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  • Weight or Waist ?

    Weight or Waist ?

    Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly

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  • Yoga, Mood and Weight Loss

    Yoga, Mood and Weight Loss

    Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton, South Florida practices weight loss surgery and general surgery. His clinical team includes both a psychologist – Dr. Tracey Krigstein and psychiatrist – Dr. Priti Kothari. One of the focuses of his team is to give support to patients regarding weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric band and gastric bypass

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  • Spas and Weight Loss

    Spas and Weight Loss

    The secret to feeling your best may not always come from a doctor’s office. Healthcare providers, researchers, and patients are accustomed to the idea of treating diseases with the mentality of only when it’s broke, fix it. Ask yourself whether you would rather pay for a new automobile engine or simply perform a scheduled oil

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  • Crazy About Nuts

    Crazy About Nuts

    Nuts have that rare quality of being both good for you and tasting great. While different kinds of nuts have different flavors, different nutrition profiles, varying levels and types of fats, and different benefits, nuts in general provide a good source of protein, healthy fats, and make a nice addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts,

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  • Non Candy Halloween Giveaway Ideas

    Non Candy Halloween Giveaway Ideas

    Some say the season for weight gain starts at Halloween, not Thanksgiving. Judging by the amount of candy flooding the shelves of every store, that’s likely to be true. The temptation of all the Halloween treats in the house and office can be too much for even the most iron willed person to resist. Even

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  • Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That is closer to a week’s worth of calories for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. How can we enjoy the Thanksgiving flavors without all the calories? Dr. Shillingford’s staff offer a few tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without the guilt and

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  • Dine With a Light Eater to Eat Less

    Dine With a Light Eater to Eat Less

    Looking for a new way to eat less? Try dining with a light eater. The psychological effect, known as social modeling, leads people to tend to eat less than their normal amount when their dining partner is a light eater. Conversely, if the dining partner eats a lot, the person feels free to eat their

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  • Reinventing Turkey Leftovers for Bariatric Patients

    Reinventing Turkey Leftovers for Bariatric Patients

    Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, what do you do with all your leftover turkey? While repeating your Thanksgiving dinner is simple and delicious, after a few repetitions, most people are usually ready for some new flavors. We have gathered 5 ideas for using up your turkey leftovers that will get you back in the

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  • Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers

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  • Majority of Patients See Reduction in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

    Majority of Patients See Reduction in Pain and Disability After Bariatric Surgery

    In the three year period following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients saw a reduction in pain and improvement in walking ability according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multi-site clinical study looked at over 2,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at 10 hospitals across the

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