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  • Dramatic Rise in Obesity Among 2 to 5 Year Olds

    Dramatic Rise in Obesity Among 2 to 5 Year Olds

    Despite all of the academic, scientific, and social attention given to the obesity epidemic and it’s possible causes, it doesn’t seem to be helping.

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  • Tasty Tomato and Avocado Salad- Great for Diabetics!

    Tasty Tomato and Avocado Salad- Great for Diabetics!

    Need something quick to have with dinner? This tasty tomato and avocado salad is not only quick, but it’s healthy and low carb.

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  • Looking for a Delish Side Dish? Try This

    Looking for a Delish Side Dish? Try This

    Are you looking for a delicious side dish? Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight this one is yum. But for those on a bariatric weight loss diet, like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, this vegetable based side dish is not only delicious but is also low carbohydrate vegetable.

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  • What’s the Difference Between a Femoral Hernia and an Inguinal Hernia?

    What’s the Difference Between a Femoral Hernia and an Inguinal Hernia?

    There are several types of hernias, so it can be confusing for a layperson to know the difference. Hernias often all have the same cause: pressure pushes an internal organ (often the intestine) through a weak spot in the nearby musculature or wall. Due to their close proximity to each other, femoral hernias and inguinal hernias can be confused.

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  • What is Revisional Surgery?

    What is Revisional Surgery?

    Revisional surgery is a term that is often lumped together with gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery. It almost sounds like it could be a fourth type of bariatric surgery. But, it’s not.

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  • When “Contagious” is Good

    When “Contagious” is Good

    The word contagious often has a negative connotation. Some people may feel itchy, sniffly, or feverish just hearing the word. But believe it or not being contagious can also be a good thing!

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  • Make the Most of Your Mornings: 5 Tips to Start Your Day Right

    Make the Most of Your Mornings: 5 Tips to Start Your Day Right

    We aren’t all morning people, but we can learn to make the most of our mornings.

    To start off your day right, first make sure you’ve had enough sleep. Eight hours is the gold standard for good reason. Adequate sleep is important for our health and longevity, a good immune system, controlling our appetite, protecting and strengthening our memory and judgement, and helping to control our stress levels. Inadequate sleep can wreak havoc on the body. It’s better to start your day after getting a good night’s sleep.

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  • Keys to a Healthy Immune System (and Avoiding the Flu)

    Keys to a Healthy Immune System (and Avoiding the Flu)

    The flu is all over the news this winter. It’s taking its toll across the country and, sadly, leading to dozens of deaths. While the news is not specifically related to bariatric patients, we want to keep our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients healthy. That includes things like promoting weight loss, achieving normal blood sugar levels, reducing hypertension and high cholesterol, but also helping to reduce the chance of contracting contagious infections like influenza.

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  • Five Hobbies That Can Actually Good for You

    Five Hobbies That Can Actually Good for You

    We are all guilty of having hobbies that might not be the best for our health (binging watching TV shows or pinning recipes you’ll probably never make, maybe?). But some hobbies can actually be good for us. Not all of them may specifically be good for promoting weight loss, as so many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are striving for, but they can indirectly help us be more active, use our brain, or occupy our time in a way that leaves less time for more our less than stellar hobbies.
    See if one of these hobbies catches your interest:

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  • Perfect Pickled Eggs

    Perfect Pickled Eggs

    For bariatric patients, eating enough protein is a priority. To meet their daily protein goal (often 60-80g/day), gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are encouraged to eat their proteins first at every meal.

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