The Facts of Folate

The Facts of Folate by: Katie Chapmon, MS, RD, a Los Angeles-based registered dietitian After metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS), vitamins are one of your “must haves” to prevent deficiencies. Folate deficiency is common after bariatric surgery and plays a key role in a variety of functions within your body. When it comes to folate, [...]

The Importance of Taking Bariatric Vitamins

The Importance of Taking Bariatric Vitamins Excitement surrounds life after weight loss surgery as you’re officially gaining a new opportunity to better your health. It’s time to start a new routine but first you must understand that consuming nutrients will now be a challenge. Bariatric vitamins, however, play a crucial part in keeping you on [...]

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part I: Changes from the FDA

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part I: Changes from the FDA In 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the regulations for the nutrition and supplements facts panels on nutrition labels. Why? To combat some of the health problems in the US and provide people with better, realistic solutions. Although it's already [...]

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part II: Vitamins and Supplements

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part II: Vitamins and Supplements Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the regulations for nutrition and supplement labels. These new labels will be easier to understand and help people make more informed choices about their food, vitamins, and supplements. While it’s already on some [...]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Vitamin B12 Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery The Benefits of B12 & Deficiency Symptoms If you’ve recently taken the plunge and had life-changing bariatric surgery or you’re seriously considering doing so, congratulations on your road to better health! At ProCare Health, we are all about walking your journey with you and keeping you up to [...]