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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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  • 3 Tips to Increase Stamina After Bariatric Surgery

    3 Tips to Increase Stamina After Bariatric Surgery

    Stamina describes a person’s ability to maintain mental and physical activity and focus. A person with low mental stamina may find it difficult to concentrate on tasks or they can become easily distracted. A person with low physical stamina may tire quickly. After bariatric surgery, as with any surgery, it can be normal to have a decline in your stamina levels. Once you have had time to recover and have been cleared to begin exercising by Dr. Shillingford, MD or your bariatric surgeon, you may feel yourself becoming stronger as you experience weight loss and have more energy than you used to have.

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  • Five Reasons to Practice Planks

    Five Reasons to Practice Planks

    If there was one pose you could do everyday to help improve your body would you do it? Well, there is. Plank pose is a strength training pose that works several muscle groups (including abdominals, arms, legs, chest, back, and glutes) at one time. It’s done isometrically, meaning the pose works by contracting your muscles and holding one steady position. Planks won’t take the place of aerobic workouts which burn a lot of calories.

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  • One Lunch, 3 Ingredients, No Bread

    One Lunch, 3 Ingredients, No Bread

    Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are always looking for high protein lunch ideas. If they are quick and easy to prepare that’s even better. If they are also tasty, that’s great.

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  • Where to Turn When You Need Support After Bariatric Surgery

    Where to Turn When You Need Support After Bariatric Surgery

    Weight loss, bariatric surgery, and well, let’s face it life, can be difficult sometimes. Having support, a friendly ear, or words of encouragement can make all the difference.

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  • Do You Need an Abdominal Ultrasound? Here’s What It Can Be Used For

    Do You Need an Abdominal Ultrasound? Here’s What It Can Be Used For

    Did you walk out of your doctor’s office with a prescription for an abdominal ultrasound? Maybe you complained about abdominal pain, or your hormone levels are abnormal, or you are experiencing inflammation in your abdomen.

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  • Bariatric Friendly Weeknight Dinner: Five Ingredients, One Pan

    Bariatric Friendly Weeknight Dinner: Five Ingredients, One Pan

    We all scramble to cook a homemade dinner some nights. Those nights always seem to follow busy day, a day where things just didn’t go your way, a day when you might have previously picked up some take out to make your night easier.

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  • Do You Get Short of Breath After Eating? Could Be a Hiatus Hernia

    Do You Get Short of Breath After Eating? Could Be a Hiatus Hernia

    Experiencing shortness of breath can be a distressing situation, especially if it isn’t preceded by exercise but by eating. While there can be several reasons for shortness of breath after eating, one reason can be a hiatus hernia.

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  • Is Cabbage the New Kale?

    Is Cabbage the New Kale?

    Kale has undoubtedly risen to health food fame. It’s all over trendy restaurant menus, recipes, and in all those food videos you can’t help but watch when they automatically play. Here’s the thing: not everyone likes kale. Some are tired of it, some think kale overplayed its hand. Many are looking for something different. The next new food trend.

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