Dr. Shillingford’s surgical schedule has recently been populated by patients from Michigan. While Dr. Shillingford often sees patients from around the country, including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Georgia, and even Hawaii, having multiple patients come from Michigan was new. New, but not all that surprising. Michigan residents have a higher than average rate
Some of our blog readers may have read Food Highlight: Cabbage and thought of cole slaw. While cole slaw is certainly the one cabbage dish that leads cabbage to being the tenth most commonly consumed vegetable in America, it definitely isn’t the healthiest way to eat this otherwise very healthy vegetable. Another very delicious way
Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 5th and three things are guaranteed: a football game, funny commercials, and an abundance of food. Researchers estimate that the average American will consume over 6,000 calories on Super Bowl Sunday. 6,000! That’s even more than Thanksgiving (the holiday known for inducing a food coma). For gastric sleeve, gastric
Thursday, February 9th is National Pizza Day. Are you surprised to hear that pizza has it’s own day? Maybe you shouldn’t be and here’s why: Pizza is enjoyed by many countries around the world It’s one of the only foods that can be topped with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, or fruit and still be delicious
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.
If you are new to working out, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, interval training, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to better health and weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
When we are sitting, we’re barely burning any calories compared to when we get up and move. Unfortunately, many of us do a lot of sitting. If you work at a desk, in an office job, or commute to work, sitting is hard to avoid. If you are trying to incorporate more activity into your
Scallops seem to be an enigma of the fish world with some people not realizing the scallop is actually a form of shellfish. In fact, typing ‘scallop’ into Google shows that people often ask if scallops are vegan. A quick reminder of what a scallop shell looks like will often lead to a forehead slap.
For bariatric patients and anyone trying eat healthier and lose weight, cooking your own food instead of buying take out is an enormous first step. It stands to reason that if we buy healthier foods, we will eat better foods. But, how do we buy better food? We’ve got 3 tips for our gastric sleeve
There seems to be an infinite number of chicken recipes on the internet, and for good reason. Chicken is inexpensive, has a mild flavor that a majority of adults and children enjoy, and is usually readily available at the store. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, chicken is also one of