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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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  • If You Thought Blueberries Were Just a Fruit, Think Again

    If You Thought Blueberries Were Just a Fruit, Think Again

    A recent study out of the University of Missouri-Columbia demonstrated that blueberries may help with cancer treatment. In an effort to find an adjunctive therapy for cancer treatment, Dr. Fang and her team looked at how blueberry extract worked in coordination with radiation therapy for cervical cancer.

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  • More Exercise Got You Sore?

    More Exercise Got You Sore?

    So you’ve started exercising, that’s great! Exercise is key to weight loss, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients. But sore muscles don’t make you feel great. It might even be more than just uncomfortable, the muscle pain might make it hard to go about your work day without walking like a robot, or make it hard for you to lift your child, or give a hug, or lug a bag of fresh, healthy groceries to your car. Sore muscles can make bariatric patients not want to exercise, but the calories burned by exercise are crucial to making the most of your weight loss efforts and building lean muscle mass after weight loss surgery.

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  • Holiday Baked Pears

    Holiday Baked Pears

    The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this holiday, this is one to try. While the pears make this dish very traditional and seasonal, it’s the smell of the baking pears that makes it magical. In order to promote health, wellness, and weight loss, it’s important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. But, Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, may consider making this sweet and healthy treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.

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  • Go Smaller, Fruitier this Holiday Season

    Go Smaller, Fruitier this Holiday Season

    With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.

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  • 5 Low Sugar Fruits

    5 Low Sugar Fruits

    Fruits are almost always concentrated sources of sugar. So, when you are trying to limit your overall calories and sugars in order to lose weight, fruit is an obvious choice to eliminate.

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  • Starting an Exercise Program After Weight Loss Surgery

    Starting an Exercise Program After Weight Loss Surgery

    Starting an exercise program after weight loss surgery can be difficult due to many reasons including post-op activity restrictions, lack of energy, adjusting to your new diet, complications with dehydration, and weight restrictions on exercise equipment. Diet restriction alone will cut the pounds, but without an exercise program you may

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  • Herbs for Weight Loss

    Herbs for Weight Loss Dr Kahlil Shillingford practices obesity surgery (gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve) in Boca Raton, South Florida.  We have found our patients are always wanting to learn about diet, nutrition and weight loss.  In many non western countries, India in particular herbs are used for weight loss.  We wished to

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  • Paleo Diet

    Paleo Diet

    Many Americans today are trying to lose weight in various ways; they are attempting numerous diets. One recent diet is the paleo diet for aiding obese, overweight individuals to lose weight. It is also know to be a healthy diet as well by many. At Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice (procedures such as sleeve

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  • Gallbladder Surgery

    Gallbladder Surgery

    The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located under the liver that stores and concentrates bile to help digest fat. Gallbladder disease includes inflammation, infection, or blockage (obstruction) of the gallbladder. The most common blockage is a gallstone. Gallstones are pebble-like and solid and can be as large as a golf ball or as small as

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