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
Rice is a staple of diets across the world. It is the most widely consumed staple food of a large percentage of world’s human population. It comes in many shapes and colors, from short and fat or long and thin, and white to brown to black. Rice is ubiquitous in worldwide cuisine: Chinese Fried Rice
Many people make exercise and fitness a priority in January, often as part of a New Year’s Resolution. Gyms and exercise classes usually see an influx of people in January, which tapers off soon after. How can you keep up your new or improved exercise routines? We have a few tips to keep your exercise
The cold weather in South Florida has us longing for warming, home cooked meals. Pork loin is a great choice because once you’ve dressed it and popped it in the oven, you can get a lot done around the house while it cooks, or even fit in some exercise. This is a simple, classic recipe
Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers
Sunday, February 7th is Super Bowl. In addition to its commercials, Super Bowl is pretty well known for its food. In fact, Super Bowl is the second highest calorie intake day of the year after Thanksgiving. The average person will consume 2,400 calories in just this one day. That is way over your gastric sleeve,
Americans consume over 400 million cups of coffee each day, or 146 billion cups each year. No doubt, we are obsessed with coffee. In fact, almost half of Americans would rather give up their cell phones than go without coffee. It often starts our day in the morning and gives us a quick pick me
Weight loss surgery including the Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy, has received a great deal of recent scientific support in relieving patients from symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. In some cases, they have even induced long-term remission. Southeast Florida’s bariatric surgeon, Dr. Kahlil Shillingford, provides highly personalized care, private pay all-inclusive packages, and behavioral/nutritional support.
The months between January and May attract tourists from all around the country and the world to Florida every year. Families flock to Disney World in Orlando, retirees vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beach, and Miami, and hundreds of young people spend their spring break along the sandy beaches of Tampa Bay, Naples, and
Ask any Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve surgery post-op patient what the most difficult part of the surgery was and 9 times out of 10, they will say, the pre-op diet. This notorious 1-2 week diet is a very strict regimen that obesity surgery patients should follow for best results during and after their operation.