568: Dr. Eric Westman And Dr. Mary Vernon Respond To Gastric Bypass Surgery ‘Cures’ Diabetes Study

568: Dr. Eric Westman And Dr. Mary Vernon Respond To Gastric Bypass Surgery ‘Cures’ Diabetes Study

Bariatric physicians and low-carb practioners Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Mary Vernon are our guests today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!


Dr. Westman and Dr. Vernon are two of the leading voices in bariatrics and low-carb diets. They are the President-Elect and a past President respectively of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) with a unique perspective when it comes to treating patients dealing with obesity and diabetes. When Jimmy read about the recent study touting gastric bypass weight loss surgery as the “cure” for Type 2 diabetes, he had to have two of his expert friends come on the podcast to respond. Don’t miss the full details and analysis of this new study from two prominent practitioners using carbohydrate-restriction for their obese and diabetic patients. Plus, you’ll learn more about the upcoming ASBP/Nutrition & Metabolism Society conference in Denver, Colorado happening next week April 18-22, 2012 that will feature some of the latest science supporting low-carb diets. Here’s the scheduled line-up for this event:


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Spring ASBP Conference in Denver, Colorado April 18-22, 2012
Weight-loss surgery can reverse, possibly cure Type 2 diabetes, new research finds
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241: Katie Jay Goes From Weight Loss Surgery To The Low-Carb Lifestyle


When someone gets to be so obese that they feel helpless, hopeless, and fearful that they will never be able to overcome their weight problem no matter what they do, the realization that something drastic like weight loss surgery is the only answer starts to sink in. If we’re honest with ourselves, all of us who have dealt with being fat have had this cross our minds. While most of us chose to start livin’ la vida low-carb and found our answer, that’s not the way it is for everyone. Today, I speak with a woman who decided to have weight loss surgery and is now realizing low-carb will help her keep the weight off for good!

In Episode 241 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Katie Jay, author of Dying To Change: My Really Heavy Life Story, How Weight Loss Surgery Gave Me Hope for Living and founder of the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS) which is dedicated to supporting people who have had weight loss surgery. A few months ago, Katie joined my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Discussion” forum to learn more about the healthy low-carb lifestyle. Despite having the weight loss surgery, she realized that low-carb was something she needed to do. In today’s interview, you’ll hear Katie talk about her weight loss journey, what she knew about low-carb living before she had weight loss surgery, the work she is doing with her NAWLS organization, and what she has planned for sharing about her low-carb progress with her members. If you’ve had weight loss surgery, then you need to hear what Katie Jay has to say!

What did you think about what Katie Jay had to share about her weight loss surgery story? Are you surprised she has shifted to a low-carb nutritional approach now? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 241. You can read more about Katie’s weight loss story in her book Dying To Change and be sure to check out her “Fat Free Mind” blog. And you can learn more about Katie’s support group by visiting the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS) website.

99: Gastric Bypass Surgery Interview With Jimmy Moore’s Mom Judiann Crumbley


What a treat I have to share with you today in Episode 99 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.” I recently had the opportunity to interview the woman who brought me into this world–my mom, Judiann Crumbley. She and my stepfather met us at the beautiful “Glimpse Of Heaven” cabin in the Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee last month and we had a very relaxing week together.

Mom sat down for a conversation with me about her gastric bypass surgery experience since she had the controversial procedure done in December 2003–just one month prior to me going on the Atkins diet. You’ll notice my mother is very articulate and didn’t mind sharing the good and the not-so-good about her weight loss journey over these past four years.

Although my mother lost 100 pounds in a little more than a year after having the gastric bypass surgery, everything wasn’t a bed of roses for her. She wasn’t ready for the transition back to real food and began experiencing some rather painful realities along the way. It’s a word to the wise for anyone even thinking about going through this process.

One interesting aspect of the interview is how she said the way carbohydrates impacted her in various ways. She was super-sensitive to sugar and just felt better eating less carbs and more protein. But, as has happened to many weight loss surgery people who get away from the basic tenets of their new lifestyle, you can even gain weight and my mother is no exception. Hear her talk about it and what she KNOWS she needs to do to get back on track again to lose those 10-15 pounds she has put back on.