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  • Understanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers

    Understanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers

    Your blood pressure reading is made up of two measurements represented by numbers, i.e. 120/80. The top number is the systolic blood pressure and the bottom is the diastolic blood pressure. These numbers are measured in mm Hg, or millimeters of mercury.

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  • Four Steps to Food Safety for Bariatric Patients and Their Family

    Four Steps to Food Safety for Bariatric Patients and Their Family

    One in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food each year, according to the CDC. There are more than 250 food-borne illnesses that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites (including E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus aureus). Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

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  • July is National Grilling Month

    July is National Grilling Month

    Summer is in full swing. It’s as hot as the blazing sun. It’s no time to turn on the oven and heat your house. No wonder July is National Grilling Month- the perfect time to light up the grill and cook dinner outside!

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  • What’s the Difference Between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

    What’s the Difference Between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

    Olive oil or "light" olive oil is different. "Light" olive oil is not light in calories, but lighter in flavor. Light olive oil and regular olive oil are usually a blend of extra virgin olive oils and refined olive oils. Refined olive oils are usually made using chemicals and/or heat to remove flaws in the olives. A lighter-colored oil with a more neutral flavor is achieved.

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  • Five Foods You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong

    Five Foods You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong

    Pinterest is full of pictures and recipes for the trendiest foods- the latest smoothie bowls, salads, and high protein meals. We may want to try them, but it’s hard to ask where to find the ingredients if we don’t know how to pronounce them.

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  • Five Foods You’ve Probably Been Storing Wrong

    Five Foods You’ve Probably Been Storing Wrong

    Do you come home from grocery shopping and put all of your fresh produce away in the refrigerator? Do you put your fruits and vegetables in their respective crispers? Or do you leave your produce on the counter? Turns out some belong in the fridge and some belong in the crisper.

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  • Have You Tried This High Protein Snack? Parmesan Crisps

    Have You Tried This High Protein Snack? Parmesan Crisps

    Bariatric patients are encouraged to eat their protein first. With a goal of 60-80 grams of protein, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients have to pay attention to what they are eating to ensure that they are meeting their protein goal (without exceeding their carbohydrate goal).

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  • Is Bariatric Surgery More Common in Males or Females?

    Is Bariatric Surgery More Common in Males or Females?

    Is Bariatric Surgery More Common in Males or Females?
    Despite equal rates of obesity in males and females, there is an overwhelming difference in the rates of males and females opting for bariatric surgery.

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  • Help Mom Have a Healthy and Happy Mother's Day

    Help Mom Have a Healthy and Happy Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is just around the corner, have you gotten the mom in your life a present? While traditional Mother's Day presents of chocolates or other sweet treats are delicious, at Dr. Shillingford's office we think the mothers we know would enjoy something that made them feel good not just something that tastes good.

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  • Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

    Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a fat-based, waxy substance that is produced by our liver and also introduced to the body from animal based foods. Our bodies need cholesterol for the production of sex hormones, vitamin D, and digestive enzymes. But too much cholesterol can be bad. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), high cholesterol is often the result of lifestyle choices such as diet, combined with genetic factors.

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