Entries by drewburns

Tonic Newsletter – Lift yourself lean

When it comes to weight lifting for weight loss, there are a few key points to consider. Firstly, you will not get big from lifting weights. You can get ‘big’ from overconsumption of energy (calories), which can be converted into fat or muscle, based on the types of foods you eat and the exercise you […]

Birmingham City Football Club Partnership announcement

Team Tonic are excited to announce a new partnership with Birmingham City Football Club. The partnership will work to educate football fans about the health benefits through social media collaborations across the season as part of our ongoing #GivingBackLives campaign. James Corrigan, Commercial Manager at Blues, said: “As a sports Club, promoting health and lifestyle […]

Bariatric surgery association with male gonadal dysfunction due to obesity

Obesity is an ever growing pandemic and a prevalent problem among men of the reproductive age that can both cause and exacerbate male factor infertility by means of endocrine abnormalities associated with comorbidities, and direct effects on the precision and throughput of spermatogenesis. The current scientific literature shows that obesity, and in particular visceral/abdominal adipose […]

Tonic Newsletter – Good Food for a better mood

Your food choices have a direct impact on your digestion, weight, immunity, and many aspects of your short and long-term physical health. In fact, the food you eat has a powerful impact on your mind, too. According to the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, ‘nutrition may be as important to mental health as it is […]

Weight Loss Surgery Helped Me Start a Family

Emma shares her weight loss journey following a life changing 9 stone loss with Gastric Bypass treatment at Tonic and on the successful path to parenthood. Like many women across the UK Emma was unable to access fertility treatment due to her weight, so after her bariatric treatment at Tonic and reaching a healthier weight […]

Bariatric/metabolic surgery and type 2 diabetes

Observations that type 2 diabetes can be improved or even resolved by surgical operations has been reported for almost a century.  Reports in the early 1920’s show that gastrointestinal operations for ulcers/cancer could cause dramatic improvement of diabetes.  After the evolution of bariatric surgery in the 1950’s observations of diabetes remission following gastrointestinal surgery were […]