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  • Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

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    Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer. […]

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  • Pilates

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    There are many people today who are trying to lose weight and one way of achieving this goal is Pilates. The found of Pilates, Joseph Pilates once said “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercise. They’d be […]

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  • Sleep Apnea and how it affects You.

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    Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence, […]

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  • Herbs for Weight Loss

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    Herbs for Weight Loss Dr Kahlil Shillingford practices obesity surgery (gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve) in Boca Raton, South Florida. We have found our patients are always wanting to learn about diet, nutrition and weight loss. In many non western countries, India in particular herbs are used for weight loss. We wished to […]

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  • Water sports and Weight Loss Surgery

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    Today many Americans are using the methods of water sports to an alternative to the gym. Many people suffering from obesity prefer to be in the water as it is less stress on the joints. Water sports include: swimming, synchronized diving, stand up paddleboard, water aerobics, water polo, rowing, kayaking, and canoeing. Water sports can […]

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  • Adolescent Obesity

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    The media over the past few years has been focusing more and more on the looming problem of childhood and teen obesity. One in three American children is slated to be diabetic. The federal government has launched a program called, “Let’s Move” with the aim of solving childhood obesity within a generation. It is a […]

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  • Eating a Plant-Based Diet; Weight Loss Regimens

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    What’s a Plant-Based Diet? Recent documentaries have been promoting the benefits of a plant based diet; a diet rich with legumes and vegetables. Many people find making these changes helps their energy, stregnth and weight. The basis of this guide is health, and many people switch to eating plants because they want to lose weight, […]

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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

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    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend […]

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  • Support Groups for Obesity Surgery

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    Support groups have become a mainframe of American Society, ranging from the twelve steps of Alcoholic Anonymous to Bereavement Groups for those who are mourning. It has become a common American approach to seek support in groups that are not anonymous but rather open, inviting forums to seek comfort, education and community. Living with any […]

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  • Maintaining Healthy Weight: Small Steps

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    - Cut out one 12-oz can of soda a day and lose up to 15 lb in a year – Don’t drink your calories: avoid empty calories in soda, energy drinks, and juice – Switch from whole milk to 2% milk and lose between 5 and 6 lb in a year – Say “no” to […]

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