Decoding Obesity
Episode 77: What does a certified eating disorder specialist do? Do you need one?

Episode 77: What does a certified eating disorder specialist do? Do you need one?

October 18, 2021

Our recent episodes have been all about understanding some of the eating disorders better, and I thought to bring in another certified eating disorder specialist, Rachelle Heinemann, on the podcast to shed some light on what certified eating disorder specialists do.

If you suspect that you may be experiencing an eating disorder or suspect someone you know may suffer from this condition, this episode is for you.

Episode 76: Eating Disorders- Nighttime Eating Syndrome

Episode 76: Eating Disorders- Nighttime Eating Syndrome

October 11, 2021

Do you tend to overeat at night? In this episode, we discuss a lesser-known eating disorder called the night eating syndrome. If this is your first time to hear about this, you’re not alone. I’ve invited Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar back to shed more light on this disorder.  

Tune in to learn more about this and see how to seek help if you suffer from this.

Episode 75: Eating Disorders- Bullemia and Anorexia

Episode 75: Eating Disorders- Bullemia and Anorexia

October 4, 2021

As my guest today says, “People of any size can have any eating disorder”. It is crucial to understand and reognize these early.

I am delighted to have Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar join me for this episode to discuss Bullemia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa, two very dangerous and potentially deadly eating disorders.

She is a Board-Certified physician in Pediatrics, Obesity Medicine, and Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. She is also a a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.

Episode 74: Weight Loss Drugs, Beyond the Phen-Fen fiasco

Episode 74: Weight Loss Drugs, Beyond the Phen-Fen fiasco

September 27, 2021

Is weight loss really just a matter of willpower? What if your body does not respond the way you expected it to – despite trying everything everyone suggested? Today, let us delve into the topic of seeing obesity as a disease that needs to be treated, not just with diet and exercise, but sometimes even with real medications. 

Dr. Alexandra Sowa joins me to discuss this very important topic. She is also a dual board-certified physician of Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, specializing in metabolic health, and is a clinical instructor of Medicine at NYU Langone.

Episode 73: Water And Weight Loss

Episode 73: Water And Weight Loss

September 20, 2021

Like green tea, drinking water is also one of the hacks, often suggested as a great way to “lose weight”. But have you ever given it a thought as to how real the benefits of drinking water are? Join me in today’s quick episode and be ready for some numbers as I lay down to you the data and evidence of how water impacts weight loss, overall health, and wellbeing.

Episode 72: Personal Stories- Nissa Graun

Episode 72: Personal Stories- Nissa Graun

September 13, 2021

Nissa Graun is a mom of two who had been following various mainstream diets since 12 years old. She has lost and regained the same 20 to 50 pounds repeatedly over a 20-year period. Suffering from chronic health problems like migraines, sinus infections, and cystic acne—with depression and anxiety, too—she knew she needed to make a change when she was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes after her first pregnancy.

Listen in to know more about her weight loss journey and how she lost 110lbs!

Episode 71: Green Tea And Obesity, Is There A Link?

Episode 71: Green Tea And Obesity, Is There A Link?

September 6, 2021

When you google “How to Lose Weight?”, you would definitely find that one of those is green tea! If you are someone who has also heard of the wonders of green tea and are curious, you’d want to stop by this quick episode because I will be discussing what green tea actually does to your body and how effective it really is for weight loss.

Episode 70: Weight Loss Supplements And Nutraceuticals

Episode 70: Weight Loss Supplements And Nutraceuticals

August 30, 2021

Do weight loss supplements actually work? Is there any scientific evidence to back up claims these supplements make? Dr. Sandra Lerner joins me in this episode, as we try to demystify the tall claims these weight loss supplements make.

Episode 69: Personal Stories - Crystal Church

Episode 69: Personal Stories - Crystal Church

August 23, 2021

Mindset plays a big role in almost any process we start. The battle has to be won in the mind before it actually happens. In today’s episode, I interview Crystal Church. She has a very inspirational story about her weight loss journey, how she overcame addiction and obesity, and how she found her best accountability partner in her daughter. 

Listen to her story and get inspired!!

Episode 68: Is Obesity Genetic?

Episode 68: Is Obesity Genetic?

August 16, 2021

Some still believe in the misconception that obesity is all about willpower and self-control. In this episode, find out how much do our lifestyle choices, society, and genetics play a role in the obesity pandemic. We will look at the various studies done to explore the genetic basis of obesity.

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