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  • Bariatric Surgery: A New Outlook on Life

    Bariatric Surgery: A New Outlook on Life

    In many ways bariatric surgery is a chance to shift life to a whole new direction and for some, it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Managing a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery in the short and long term involves a multidisciplinary approach including behavior modification, and nutrition. While the nutritional implications following weight

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

    Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

    A Sleeve Gastrectomy diet revolves around good choices, perhaps even more so than the regular diet. This is because of the relatively lower quantity of food that a smaller stomach can hold at any given time. A stapled stomach holds an average 3 oz of food This being said, it is imperative that the right

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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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  • Thyroid Disorders & Obesity

    Thyroid Disorders & Obesity

    Past studies have found that thyroid disorders can lead to obesity, and a recent study published in the December 2013 issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that obesity itself may cause thyroid dysfunction in some cases. Thyroid disorders involve the over- or under-function of the thyroid gland. Located in the front

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  • Complimentary Therapies for Thyroid Health

    Complimentary Therapies for Thyroid Health

    As we discussed in a previous article we discussed hypothyroidism and its relation to obesity. Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in Boca Raton, FL cares for patients with a number of comorbidities related to obesity who travel from across the state including from Orlando, Naples, Daytona Beach, Miami and Tampa Bay. Over the years,

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  • Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

    Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

    This healthy dip gets a spicy kick from a fresh and dried pepper, without adding unnecessary sodium or fat to support your weight loss goals. Feta cheese provides the protein, olive oil provides the healthy fat, and the eggplant itself is great for skin health. Serve as a side, with toasted pita, or as healthy

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  • Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

    Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

    Dr. Shillingford has spent close to a decade working with patients struggling with weight from all over Florida and the surrounding vicinity. While many patients are locals from Aventura, Hialeah, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, some travel to his South Florida office in Boca Raton from Central Florida (Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala) and the West Coast

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  • Much More than Sniffles, “Ah-choos,” and Watery Eyes

    Much More than Sniffles, “Ah-choos,” and Watery Eyes

    Happy spring! March 20th officially marked the beginning of this year’s spring season. We may have lost an hour of sleep, but once the initial grogginess wears off, we are thankful to have an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. One perk about spring in Florida is the fact that allergies

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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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  • 3 Steps to Healthy Eating

    3 Steps to Healthy Eating

    Researchers at Cornell reviewed 112 different studies to collect information about healthy eating habits. They found that three reasons why healthy eaters ate healthy were that nutritious foods were available to them (convenience), made to look enticing (attractive), and appear like an obvious choice (normal).  “A healthy diet can be as easy as making the

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