Since May is American Stroke Month and National Blood Pressure Month, it’s only fitting that we take a closer look. As Dr. Shillingford focuses much of his practice on performing gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery (which requires patients to be obese or overweight), his patients are at a higher risk of heart issues, including high blood pressure and stroke.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.