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Month: November 2020

Extra Protein Eggnog

November 27, 2020

With eggs as a main ingredient, you might think of eggnog as a healthier holiday treat. Although the eggs do add protein that most beverages don’t have, eggnog also traditionally includes milk, cream and sugar, each upping the calorie count. For the same festive flavor with more protein and less sugar and fat, try this bariatric friendly Extra Protein Eggnog recipe this season.

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What’s So Bad About Living with GERD?

November 20, 2020

You probably don’t know anyone that hasn’t experienced some sort of reflux. This may be caused by a large meal, particularly spicy food, strenuous activity shortly after a meal or even sleep shortly after eating. It happens to all of us once in a while. However, when simple acid reflux becomes chronic, this is when we diagnose it as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.

GERD, on the surface, seems like a relatively innocuous problem that simply causes some discomfort after meals and could be managed with antacids or over the counter Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). However, the problems that come with GERD run much deeper, especially if left untreated or undertreated.

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Protein Peppermint Mocha

November 13, 2020

Festive cups and familiar holiday drinks are a fun part of the season, but those sugary drinks can stretch your health goals. Get that same comforting flavor without the extra calories, sugar, and fat by making your own with Premier Protein®. If you need to cup, grab a reusable one you can wash and reuse all season long

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What Are the Chances of a Recurrent Hernia?

November 6, 2020

You might be researching hernia surgery, or you may have recently had it and you’re wondering what are the chances that the procedure fails due to recurrence. Recurrence of a hernia means the reemergence of the hernia after it has been repaired surgically. Naturally, our patients are interested to know if their hernia can recur and how it can be prevented.

The short answer is yes, a hernia can come back, but it’s not something to actively worry about. Modern hernia surgery has reduced the recurrence rate to somewhere between 1% and 3%, down from 15% or even more just a few decades ago. But, in order to assess the risk of developing a recurrent hernia, we have to understand how to prevent one.

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