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Month: June 2021

No-Bake Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake Bites

June 25, 2021

If you are a sucker for dessert, this is the recipe for you. Our recipe for cookies and cream cheesecake bites combines a high protein snack with all of the delicious sweets you crave to keep you full and satisfied.

Cookies and cream cheesecake served on a white plate and wooden table. Memorial Advanced Surgery logo placed in top center of picture.

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Does A Gluten-Free Diet Make Any Difference in Weight Loss?

June 18, 2021

Gluten free stamp in green on brown package paper. Is a gluten free good for weight loss? Memorial Advanced Surgery logo in corner.

Many patients begin to consider eliminating certain items from their diets. Often very high on the list is gluten. Gluten is a byproduct of wheat and is contained in most breads as well as a host of other items. In fact, gluten is almost ubiquitous and very difficult to avoid. There’s even gluten in Play-Doh! With that being said, someone who is committed to a gluten-free diet can enjoy a number of foods that are made specifically for those who suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. With greater awareness of these conditions, more and more products have been brought to market that both taste good and make a pretty good substitute for bread. Continue reading

Summer Peach Smoothie

June 11, 2021

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Now that warm weather and sunshine is coming, treat yourself to a delicious and healthy smoothie. Many times, smoothies are packed full of excess sugar that have counterproductive effects on your body. Making a smoothie at home with fresh produce your own flare can avoid unhealthy additives and still be tasty! Our recipe for a protein packed peach smoothie will quench your sweet tooth while providing you with a healthy, filling snack.

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Humira for Crohn’s Disease

June 4, 2021

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can affect the entire GI tract from beginning to end. This disease is classified as auto-immune which means that the body’s own immune system has turned on itself, attacking healthy tissue in addition to its normal role in attacking and controlling invading cells, such as cancer or bacteria. Unfortunately, Crohn’s disease does not have a cure, but there are many ways to manage it, one of which is medical therapy.

Green colorized image of healthy digestive system. Humira for Chron's disease? Memorial Advanced Surgery logo in bottom corner.

You may have seen advertisements for Humira – a blockbuster drug used in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease that has not responded to other lifestyle and medical interventions. Humira has shown clinically significant improvement in remission rates when compared to placebo. For many patients, Humira remains a viable option for controlling a disease that may have plagued them for years.

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