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Month: March 2021

Irish Cream Frozen Protein Latte

March 26, 2021

Creamy and cold, this protein fortified frozen coffee is sure to pump up your morning, or afternoon. Combine cold brew coffee with a ready made shake and add some texture by blending with ice and a touch of cream. This recipe makes two servings.

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How A Hiatal Hernia Can Affect the Gastric Sleeve

March 19, 2021

If you have researched the gastric sleeve, you will find the procedure increases the risk of new or worsened gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. This is one of the reasons why the gastric bypass may be the more appropriate procedure for someone with severe and uncontrolled GERD.

When we first started performing the gastric sleeve, there were a significant number of patients – somewhere around 15 to 20% – that would experience new or worsened chronic acid reflux after the procedure. Of course, back then, the fundoplication was the only viable anti-GERD surgery available. However, since the fundus of the stomach is removed from the abdomen, it cannot be performed on gastric sleeve patients. Therefore, sleeve patients with GERD issues either had to be converted to a different procedure (Duodenal Switch or Gastric Bypass) or had to manage their GERD with lifestyle changes and medication.

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Protein Fortified Strawberry Waffles

March 12, 2021

When you want a warm, satisfying breakfast, you need a recipe that both hits the spot and fills you up. Adding protein helps keep you feeling full longer and adds nutrition to an otherwise unbalanced choice. Try these strawberry waffles and let us know what you think!

Belgium Waffles with Strawberries and Powered Sugar on White Plate

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Probiotics and Their Effects, if any, On Intestinal Health

March 5, 2021

Probiotics have been touted as having incredible health benefits. This, on the surface, stands to reason because our gut is made up of billions of bacteria that work in harmony to digest food properly, maintain a normal metabolism and normalize colon and general intestinal function. But if simply downing a delicious drink from the supermarket to improve colon health sounds too good to be true, you’re right.

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