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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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  • High Protein Bariatric Snacks

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    Bariatric surgery requires a long term commitment to lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to food choices. In fact, nutrition is one of the best ways to support the medical treatment and management of chronic illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol and, of course, diabetes. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery program combines highly personalized service and […]

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  • Ethiopian Lentil Stew

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    This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe […]

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  • Lap Band Cost

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    A recent scientific study has concluded that patients who underwent Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding saw a return in their investment in less than two years. The study included data representing millions of cases between 2003 and 2009 and featured patients with Body Mass Indexes ranging from 35 to above 40, encompassing all of the levels of […]

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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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  • 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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  • Vegetarian Recipe – Veggie Chili

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    INGREDIENTS 2 cups chopped onion 1 tbsp of olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water, divided 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15-ounce) […]

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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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