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Andi Herman talking Obesity and Lap Band Surgery
Episode 812th November 2021 • Love your Diagnosis • Lainie Chait
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In this Episode of Love your Diagnosis, I talk with Andi Herman about her diagnosis of Obesity and living with a relationship to food that was a tapestry of using it to self soothe, for comfort,  but also feeling the effects of shame around it as well.

Andi struggled with her body image and relationship to food from a young age and that carried into adulthood. She tried a myriad of ways to stay at a healthy weight but nothing really worked for her......until she was pointed, rather awkwardly, into looking into lapband surgery.

For Andi this was a success and she shares the ins and outs of it in this episode.

You can email Andi here to ask her anything related to this here:

This is the book written by Andi's surgeon which I found helpful at the time but may be a little out of date now:

To find out some ways you can look at using traditional plants as part of your wellness journey particularly for brain enhancing herbs click on the link below

You can get my book here which is a raw and honest dialogue of how I went from completely using allopathic medicine to manage a diagnosis of epilepsy, to only using a small amount of medicine and managing the rest with lifestyle choices and other wonderful plant medicines and supplements

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A little side note:
These shows are meant to create food for thought for people going through similar situations. Planting seeds of information about things that perhaps you never knew could and might assist in treating and managing the symptoms associated with your diagnosis.
Alternative treatments are out there to be used, alongside allopathic medicine, or instead of.
That part is completely up to you, but gaining knowledge is the first part in empowering yourself back to health.

I really hope you get some good ol' nuggets of info from these interviews so you can go and start researching yourself and perhaps even start experimenting on the treatment that feels right for you instead of just letting someone else direct your health decisions.

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