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  • What Are Gallstones?

    What Are Gallstones?

    Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can collect in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ in the abdomen that holds bile before it is released into the small intestine as part of the digestive process. When they form, gallstones can range from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. People with gallstones may have only one, or they may have many.

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  • What To Do When The Gym Won’t Do

    What To Do When The Gym Won’t Do

    We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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  • 5 Weight Loss Tips from People Who Have Lost Weight

    5 Weight Loss Tips from People Who Have Lost Weight

    Nearly half of all American adults are trying to lose weight, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. The paths people choose to accomplish their weight loss goals may vary from person to person. Some find success with diet and exercise, some decide to pursue gastric sleeve, gastric banding, or gastric bypass surgery, and some opt for other alternatives. Whichever path they choose, the lessons learned from successful weight loss are worth sharing. We’ve selected 5 tips shared by people who have been able to lose weight and keep it off in an effort to help you find what works best for you to be successful in your weight loss efforts.

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  • If You Thought Blueberries Were Just a Fruit, Think Again

    If You Thought Blueberries Were Just a Fruit, Think Again

    A recent study out of the University of Missouri-Columbia demonstrated that blueberries may help with cancer treatment. In an effort to find an adjunctive therapy for cancer treatment, Dr. Fang and her team looked at how blueberry extract worked in coordination with radiation therapy for cervical cancer.

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  • Add a Twist to Your Taco Tuesday

    Add a Twist to Your Taco Tuesday

    Taco Tuesday is a tradition that has captivated taco lovers. Each Tuesday they enjoy a taco dinner. But having the same meal each week can get boring. To prevent boredom you can change it up by making different kinds of tacos. Ground beef, ground turkey, chicken, steak, bean, or fish make great choices for Taco Tuesday.

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  • 2018: The Year of the … Fig?

    2018: The Year of the … Fig?

    Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.

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  • Eat at Your Own Risk:  6 Foods Commonly Linked to Foodborne Illness

    Eat at Your Own Risk: 6 Foods Commonly Linked to Foodborne Illness

    Foodborne illness isn’t something everyone thinks about when making food choices. But, if you’ve ever experienced food poisoning you know it’s nothing to laugh at. Getting sick from eating food, especially food you may consider healthy, can and does happen

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  • Carrot Juice:  Fad or Fab?

    Carrot Juice: Fad or Fab?

    Juicing has gained attraction as a health craze for a few years now. One of the most popular vegetables to juice is the carrot. Naturally sweet and visually stunning, carrot juice also contains less than 100 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K (in one cup of juice).

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  • Holiday Baked Pears

    Holiday Baked Pears

    The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this holiday, this is one to try. While the pears make this dish very traditional and seasonal, it’s the smell of the baking pears that makes it magical. In order to promote health, wellness, and weight loss, it’s important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. But, Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, may consider making this sweet and healthy treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.

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  • Go Smaller, Fruitier this Holiday Season

    Go Smaller, Fruitier this Holiday Season

    With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.

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