Hi guys. I tend to watch what Dr Oz promotes on his shows, because he tends to really influence the public and media opinions on health and diet. His show on 8-17 was on gastric bypass, and specifically the health benefits beyond just losing weight. The show's title caught my attention, because gastric bypass has several non healthy effects on the body, as we have discussed on the threads here. The vitamin and mineral deprivation is very hard on the body, and requires strict supplementation for the rest of the patients life. As a result of these life altering gut changes, Dr Oz reports that less than 1 % of the patients eligible for the procedure actually have it done.
New research and anticdotal results of the bariatric surgeons interviewed now show this procedure might actually cure type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. They are not sure how this is happening physiologically, but patients are being discharged from the hospital free of the prescriptions they entered the hospital with, so the effects are immediate, however, only time will tell if they are permanent. The statistics given on the show are 70 to 80 percent go home on no diabetes or blood pressure medications.
Dr Simmeons wrote about how the Hcg protocol initially would improve high blood pressure and sometimes diabetes, but that most had to return to their medications after p2 was complete.
I am posting this thread for a couple of reasons. I think it's important for us to monitor what the press is promoting for our so called health. I understand and agree that type two diabetes is out of control in the US. But forever altering your gut to maybe possibly cure it seems a bit radical and dangerous without more research, in my opinion. Currently the procedure is only recommended for those who are 100 lbs or more overweight....but the program and the doctors on it were suggesting that the procedure now be considered for folks much less over weight, but who had diabetes or high blood pressure, because it might "cure" these two nasty diseases.
My second reason for posting this is I think we are all going to be hearing about this from our doctors soon. Encourgaging the quick fix, if you will. I want everyone to really ask questions and do your own research if this happens to you personally. This is a permanent alteration in your digestive process, and should be taken very seriously by you and your doctor.
Any discussion is always welcome!