Monthly Archive: September 2018

Sep 05

The metabolic effects of weight loss surgery

Most people think of weight loss surgery in terms of bypassing or reducing the size the stomach and digestive system. Of course, the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures do those things, but they also produce changes in the body’s endocrine system. In fact, weight loss surgery is now often referred to as “metabolic surgery.” …

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Sep 04

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (sometimes called intermittent calorie restriction, or IF) refers to several different diet plans that alternate between defined periods of fasting and non-fasting. These plans have been around for some time, but they got a good deal of public notice back in 2012 when a British researcher published a book titled, “The Fast Diet.” …

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Sep 03

Happy Labor Day from Dr. Birkedal and Staff

September 3 is Labor Day, 2018. Labor Day is always the first Monday in the month of September, and for many of us, it has always been thought of as the end of summer. The vacations have ended, the children are back at school, football and PTA meetings are ahead. Some stores are actually putting …

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