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Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction - Understanding Obesity – From Stigma to Solutions

Understanding Obesity – From Stigma to Solutions

Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

06/01/22 • 64 min

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Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, associate professor, author, and co-owner of the Bariatric Medical Institute, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. Yoni is on a mission to destigmatize obesity and shed light on the life-changing pharmaceutical therapies available to patients. Yoni and Danielle address the impact weight stigma has on the quality of medical care for individuals with obesity and how we need to stop blaming patients for this complex, multi-factorial, neuro-hormonal condition. With these changes, the days of the diet guru will be dead and gone!

Danielle and Yoni discuss:

  • Solutions for healthcare providers to evaluate their own bias in order to improve the quality of care for patients
  • Advice for patients who have obesity to advocate for themselves while navigating this stigma in healthcare
  • The physical and mental health benefits of various treatments
  • Why patients deserve individualized, personalized recommendations for weight management

Yoni Freedhoff, MD, is an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and he is the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute. He is the author of the #1 national bestseller, The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work. Dr. Freedhoff is a sought-after international speaker and has made appearances on The Today Show, feature-length documentaries, The New York Times, and more.

Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. Follow Yoni @yonifreedhoff and check out his blog Weighty Matters.

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06/01/22 • 64 min

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