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The Bari-Heart of It

The Bari-Heart of It

By Bariatric Fusion
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!
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Episode 22: The Liver Reduction Diet
Ever heard the term "Liver Reduction Diet" before surgery? Our Staff Dietitian Megan fills us in! 
January 15, 2021
Episode 21: New Year, New Goals
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 as a bariatric patient. 
December 15, 2020
Episode 20: The Bariatric Center for Success
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:
December 1, 2020
Episode 19: The Bariatric Guide to the Holiday's
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. 
November 15, 2020
Episode 18: Are carbs really the enemy?
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.
November 1, 2020
Episode 17: Central Ontario Weight loss (Canada)
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:
October 15, 2020
Episode 16: Corrective Vitamins
We're joined by Staff Dietitian Megan Koscinski to learn all about corrective supplements.
October 1, 2020
Episode 15: Mentally Surviving WLS During a Pandemic
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 Behavioral. They specialize in pre-surgical mental health assessments for bariatric patients as well as post-operative counseling.
September 15, 2020
Episode 14: A Patients Journey
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 and how she has been able to stay successful during COVID-19.  If you want to follow her journey check out her Instagram @jodssleeve_journey
September 1, 2020
Mini-sode: Probiotics- What are they?
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 surgery? Take a quick listen. See you back in two weeks for another full-length episode. 
August 15, 2020
Episode 13: Protein After Surgery
Megan Our Staff Dietitian fills us in on why protein is important after weight loss surgery. Have questions for Megan? Email
August 1, 2020
Episode 12: Healthy Snacking After WLS
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
July 15, 2020
Episode 11: Dr. Nicole Basa & COVID-19
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 on track if COVID-19 has interpreted your bariatric journey.
July 1, 2020
Episode 10: @JourneyOfaCurvyGirl (5 Months Post Op)
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 going, the struggles, the successes, and any new tips she has for people considering bariatric surgery.  Check out her Instagram: @JoruneyOfaCurvyGirl
June 15, 2020
BONUS: Fusion TV Support Group May 2020
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. 
June 8, 2020
Episode 9: Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery
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
June 1, 2020
Episode 8: Bariatric Weight Loss Family Online
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 members! They host an annual "Family" reunion that is bariatric focused and it will be held October 16th-18th, 2020.  For more details: visit Find their Facebook support group here:
May 15, 2020
BONUS: Fusion TV Support Group April 2020
We’ve gone live with Fusion TV Facebook Live Support Groups. Listen now to this rebroadcast.
May 8, 2020
Episode 7: The ASMBS Foundation
Today we are joined by a very special guest. Dr. Paul Enochs, President of the ASMBS Foundation. Learn about the foundation & its mission. They are responsible for the Walk From Obesity and have gone digital for the spring with hashtag #KeepWFO. Looking to Support the Foundation? Check out the information below:  Follow the Foundation on social media ( Facebook and Instagram) @WalkfromObesity Donate if possible, $35 or more, we will send you our 2020 commemorative WFO t-shirt, as well as other gifts based on donation level LINK: AWARE (Awareness, Wellness, Access, Research, Education) Campaign: the monthly giving gift to support the Foundation. For as little as $10/month you can support the Foundation’s research for obesity research AWARE LINK: Contact Info: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation
May 1, 2020
Episode 6: Working out with Holly Kerr
Today we explore exercise with our friend Holly Kerr, a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Specialist and mom! Let's get to the Bari-Heart of It!
April 15, 2020
Episode 5: Nutrition & Meal Prep With Megan Moore RD, CSOWM, CD
Let's get to the Bari-Heart of it! Today we sit down with Megan Moore, the author of The Complete Bariatric Cookbook and Meal Plan: Recipes and Guidance for Life Before and After Surgery and Owner of Megan helps us understand why healthy plates, meal prepping, and planning is so important. 
April 1, 2020
Episode 4: The Road Map & Mental Readiness w/Nichole Pavlus
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 we discuss the road map to surgery and mental preparedness with some advice sprinkled in. Join us as we get to the Bari-Heart of It. 
March 15, 2020
Episode 3: Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA)
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 this year! Interested in attending? There's still time!  To find out more visit 
March 1, 2020
Episode 2: On the way to surgery with IG: @JourneyofaCurvyGirl
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 considering it as she is just days away from having it herself. 
February 15, 2020
Episode 1: James Jones: My 600 lbs Life
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. 
February 1, 2020
The Bari-Heart of It Trailer
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! 
January 13, 2020