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  • Research indicates a genetic connection to excessive levels of a hunger producing hormone

    Dr. Kahlil Shillingford has had great success performing obesity surgery on countless patients. Dr Shillingford has noticed that while a less invasive lap band procedure might achieve excellent results with some patients, it is not always the right match for every patient. Gastric Sleeve Surgery removes a region of the stomach called the fundus, the […]

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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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  • Barre Workout Routine

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    In order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle, committing to a weight loss surgery must go hand-in-hand with committing to an exercise program. Whether you wish to tone your thighs, hips, legs and bottom, find a low impact routine, or obtain the highly idealized dancer’s body, Barre is a realistic […]

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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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  • Bariatric Surgery Cures Diabetes Research and Findings

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    At 6 years of follow-up data, bariatric surgical “cures” of type 2 diabetes are holding steady in a single-center series of 217 patients. “We see sustained weight loss, particularly in Roux-enY gastric bypass patients, 5-9 years after surgery.” Diabetes remitted in 50% of patients, according to Dr. Stacy A. Brethauer, an ACS Fellow of the […]

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  • Green Smoothies and Protein Drinks for Good Health

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    Green Smoothies and Protein Drinks for Good Health Healthy, simple, and delicious – the green smoothie is hands down the best supplement to any diet. With at least one green smoothie a day, your body will not only receive an extra boost of nutrients, but will begin to crave these healthier foods naturally. Your diet […]

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  • Healthy Neighborhoods Could Prevent Obesity

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    Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a recent study in the journal Obesity. We all know our environments have a profound impact on us. Relatives, friends and neighbors who stay and look fit help encourage us to do so as well, this […]

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  • BMI and childhood obesity

    The rise in prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States over the last four decades is very concerning. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 16 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 were overweight in that time period. Parents and pediatricians should take measures to track their […]

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  • Post Bariatric Surgery Recipes

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    Post Bariatric Surgery Recipes Red Lentil Soup Ingredients 1 ½ cup red lentils ½ cup brown rice 1 chopped onion 6 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 3 chopped shallots ½ tablespoon red chili flakes and sea salt Crumbles feta cheese Procedure Combine olive oil, shallots, onion and red pepper flakes […]

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  • Bariatric Surgery and Yoga

    Two activities critical to the successful bariatric surgery patient after surgery are diet and exercise. Consistent exercise for bariatric surgery patients leads to greater weight loss success. Studies have shown that exercise is the single best behavioral predictor of weight loss post-surgery. For the bariatric surgery patient though, exercise can be the most difficult post-surgery […]

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