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The Bari-Heart of It

57 EpisodesProduced by Bariatric FusionWebsite

Welcome to the Bari-Heart of it, presented by Bariatric Fusion. Our goal? To get to the Bari-Heart of all things bariatric. New Episodes on the 1st & 15th of every month!

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Episode 53: The importance of Calcium

May 15th, 2022

10:56

Today we talk about why calcium is so important after bariatric surgery!

Episode 52: Prebiotics and Probiotics

May 1st, 2022

11:04

In this episode we learn about Prebiotics and Probiotics!

Episode 51: Tips for Friends and Family

April 15th, 2022

8:23

In this episode, we go over how those around you can best support your bariatric journey. 

Episode 50: Dehydration after Bariatric Surgery

April 1st, 2022

8:55

Is dehydration a risk after bariatric surgery? Find out today! 

Episode 49: Factors that affect weight loss

March 15th, 2022

10:25

In today's episode, we talk about factors that could affect weight loss! 

Episode 48: Healthy Cooking Options After Bariatric Surgery

March 1st, 2022

11:28

Learn some healthy cooking tips with our dietitian Megan! 

Episode 47: Eating Healthy on a Budget

February 15th, 2022

10:14

Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski teaches us about eating healthy on a budget! 

Episode 46: Navigating a convenience store with bariatrics

February 1st, 2022

17:22

Staff Dietitian Megan teaches us how to navigate a local convenience store or corner store after bariatric surgery! 

Episode 45: Depression After Bariatric Surgery

January 15th, 2022

12:19

Depression and Mental Health is serious topic. Do you know the signs and symptoms? 

Episode 44: Caffeine After Bariatric Surgery

January 1st, 2022

12:02

Can you still drink caffeinated beverages after surgery? Find out more. 


Episode 43: Carbonation After Bariatric Surgery

December 15th, 2021

9:32

Staff Dietitian Megan gives us her thoughts on consuming carbonated beverages after bariatric surgery. 


Episode 42: The Importance of Vitamin B1

December 1st, 2021

10:21

Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski fills us in on why B1 is important for all Bariatric Patients. 

Episode 41: Energy After Bariatric Surgery

November 15th, 2021

14:46

Have trouble keeping up your energy levels? Learn more!

Episode 40: The Importance of Vitamin D

November 1st, 2021

11:01

Do you know why Vitamin D is so critical? Bariatric Fusion Staff Dietitian Megan fills us in on this important guideline from the ASMBS. 

Episode 39: Holiday Readiness!

October 25th, 2021

11:44

Are you prepared for the holidays? Listen to this bariatric guide. 

Episode 38: Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery

October 1st, 2021

13:12

Bariatric Fusion Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski goes over some recommendations for Alcohol post-bariatric surgery! 

Episode 37: Gallbladder issues?

September 15th, 2021

10:17

Bariatric Fusion Dietitian Megan Sits down with us to talk about Gallbladder issues after surgery! 

Episode 36: The Importance of B12

September 1st, 2021

11:17

In this episode, we dive into Vitamin B12, what it does and why it matters to YOU!

Episode 35: Iron Deficiency

August 15th, 2021

13:44

In this episode, we break down the importance of Iron after Bariatric Surgery! 

Episode 34: Collagen - What is it?

August 1st, 2021

15:24

In this episode, we learn all about collagen and when to add it into your routine! 

Episode 33: Vitamin A

July 15th, 2021

12:19

In this episode, we break down Vitamin A, What it does, and why it matters! 

Episode 32: Bariatric Summer Vacation

July 1st, 2021

20:27

Karli Burridge is Back!, a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is a physician assistant and founder of www.GainingHealth.com Join …

Episode 31: Complications After Surgery

June 15th, 2021

25:07

Looking into Bariatrics? Our staff dietitian covers some nutritional and surgical complications to be aware of before having surgery. 

Episode 30: Weight Plateau?

June 1st, 2021

18:36

Scale not moving? Don't be alarmed. Today we dive into weight plateau after bariatric surgery! 

Episode 29: Weight Regain Post Surgery

May 15th, 2021

31:24

Today we are joined by Karli Burridge, a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. She is a physician assistant and founder of GainingHealth.com Join us as we seek to understand weight regain post-bariatric …

Episode 28: Dr. Lillian Craggs-Dino Co-Author of the 2016 ASMBS Guidelines

May 1st, 2021

19:20

This is a must-listen episode. We're joined by Dr. Lillian Craggs-Dino, a Co-Author of the 2016 ASMBS nutritional guidelines for bariatric patients. 


Episode 27: 10 Commonly Asked Bariatric Questions

April 15th, 2021

21:32

In this episode, we cover the top 10 questions we get at Bariatric Fusion! 

Episode 26: The Types of Weight loss Surgeries

March 15th, 2021

16:44

Do you know the common options are for weight loss surgeries are? We break down the four common procedures in this episode! 

Episode 25: Vitamin Patches?

March 1st, 2021

12:38

Are Vitamin Patches worth the convenience? We get to the Bari-Heart of It! 

Episode 24: Addiction Transfer Pt. 2 A Patients Journey

February 15th, 2021

21:33

In this very powerful episode, we are joined by Kristen who had RNY in 2018. She fills us in on her bariatric journey including her experiences with …

Episode 23: Addiction Transfer Pt. 1

February 1st, 2021

9:52

Today we take a look at addiction transfer with a mental health expert!. We go over the signs, symptoms, and what you can do to recognize them! 

Episode 22: The Liver Reduction Diet

January 15th, 2021

11:00

Ever heard the term "Liver Reduction Diet" before surgery? Our Staff Dietitian Megan fills us in! 

Episode 21: New Year, New Goals

December 15th, 2020

12:44

Today we are joined by Bariatric Fusion's Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to talk about setting New Years Resolutions that you can actually stick to …

Episode 20: The Bariatric Center for Success

December 1st, 2020

17:10

What a treat! We're joined by Denise Roden, President of The Bariatric Center for Success. Learn about the center, as well as her weight loss journey over 15 years post-op! Visit her website here:

Episode 19: The Bariatric Guide to the Holiday's

November 15th, 2020

19:07

We're back at it again! This week our staff dietitian Megan Koscinski helps us navigate the holiday season and the many food temptations it has. 

Episode 18: Are carbs really the enemy?

November 1st, 2020

18:55

Today, We're Joined by Megan Koscinski the Staff Dietitian at Bariatric Fusion to get to the Bari-heart of eating carbs as a Bariatric Patient.

Episode 17: Central Ontario Weight loss (Canada)

October 15th, 2020

10:31

Today, we're joined by Janet Patterson, founder of Central Ontario Weightloss a support group in Ontario Canada. Not Only does Janet run this group, but she is also an RNY patient herself. 

Visit their website:

Episode 16: Corrective Vitamins

October 1st, 2020

11:23

We're joined by Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to learn all about corrective supplements.


Episode 15: Mentally Surviving WLS During a Pandemic

September 15th, 2020

12:23

We're joined by Amy Walling from Bariatric Fusion and Priyanka Pulkur, MA, LPC the clinical director and one of the founders at Advantage Point …

Episode 14: A Patients Journey

September 1st, 2020

17:40

Today we are joined by Jodie Selino, who is 18 months post opt from her Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Today we talk about how her journey has progressed …

Mini-sode: Probiotics- What are they?

August 15th, 2020

4:27

We're on summer break this week, but we didn't want to leave you hanging! Ever wonder about probiotics and how they could benefit you after bariatric …

Episode 13: Protein After Surgery

August 1st, 2020

17:12

Megan Our Staff Dietitian fills us in on why protein is important after weight loss surgery.

Have questions for Megan? Email dietitian@bariatricfusion.com

Episode 12: Healthy Snacking After WLS

July 15th, 2020

18:35

Megan Our Staff Dietitian is back again.

Today she fills us in on healthy snacking tips after you’ve had weight loss surgery.

Have questions for Megan? Email dietitian@bariatricfusion.com

Episode 11: Dr. Nicole Basa & COVID-19

July 1st, 2020

19:58

Today we’re joined by Dr. Nicole Basa from Cedar Park Surgeons located just north of Austin Texas. Learn about her practice as well as about staying …

Episode 10: @JourneyOfaCurvyGirl (5 Months Post Op)

June 15th, 2020

13:20

Shelley is Back on the podcast! She may be more commonly known by her Instagram Handle @JourneyofaCurvyGirl. She last joined us 5 months ago as she was preparing for surgery. Now we have the opportunity to hear how it's …

BONUS: Fusion TV Support Group May 2020

June 8th, 2020

41:48

Join us for a special bonus episode, which is a rebroadcast of our May Facebook Live Support Group. We were joined by Bariatric Fusion CEO Marc McCabe. 

Episode 9: Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

June 1st, 2020

16:17

Today we're joined by Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to talk about hair loss after bariatric surgery.  Have a question for our dietitian? Email her at dietitian@bariatricfusion.com

Episode 8: Bariatric Weight Loss Family Online

May 15th, 2020

22:24

Today we sat down with Gail Reeves, Founder, and Owner of the Bariatric Weight Loss Family. They are a not-for-profit foundation that also offers an online Facebook support group for bariatric patients and has 20,000 …

BONUS: Fusion TV Support Group April 2020

May 8th, 2020

38:01

We’ve gone live with Fusion TV Facebook Live Support Groups. Listen now to this rebroadcast.

Episode 7: The ASMBS Foundation

May 1st, 2020

15:30

Today we are joined by a very special guest. Dr. Paul Enochs, President of the ASMBS Foundation. Learn about the foundation & its mission. They …

Episode 6: Working out with Holly Kerr

April 15th, 2020

24:31

Today we explore exercise with our friend Holly Kerr, a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Specialist and mom! Let's get …

Episode 4: The Road Map & Mental Readiness w/Nichole Pavlus

March 15th, 2020

25:11

Today we're joined by Nichole Pavlus a bariatric patient, former bariatric group facilitator and has her masters in the field of mental health. Today …

Episode 3: Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA)

March 1st, 2020

16:46

Today we're very excited to sit down with Laura the President & CEO of WLSFA to talk about their work in the bariatric community as well as their annual fundraiser that is being held in Las Vegas, April 17th-19th …

Episode 2: On the way to surgery with IG: @JourneyofaCurvyGirl

February 15th, 2020

20:22

Today we are joined by Shelley or more commonly known by her Instagram Handle @JourneyofaCurvyGirl. As she prepares for surgery we get to the bari-heart of what led her to choosing surgery, and her advice to others …

Episode 1: James Jones: My 600 lbs Life

February 1st, 2020

19:12

Today we're joined by co-host Amy Walling from Bariatric Fusion, and James Jones a cast member from the TLC Show My 600 lbs Life. James has lost over 500 lbs since starting his journey nearly 7 years ago. 


The Bari-Heart of It Trailer

January 13th, 2020

0:21

Welcome to the Bari-Heart of it, presented by Bariatric Fusion. Our goal? To get to the Bari-Heart of all things bariatric. New Episodes will be coming on the 1st and 15th of every month! 

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