Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
In many ways bariatric surgery is a chance to shift life to a whole new direction and for some, it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Managing a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery in the short and long term involves a multidisciplinary approach including behavior modification, and nutrition. While the nutritional implications following weight
With the holiday season at full swing there is no better time to be thankful for good health. This time of year in particular provides a chance to indulge in time with loved ones around the dinner table. This also is a great opportunity to practice self-constraint when faced with decadent desserts from all directions.
Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This
Bariatric surgery requires a long term commitment to lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to food choices. In fact, nutrition is one of the best ways to support the medical treatment and management of chronic illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol and, of course, diabetes. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery program combines highly personalized service and
This healthy dip gets a spicy kick from a fresh and dried pepper, without adding unnecessary sodium or fat to support your weight loss goals. Feta cheese provides the protein, olive oil provides the healthy fat, and the eggplant itself is great for skin health. Serve as a side, with toasted pita, or as healthy
Dr. Shillingford has spent close to a decade working with patients struggling with weight from all over Florida and the surrounding vicinity. While many patients are locals from Aventura, Hialeah, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, some travel to his South Florida office in Boca Raton from Central Florida (Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala) and the West Coast
Happy spring! March 20th officially marked the beginning of this year’s spring season. We may have lost an hour of sleep, but once the initial grogginess wears off, we are thankful to have an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. One perk about spring in Florida is the fact that allergies
The months of March and April are some of the busiest in Florida. The air is cool and light, the waters are pristine, and the rainy season is still at bay. The great weather also brings us the West Palm Beach International Boat Show, the Renaissance festival, and various other arts, food and wine events
Clean, Contemporary and Polished are the words commonly used nowadays for white kitchens. They glisten, shine and soothe many homeowners while they relax, eat and cook. Kitchens tend to be the centerpiece of many homes as family life often can center around a home. Kitchens are where familes gather to celebrate meals, parties and enjoy