Episode 122: Getting Salty

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Pre-Op, Psychological Issues, Reviews

In this week’s episode of BariatricTV we have a Drop Zone Freak who wants to live. In the Dumping Ground segment we discuss some things we learned about insurance coverage for weight loss surgery while in New York. Then, in Altered Reality, we ask if fear is holding you back from surgery. Finally, we wrap things up in the Freak On segment with a review of a new flavor infused salt product that can really spice up your dishes.


  • The Drop Zone segment features Maria Canella.
  • Bariatric surgery is covered by more than 55% of large employer’s insurance plans, 100% covered by Medicare, and in all but 6 states it’s covered by Medicaid.
  • Many people are afraid to look into this coverage.
  • The Obesity Action Coalition has put together a great document called “Working With Your Insurance Provider”
  • The document will also give you information on how to deal with being denied insurance coverage for weight loss surgery.
  • On average it takes a morbidly obese person 2 years to attend a weight loss surgery seminar.
  • We think it could be fear that’s keeping people from going.
  • Some pre ops may be afraid of the danger involved in having surgery.
  • Weight loss surgery is safer than an appendectomy
  • You should go to a Bariatric Center of Excellence
  • We do a review of a tasty new flavor infused salt product.


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7 Responses to “Episode 122: Getting Salty”

  1. baka (Ian) says:

    Awesome stuff!

    I would be a little careful about too much sodium as a pre-op or baby-freak

  2. Couldn’t agree more Ian.

    Everyone should be careful with sodium.

    But with that said, very little of this goes a long long way and it it totally does change the character of the “healthy” foods you should be eattng.

    If a little salt helps people to stay on track and on program, then I’m all for it. :-)

  3. Another great show. I look forward to the shows each week.

  4. Mike,
    Liberally luscious? Seriously? You are a wordsmith, my friend. My suggestion: the largely luring looker that is LeConte. Just saying. Stay secure brother.

  5. Toni the Giant Killer!

    One thing about sodium… since as part of a healthy eating life-style, you are eating MUCH less processed foods… your sodium intake should be pretty normal, and allow for the addition of something like the infused salts here and there.

  6. Plus since they are infused with different spices,oils and blends, and flavors are so flavorful, I tend use less of this then regular table salt.


  7. T2Nashville says:

    Can you imagine what these salts will do for Creamy Nugget Goodness? For that dull baked chicken that you need new ideas for? For dips for veggies? OMG! Thank you!!!

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