Inflammation is a normal process in the body. It is the body’s attempt at self-protection, a way of removing harmful stimuli, irritants, damaged cells or pathogens. Acute inflammation is the fast response of the body to remedy the problem and begin the healing process. We see acute inflammation in conditions like bronchitis, sinusitis, appendicitis, wounds
The FDA recently unveiled it’s updated version of the Nutrition Facts panel, the label on the back of packaged goods that lists macro- and micro- nutrients. Several changes have been made since the last version was released in 1994. We highlight the changes below and how they may impact bariatric patients. The total calories will
What’s better than combining the sweetness of sweet potato with the tang of barbecue chicken? It’s like they were made for each other. Sweet potatoes are a great choice for bariatric patients because they are rich in many vitamins and minerals (A,C, manganese, copper, B6, and potassium), high in fiber, and provide carbohydrates that actually
Shrimp may feel like a dinner for a special occasion, but it can be made quickly and deliciously, even on a weeknight. It’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates, which is ideal for bariatric patients and those seeking weight loss. Another reason shrimp is good for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients
New guidelines published in May 2016 and endorsed by leading diabetes organizations, now call for bariatric surgery to be considered a standard treatment option for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for roughly 90-95% of all diabetes cases worldwide and is characterized by hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage nerve
Well, maybe not just 60 seconds; more like 60 seconds of “all out” cycling and 9 additional minutes of lower intensity exercise. Sound good? Read on to see how. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th, so get ready to celebrate with the dad in your life! One dinner idea is a delicious and healthy steak dinner. What dad doesn’t enjoy a grilled steak dinner? You don’t have to mention the “healthy” part, the “delicious” part will more than do its part to make dad
Three ingredient recipes are great not only because they are usually super easy, but because you probably have all the ingredients at your house already. That means no need to stop at the store on the way home. That means you won’t be tempted to stop for take out instead of stopping at the market.
White bread and white rice have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for being less nutritious than their whole grain counterparts. Yet, the grocery aisles are filled with a wide selection of tempting white bread and white rice products begging the question: is whole grain really that much better for you? The answer appears
School is out and parents and grandparents may find themselves making innumerable snacks each day for their young ones. It’s hard to fix several snacks a day and not want to partake. Well, this snack is one that even gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can feel good about sharing with the kids.