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Month: September 2021

Why Long-term PPI Therapy May Be Hurting Our Health

September 24, 2021

Long term use of PPIs for GERD may be damaging to your health according to MASJax.

Statistics estimate that GERD affects about 20 percent of the population in the United States. To manage this condition, many people look to proton-pump inhibitor, or PPI therapy. PPI therapy is a medication, usually over the counter, that reduces the amount of stomach acid production. It is nearly impossible to completely inhibit the production of stomach acid.

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Frozen Yogurt Berry Bark

September 17, 2021

“Time for dessert!” – everyone’s favorite words to hear. Dessert is usually associated with high calorie and high sugar treats, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can create a delicious dessert item with healthy ingredients that still work to quench that after-meal sweet tooth. Try out our quick and easy recipe for frozen yogurt berry bark and see for yourself.

Three glass cups of yogurt topped with raspberries and berries on a wooden table. MasJax logo in top left corner.

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What Is Dumping Syndrome? (And Why It Might not Be All Bad)

September 10, 2021

High sugar foods like this donut can trigger dumping syndrome in bariatric patients, but that may be helpful according to MASJax.

No surgery is 100% risk and consideration free and the gastric bypass is no different. In many cases, when we talk about the side effects of surgery, we focus on the decidedly negative ones. However, dumping syndrome is one of those very interesting side effects that, while very uncomfortable for the patient, may actually have some long term beneficial value. When we discussed dumping syndrome, we limit our discussion to the gastric bypass because of the way that the stomach is changed and. The outlets from the stomach into the small intestine, known as the stoma is removed and rebuilt during a bypass surgery. The new valve is not as efficient or as strong as the natural valve. This means that food and drink can enter into the more sensitive small intestines faster without being fully procesed in the stomach. This is known as rapid gastric emptying or dumping syndrome.

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Strawberry Mini Waffles

September 3, 2021

Waking up in the morning is a lot easier when you know you have a delicious breakfast on the way. Our recipe for mini strawberry waffles combines all of your favorite breakfast treats to create a meal to remember. Did we mention that it is also won’t break your calorie count for the day? Read on to see if this is too good (and yummy) to be true.

Waffle on white plate topped with sliced fresh strawberries. MasJax logo in the bottom left corner.

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