Stress and Lower Socioeconomics in Childhood Play a Role in Obesity Later

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA, is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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Stress & Low Socioeconomics:

Everyone knows stress is bad and can cause many medical problems, such as increased blood pressure, headaches, heart disease, and weight gain. But did you know this can start early and why some people eat to help combat stress?

      • Studies have shown that adults who grew up in a low socio-economic environment may be more likely to desire food even when they are not hungry. A study at the University of Alberta suggests stressful childhood environments are a precursor for obesity later in life—and that advertising junk food is at the root of the obesity epidemic because it can be a trigger to so many people.

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The Serious Consequences of Delaying Medical Care 

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Delaying Medical Care:

Many of us are procrastinators. Somehow, if we ignore that email from our tax accountant or put the electric bill in the ‘special pile,’ everything will turn out fine. Unfortunately, we all know the inevitable conclusion of procrastination leads to unfortunate outcomes—this goes for our health as well. If we keep putting off that physical exam or delaying that colonoscopy screening, the outcome may cost our lives.

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Watchful Waiting Doesn’t Work: New Obesity Treatment Guidelines for Children & Teens

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA, is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

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How Emotions Play a Role in :

    • New! Updated obesity treatment guidelines for children and teens include behavioral therapy, lifestyle changes (for the whole family), medications, and surgery (for some) young people.
        • The American Academy of Pediatrics says more than 14.4 million children and teens live with obesity. Children who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for asthma, sleep apnea, bone & joint problems, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What’s the Quit Trying Dilemma? The Brain Science of Weight Loss

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weight Loss. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton can say in an Interview on
Obesity & Kids:

What is causing the “quit trying dilemma/epidemic” in our diet culture?
Dr. Hamilton can explain.

    • There is an area in our brain that kills our motivation called the habenula.
    • The habenula has been activated by previous failures and the kill switch motivation and triggers an anti-rewarding pathway.
    • This has caused many people to stop trying diets or working out or give up on new year’s resolutions.

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Should I Be Worried About Colon Cancer?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Colon Cancer:

We’ve all heard the recommendations from doctors to test for breast or prostate cancer as early as you can, but there’s another cancer that’s becoming more prevalent each year: colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer). 

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What Has Happened to the Solo Primary Care Clinic?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Solo Primary Care Clinic:

The solo, independent primary care physician is disappearing. Being a physician who has struggled to keep clinic doors open and trying to provide solid primary care has been a struggle for many. I have seen many of my fellow primary care friends call it quits. They now work for a hospital or corporate-based clinics, employed as hospitalists and federal, state, and county system employees.

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Does It Feel Like Everyone You Know Has a Gluten Allergy?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Gluten Allergies:

    • Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where “gluten causes an immune response of inflammation in the small intestine.” It’s sometimes also referred to as a “gluten intolerance,” but they are actually two different things. Gluten intolerance is an asymptomatic reaction after eating gluten where celiac disease is not present.
    • The increase in which people have been diagnosed with a gluten allergy is 7.5 percent every year.

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Weight & Covid: What We Need to Do Now

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton could say on
COVID and Weight Gain:

1) Covid showed us our health weaknesses.
Will we address them post-COVID? Probably not.
      • The US takes up 4% of the global healthcare expenditure but compromised 25% of the total covid deaths, revealing just how sick many Americans are.
      • The lack of access for patients during covid showed the flaws in the fee-for-service healthcare system.
      • The pandemic also revealed the health disparities among certain groups in our country and that socioeconomic factors play a role in health status.
      • We need to consider public health care for better treatment of chronic diseases.
      • We need to improve access to health care with ongoing telemedicine.

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Allergy Suffers Finally Have Two Low-Cost Options

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Allergies and Recent Cost-Saving Options:

For years, allergy sufferers have struggled with trying to overcome their symptoms. Daily salt water nasal rinses, and taking sedating OTC antihistamines are common options. Thankfully, there are much better treatment options such as nasal steroids, non-sedating OTC antihistamines, etc. Unfortunately, there are many whose allergy symptoms (including asthma) are not well controlled with the current OTC options. Because of this, there are some great options for helping manage your allergies:

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The US Diet Is Deadly. Here Are 6 Ways We Can Advocate For Change

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton could say on
The American Diet Epidemic:

The standard American diet is disheartening and consists mainly of processed food originally meant to be able to last longer during the Industrial Revolution.

    • Diet-related deaths in the US outrank deaths from smoking.
    • Half of US deaths are from heart disease.
    • Dietary risks were responsible for 11 million deaths over a period of time according to some studies.

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