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 do. Secondly, you can lift more than you think, and finally, if weight training is done properly you will likely be sore the day or two after your workouts (especially if you are new to resistan...  

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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 tissue expansion, represents a strong factor that leads to testosterone deficiency, erectile dysfunction, cha...  

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Bariatric surgery as a possible solution to female infertility

The prevalence  of obesity worldwide has nearly tripled since 1975 and currently there are 650 million people worldwide (11% male and 15% female) having obesity with a BMI of more than 30.  Obesity contributes to female infertility and is also a factor in complications to both the mother and the offspring during pregnancy and childbirth. One of the most effective methods to tackle obesity and its related comorbidity is bariatric surgery. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometrial hyperplas...  

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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 to cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology’. It is an exciting field of health and it revolves around your gut ‘microbiome’. This describes the trillions of microbes ...  

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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 she was able to access the fertility care she needed to start a family. “Having surgery has made a huge difference to my life not only have i lost 9 stone in weight it ha...  

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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 increasingly reported. Since early 2000, experimental evidence that changes in the gastrointestinal a...  

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