In case you haven’t noticed by now, On Monday Dr Oz, January 23, had a section about the gastric bypass surgery for weight loss, touting the invasive method as a “miraculous treatment” for diabetes and hypertension. Butch Rosser, a surgeon who recently joined up with the “gold hurry” of weight loss surgery, was a guest on the show also.
Rosser had a gastric bypass 3 years ago and have not yet, experienced any repercussions – at least, none that he wanted to discuss on the show. One of many things which concerned me, was that several things were misrepresented on the show. Dr Oz also offered the impression that the gastric bypass was not invasive so far as disturbing digestion, reiterating the myth that the food fulfills the digestive juices low in the small bowel.
In truth, the bypassed tummy does not create a lot of acid and when it can, it eliminates it quickly – since no food in the belly is how our anatomies tell the stomach release a the acid. What acid there is, is more likely to cause an ulcer in the small colon than to break down food.
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So why did Dr Oz so ardently “sell” the gastric bypass (and bypass the more modern procedures which are also safer like the lap band)? One can only speculate concerning this – somewhere along the series obviously, there might have been money changing hands – the misrepresentation of facts can usually be traced to the “money trail”.
Also, less and less people are deciding on the gastric bypass that will be leaving some weight loss surgery surgeons in the necessity to learn new surgeries, an activity no one enjoys. Whatever the full case, it was using tv and a lot of misrepresentation to hard sell surgery which is, at the very least, ethically challenged. From the patient and other reactions I’ve heard, Dr Oz lost some fans after this show segment – people aren’t quite as naiive about these weight loss surgery procedures as he appears to think these are. And for Butch Rosser, MD, the gastric bypass surgeon – lately come; when and if he gets longer term repercussions, will he appear on a Television show to tell concerning this?
Being able to see this improvement is motivating for people who are not used to training, Buckley says, because they are allowed because of it to see improvements in amounts before they start seeing physical improvements, such as weight reduction or muscle gain. But it’s not simply data that motivates people. Some people are motivated by competition, Buckley explains.
“I train folks who are friends, and they love to compete against one another,” Buckley says. “Everybody wants to work harder, and be better, than their buddies.” Many smart pedometers feature a social networking element, that allows users to “compete” against friends and strangers across the world. FuelBand, for example, connects to the NikeFuel social network, which features leaderboards, achievements, and goals to help keep you on track.
It’s not simply about working out more often or taking more steps than your friends do-it’s also about striking global leaderboards so that everyone can see how awesomely mobile you are. “Different motivational tools resonate with differing people,” Wang says. “Maybe people are only moving more because they would like to grow their plants in MyLand,” Wang says.
Smart pedometers can inspire you to get off the couch, but not everyone needs that inspiration. Many people are active without the help of a tool, as well as for them, a smart pedometer might not be a very good investment. According to Dr. Charlie Seltzer, a Philadelphia-based weight loss physician who is board accredited in obesity medication, smart pedometers are just useful in not a lot of situations, and can do more harm than good in many cases actually. “They’ll get you motivated to go, which is better than nothing,” Dr. Seltzer says. Dr. Seltzer also thinks that smart pedometer goals have limited effectiveness for individuals who want to enhance their overall fitness.