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  • National Stress Awareness Day:  Harness Your Health

    National Stress Awareness Day: Harness Your Health

    This year we celebrate National Stress Awareness Day on November 1st.  Take this day to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.

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  • Cooking with Fresh Herbs

    Cooking with Fresh Herbs

    If you start cooking with herbs regularly you will not only boost flavor, you’ll also boost nutrition. Historically, herbs have been used for adding flavor to foods but research now proves herbs pack a powerful phytonutrient-punch that can slow aging, lower inflammation, assist with detoxification and improve health. Although many chefs will insist a good cook

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  • Weight Loss Apps

    Weight Loss Apps

    Overweight people rack up hundreds of dollars more a year in health care expenses than those of normal weight. More than ever, it is has become important for those who struggle with obesity to finally get the help they need. Fortunately advances in medicine make it possible for surgical treatment of obesity such as the

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  • Racing Into 2014

    Racing Into 2014

    In a previous post, we talked about the role mobile apps can play in a healthy lifestyle. Often we have goals we would ideally like to achieve, but despite our good intentions, not knowing where to begin can be discouraging. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice is committed to promoting an environment of support and overall

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This

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  • Supplements for Digestive Health

    Supplements for Digestive Health

    Surgical weight loss procedures including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass represent an opportunity to lead longer, happier, healthier, lives not otherwise possible for people who have a long history of obesity. This gift has been the motivation driving Dr. Shillingford’s rapidly growing bariatric surgery practice which continually serves individuals from Naples,

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  • The Path to Joy and a Smaller Waist

    The Path to Joy and a Smaller Waist

    Feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in things that were once enjoyable, and a general dread of social events. Do any of these ring a bell? These are just a few of the characteristics common between obesity and a going incidence of depression. Studies show that obese individuals have a 20 percent elevated risk of

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  • Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    At Dr. Kahlil Shillingford’s weight loss practice, patient support is a major component in treatment pre and post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band or Gastric Bypass surgery. Motivated individuals from South Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami, and the Tampa Bay have already experienced being part of our highly skilled bariatric team. Through patient

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  • SALT and SODIUM and Your Health

    SALT and SODIUM and Your Health

    It is important to understand the role of salt and sodium in your health; especially when going through the process of bariatric weight loss surgery.  Dr. Kahlil Shillingford and his staff in South Florida enjoy and advocate for patients both pre and post weight loss surgery to understand nutrition and the role of electrolytes and hydration in

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  • Step it Up!

    Step it Up!

    Exercising is an important part of weight loss and general health. Choosing an exercise regime that fits into your lifestyle can be key to achieving continuity and the long term health benefits of exercise, such as weight loss, improved muscle tone, lowering glucose levels, improving blood pressure, and improving cholesterol levels. People new to exercise

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