CorOmega Test: First Round Results

On June 23, 2011, in Reviews, Tests, by Andrea

I’ve gotten my first round of CorOmega test results as referenced here, and as promised, I am presenting them.

Well. There are several pages of them and I am giving the summary page here.

Basically, and I admit that I know little about essential fatty acids compared to the vitamins and minerals, I need more Omega 3, and less Omega 6 in my diet. But it also seems that I am the typical American.

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Calcium supplement recall

On June 22, 2011, in Fat Solubles, Minerals, Vitamins, by Andrea

I don’t think this will affect many of my readers (as it is a softgel), and even then is not likely to be as dangerous to us due to the malabsorption for RNYers and DSers when it comes to vitamin D; however, I do feel I should pass it on.


From Now Foods

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Bariatric Fusion Releases “Study”

On June 19, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

My first post from across the pond in Sweden, but I’m here.

The folks over at Bariatric Fusion released a “study” on their own patients regaling the efficacy of their product.

The reason I hesitate to call this a “study” is for a few reasons -

  • It is not peer-reviewed;
  • It only concerns the one year after surgery – most deficiencies hit further out;
  • It only contains 100 patients;
  • It does not compare patients using a different vitamin regimen.

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On June 17, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Hey all.

I’m working on packing. Sorta. Ish. In with the naps (I did get in at 3am..) to head out to Sweden so haven’t even begun to write up my thoughts on ASMBS. And I have to say that there’s a lot of stuff going on in my head in terms of behind-the-scenes things I’d never really thought about, plus the meshing of what the BBGC pushes for (advocacy) and how the two things could go together and what it could mean for the professional community if they were to really push for the advocacy like we do.. but I’ll get there, along with all my learnin’, product testin’, a contest to celebrate the reformulation of the Calcet Creamy Bites (OMG! the kids? can’t leave them alone.. I’m having to hide my bags because Daniel is filching.. thank goodness they are difficult to get into or they would be calcium overdosed!)

One thing you need to know about ASMBS is that they are a bit.. picky when it comes to pictures, video, etc.

You won’t see a ton of pictures from Beth when she gets back. Sorry, folks.

BUT. There is hope so you can catch a glimpse of the absolute splendor that made my jaw drop (seriously.. one of the displays was a plexiglass office thing built in the exhibit hall that had a 2nd story with office space that they were conducting meetings in — and it was freestanding, clear, and an amazing piece of architecture of its own right – beyond the fact that it looked damned impressively cool) by watching the BTV crew with some of their interviews as they got press credentials.

I’ll embed the first few vids, but be sure to keep checking back to them to catch all of their updates as they happen!

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ASMBS: The Immediate After

On June 15, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Morning -

Again, I’m procrastinating while Beth showers. I should be packing…

I have to say this was quite the event for me being my first time down here – especially with the classes. I didn’t get much time with vendors, and I really might take a bit extra time with them this morning and leave later than I should (I haven’t decided even NOW) so I can see more since I’ve been so busy otherwise.

I’m leaving today from ASMBS and heading back to NC because I have to get back to pack for a 3-week trip in Sweden. Kaitlin (the daughter) has her 5th birthday (and she’s my first post-op baby, so now – wow?) on Friday so there’s cake baking.. and laundry, and packing, and fish food buying, and plans, and etc. to do for our 12:30 PM jaunt across the pond.

I have seen some great new products from Bariatric Advantage to discuss. I have one to show you from Celebrate with teasers for others from them as well..  and I just didn’t get that much more time around the MASSIVE expo room with my short schedule.

And of course the classes and the studies presented — they will be discussed, and analyzed, and thought out thoroughly in only the way you expect me to.. right?

So I’m off to pack, like a good girl.


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