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The ABC’s of Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month… and while diabetes seems to be an every growing issue, so there’s a pretty good chance you know someone dealing with. Dr. Mike Evans and his great video series to help give you a quick intro...


A Power Packed French Onion Dip

Has it been a couple months since YWM2015 already? Wow. Well, you may remember some of the audio interviews I did while there, including one with the folks at the BariLife booth. While there, we chatted about some of their...


Cream of Whatever Soup

The following is a recipe for Butternut Squash Soup… but it’s also a formula for you to adapt to pretty much whatever vegetable you like… cauliflower, carrot, broccoli, potato… ok, maybe not whatever vegetable. I’m not sure how this would...


YWM2015 Follow Up: Turning the Tables

While bugging people doing the conversations I had with people at Your Weight Matters in San Antonio last month, I had a few people asking when it was going to be my turn to answer the questions – well, Eileen...


YWM2015 – The Foundation of the OAC

To wrap things up for YWM2015 I decided to wrap things up by chatting with Kristy Kuna, VP of Programs and Operations and Joe Nadglowski, President of the Obesity Action Coalition. Along with James Zervios, they were the original staff...


YWM2015 – It’s Like A Fountain of Youth

David, Cherie, Wendy… They’re the next group I had a chance to chat with Sunday morning and shared with us their thoughts about what they were taking home with them after this weekend. http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2015/YWM2015-34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download


YWM2015 – Appreciating Just Being You

While everyone is still checking out the various advocacy stations I trapped Pandora (again) along with Jennifer, Sarah and Pam… Sarah and Pam are very active with the inner working with the OAC, but Sarah talked about what she’s learned...


YWM2015 – Taking Care of Ourselves, Inspiring Others

Sunday morning during our virtual walk to DC I had the chance to chat with Cynthia, Sharron, Tammy, and Katie. From the feeling of a family, to the education, to spreading the word of the work the OAC does… these...


YWM2015 – Bug Your Friends Until They Go!

The main portion of the event was winding down, you can hear vendors tearing down behind us as I chat with Bonnie, Erin and Andrea from Dallas area about how they’ve been members for awhile and Bonnie finally decided it...


YWM2015 – Medtronic, Working on patient goals

Covidien has long been involved in bariatrics, and the reach they’ve been able to attain is only growing after a recent acquisition by Medtronic. I spoke with Patric, who is part of a group under Covidien that is reaching out...