The Gastric Health Show – Motivating You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself
In this entertaining show, Weight Loss Surgery health and nutrition expert Dawn Boxell inspires you to achieve the healthiest and happiest version of yourself by motivating you to eat, move, sleep and think better.
The show is great for beginners, yet informative for the more health conscious listener.
The Gastric Health Show
“Motivating You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself”
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss popular pouch resets. Unfortunately, when WLS patients go through a stall or experience regain. Many feel like they need to “shrink” their pouch. And in order to do so. They seek out a pouch reset diet.
Although popular, do pouch resets truly shrink your pouch? Listen in to this episode and find out.
You can lose more weight by simply decreasing inflammation. In this episode of the gastric health show, we share examples of weight loss surgery patients who struggle to lose more weight and the connection they share with inflammation.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss three keys all Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve patients must consider when needing to get back on track. The first key being…“A smaller pouch doesn’t increase weight loss”
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss four “Secrets” that contribute to weight regain after weight loss surgery. It has been known for quite some time that chronic low-grade inflammation is connected to obesity, as well as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Unfortunately, inflammatory symptoms are just thought of as “I’m getting older”, but in reality it is evidence that something at a deeper level is transpiring. Understanding these four “Secret” causes of inflammation is key to preventing weight gain.
Weight stalls after VSG & RNY are connected to vitamin deficiencies, gut imbalances & inflammation. In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how six unfamiliar things contribute to weight stalls.
If you have vitamin deficiencies, protein or fatty acid deficiencies, or too many unfriendly gut bacteria. These health issues all create inflammatory responses within your body and hamper your ability to create and stay in balance. It is no surprise, these conditions are all tied to weight stalls and regain.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how certain foods have the ability to provide more fullness and help you overcome hunger faster. One example of such foods is artificial sweeteners.
These foods have been proven to increase your appetite, make you more hungry and increase your cravings for sweet foods.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how a common “healthy” ingredient found in protein shakes, protein bars, drink mixes, and yogurts can interfere with weight loss and cause you to stall. Unfortunately, most patients are completely unaware of the dangers artificial sweeteners present weight loss surgery patients.
Constipation…it’s all about digestion and the health of your gut. In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss different strategies to address the common issue of constipation after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.
Everyone knows increasing fluids and eating fiber rich foods are the first line of defense in combating constipation. But, understanding which foods provide prebiotics can make a significant difference in long-term prevention of constipation.
After gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, many patients find themselves dealing with hair loss despite hitting appropriate protein goals. Often times, this is a result of inadequate absorption of key vitamins, minerals and amino acids (protein).
One key connection you need to understand is the vital role amino acids play in creating hormones. This episode helps explain the hormone, hair loss connection.
In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss how vital supplementing with digestive enzymes is for gastric bypass and gastric sleeve patients. As you know, weight loss surgery is designed to remove, or staple off most of the stomach tissue.
The obvious benefit being it provides fullness on a small amount of food. This is great for losing weight, but lousy for digesting protein, vitamins and minerals.
From time to time, everyone wants nothing more than to lie around on the couch. However, if you find yourself chronically suffering from low to no energy. This is not natural and is a sign something is out of balance.
If you are chronically tired, then you need to listen to this episode of the gastric health show. We discuss the seven items impacting your energy levels after surgery. Plus, we provide simple strategies to positively impact these seven items.
As you already know, protein absorption is a major concern for weight loss surgery patients. In this episode of the gastric health show, we discuss the basics of why protein absorption is so important.
We also cover several warning signs indicating you may not be getting enough protein. And we give you a simple strategy to help improve your bodies ability to absorb more of the protein you are already consuming.
Are you on the fence about taking probiotics? If so, you need to listen
In this episode, we discuss 4 secret benefits of probiotics that completely transform the ability to achieve your weight loss and overall health goals.
Did you know that in as little as 8 weeks, probiotics have been proven to help transform your weight, your mood and your overall health?
Ask any WLS patients and they will tell you, experiencing a stall can be extremely disheartening. The key to ending your stall sooner rather than later is knowing how to not stay there.
Most people understand the basics of making good food choices, but did you know there are some foods that can boost results while others help create stalls?
In this episode, you will learn the 8 surprising mistakes that might be causing you to stall!!
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we do a deep dive into probiotic supplements. We discuss the various probiotic options and try to eliminate the confusion when deciding which probiotic supplement is right for you.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss the 4 common things impacting the bacterial balance in and on your body. We get into how this balance is crucial to helping you achieve optimum health.
We then look at the big picture of how today’s culture increases the need for probiotics, especially after weight loss surgery. We end this episode with a lively discussion on how probiotics help you maximize the honeymoon stage.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss how probiotics will make you absorb more protein after gastric sleeve surgery. We also take a look at how bacteria help turn the food you eat into absorbable protein molecules called amino acids.
And, we cover how inadequate levels of friendly bacteria or digestive enzymes can leave you dealing with undigested or partially digested protein. If not dealt with effectively, this can negatively impact your energy, hair, skin, nails, etc.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss how probiotics positively impact your weight loss after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery. The good news for WLS patients is the surgery positively impacts your gut bacteria. And as science is just now discovering. These tiny microbes have a major influence on your weight, plus your overall health and well-being.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, you get an understanding of 3 ways intestinal bacteria Hi-Jack cravings through gut diversity, taste receptors and the vagus nerve. All from the study: “Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota?”
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss why products like Devrom and Poo-pourri are most often ineffective after gastric bypass surgery. Plus, we review other options that not only make you smell better, but feel better as well.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, we discuss why heartburn and re-flux are common after gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.
What you will learn by listening to this podcast…..
- You will understand why these common side affects are closely associated with the volume of stomach acid produced within your gastrointestinal tract.
- Your new “pouch” produces much less volume of stomach acid compared to your much larger stomach.
- After weight loss surgery, low stomach acid is often the cause of heartburn and re-flux.
- If you are experiencing heartburn or re-flux and have been prescribed a protein pump inhibitor (PPI) medication such as Nexium or Omeprazole. You need to schedule an appointment with your Doctor or Surgeon and ask them to check for Low Stomach acid as the cause of your symptoms.
In this episode of The Gastric Health Show, you learn the background of “gut health” including the common and uncommon signs of gut imbalance. If you are struggling with stomach and intestinal problems after WLS, you won’t want to miss this short episode and learn what to do next.
The Gastric Health Show
“Motivating You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself”