Decoding Obesity
Episode 31: Personal Stories- Karlijn Burridge

Episode 31: Personal Stories- Karlijn Burridge

November 30, 2020

Karlijn Burridge is a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is comprehensively trained in medical obesity treatment, as well as in bariatric surgery. Karlijn is a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. She is a co-author of the Obesity Algorithm® and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Obesity Society. She has developed a number of successful weight management programs in a variety of health settings. She has received multiple awards for her work in expanding the field of obesity medicine and in furthering obesity education for health care providers. She is also the founder and owner of Gaining Health, which is a company she developed to support health care providers who want to incorporate obesity medicine into practice, as well as providing education and support for people who are impacted by obesity.

Episode 30: How to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Episode 30: How to have a healthy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

Traditionally, Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is a time when family members travel from far and wide to get together and celebrate. Like many of us, the food is usually what we look forward to as the holiday approaches. We think about the turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pie for dessert. However, do we realize that we’ve gone a little too shallow only thinking about those things for Thanksgiving? How do we shift from a ‘feast-mindset’ to a healthier one? Let’s figure that out in today’s episode!

Episode 29: Personal Stories- Dr. Lisa Tharler

Episode 29: Personal Stories- Dr. Lisa Tharler

November 16, 2020

Dr. Lisa Tharler is a hospitalist and a mom of 3. She shares her story of how her weight got out of control after her third pregnancy and how she managed to lose most of it. She also shares some valuable tips on how to get started with being physically active.

Episode 28: Mindset matters in weight loss. Personal Stories  - Dr. Maria Maldonado

Episode 28: Mindset matters in weight loss. Personal Stories - Dr. Maria Maldonado

November 9, 2020

Dr. Maria Maldonado is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is a primary care physician, and is board certified in obesity medicine. Her research and clinical interests are in cross-cultural care and health care disparities, implicit bias, medical education, and the delivery of patient-centered care.

She joins me to share her weight loss journey and discusses how it all started with a change in her mindset.

Episode 27: Personal Stories- Dr. Samantha Harris

Episode 27: Personal Stories- Dr. Samantha Harris

November 2, 2020

Dr. Samantha Harris is an Endocrinologist at the Scripps Center for Weight Management in San Diego, California. She is certified in Obesity Medicine and specializes in both weight loss as well as the treatment for diabetes.

She discusses her weight loss journey and how going keto made things worse for her.

Episode 26: Male Sexual Health and Obesity

Episode 26: Male Sexual Health and Obesity

October 26, 2020

Dr. Erin Saltzman discusses sexual health in men as it relates to obesity. Dr. Saltzman is a board-certified Endocrinologist. She is currently in the process of getting her certification in Obesity Medicine as well.

Episode 25: Getting kids to eat healthy, a personal story - Dr. Melissa Choi

Episode 25: Getting kids to eat healthy, a personal story - Dr. Melissa Choi

October 19, 2020

Dr. Melissa Choi is a board-certified family medicine and obesity medicine physician. She and her husband reside in Minnesota with their 3 young daughters.

 

She recently started The Mom Plate to help other busy moms with getting kids to eat healthily. While her website is still under construction, you can subscribe to get notified once it is active.

 

Episode 24: Female infertility and Obesity

Episode 24: Female infertility and Obesity

October 12, 2020

I welcome back Dr. Erin Saltzman to discuss the issue of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and female fertility as it relates to obesity. Dr. Saltzman is a board certified Endocrinologist who is passionate about treating patients suffering from obesity and PCOS. 

Episode 23: Personal Stories- Dr. Angela Fitch

Episode 23: Personal Stories- Dr. Angela Fitch

October 5, 2020

Dr. Angela Fitch is board certified in obesity medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. She is currently the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and a faculty at the Harvard Medical School. 

She currently is serving as Vice President of the Obesity Medicine Association and previously served as Secretary/Treasurer and a trustee. She was the 2015-2016 chair of the clinical management section of The Obesity Society. Dr. Fitch is the winner of the 2017 Clinician of the Year Award from the Obesity Medicine Association.

She was recently on my podcast discussing meal replacements but today she is here to share with us her weight loss journey.

Episode 22: Mindful eating- What is it? Can it help with weight loss?

Episode 22: Mindful eating- What is it? Can it help with weight loss?

September 28, 2020

I discuss the concept of mindfulness in eating with Dr. Michelle Thompson to explore how it can help with weight loss. Dr. Thompson is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Family Medicine. She is a Faculty for the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, is the Chair of Medicine UPMC Horizon, and also a physician advisor for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Holistic Healing Center in Farmington, Pennsylvania.

 

Dr. Thompson has developed a Free Healthy Living Series, where she lectures and provides experiential opportunities to anyone in the community seeking knowledge in integrative modalities. She has been active in teaching the whole food plant-based diet to people in her community, creating cooking programs with a local chef and dietician, for eating to reverse disease. She runs many programs and workshops to help people lead healthy lives.

 

You can find out more about her programs at https://www.bewelltherapies.org/ or on Facebook

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