A young woman’s story – “an obesity survivor”


Do you drink “diet” soda to diet? If so, beware!

It is a common misconception that diet soda should be substituted in place of regular soda during a diet but research reports a correlation between use...

Let’s get more busy, folks!

New statistics from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta GA).  Too few people are physically active, especially as we age. Tweet Originally posted...


Stress can contribute to bad eating and poor exercise habits.  This article in the NYT “At Closing Plant, Ordeal Included Heart Attacks” talks about how...

Save your liver; drink water instead of soda

From Medscape: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) … similar to alcoholic hepatitis but developing in the absence of alcoholism. Most of their patients were modestly obese...

Retrain your brain and pancreas...and live better

Dr. Ellis, 56 year old physician, lost 125 lbs over 20 months by altering his diet and adding regular exercise to his regime. He shares his struggles, successes, and medical knowledge here.

Be the tortoise, not the hare!

Feature in Prevention Magazine

My weight loss success story is featured in the July issue of Prevention Magazine, check it out! "Six years ago, I was pushing 340 pounds, and everything—my body, my job, my love of travel—was crumbling beneath the weight. There I was, a doctor, constantly reading about and lecturing on obesity and its negative effects on patient outcomes, yet..."

My Journey

I lost 125 lbs over 18 months (2008-2010) without surgery. How did I do it?
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