Surgical weight loss procedures including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass represent an opportunity to lead longer, happier, healthier, lives not otherwise possible for people who have a long history of obesity. This gift has been the motivation driving Dr. Shillingford’s rapidly growing bariatric surgery practice which continually serves individuals from Naples, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and beyond in the state of Florida.
Regardless of stage, pre-op and post-op supporting the digestive system is key in maintaining optimum energy levels and a healthy weight. When digestion is sluggish, so is the rest of the body so it is important to support the body in its efforts to break down our daily intake.
The following are three simple ways to supplement digestive function as part of a balanced diet:
- Adequate Water intake – Aim for 64 oz, or 8 cups, a day to help digestive organs absorb nutrients and flush out toxins
- Probiotics – Present in yogurts and available in pill form, probiotics are a combination of tiny microbes bacteria that when taken, help balance out the ratio of “good” to “bad”
- Digestive Enzymes – These enzymes help you break down the food you eat and absorb nutrients better. If you experience indigestion, gas, or bloating, this will be a tremendous help
Remember that supplements are aimed at supporting an already balanced diet. Talk to your nutritionist to create a meal plan that works for your goals and keeps your digestive system healthy.
Dr. Kahlil Shillingford is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric or weight loss surgery including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band procedures. His patients come from across the state of Florida including Naples, Tallahassee, Miami, and the Palm Beaches. To learn more about Dr. Shillingford’s integrative weight loss surgeries and all-inclusive fees please call his office in Boca Raton, Florida at (561) 483-8840.