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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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  • 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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  • Cauliflower Rice Hack: A Home Cooked Meal in Less Time

    Cauliflower Rice Hack: A Home Cooked Meal in Less Time

    Many of Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients incorporate cauliflower rice into their post bariatric surgery diet. It tastes good, it’s low in carbohydrates, low in calories, and it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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  • Bariatric Patients Should Avoid These Burpee Mistakes to Prevent Injury

    Bariatric Patients Should Avoid These Burpee Mistakes to Prevent Injury

    New Year’s resolutions often include things like weight loss, eating better, and exercising more. Those resolutions often lead to a spike in new gym attendees. Encouraging people to exercise to promote health and weight loss is great. But exercise should be done safely. This is especially true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients who have recently had their bariatric surgery and are at a higher risk of injury.

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  • Managing Chronic Stress

    Managing Chronic Stress

    Managing chronic stress can help you regain some control over your life and can reduce or eliminate many of the health effects chronic stress can induce (such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and infections). There are a number of strategies to help you reduce chronic stress, and we’ve gathered a few:

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  • 3 Ways to Beat Food Cravings

    3 Ways to Beat Food Cravings

    Food cravings can affect anyone. Some people are better at resisting them than others. For obese and overweight adults, giving in to food cravings can further contribute to obesity and possibly high blood sugar.

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