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  • Holiday Sweet Tooth Control

    Holiday Sweet Tooth Control

    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.

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    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

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  • High Protein Bariatric Snacks

    High Protein Bariatric Snacks

    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

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  • Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

    Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

    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

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  • Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

    Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

    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

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  • Much More than Sniffles, “Ah-choos,” and Watery Eyes

    Much More than Sniffles, “Ah-choos,” and Watery Eyes

    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

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  • Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

    Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

    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

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  • White Kitchens

    White Kitchens

    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

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  • Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    The Journal Of the American Medical Association (June 11, 2014) recently reported excellent outcomes for bariatric surgery patients (including lap band and gastric bypass). Swedish patients studied at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary health care centers and recruited between 1987 to 2001 had type 2 diabetes at baseline. In this very long term follow-up

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  • Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women, 80% of surgical weight loss patients are women while only 20% are male.  Researchers at University of California in San Diego investigated the cultural, demographic, and socioeconomic reasons for such a large disparity between the sexes undergoing bariatric surgeries. Researchers looked at data from nearly

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