Robard Corporation Welcomes Valerie Sutherland, MD, to New Direction Medical Advisory Panel

Robard is excited to announce a new member to our New Direction Medical Advisory Panel – Dr. Valerie Sutherland, founder, CEO and CMO of Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness in Tacoma, Washington!

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10 Weight Loss Affirmations to Motivate and Retain Patients (Free Download - Back By Popular Demand)

We are soon going to be entering one of the toughest seasons for weight loss patients: WINTER. As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, dieters may find themselves losing momentum, and falling victim to winter weight gain.

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Candy, Cake and Tempting Delights. How Can You Compete?

The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be the most challenging for your staff and your patients. There’s temptation around every corner — saboteurs are everywhere and, as a result, many patients fall victim to the mentality that “no‐one can maintain a diet during this time of year.”  This mindset causes a chain of negative events that result in lost retention, decreased program effectiveness, lost revenue and momentum within your business.

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Preoperative Weight Loss and the Benefits for the Patient and the Surgeon - Free White Paper

The growing number of high-risk patients being referred for bariatric surgery in the U.S. keeps growing annually. With that in mind, Robard has prepared a new, free white paper on preoperative weight loss and the benefits for the patient and the surgeon. Download it now

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How Hormone Havoc Prevents Weight Loss

Have you ever thought there must be more to losing weight than just dieting and exercise? Well, it turns it you are right! Gaining and losing weight can be due to many things, for example: Sleep deprivation, nutritional imbalances, genetics, environmental toxins, gut flora imbalances, food addictions, allergies, and inflammation. (1) Frequently ignored is the impact of hormones on weight and metabolism. Hormones determine what your body does with food; therefore, balanced hormones are crucial to controlling weight.

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Men More Likely to Lose Weight on a Diet than Women?

This might be a story you have heard before: a husband and wife go on a diet. They eat the same meals, take in the same calories, exercise at the same time… but then somehow, hubby drops 10 pounds in two weeks while wifey loses maybe half of that. What gives? Well, as it turns out, a recent study shows that there does seem to be a gender component when it comes to weight loss that gives men an edge.

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10 Weight Loss Affirmations to Motivate and Retain Patients (Free Download)


We are in the midst of a tough season for weight loss patients: SUMMER. Between high-calorie backyard BBQs, hot weather that makes us more lethargic, and sweet cold treats, there are so many reasons why patients falling victim to summer weight gain.

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Can You Treat Heart Disease without Medication or Surgery? A New Study Says YES.


According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, with approximately 610,000 heart disease related deaths in the United States every year — that’s one in every four deaths.

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Maintaining Weight Loss in the Summer Months: Free Staff Training Kit


When it comes to seasonal weight gain, the causes of winter weight gain for most people are obvious. Then, after the winter months, New Year’s Resolutions and the prospect of getting “beach ready” kick people back into gear with their weight loss goals and diets. Unfortunately, once the summer season is upon us, new challenges present themselves that many don’t think much about.

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The Convergence of Depression, Trauma, and Obesity


Long before I was a Board Certified Family Medicine physician involved with Obesity Medicine, I was a Teaching Fellow and Performing Arts Consultant working for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in their Very Special Arts Program. I had an assignment to travel to a remote and rural area of Vermont to do a week long workshop for a local school district, working with classroom teachers, physical education teachers and administrators on how to integrate dance into the classroom and how to integrate movement into the academic curriculum.

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