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  • Weight or Waist ?

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    Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly […]

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part I

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    Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. His local patients come for the nearby Miami area and those who travel do so from Daytona Beach, Naples, and beyond. Regardless of whether they come from near or far, they all receive highly personalized care and […]

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  • Nutrition and Diabetes: What is a Diabetic Superfood ?

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    As we have previously mentioned, diabetes is one of the most common diseases among obese Americans. There are a number of ways to medically treat diabetes, but how can this treatment be complimented at home? An emerging topic in the nutritional world of today is diabetic superfoods. Diabetic superfoods have a low glycemic index, and […]

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

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    Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This […]

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  • Weight Loss Apps

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    Overweight people rack up hundreds of dollars more a year in health care expenses than those of normal weight. More than ever, it is has become important for those who struggle with obesity to finally get the help they need. Fortunately advances in medicine make it possible for surgical treatment of obesity such as the […]

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  • Holiday Sweet Tooth Control

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    With the holiday season at full swing there is no better time to be thankful for good health. This time of year in particular provides a chance to indulge in time with loved ones around the dinner table. This also is a great opportunity to practice self-constraint when faced with decadent desserts from all directions. […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

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    A Sleeve Gastrectomy diet revolves around good choices, perhaps even more so than the regular diet. This is because of the relatively lower quantity of food that a smaller stomach can hold at any given time. A stapled stomach holds an average 3 oz of food This being said, it is imperative that the right […]

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  • Bariatric Surgery: A New Outlook on Life

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    In many ways bariatric surgery is a chance to shift life to a whole new direction and for some, it provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Managing a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery in the short and long term involves a multidisciplinary approach including behavior modification, and nutrition. While the nutritional implications following weight […]

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  • How to be Calorie Smart

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    Most processed foods like cookies, chips, candy, and sweetened beverages are considered empty calorie foods because they have little to no nutritional value. What these ARE packed with is unhealthy fats, sugar, and sodium, all of which contribute to excess calories and weight gain. The good news is that simple dietary exchanges can be made to […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

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    5 Advantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) Surgery Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America. In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood […]

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