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  • Types of and Risk Factors of Hiatal Hernia

    Types of and Risk Factors of Hiatal Hernia

    There are two major kinds of hiatus hernia: The most common (95%) is the sliding hiatus hernia, where the gastroesophageal junction moves above the diaphragm together with some of the stomach. The second kind is rolling (or paraesophageal) hiatus hernia, when a part of the stomach herniates through the esophageal hiatus and lies beside the esophagus, without movement of

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

    Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

    5 Advantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) Surgery 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

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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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  • 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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  • SALT and SODIUM and Your Health

    SALT and SODIUM and Your Health

    It is important to understand the role of salt and sodium in your health; especially when going through the process of bariatric weight loss surgery.  Dr. Kahlil Shillingford and his staff in South Florida enjoy and advocate for patients both pre and post weight loss surgery to understand nutrition and the role of electrolytes and hydration in

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  • Pumpkin Pie Bliss Protein Shake

    Pumpkin Pie Bliss Protein Shake

    Ingredients 8 ounces nonfat milk (I used Carbmaster) 1 tbsp Protein Powder base 2 tbsp Chai Protein Powder 2 tbsp half and half 1 tbsp Davinci Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup 1 1/2 tbsp 100% Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling) Instructions Combine in a shaker and shake to mix thoroughly. Pour over ice and top

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  • 3 Exercises You Can Do at Home

    3 Exercises You Can Do at Home

    Exercise is a key factor in weight loss. This is true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients also. As most weight loss surgery patients know, having bariatric surgery is not a magic weight solution, but a tool to help promote weight loss and keep it off. In order to maximize weight loss, exercise is crucial.

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  • Summer Garden Crops

    Summer Garden Crops

    Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice located in Boca Raton, near the towns of Delray Beach and Coral Springs is excited to share summertime recipes.  Summertime is a time to want fresh, clean living and enjoy relaxation.  Weight loss surgery patients frequently are seeking healthier eating patterns as well as healthy lifetime changes. Below are

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  • Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women, 80% of surgical weight loss patients are women while only 20% are male.  Researchers at University of California in San Diego investigated the cultural, demographic, and socioeconomic reasons for such a large disparity between the sexes undergoing bariatric surgeries. Researchers looked at data from nearly

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  • Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Despite its ancient roots, quinoa is still quite a mysterious food, with many people shying away from it because they don’t quite know what it is or how to pronounce it.  We will take a closer look into quinoa and demystify this superfood. Pronounced “keen-wah”, this member of the goosefoot family is a pseudocereal and

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