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Brain Over Belly Podcast

Brain Over Belly is the podcast that will challenge everything you know about weight loss. Follow the journey of two special people as they lose weight and keep it off for life, with the help of Dr. David Brown at Idaho BMI and our host, Rick Dunn. Subscribe to the Brain Over Belly podcast on Listen Boise or wherever you listen to audio.

What you know about weight loss is (probably) wrong.

Roughly 72% of Americans are either overweight or obese, and it’s a problem that is very misunderstood. The key is navigating through all the misinformation to really solve the puzzle of obesity. 

Weight loss is not about willpower. 

The real cause of obesity has more to do with a person’s brain and central nervous system than anything else. That is why dieting or exercise alone don’t work. So what’s the real cause?

Modern Foods

Modern foods trick the brain. They’ve detached the brain from the normal, healthy sensory feedback system in a person’s body. 

Guilt & Shame

Thoughts and feelings of guilt and shame, feeling like a failure, feeling judged – these are all part of the cause of obesity. 

Neurologic & Metabolic Disorientation 

The brain and the intestinal tract are constantly communicating, influencing, and controlling each other. Our feelings, emotions, and the foods we eat fundamentally change this connection.  

Putting the pieces together. 

The key to losing weight for good is retraining the brain so it reconnects to the normal, healthy sensory feedback system. Bariatric surgery does exactly this, but surgery alone is not the answer. 

Brain Over Belly will follow the journey of two women as they go through Dr. Brown and Idaho BMI’s comprehensive weight loss program from start to finish. Each month, you will hear about their challenges and progress as they put all the pieces together to solve the puzzle of obesity.  Find the Brain Over Belly podcast on Listen Boise or wherever you listen to audio.

Meet Jane. Even with bariatric surgery, Jane was worried that she would fall into old habits, and just continue eating all that she normally does. But at the Idaho Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, they can change what a person craves and wants in food. They can change what tastes good after surgery so that Jane’s habits can change to help her sustain weight loss after surgery. Call for a consultation today.

Dr. Brown and the staff at Idaho BMI wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

Obesity is misunderstood

Many people who struggle with their weight feel like a failure, especially when none of the diet or exercise programs they try work. The truth is, mindfulness and training your brain to focus on specific things are more important to weight loss success than exercise.

The secret is in your brain

Obesity changes your brain so you are no longer in control. Bariatric surgery reprograms your brain as it relates to food and self-image. Bariatric surgery, combined with mindfulness and brain training, is the best solution to lose the weight and keep it off long-term.

Dr. David Brown and the staff at Idaho BMI understand your frustration and pain. We’re also obsessed with helping you solve the puzzle of obesity. Because you can’t get to the cure until you put all the pieces together.

Call (208) 378-4264 to schedule a consultation today – and lose everything that’s hiding the real you.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about obesity. People don’t understand the root causes of obesity because it’s complicated. Obesity isn’t about moral failure or will power. It is about your brain. 

Research shows Bariatric Surgery changes a person’s brain dramatically. Brain scans show key differences between the brains of people who struggle with obesity and people who don’t. Six months after Bariatric Surgery, the brain scans are the same. Bariatric Surgery changes your brain. That’s why 70% of people who have Bariatric Surgery and long-term follow up keep the weight off for at least 10 years.

Take Control

Dr. Brown and Idaho BMI understand what it’s like to navigate the misunderstanding, misinformation, and struggle of living with obesity. Merging surgical expertise with nutrition and longevity science, we can help you get to your healthy weight and stay there for life. Take control by scheduling an appointment today!

Prevention and personal safety are key. Be sure to follow CDC guidelines and to:  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Practice social distancing
  • If you are sick, stay at home
  • Wear a face mask when you go out
  • Always cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow
  • Clean and sanitize frequently used surfaces daily

WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER

Despite the uncertainty we’re facing right now, we live in a day of hope and opportunity. Remember that today is the greatest time in history to be alive. Global crime rates are at historic lows. Infant mortality is the lowest ever. Our standard of living has never been better. Access to information is changing the world.

As we practice social distancing to reduce the spread of illness, let’s use this time to reconnect with our loved ones and rediscover the things that are most important in life. Fear and worry can be overcome by finding joy in the simple things and coming together as fellow humans.

Idaho BMI encourages you to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, and live in the moment. We’re all in this together and will get through this together.

The rate of obesity has skyrocketed in a short period of time. So has the number of people with diabetes. The most common explanation for obesity and diabetes is overconsumption. That is a person eating too much food. We routinely hear the advice to eat less and move more as if the fundamental problem is like a simple math equation. The research over decades from a variety of scientific fields helps us more fully understand why some individuals struggle with weight their whole lives. To paint a more accurate picture of the real cause of obesity let’s consider a very interesting analogy. John F Kennedy Jr was the son of President John F Kennedy…

The rate of obesity has skyrocketed in a short period of time. So has the number of people with diabetes. The most common explanation for obesity and diabetes is overconsumption. That is a person eating too much food. We routinely hear the advice to eat less and move more as if the fundamental problem is like a simple math equation. The research over decades from a variety of scientific fields helps us more fully understand why some individuals struggle with weight their whole lives. To paint a more accurate picture of the real cause of obesity let’s consider a very interesting analogy. John F Kennedy Jr was the son of President John F Kennedy…

Do you struggle with your weight? Forty percent of adults struggle with obesity, which is a very misunderstood problem. Even if you do lose weight, keeping it off is the struggle. Less than 5% can lose weight and keep it off with diet and exercise alone. Bariatric surgery results in a 70% success rate with long term follow up. Dr. David brown and the team at idaho bariatric and metabolic institute, or idaho bmi, specialize in performing bariataric surgery and making the effects of the operation permanent. Why continue to struggle and yo-yo diet only to be disappointed.

Over the last four decades as the obesity rate has skyrocketed dozens of studies have demonstrated that only 5% of morbidly obese individuals can lose weight and keep it off with diet and exercise. On the other hand about 70% of people who undergo bariatric surgery with long-term follow-up can lose the weight and keep it off.