087 Mary Rogers of “Experience 50 – The Podcast” Interviews Reeger Cortell FNP

by reeger on September 24, 2017



In this episode I talk with fellow podcaster Mary Rogers of the “Experience 50, The Podcast. Mary’s podcast explores life from the perspective of people in their 50’s. She asked me to be a guest on her podcast because many of her listeners have concerns about their health and if weight is one of those concerns they are exploring the possibility of bariatric surgery. This conversation covers a broad arc of topics related to obesity and bariatric surgery for all people, not just those in their fifth decade of life. The questions Mary’s asks come from the perspective of someone who has common knowledge about the topics but wants to know more. I think that you will learn from this conversation whether you are very familiar with obesity and bariatric surgery or are just beginning your educational journey.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Shout-out to my new patrons at www.patreon.com/reeger.
  • Why someone in their 50’s may be more ready than ever to have bariatric surgery.
  • Our body biologically defends body fat just like it defends heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature.
  • Why consider bariatric surgery: Quality of life and quantity of life.
  • Reeger briefly describes the gastric band, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and roux-en-y gastric bypass.
  • Changes in hunger, satisfaction, and taste after surgery.
  • Set Point theory of weight.
  • The first law of thermodynamics: Conservation of Energy.
  • A few causes of obesity.
  • Why targeting the endocrine system is important when treating obesity.
  • The Gut-Brain connection.
  • Thin privilege.
  • Are people prone towards depression after bariatric surgery?
  • Food pushers, enablers, and other personality types.
  • Why bariatric surgery is not like any other type of surgery.
  • What about weight regain.
  • Obesity is a chronic disease and bariatric surgery is not the end of the line for treatment.
  • Why follow-up after bariatric surgery is so important.

Connecting with Reeger
email: reeger@weightlosssurgerypodcast.com
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In kindness,


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