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Month: April 2021

Is Supplementing With Fiber a Good Idea?

April 30, 2021

One white soft pill, an orange pill, and a brown pill

Colon health is a big part of overall health. Not only are some of the diseases of the colon extremely disruptive, but many are preventable. In fact, colon cancer rates have increased as we, as a society, have increased our consumption of processed foods, refined sugars and empty carbohydrates. During the same time, our consumption of colon healthy fiber has decreased radically alongside lower consumption of whole, natural fruits and vegetables.

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Orange Sunshine Protein Shake

April 23, 2021

Sometimes you need a boost of citrus flavor to wake up your tastebuds. Blast your normal protein shake with orange to mix things up and perk up your mood while you’re at it. 

Oranges and ice for high protein weight loss smoothie recipe

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Fat but Fit May Not Truly Exist

April 16, 2021

Male in Purple Shirt Grabbing Extra Stomach Weight

Groups and individuals fighting to eliminate the stigma associated with weight have made leaps and bounds over the past many years. This movement has likely helped millions of people overcome significant the mental health issues that surround the weight-based bullying that has increasingly plagued modern society both in the United States and around the world. One of the mantras used in the movement is that what we, medically, consider to be an unhealthy weight can exist alongside overall good health. The concept is that an overweight individual may not be at far greater risk of medical issues if they are exercising and practicing other healthy habits.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Pops

April 9, 2021

Peanut butter chocolate protein popsicle laying on white plate

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter offers the salty and sweet we often crave. Turning this into a high protein snack helps bariatric patients maintain a better balanced diet with low sugar.

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Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery

April 2, 2021

If you think that consuming a small fraction of the calories you were vs before surgery may lead to nutritional deficiencies, you may be right. And this is something that we monitor very carefully after bariatric surgery. Our bodies absorb nutrients through food and drink, but if our stomachs are too small to receive enough food to fulfill these needs, we may need supplementation.

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