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April 2013

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You Are A Star! Alumni Celebration
Calling all MNS alums! Join us on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for a celebration of YOU!  Come ready to share your story with us and celebrate your success! Recipes and sampling, photo booth, and guest speakers. Event held in the MNS Education Room.
Probiotics Help Speed Weight Loss After Surgery

Probiotics are naturally occurring bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts. Often referred to as "friendly" bacteria, they play a large role in our digestion, immunity, and the production of vitamin K. A healthy dose of probiotics has been shown to improve weight loss and prevent common side effects post bariatric surgery. Learn more.

Alumni Education & Support Groups -- Help Along Your Journey
Whether you are two weeks or two years out of surgery, our team is here to help. Join us for our alumni education classes or support groups to help you along your weight loss journey.  Meetings held in the MyNewSelf Education Room, Suite 102, unless otherwise noted.
Support groups are for alumni and potential patients who have attended an education seminar with the surgeon only.  Out of concern for the privacy of our current patients, potential patients cannot bring family or friends to the support group. 

Thursday, April 11


6:30 pm - You Are A Star

Alumni Celebration in MNS Education Room.


Thursday, April 25


6:30 pm - Class for Patients 12 mo+ Post-Op

"10 Steps to Lifelong Weight Loss Success" 


6:30 pm - 0-12 mo Post-Op Support Group 

Meet in MNS office


7:30 pm - Support Group for All Alumni    

Feature Video Recipe:
 This recipe uses lean beef and fresh chopped vegetables.


Informational Seminars
If you or someone you love is ready to transform their life and considering weight loss surgery, we are offering the following free informational seminars on Des Peres Hospital's Campus and in Collinsville, Illinois, this month. Call us at 1-866-573-5673 to register or for more information to get started on the journey.

Weight loss surgery is designed for those with a BMI equal to or greater than 40 or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.

Des Peres Hospital Campus Sessions
MyNewSelf Education Room, Suite 102
2315 Dougherty Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63122

Tuesday, April 2, at 6:00 pm
Dr. J. Stephen Scott 

Thursday, April 4, at 6:00 pm
Dr. Matt Ricks 

Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00 pm
Dr. Darin Minkin

Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 am

Dr. J. Stephen Scott

Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 pm

Dr. Matt Ricks


Tuesday, April 23, at 6:00 pm
Dr. Darin Minkin

Collinsville, IL, Session
Double Tree Collinsville
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 pm
Dr. Matt Ricks

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Get to Know Your Hunger Hormones

Weight loss surgeries, such as gastric bypass, can create complex changes in your metabolism. These changes involve the hormones and substances in your stomach and intestines that signal your brain that you are either full or hungry. Gut hormone changes after bariatric metabolic procedures may provide the key to long-lasting weight loss success. Read on.

Walking to Your Heart's Content

Walking is a perfect exercise choice for just about everyone. A comfortable, well-fitted pair of Wsneakers is all the 'equipment' you need. And it doesn't take a huge investment of time: As little as 30 minutes a day provides heart-healthy benefits. Check it out.
Want Some Help Navigating the Grocery Store?

On Tuesday, May 7 and May 21, at 5:30 pm, our dietitians will be giving a Grocery Store Tour at the Des Peres (MO) Schnucks.  Learn how to navigate a grocery store, which aisles to avoid, which ones to linger in and label reading.   Call 1-866-573-5673 to register as class size is limited.


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