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  • News Flash: Restaurants Serve Oversized, High Calorie Meals

    News Flash: Restaurants Serve Oversized, High Calorie Meals


    Eating healthy when eating out is a hard task for the average diner, but even harder for bariatric patients. It’s not just the type of foods offered at restaurants, but the portion sizes that make eating out difficult. A new study out of Tufts University showed that over 90% of 123 different restaurants across three […]

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  • Food Highlight: Kohlrabi

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    Industry experts are predicting kohlrabi to take over as the new “It” vegetable. Kohlrabi is a low calorie vegetable that is nutrient dense, which puts it in a great position to be incorporated into a post surgical bariatric diet for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. While we wait to see is this […]

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  • Food Highlight: Baobab

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    Baobab may be poised to take the crown for the next great superfood. So how come you’ve never heard of it? You may have heard of the ancient baobab tree from Africa, which is ripe with myth and legend. Mature baobab trees growing in Africa have been carbon dated to over 1000 years old. People […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Ditch Soda Forever

    5 Reasons to Ditch Soda Forever


    Soda is the guilty pleasure of many Americans, both young and old. Soda is the most consumed beverage (aside from water), beating out milk, coffee, tea, and beer. The average American drinks the equivalent of over 450 12 ounce cans of soda per year. Whether it’s cola or uncola, regular or a low calorie version, […]

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  • Tighter Skin for a Slender New You

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    Dr. Shillingford has spent close to a decade working with patients struggling with weight from all over Florida and the surrounding vicinity. While many patients are locals from Aventura, Hialeah, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, some travel to his South Florida office in Boca Raton from Central Florida (Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala) and the West Coast […]

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  • Biking A1A

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    The months between January and May attract tourists from all around the country and the world to Florida every year. Families flock to Disney World in Orlando, retirees vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beach, and Miami, and hundreds of young people spend their spring break along the sandy beaches of Tampa Bay, Naples, and […]

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  • Spas and Weight Loss

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    The secret to feeling your best may not always come from a doctor’s office. Healthcare providers, researchers, and patients are accustomed to the idea of treating diseases with the mentality of only when it’s broke, fix it. Ask yourself whether you would rather pay for a new automobile engine or simply perform a scheduled oil […]

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  • Complimentary Therapies for Thyroid Health

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    As we discussed in a previous article we discussed hypothyroidism and its relation to obesity. Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in Boca Raton, FL cares for patients with a number of comorbidities related to obesity who travel from across the state including from Orlando, Naples, Daytona Beach, Miami and Tampa Bay. Over the years, […]

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  • Thyroid Disorders & Obesity

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    Past studies have found that thyroid disorders can lead to obesity, and a recent study published in the December 2013 issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that obesity itself may cause thyroid dysfunction in some cases. Thyroid disorders involve the over- or under-function of the thyroid gland. Located in the front […]

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  • Yoga, Mood and Weight Loss

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    Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton, South Florida practices weight loss surgery and general surgery. His clinical team includes both a psychologist – Dr. Tracey Krigstein and psychiatrist – Dr. Priti Kothari. One of the focuses of his team is to give support to patients regarding weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric band and gastric bypass […]

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