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  • Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

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  • Gallbladder Surgery

    Gallbladder Surgery

    The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located under the liver that stores and concentrates bile to help digest fat. Gallbladder disease includes inflammation, infection, or blockage (obstruction) of the gallbladder. The most common blockage is a gallstone. Gallstones are pebble-like and solid and can be as large as a golf ball or as small as

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Biking A1A

    Biking A1A

    The months between January and May attract tourists from all around the country and the world to Florida every year. Families flock to Disney World in Orlando, retirees vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beach, and Miami, and hundreds of young people spend their spring break along the sandy beaches of Tampa Bay, Naples, and

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  • The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    Dr. Kahlil Shillingford of Boca Raton, Florida specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and offers treatment options including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. His experience has since touched the lives of patients traveling across the state from Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and out of state as well as

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