Thursday, June 23, 2016

Better than Obesity Surgery....

Today's Post:  Thursday, 6-23-2016

A new and better way has just been FDA approved!


Today’s doctors are not trained to teach lifestyle upgrades -- though some do know that stopping junky foods and soft drinks and eating better and exercising are protective.

And, although there are some parts of that which can cut the medical risks of obesity relatively quickly, most doctors do not yet know this.

And, for people with BMI readings of over 35 and over 40 who are 50 or 100 or more pounds too fat, there ARE often causes of this which can be challenging to overcome.

So, when various kinds of stomach size reducing surgery was tried and seemed to work, this has become the current recommendation of many doctors.

Some doctors in groups are even given that as a protocol to go to.

It just is NOT a very good choice!

It’s surgery, so there is a death rate. 

And, it’s also undesirable because it leaves the person having it in an abnormal state where they cannot eat enough food to get good nutrition.

Conceptually, it’s like cutting off the hand of a thief to prevent repeat stealing.

Even worse, some people manage to gain the fat back anyway!

Of course the best solution is to teach the lifestyle upgrades that are the foundation of permanent fat loss and good health and then follow a net calorie cut back plan that is both sustainable and does NOT trigger the famine response – and use specific solutions to things that prevent fat loss such as ongoing stress or taking some drugs.

And, no matter what way fat is lost, to keep it off, you must do those things to keep it off!

That said, aren’t there some ways to jump start fat loss in very obese people other than obesity surgery?


We’ve already posted on using cool laser direct fat reduction treatments as an effective way to force fat loss to start.

It’s expensive and time consuming during the treatments.

But if all you need is that initial unblocking to start the process, it may be a great way to go!

There is no death rate.  There is no cutting, which in today’s era of antibiotic resistant bacteria may gradually become more and more important.  And you remain physically normal after the procedure.

Isn’t there a way that removes more fat than this without using the undesirable obesity surgery?

Yes, the FDA just approved it in fact:


FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

ASHINGTON (AP) — A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested.

The AspireAssist system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the skin of the belly. About 20 minutes after finishing a meal, users connect the port to an external device, which drains some of the recently-consumed food into the toilet.

The manufacturer — Aspire Bariatrics based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania — says its system removes about 30 percent of food stored in the stomach before it begins causing weight gain.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the device on Tuesday for adults who are obese, with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and have not been able to lose weight with other methods.

It’s the latest option for millions of obese Americans who have been unable to lose weight via more traditional methods. Obesity is considered one of the nation’s leading public health problems because it can trigger diabetes and lead to heart disease and other serious health problems.

About 38 percent of all U.S. adults are obese. A 5-foot-9 person would be obese at 203 pounds.

Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that rates of obesity among women had reached 40 percent for the first time. That compares to a 35 percent obesity rate for men.

The FDA said it approved the new device based on studies showing patients lost an average of 12 percent of their total body weight one year after the procedure. That compared to 3.6 percent weight loss for patients who didn’t receive the device.

Side effects seen with AspireAssist included nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea.”

I read its initial testing report on Medical News Today several months ago.

In that report they removed more than 30% of the food and made faster fat loss progress.

They did find that people who had it done who went back to fattening lifestyles gained the fat back.

BUT, they also found the people who learned and did the lifestyle upgrades that support good health and do NOT fatten, kept the fat off!

Though there is some surgery involved and some daily extra work, the surgery for this new method is less invasive, reversible; and best of all, you remain normal and intact!

This method is dramatically better than the obesity surgery now in current use.  It works, is somewhat safer, and is as effective and MUCH more desirable.

So, if you must have more help than cool lasers to succeed at starting significant fat loss, there is NOW a method you can use.

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