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  • Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

    Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

    The months of March and April are some of the busiest in Florida. The air is cool and light, the waters are pristine, and the rainy season is still at bay. The great weather also brings us the West Palm Beach International Boat Show, the Renaissance festival, and various other arts, food and wine events

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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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  • Diabetes on the Rise in America

    Diabetes on the Rise in America

    Diabetes and obesity unfortunately is on the rise in the United States and Florida is one of the many states struggling with rising numbers.  According to the most recent date released by the CDC 29 million adults live with diabetes.  The number of people with diabetes has risen since the prior statistics of 2011; Florida has

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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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  • Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    Bariatric Surgery (Lap Band, Gastric Bypass) Helps with Long Term Remission of Diabetes!

    The Journal Of the American Medical Association (June 11, 2014) recently reported excellent outcomes for bariatric surgery patients (including lap band and gastric bypass). Swedish patients studied at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary health care centers and recruited between 1987 to 2001 had type 2 diabetes at baseline. In this very long term follow-up

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  • Lower Calorie Rice?

    Lower Calorie Rice?

    Rice is a staple of diets across the world. It is the most widely consumed staple food of a large percentage of world’s human population. It comes in many shapes and colors, from short and fat or long and thin, and white to brown to black. Rice is ubiquitous in worldwide cuisine: Chinese Fried Rice

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  • Obesity in Older Americans

    Obesity in Older Americans

    The percentage of Americans with obesity continues to climb, with over 27% of Americans in 2014 falling into the category of obese, which is customarily defined as having a BMI greater than 30.0. Americans over 65 years of age had the sharpest increase in obesity levels, followed by 45-64 year olds. Because obesity is associated

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  • A Pear a Day Keeps the Weight Away?

    A Pear a Day Keeps the Weight Away?

    December is National Pear Month and research is showing a few good reasons to enjoy sweet, juicy, fresh pears. According to a new study published in Nutrition and Food Science journal shows that fresh pear consumption is associated with better diet quality and weight parameters, both of which are important to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,

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  • Tips to Keep Your Exercise Goals on Track

    Tips to Keep Your Exercise Goals on Track

    Many people make exercise and fitness a priority in January, often as part of a New Year’s Resolution. Gyms and exercise classes usually see an influx of people in January, which tapers off soon after. How can you keep up your new or improved exercise routines? We have a few tips to keep your exercise

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