Never heard of obesity medicine? Neither had I. However, it is a crucial and important piece to our health care system that needs far more awareness than it currently has.
Although this episode is titled “Overcoming Obesity” there is a lot to learn regardless of your current health status. There are actionable items in here that anyone can implement to begin living a healthier life.
Karli Burridge is a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is a physician assistant and Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association. Karli has been working in obesity management for over 8 years, and in this time has developed several medical obesity programs in a variety of healthcare settings. She is a co-author of the Obesity Algorithm® and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Obesity Society. She has received multiple awards from OMA for her work in expanding the field of obesity medicine and in furthering obesity education for health care providers.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Karli about obesity and the misconceptions that come along with it.
- The proper way to define and measure obesity
- The role of genetic and environmental factors in determining risk for developing obesity
- How to identify if you are on your way to developing obesity and what to do about it
- Why the recommendation of exercise and eat better is flawed
- And so much more!
Join in on the conversation and be sure to educate yourself and those around you!