces weight loss equally for everyone is unreliable. Although EVERYONE benefits from activity, not everyone experiences weight loss the same.
In this episode, we discuss exercise response and how effective activity is for weight loss.
Although weight loss surgery is an amazing tool, it doesn’t guarantee you won’t get hungry. In fact, you may be one of those patients whose hunger returns soon after surgery. If this describes you, in this podcast I discuss ways to help you outsmart your biology and silence the hunger.
The last episode in our discussion on “Why would someone not lose weight after WLS?”
Part 1 (Episode 37): We discussed the obvious, less obvious and not so obvious reasons why you may experience weight loss resistance.
Part 2 (Episode 38): We identify certain genetic variations that affect how we regulate energy (calories) and make us more genetically prone to weight gain and slow weight loss.
Part 3 (Current Episode): We will show how cofactors influence yet another important process…Detoxification. Detoxification is a natural process your liver is responsible for. Issues arise when you are missing required cofactors necessary for phase one & phase two detoxification to occur.
In this episode, we are continuing our discussion on “Why would someone not lose weight after WLS?”
Part 1 (Episode 37): We discussed the obvious, less obvious and not so obvious reasons why you may experience weight loss resistance.
Part 2 (Current Episode): We identify the lock and key to improving weight loss. Certain genetic variations affect how we regulate energy (calories) and make us more genetically prone to weight gain and slow weight loss.
WLS is a powerful tool providing AMAZING results for so many. Uniquely, there are individuals that never obtain their idealized results they set for themselves. Some may find their expectations are unrealistic, but maybe they’ve missed the “less obvious” and “not so obvious” causes of weight loss resistance.
We cannot control the genes we are given, but we can change how genetic SNPs are expressed by focusing on diet, lifestyle and gut health. When looking at pro-inflammatory pathways there are several SNPs that can make burning fat more difficult.
October thru December can be a challenging time for Weight Loss Surgery patients. In this podcast, we present 10 simple ideas to help you leverage your tool and avoid regain so you can survive and thrive during the holidays.
Episode 034: Are You Suffering From This Surprising Cause Of Heartburn? Listen To This Episode To Find Out
Heartburn is a common condition for many, many weight loss surgery patients. Unfortunately, conventional medicine quickly prescribes medication to put a band-aid on the problem instead of looking for the root-cause. Listen to this episode to find out many root-causes of heartburn and the most overlooked and missed diagnosed reason.
Are you suffering from leaky gut? Leaky gut after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery is more common than you might think. In this episode of the Gastric Health Show, we discuss what leaky gut really is and things you can do to fix it. This includes things like…..
Estrogen is hormone known for it’s ability to develop and maintain female characteristics in the human body. And, it is also connected to mood, sleep and maintaining bone health when at appropriate levels. It can also be deadly when it is out of balance leading to breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers. However, did you know estrogen plays a major role in both weight loss resistance and weight regain after weight loss surgery?
Your metabolism is more than just hormones. Metabolism is your body’s way of converting what you eat and drink into energy. This complex process of the calories eaten are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function. Every cells energy source are mitochondria which are responsible for this very act of converting oxygen and food into energy. Listen in to understand how this process is at the heart of weight loss and what you can do to have a positive impact on this process.
Intermittent fasting is a way of eating where you incorporate time restrictions into your eating schedule. The most common forms of intermittent fasting incorporate 12-24 hour windows of fasting time. The most popular time being 16 hours. Research does show there are multiple benefits to practicing intermittent fasting, but does it help with weight loss stalls? Listen in to find out!!
Keto Diets have become quite popular within the weight loss surgery community. In fact, “Would I benefit from a Keto Diet?” is one of the more common questions I receive when counseling patients. Currently, the keto diet after gastric sleeve is used by patients looking to….
Get back on track
Jump start weight loss
Optimize brain function.
Sounds enticing doesn’t it? However, none of us are alike so before you just dive in let’s discuss what a true ketogenic diet looks like, plus the pros and cons to determine if going keto is right for you.
Do you know the most important steps for breaking a weight loss stall?
If you are in a stall and need to jump start weight loss then staying within a CALORIE NUMBER doesn’t guarantee weight loss success. In order to break a weight loss stall, you need to focus on burning “fat” not loosing weight.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how the following hormones….
- Sex Hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone)
can have a significant impact on regain after gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery.
Do you need help taking the guess work out of getting back on track? In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss seven surprising tricks that can help. We cover some that are well researched while discussing others that many gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patients might be doing wrong. Listen in so you learn 7 solutions that can help you get back on track.
Would you like to lose 15 pounds of regain in 30 Days? If so, we have just the person for you. In this episode of the gastric health show, we interview Shae Meninger. Shae is a 30 Day Back on Track Class participant and during this interview she discusses how she lost 15 pounds of regain in 30 days.
Episode 024: Amy Helton Applied Simple Principles to Overcome Past Hurts and Lose Half Her Regain in 30 Days
Need to Lose Regain? Then listen in…..
In this episode of the gastric health show we interview Amy Helton, a 30 Day Back on Track Class member discussing how she leveraged simple food principles to overcome past hurts and lose half her regain in 30 days.
If you are struggling with weight stalls or regain, then listen in. You may be so inspired that you make decisions today necessary to jump start weight loss and lose the regain forever.
Weight regain after gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery is a fear of most patients and rightfully so as research shows that 60-70% of patients do regain weight. Many try to rely on will power to avoid eating the foods they know shouldn’t be eaten, but once cravings take-over the will power eventually fades and they find themselves purchasing the sweet, carby junk.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss eleven potential causes of sweet, salty, crunchy, and carb. cravings that can lead to regain and what you can do resolve them.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss popular pouch resets. Unfortunately, when WLS patients go through a stall or experience regain. Many feel like they need to “shrink” their pouch. And in order to do so. They seek out a pouch reset diet.
Although popular, do pouch resets truly shrink your pouch? Listen in to this episode and find out.
You can lose more weight by simply decreasing inflammation. In this episode of the gastric health show, we share examples of weight loss surgery patients who struggle to lose more weight and the connection they share with inflammation.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss three keys all Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve patients must consider when needing to get back on track. The first key being…“A smaller pouch doesn’t increase weight loss”
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss four “Secrets” that contribute to weight regain after weight loss surgery. It has been known for quite some time that chronic low-grade inflammation is connected to obesity, as well as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Unfortunately, inflammatory symptoms are just thought of as “I’m getting older”, but in reality it is evidence that something at a deeper level is transpiring. Understanding these four “Secret” causes of inflammation is key to preventing weight gain.
Weight stalls after VSG & RNY are connected to vitamin deficiencies, gut imbalances & inflammation. In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how six unfamiliar things contribute to weight stalls.
If you have vitamin deficiencies, protein or fatty acid deficiencies, or too many unfriendly gut bacteria. These health issues all create inflammatory responses within your body and hamper your ability to create and stay in balance. It is no surprise, these conditions are all tied to weight stalls and regain.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how certain foods have the ability to provide more fullness and help you overcome hunger faster. One example of such foods is artificial sweeteners.
These foods have been proven to increase your appetite, make you more hungry and increase your cravings for sweet foods.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how a common “healthy” ingredient found in protein shakes, protein bars, drink mixes, and yogurts can interfere with weight loss and cause you to stall. Unfortunately, most patients are completely unaware of the dangers artificial sweeteners present weight loss surgery patients.
Constipation…it’s all about digestion and the health of your gut. In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss different strategies to address the common issue of constipation after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.
Everyone knows increasing fluids and eating fiber rich foods are the first line of defense in combating constipation. But, understanding which foods provide prebiotics can make a significant difference in long-term prevention of constipation.
After gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, many patients find themselves dealing with hair loss despite hitting appropriate protein goals. Often times, this is a result of inadequate absorption of key vitamins, minerals and amino acids (protein).
One key connection you need to understand is the vital role amino acids play in creating hormones. This episode helps explain the hormone, hair loss connection.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how vital supplementing with digestive enzymes is for gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patients. As you know, weight loss surgery is designed to remove, or staple off most of the stomach tissue.
The obvious benefit being it provides fullness on a small amount of food. This is great for losing weight, but lousy for digesting protein, vitamins and minerals.
From time to time, everyone wants nothing more than to lie around on the couch. However, if you find yourself chronically suffering from low to no energy. This is not natural and is a sign something is out of balance.
If you are chronically tired, then you need to listen to this episode of the gastric health show. We discuss the seven items impacting your energy levels after surgery. Plus, we provide simple strategies to positively impact these seven items.
As you already know, protein absorption is a major concern for weight loss surgery patients. In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss the basics of why protein absorption is so important.
We also cover several warning signs indicating you may not be getting enough protein. And we give you a simple strategy to help improve your bodies ability to absorb more of the protein you are already consuming.
Are you on the fence about taking probiotics? If so, you need to listen
In this episode, we discuss 4 secret benefits of probiotics that completely transform the ability to achieve your weight loss and overall health goals.
Did you know that in as little as 8 weeks, probiotics have been proven to help transform your weight, your mood and your overall health?
Ask any WLS patients and they will tell you, experiencing a stall can be extremely disheartening. The key to ending your stall sooner rather than later is knowing how to not stay there.
Most people understand the basics of making good food choices, but did you know there are some foods that can boost results while others help create stalls?
In this episode, you will learn the 8 surprising mistakes that might be causing you to stall!!
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we do a deep dive into probiotic supplements. We discuss the various probiotic options and try to eliminate the confusion when deciding which probiotic supplement is right for you.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss the 4 common things impacting the bacterial balance in and on your body. We get into how this balance is crucial to helping you achieve optimum health.
We then look at the big picture of how today’s culture increases the need for probiotics, especially after weight loss surgery. We end this episode with a lively discussion on how probiotics help you maximize the honeymoon stage.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss how probiotics will make you absorb more protein after gastric sleeve surgery. We also take a look at how bacteria help turn the food you eat into absorbable protein molecules called amino acids.
And, we cover how inadequate levels of friendly bacteria or digestive enzymes can leave you dealing with undigested or partially digested protein. If not dealt with effectively, this can negatively impact your energy, hair, skin, nails, etc.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss how probiotics positively impact your weight loss after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery. The good news for WLS patients is the surgery positively impacts your gut bacteria. And as science is just now discovering. These tiny microbes have a major influence on your weight, plus your overall health and well-being.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, you get an understanding of 3 ways intestinal bacteria Hi-Jack cravings through gut diversity, taste receptors and the vagus nerve. All from the study: “Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota?”
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss why products like Devrom and Poo-pourri are most often ineffective after gastric bypass surgery. Plus, we review other options that not only make you smell better, but feel better as well.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss why heartburn and re-flux are common after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.
What you will learn by listening to this podcast…..
- You will understand why these common side affects are closely associated with the volume of stomach acid produced within your gastrointestinal tract.
- Your new “pouch” produces much less volume of stomach acid compared to your much larger stomach.
- After weight loss surgery, low stomach acid is often the cause of heartburn and re-flux.
- If you are experiencing heartburn or re-flux and have been prescribed a protein pump inhibitor (PPI) medication such as Nexium or Omeprazole. You need to schedule an appointment with your Doctor or Surgeon and ask them to check for Low Stomach acid as the cause of your symptoms.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, you learn the background of “gut health” including the common and uncommon signs of gut imbalance. If you are struggling with stomach and intestinal problems after WLS, you won’t want to miss this short episode and learn what to do next.
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“Motivating You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself”