How I got started on my 130 lb weight loss journey

I had some health problems that pushed me to lose weight. The biggest one for me, at 337 lbs, was sleep apnea. I was tired all the time. It got to the point where I considered stomach stapling and gastric bypass surgery. But a seminal moment to change came at Christmas, 6...

The benefits of vitamin D and fish oil

I take vitamin D and fish oil every day; click here to read more on both of them. Most Western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, those found in fish oil.  Omega-3s are are beneficial in many ways. They are good for your heart, and: “consuming 1 gram/day of fish...


Everyone would love a medication to promote weight loss.  Remember phen-fen?  Made people zombies, and gave some people heart valve problems that required surgery.  More recently, Rimonabant, developed by Sanofi-Aventis, never reached the U.S. market because it produced suicidal thoughts and depression. A new generation of weight loss drugs are...


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Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition, whereby the airway closes off during sleep due to increased fat in the neck (among other factors). The problems in sleep apnea relate particularly from the low levels of oxygen in the blood during obstructed breathing.  Low oxygen levels produce substances in the blood...

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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