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  • Bariatric Surgery in Florida

    Bariatric Surgery in Florida

    Bariatric Surgery in Florida Being overweight or obese is an epidemic that not only threatens Americans’ quality of life but also the length of their lives.  Studies show that more than one-third of the U.S. population is considered obese, and bariatric surgery in florida along with medical costs associated with obesity and obesity related conditions

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  • Gastric Bypass Dietary Guide

    Gastric Bypass Dietary Guide

    The purpose of your diet after gastric bypass surgery is designed to restrict caloric intake to produce desired weight loss, to help develop appropriate eating habits and to prevent disruption or obstruction of your pouch. In addition, it is strongly recommended to pursue weight loss in preparation for surgery. Even a small amount of weight loss

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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

    International Obesity: Perspective in India

    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend

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  • Vegetarian Recipe – Veggie Chili

    Vegetarian Recipe – Veggie Chili

    Today many Americans are using the methods of water sports to an alternative to the gym. Many people suffering from obesity prefer to be in the water as it is less stress on the joints. Water sports include: swimming, synchronized diving, stand up paddleboard, water aerobics, water polo, rowing, kayaking, and canoeing. Water sports can

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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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  • Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    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.

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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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  • Bariatric Diet Star Cookies

    Bariatric Diet Star Cookies

    *Recipe submitted by Orlando, FL Lap-Band patient, Jaime S. Ingredients 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup coconut oil, melted 5 tablespoons agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon In a

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  • Happy Holidays – Low Calorie Oatmeal Cookies

    Happy Holidays – Low Calorie Oatmeal Cookies

    Happy Holidays from Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice. We know it is the season for baked goods; it is important to be vigilant to eat well and be thoughtful of your choices. That being said we love our weight loss surgery patients to still enjoy their holidays because we know everyone has a sweet

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