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Tips for Christmas and New Year.

2019-04-23T07:40:11+10:00Documents, Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou By Louise Petrou Here we are, the silly season, the summer holidays. Every year, at your doorstep to entice, emotionally stir, delight, share the childrens' excitement, feel connected to others, honour what Christmas means to you. A potential dampener in the mix could appear if you partake in something you view as ‘wrong’ or ‘forbidden’. This period can also involve post-celebration [...]

Exercise After Bariatric Surgery

2019-04-23T07:40:55+10:00Documents, Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou Exercise. Accept it, embrace it and enjoy it. It improves your mood almost immediately, it gets you out and about to engage with the world and feel connected. So why else should you bother with it? Exercise is otherwise known as PA (Physical Activity). PA doesn’t just occur in gyms. There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Exercise is a [...]

AABC Developing Standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence


Our Bariatric Counselor Louise Petrou is honored to be appointed to the advisory board of the American Association of Bariatric Counselors to assist in developing Standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence, throughout the World. Sheryl Phillips, MPH, RDN, CBC, CDN, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors has announced the development of the Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE) initiative. [...]

First Australian credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor AABC.


Louise Petrou is the first Australian health professional and member of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society, to be awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialised training and education programme in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). Mrs Petrou is an integral member of the [...]

Making Your Peace with Food

2019-04-23T07:43:11+10:00Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou CBC, Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre People like you do not explore Bariatric Surgery because they want to go on another diet, or spend another few hundred on a pyramid scheme with ‘reportedly’ the best diet shakes or spend another $300 on 3 hours per night at the gym or spend sleepless nights worrying how you will afford two [...]

Researchers link obesity, the brain and genetics


By Owen Haskins, Editor in Chief, Bariatric News. Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro). The study was an examination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive test data from [...]

Bariatric surgery may cure diabetes in some patients


Study being conducted by : Thomas Rogula MD, Stacy Brethauer MD, Bipand Chand MD, and Philip Schauer, MD "Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular option for obese people who want to shed pounds quickly, but diabetics also have something to gain from the procedure: the surgery can resolve type 2 diabetes". WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes currently affects more than 150 million people worldwide [...]

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