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  • Swimming and Fitness

    Swimming and Fitness

    As a weight loss surgeon myself and my office were so impressed by Diana Nyad’s historic swim on labor day from Cuba to Key West with no shark tank or fins.  Diana is in her early 60′s and tried this swim multiple times but had setbacks including multiple jelly fish stings.  She is relentless and

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  • Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs

    Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs

    Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs INGREDIENTS • 1 (11-ounce) package refrigerated pizza crust dough (such as Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust) • Cooking spray • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved fresh Romano cheese, divided • 1 tablespoon white vinegar • 6 large eggs • 1 (5-ounce) package baby arugula

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This

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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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  • 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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