I’m in Cozumel, lecturing anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists at a meeting sponsored by Emory University.

I still feel good when people I’ve known for years tell me that they can’t believe my transformation.  It’s particularly fulfilling to teach about the care of patients with obesity, sleep apnea, and coronary heart disease.  Especially since I know these problems first hand, and the benefits that exercise, a healthy diet, and weight loss have had in improving my health and function.

After my last lecture, I made a beeline to the treadmill (I lectured in my workout clothes – it’s a casual meeting – all ready to go!  No excuses).

What to eat?  Steamed, tasty local fish… veggies… bread (not shown below; I DO eat starch, though at home I have sweet potatoes [skin on] or brown rice).  With wonderful local hot sauce, made from habanero peppers (hot!)

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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