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Information and Strategies to Cope With Uncertainty

Our pyschologist, Dr Michelle Van Vuuren, has been very concerned and mindful of the stresses that the Covid-19 epidemic has placed on the general population and in particular, those who have or had i... Read More

How Your Weight Affects Your COVID-19 Risk

As you probably already know, some people are thought to be at greater risk from the coronavirus. Older people and those with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or asthma are known to be more vulne... Read More

Savings on Insurance Premiums Could Help Pay for Bariatric Procedures

I attended a recent Bariatric Conference and one of the interesting discussions was  the impact of weight and co-morbidities on insurance premiums. Insurance Loadings for High BMI and Diabete... Read More

What losing 40kg taught me about change (Greg, 50)

The following article has been reproduced with the kind permission of St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital publishers of Best Practice Magazine. This is Greg's Journey Before my surgery, w... Read More

Weight-Loss Surgery and Body Image

After your weight-loss surgery, you’ll be slimmer, sexier and more confident – right? Your body will be transformed and so will you – right? Surgery, after all, is the answer to all ... Read More

Metabolism: Is it Really to Blame For Weight Gain?

What Is Metabolism? Your metabolism is a complex chemical process by which your body converts your food and drink into energy. How Does It Work? It’s like an internal engine that never... Read More

Bariatric Surgery: 10 Common Myths

If you’re considering bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, then you probably have many questions and face a fair bit of conflicting advice. Google delivers a gazillion search results, your sister&rs... Read More

Walking For Excercise

Walking Can Improve Your Health We all know that regular exercise is important for long term weight maintenance and also for general health.  When we think of exercise, most people think about... Read More

Five ways to set New Year’s health resolutions you’ll actually keep

A Time for Reflection As the end of another year rolls around, it’s easy to become reflective on what you’ve achieved (or haven’t achieved...). Your mind may turn to what you want... Read More

How to Read Food Labels

Deciphering Food Labels For Better Choices You’ve made a new commitment to healthy eating. Perhaps it’s due to having bariatric surgery. Maybe a friend’s wedding is coming up. Or ... Read More

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