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  • Matcha Tea

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    Matcha Tea is one of the latest high profile foods to flood the social media circles, and may even be a topic of discussion amongst other health conscious parents waiting at the bus stop, fellow gym-goers, or those perusing the coffee and tea aisle in the grocery store. But, what is matcha tea and what […]

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  • Healthy and Happy Mother’s Day

    Healthy and Happy Mother’s Day


    Mother’s Day can be a time for feasting on high calorie sweets and fattening foods and showering mom with guilty pleasures. But it doesn’t have to be. Treating the mom in your life to healthy foods and wellness promoting gifts can be the ultimate way to show her how much you care for her. The […]

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  • Lap Bands and Liquids

    Lap Bands and Liquids


    May 6th is National Beverage Day. So, while many Americans may be celebrating with free flowing drinks, Dr. Shillingford’s practice would like to take this day to remind our lap band patients about how liquids are affected by their lap band. Essentially, drinks are not affected by the gastric band at all. Liquids easily slip […]

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  • Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

    Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash


    2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped ½ cup fresh red pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound lean ground turkey 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 8 oz fresh peeled butternut squash, cut […]

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  • Your Partner in Health

    Your Partner in Health


    Perhaps you’ve known it all along, but now there is a study to help prove that the best incentive to get in shape could be the one who sits across from you at the dinner table. A recent study suggests that exercising isn’t only good for you, but it’s also good for your partner. Researchers […]

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  • How Much Sugar is in Fruit?

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    Fruit can be high in fiber, and is often loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but it is naturally sweet and does have sugar. The sugar in fruit is called fructose, which is a simple monosaccharide that is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Even though fresh fruit has “no added sugar,” it still does contain […]

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  • Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

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    For a quick and delicious meal or snack after your lap band surgery, try a peanut butter and banana smoothie. When your bananas are getting brown, don’t throw them out. Instead, peel and slice them and put the slices in a resealable bag or container in the freezer to use for smoothies. Pairing the banana […]

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  • Fast (and Easy) Fish in Foil

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    Fish can be very healthy and versatile, and is a great source of protein. It may be better tolerated after lap band surgery than beef or pork due to it’s natural flakiness. Fish can also be a quick and easy dinner meal if you bake or grill it in a foil pouch, making cleanup a […]

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  • Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?

    Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?


    In today’s society we seem to have so many things that occupy our time: social media, web surfing, reading, 24 hour news, friends and family, movies, catching up on your favorite show before the season finale. One thing that can suffer as a result is sleep. Perhaps we now have a reason to make sleep […]

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  • Take a Bite Out of Stress

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    Stress is our body’s way of reacting to a change. Stress can be a positive thing, such as keeping us alert while facing a danger. But without relief, stress can build until we can develop negative symptoms such as headaches, elevated blood pressure, GI troubles, and problems sleeping as well as worsen symptoms of diseases […]

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