You say ‘potato,’ I say ‘hey, potatoes can actually be good for you.’ Potatoes have been vilified in recent years as the low carb craze has taken over. But, do potatoes really deserve all the negativity? Not likely. It’s more likely potatoes have been vilified based on how we like to cook and eat them
High cholesterol (>200mg/dL) is often associated with a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. With dangerous levels of cholesterol flowing in the blood, some can deposit in the arteries, which can limit the flow of blood and lead to cardiovascular problems. High cholesterol has no obvious symptoms until it leads to problems, so it’s
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
Celebrities swear by it. Clean living advocates advocate for it. Detox diets are based on it. It’s supposed to make your skin look radiant, flush toxins out of your body, and suppress appetite. All by adding the juice and possibly some rind to your water. Sound too good to be true? Then it probably is.
If you are new to exercising, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, HIIT, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to improving your health and promoting weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
Don’t want a hot dinner in the summer Florida heat? No problem, have a salad. But what about if you need to get adequate protein after your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery? No problem, have this salad. You can get protein, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats all in
If blackened fish is a popular choice at restaurants, why not eat it at home too? This method of cooking salmon is quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The trick is to cook it on the stove top with high heat, which heats up the aromatic spices and makes a nice
After gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, eating at home (or at least meals prepared at home) is ideal. You have control over the ingredients and the portions. You can add in only the ingredients that you are able to tolerate. You can take the time you need to chew your food adequately
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America. In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.
Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.