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  • 5 Low Sugar Fruits

    5 Low Sugar Fruits

    Fruits are almost always concentrated sources of sugar. So, when you are trying to limit your overall calories and sugars in order to lose weight, fruit is an obvious choice to eliminate.

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  • Why Do Onions Make Us Cry?

    Why Do Onions Make Us Cry?

    We’ve all experienced it: the burning feeling and tears in our eyes when we chop, dice, or mince our favorite bulb to add to our meal. Why do onions make us cry? The cells of the onion’s bulb have a chemical called propanethial S-oxide, or otherwise known as Lachrymatory Factor (LF). When the onion is

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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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  • Paleo Diet

    Paleo Diet

    Many Americans today are trying to lose weight in various ways; they are attempting numerous diets. One recent diet is the paleo diet for aiding obese, overweight individuals to lose weight. It is also know to be a healthy diet as well by many. At Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice (procedures such as sleeve

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  • Ethiopian Lentil Stew

    Ethiopian Lentil Stew

    This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe

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  • How to be Calorie Smart

    How to be Calorie Smart

    Most processed foods like cookies, chips, candy, and sweetened beverages are considered empty calorie foods because they have little to no nutritional value. What these ARE packed with is unhealthy fats, sugar, and sodium, all of which contribute to excess calories and weight gain. The good news is that simple dietary exchanges can be made to

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part I

    Diabetic Superfoods: Part I

    Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. His local patients come for the nearby Miami area and those who travel do so from Daytona Beach, Naples, and beyond. Regardless of whether they come from near or far, they all receive highly personalized care and

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part II

    Diabetic Superfoods: Part II

    Weight loss surgery including the Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy, has received a great deal of recent scientific support in relieving patients from symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. In some cases, they have even induced long-term remission. Southeast Florida’s bariatric surgeon, Dr. Kahlil Shillingford, provides highly personalized care, private pay all-inclusive packages, and behavioral/nutritional support.

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  • High Protein Bariatric Snacks

    High Protein Bariatric Snacks

    Bariatric surgery requires a long term commitment to lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to food choices. In fact, nutrition is one of the best ways to support the medical treatment and management of chronic illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol and, of course, diabetes. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery program combines highly personalized service and

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  • Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Despite its ancient roots, quinoa is still quite a mysterious food, with many people shying away from it because they don’t quite know what it is or how to pronounce it.  We will take a closer look into quinoa and demystify this superfood. Pronounced “keen-wah”, this member of the goosefoot family is a pseudocereal and

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