Welcome To 2016

I hope it's not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year because to me it feels like New Year's Eve was 3 months ago?

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Doctor Google

I hope every one had a good turkey day….and didn't eat too much! So lets talk about "Dr. Google", have you met him?……

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Pi Day

So, all this time we've been talking about consuming less calories and now Dr. Bilof is telling us to eat pie????

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Are You Drinking Calories?

Ok, I realize it's a little late in the year to be talking about a "New Year's Resolution" but since it is my first newsletter of the year I'm going to anyway.

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Benefits Of Meditation

Tomorrow is Mother's Day (in case you've been living under a very large rock!) and I usually do something to acknowledge that special woman in all of our lives.

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Weight Loss Scams

Wait, hold the phone, tell me it ain't so! You mean there are scams when it comes to weight loss products??? Y

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Stress... Good or Bad?

Stress has gotten a bad rap. I'm stressed, you're stressed, we're all stressed..can't be good. Well lets see, what kind of "stress" are we talking about?

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Fitness Plateaus

If you are going to lose weight (or gain it for that matter) it is still basically "calories in and calories out".

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Tortoise and the Hare

Hope everyone has been having a great (and active) summer! I realize the title of today's newsletter might seem a little strange, but bear with me a moment.

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Tony Soprano

I assume most of you have heard the news (it was on the front page of the Star Ledger) but James Gandolfini (aka "Tony Soprano") died this week.

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Baby Weight

Happy Memorial Day!..Hope everyone is enjoying the traditional first weekend of the summer.

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Mothers Day

What is this? Two newsletters in 2 days?? Well regular readers know I always do a Mother's Day newsletter (Hi Mom!!) so today's was the

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Christie's Band

Don't worry, I am not suddenly getting political in my newsletter, but unless you've been living under a very large rock you have probably heard that our

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Eat a Rainbow

Please excuse my prolonged absence from writing these newsletters. As anyone who has been to the office recently knows I was on vacation until last week.

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Two Dirty Words

The two dirtiest words in bariatric surgery... have you guessed them yet? I know the suspense must be killing you but before we get to that I wanted to update you on Sensa.

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Yes! It's Free!!

First off, I want to thank everyone who came to our Holiday Party and made it another rousing success!

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What Are You Thankful For?

So, this will likely be the last newsletter reminding you about the Holiday Party, wait... is that a collective sigh of relief I hear out there!

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Pay It Forward

Hello, hope everyone survived the wrath of Hurricane Sandy in good shape..it sure was a doozie!!

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You Are the 1%

Depending on when you read this I hope you are either properly prepared for (or have survived) the "Frankenstorm", "Storm-Aggedon", "Perfect Storm2" or "SuperS

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It's a Boy.... and a Boy!!

Wow!!... It's Labor Day, Summer of 2012 is over already!... is it just me or did it fly by! Reminds me of a funny quote I heard recently..."

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Doc, Is My Metabolism Slow?

As you might imagine (given my profession) I spend a great deal of time talking to patients about weight, weight loss, calories and why sometimes it seems so

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How Hypertension Harms Us

Regular readers know (or I sure hope you know) that bariatric surgery is very effective at improving (and in many cases) can cure diabetes.

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Happy Father's Day

It has been pointed out to me that although I frequently do an acknowledgment of Mother's Day in my newsletter I have never done a Father's Day acknowledgment.

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Good Habits/Bad Habits

I was meeting with a new patient recently when she said something that initially struck me as odd but made a lot of sense as I thought about it some more.

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Eight Words

I know that a lot of nutritional advice can be contradictory, confusing and at times downright wrong!!

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The New Us

If you read my last newsletter you know it was called "The Old You" about breaking free of the old chains (other people's opinions mostly) which keep you down.

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The Old You

First off, I have to confess that I have "borrowed" most of today's newsletter from a recent issue of Oprah's daily blog.

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Kitchen Safety 102

My last email was about Kitchen Safety, specifically about sponges and countertops. Today I want to discuss sinks and cutting boards...

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Holiday Party! Save the Date

Well, it is that time of year again... leaves are changing, the nights are getting a little colder, the sun is rising a little later... so, of course...

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Protein... Nuts and Dairy

Hi!... Remember me? I was looking thru the archives and I see the last email I sent was in June! Guess, someone took the summer off, eh?

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Mother's Day

I have a confession to make... my mother generally reads this newsletter (Hi Mom!)

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Class Trip Anyone?

I remember taking class trips when I was in grade school (my two favorites were the Bronx zoo and Hayden Planetarium

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Target Heart Rate

I have one question... did Mother Nature get the memo? You know the memo that spring actually started one week ago!

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Going for a "Walk"

If you have had bariatric surgery you have been probably told many times to excercise and specifically to "walk".

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The Assault on Salt

Today I want to talk about something that is definitely related to your health, but not really about bariatric surgery

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Style Me Fabulous!

In our continuing efforts to give back to you, our valued patients, we've come up with an idea which we think you'll enjoy very much

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The Time Machine

I was looking over the last several newsletters I've written and realized that I haven't really spent much time lately talking about bariatric surgery and the

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Hey Partner

The search for what, you might ask? Well for the last several years now I have been looking for the right doc to join me in growing the practice.

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The Other Side

I have to begin by apologizing, it's been over 2 months since my last newsletter, a few of you even emailed me to find out why there hadn't been one in so long

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Eat Food

What do I mean, eat food? Don't we all eat food, well you might be surprised, read on

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Ocean County Support Group

I am not trying to exclude the North Jersey patients but I did want to remind all of the South Jersey patients that we have a once a month support group in Ocean County.

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Our Best Kept Secret

Hello, and welcome back! I have been offering a yoga class exclusively for our patients for the last several months...

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Liquid Candy

I hope everyone survived the latest chapter of "Snowmaggedon" this weekend! Some winter we are having this year!

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Holiday 2009

Brrrrr…It's cold outside! Hope everyone is staying warm….

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December Yoga Class

This is just a very quick reminder that we will be having our December Yoga Class next Monday (the 14th) at 7:30.

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Patient Information Seminar(s)

As some of you probably know I do patient informational seminars twice a month in my office, it’s normally not something I mention in my newsletter

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Calories In/Calories Out

Your weight, my weight, everyone’s weight is really a matter of calories in and calories out. In other words, how many calories do you consume (calories in)

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Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?

A new study came out in the New England Journal of Medicine, it had some interesting things to say about the safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery

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Good Fat/Bad Fat

Lets face it, fat has gotten a bad rap lately. Of course not all fat is bad, and many are good for you…and, in fact necessary for good health.

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Boiling Frogs

Ok, just for the record I have never boiled a frog, nor am I advocating that any of you do it!

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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! This email is a little unusual in that it is a poem (although definitely NOT written by me)!

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A Couple of Firsts

Welcome Back!! Hope everyone is enjoying the “Spring” weather we are having here in the New York area!

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Good Day New York

Very exciting news! Your favorite doctor (yours truly) will be on TV next week! If any of you watch “Good Day New York” they are doing a 5 day segment

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November 2008 - We've Moved!

In case you were not able to tell from the title of this edition of the newsletter….let me just say it again……we’ve moved!

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August 2008 - Changes

Today’s missive will be short as it’s only purpose is to alert you to some changes which have recently occurred with the St. Barnabas bariatric program.

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July 2008 - Century Club Update

It’s been a month since our last Century Club Newsletter and we have some new members…starting with a husband and wife team!

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July 2008 - Guiding Light

Full confession…I don’t watch soap opera’s, but I suspect some of you do! If you are a fan of “Guiding Light” then you are probably aware of...

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April 2008 - 60 minutes..YEY!!!

Well, I hope everyone got to watch the 60 minutes story on gastric bypass, but if you didn’t here is the link to the online video.

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March 2008 - Patient Seminar

Just a quick reminder for all my patients who live in Monmouth and Ocean Counties that I will be having a new patient information seminar tomorrow March 29th

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March 2008 - I, Robot

Greetings! I don’t know if many of you have heard of the surgical robot which has recently gotten a fair amount of publicity.

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