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Susan Maria Leach - SML Network - Bariatric Eating - STEALS BLOG POSTS

I know I shouldn't be surprised. She stole my money!  (54 days and counting!)

Stealing is bad for business.

Now she's taking BLOG POSTS FROM PROFESSIONALS.  (I am still finding and counting them now.  This post is changing...)

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Imagine my delight when I see...

... this in my email - 

FedEx Shipment Notification!

... do you see my palms sweaty and my heart beat fast?  Could it be?   86931_ExcitedGif_1

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SML BEhealthydrinks Bariatric Eating's New Home? Still a fail. Shame.

Behealthydrinks focuses on top quality protein drinks and easy blending powders. Pure quality, whey protein isolate, with natural ingredients. All our products are are regularly tested for purity and manufactured in GMP certified and organic facilities...

Except - they do not ship your purchases.  Who really gives a fuck WHERE it comes from?  I KNOW where it comes from and I can SELL THE SAME PRODUCT TO YOU.

But, you'd get it.  I'm not that nice right now.

Do not be fooled by the "new" names and "new" store front.  This is the same company as Bariatric Eating, which has left hundreds of customers hanging.

The only communication I have received comes from an employee of BE -- ON FACEBOOK.  There has been zero actual customer-interaction in any way.

Shame on you, Susan Maria Leach.  You could have done SO much with this situation.  

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TRY Wellesse B-12 Fast Absorbing Sublingual Liquid

Wellesse B-12 Fast Absorbing Sublingual Liquid


 Wellesse B-12 Fast Absorbing Sublingual Liquid -

  • 1000 mcg
  • Calibrated Dropper, Easily Adjusted Dosage
  • Natural Berry Flavor
  • Naturally Sugar Free with Stevia
  • Gluten Free

B12 is an essential B Vitamin that plays a role in the entire nervous system, promotes energy metabolism and supports healthy heart function. B12 is a key contributor to the body's proper use of iron. B12 becomes increasingly important with age with risk of decreased absorption which can lead to deficiencies in both B12 and Folic Acid.


The ASMBS  (2010) explains that after gastric bypass surgery vitamin B12 deficiency may result in consequence of food no longer coming in contact with gastric intrinsic factor. Vitamin D and calcium absorption may also be reduced since the duodenum and proximal jejunum, which are the preferential sites of absorption, are bypassed by this procedure. Also, life long supplements of multivitamins, vitamin B12 iron and calcium are mandatory following this procedure.

I'm not a professional, I'm just a patient, but I understand it as this:  The biggest problem is that gastric bypass patients no longer have the abilty to absorb the B12 from food due to the lack of acid in the new stomach pouch.  Our bodies have some B12 stored away, but it can run out and leave us with a deficiency.

B12 deficiency can cause pernicious anemia.  You don't want this, the effects of pernicious anemia can be life-long if you do not catch it in time.


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Via - Bariatric Times, May 2010

You need to take your B12.  Surgeons and nutritionists often recommend a sublingual B12 product, because it's one of the best ways to get the vitamin into your system, and sometimes post-ops need injections of B12 if the oral route is not sufficient.

B12 is also known to give you energy -- it's found in energy drinks and other products to help give you a BOOST.  Or wings?


Wellesse's Sublingual B-12 comes in a  2 ounce bottle, with 60 doses of 1000 mcgs of B-12, or 16,667% of the good stuff.  The extra 16,567% is for good measure.

The product label -

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I shook up the bottle, peeled off the outerwrapping, and sucked out a dose of the B12 with the attached dropper.  For the purposes of the review, I played with the product first, because that's what I do.  I sniff, play and take photos.  The liquid is bright red, clear and has a touch of thickness to it.   While the cover was off, I sniffed the product, which smells like a berry based fruit punch.


Perfect.  Unless you do what I just did to it.  "Mama, can I paint wis your vitamins now?"



  • Product - Wellesse B-12 Fast Absorbing Sublingual Liquid
  • Via - Wellesse
  • Price -  $9.99 or .17 cents per dose for 60 days!
  • Coupon - Click on the COUPON tab while you're there to find a $2.00 off coupon!
  • Pros - 1000 mcg of B12 per ml, sugar-free, lightly sweetened with Stevia + Erythritol, simple to take, tastes great, relatively inexpensive...
  • Cons -  The five year old wants to paint with it.  The 5th grader in me wants to crack inappropriate jokes.
  • Rating - Pouchworthy, MM

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Qnexa has safety risks

Food and Drug Administration logoImage via Wikipedia

The weight loss drug Qnexa has some safety risks.  Um, duh?


Sure, it can can work to help you lose weight, but your heart gets cranky and you forget what you were blogging about.   The FDA says the effects can get worse over time.  Super.

Did I mention that although I couldn't feel my feet or remember my underwear -- I heart Topamax?  Because, since I quit taking it?  I have gained weight.  And, what's this about getting worse over time -- I -- still can't remember anything.

Send Qnexa.  I don't care.  


  • Qnexa drug helped patients lose weight - FDA staff
  • Qnexa tied to heart, memory problems and birth defects
  • FDA staff say long-term safety with Qnexa unknown

Feb 17 (Reuters) - Vivus Inc's obesity drug Qnexa helped people lose weight but may cause long-term health problems in overweight and obese patients, U.S. drugs reviewers said.

Food and Drug Administration staff will ask an advisory panel to consider whether the drug's benefits for obese patients will outweigh its risk of birth defects and heart problems.

The FDA staff, in documents posted online on Friday, said patients taking Qnexa during a clinical trial lost more weight, and kept it off for longer, than patients taking a placebo, or sugar pill. These patients also had lower levels of problems associated with obesity, such as issues with blood pressure and blood sugar.

However, the FDA staff said patients taking the drug had more safety problems than patients on a placebo, including memory loss, and these problems could get worse over time. They also said exposure to one of the ingredients in Qnexa has been linked to a higher rate of birth defects in other studies.

Shares of Vivus rose 2.4 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading.

An advisory panel of outside experts will vote Feb. 22 on whether to recommend the drug, and the FDA is due to make its final decision by April 17.

Qnexa is a combination of appetite suppressant phentermine and anti-seizure drug topiramate.

A company study in December showed topiramate caused a higher rate of oral clefts in infants of women taking the drug during pregnancy, and the company said it would limit Qnexa to women who are not pregnant.

The FDA already rejected Qnexa in 2010 because of safety concerns -- including elevated heart rate in some users and the potential for birth defects if pregnant women used the drug.

Vivus resubmitted its application in October, proposing to limit the drug to only women who cannot have children. In January, the company broadened the label to just limit pregnant women from taking the drug, in response to an FDA request.


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Stage 2 of a sample Bariatric Gastric Bypass Diet - Eating Plan - Modified Full Liquids

Always default to your bariatric surgeon and nutritionist's post surgical eating plans, however, when in need of a reminder, there are various plans online that you can fall back on like this sample one adapted from Duke Health --

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