Author Archives: Healthy Steps

Healthy Fajita Recipe – a la chef Dr. Robert Woodbury

If you can’t find Dr. Woodbury in the office at Healthy Steps Therapeutic Lifestyle Center or the Bariatric Clinic, he may be tending to his gourmet garden. No mater what the season or climate, it is always exploding with seasonal fruits and vegetables. … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | Leave a comment

Calories In & Out – with Dr. Robert Woodbury

Calories are not meant to be confused with obsession rather to be counted, in a healthy fashion. It is important that we remain “calorie conscience”: awareness of your body’s proper caloric needs. Calories are a unit of energy. It is important … Continue reading

Posted in Bariatric Surgery, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | Leave a comment

Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load – Dr. Robert Woodbury

Your body converts certain foods (ie. carbohydrates) into sugar that get into your blood stream. Foods that produce high levels of blood sugar are high glycemic foods. When you eat these foods, your body produces more insulin. When your insulin … Continue reading

Posted in After Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, BMI, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity | Leave a comment

Probiotics – with Dr. Robert Woodbury

Dr. Robert Woodbury‘s wants to share with you one of the most spectacular articles, “Probiotics Help Gastric-Bypass Patients Lose Weight More Quickly“. “New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics suggests that the use of a dietary supplement … Continue reading

Posted in After Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is Obesity Linked with your Genetic Predisposition – a word from Dr. Woodbury

  Dr. Woodbury is commonly asked: “How important are genetics to the result of bariatric surgery?” “Is obesity linked with your genetic predisposition?” Take the time to watch DR. WOODBURY’s latest VIDEO as he answers these questions regarding the latest … Continue reading

Posted in Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Obesity | Leave a comment

Medical Food’s Effect on Alzheimer’s Disease- a review by Dr. Robert Woodbury

Dr. Robert Woodbury stated, “I was looking into more research on medical food* in nutrition and came across this fantastic article in Medscape. Dr. Philip Scheltens (Professor of Cognitive Neurology) was presenting the results of a 24 week study using medical … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Welcome to Healthy Steps

  If you are suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and/or you just can’t loose weight…we are here to HELP YOU! Watch the “Welcome to Healthy Steps” video and meet our Patient Coordinator, Brenna. Call … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Treating the Disease of Obesity” video by Dr. Robert Woodbury

Dr. Robert Woodbury, Medical Director at Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center (Santa Rosa, California) touches on:  “Treating the Disease of Obesity” “Treating the Disease of Obesity” video by Dr. Robert Woodbury What factors equate to the cause of obesity? … Continue reading

Posted in Bariatric Surgery, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity | Leave a comment

Bariatric Surgery is not only for Weight Loss

As bariatric surgery has matured many benefits, beyond weight loss, have become more and more obvious. One of the most revolutionary of these realizations has been that weight loss surgery can actually improve or eliminate type II diabetes within days … Continue reading

Posted in Bariatric Surgery | Leave a comment

Restriction vs Malabsorption

There are many technical terms in bariatric surgery, two of which are restriction and malabsorption. These terms, which describe the ways in which bariatric surgery helps a patient lose weight, are very different ways of achieving the same goal – … Continue reading

Posted in Bariatric Surgery | Leave a comment