Many Americans today are trying to lose weight in various ways; they are attempting numerous diets. One recent diet is the paleo diet for aiding obese, overweight individuals to lose weight. It is also know to be a healthy diet as well by many. At Dr Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice (procedures such as sleeve
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.
A recent scientific study has concluded that patients who underwent Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding saw a return in their investment in less than two years. The study included data representing millions of cases between 2003 and 2009 and featured patients with Body Mass Indexes ranging from 35 to above 40, encompassing all of the levels of
This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe
Most processed foods like cookies, chips, candy, and sweetened beverages are considered empty calorie foods because they have little to no nutritional value. What these ARE packed with is unhealthy fats, sugar, and sodium, all of which contribute to excess calories and weight gain. The good news is that simple dietary exchanges can be made to
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.
*Recipe submitted by Orlando, FL Lap-Band patient, Jaime S. Ingredients 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup coconut oil, melted 5 tablespoons agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon In a
The Juicing Craze has definitely taken over. Dr. Shillingford and many of his staff are involved with juicing in their own personal health plans and diets. Nutrition is gaining slow and steady notice in the mass media and we are only at the tip of the iceberg in understanding the benefits (including weight loss) of
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
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,