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Nutrition & Wellness Tips

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, Ph.D., professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).   "Decreasing sodium intake is…

Gastric Sleeve rules: using the sleeve for weight loss success

Bariatric surgery is the best tool available for people with obesity that want a better lifestyle, increase years to their lives and look forward to being their very best selves. Sadly, since surgery does pretty much all the work during the first months and weight loss is easily achieved regardless…

Top 5 tasty, super healthy and ready-to-go recipes for sleeve patients

After weight loss surgery, the emphasis on protein is relevant as it helps prevent muscle breakdown, anemia and hair loss. Sometimes, if before surgery a patient was accustomed to eating processed foods, he or she might end up wandering in the supermarket aisles comparing food labels in an effort to…

Pipes clogged? BM after weight loss surgery.

Decreased food intake, difficulty on drinking adequate amounts of fluids, and iron & calcium supplementation can reduce frequency in bowel movements. Is there something you can do?   First, you would need to assess if there is a medical condition that is somehow impeding the proper function of the gut….

Do you know what an electrocardiogram – EKG is?

It is a simple, available, quick test that does not cause any discomfort (it is painless) and has no risk to the patient (no electricity is sent through the body, it only detects the electrical activity that is generated in the body itself heart). It is very useful for the…

Can I drink coffee after weight loss surgery?

Bariatric patients offer wonder about caffeine consumption after surgery. What does the research say?     First, let’s take into account that coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants, which happen to be disease fighters and anti-aging compounds. Of course, as long as it is organic! otherwise, it is a…

Drifting into real life after weight loss surgery

After the recovery process from surgery, efforts on creating a better lifestyle for you and your family are not only important but necessary to unleash your powers while in the process of getting back to health! While some people still feel a bit tired, most people have lost some weight…

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgey

Patients may often feel embarrassed or guilty when there is a sudden weight gain or when a plateau occurs. These feelings and the reactions they cause can impact and/or put health, weight loss, and nutritional status at risk. Patients who regain more than 22 pounds (10 kilograms) from the lowest…


If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes or even prediabetes, it may feel like a life sentence. Most people think that medication and even higher level treatments, like insulin, are inevitable. But, the reality is that a lot can be done to improve your health, and…

Bienvenido a Nuestra Nueva Pagina Ahora en Español

  Después de la cirugía de pérdida de peso, el éxito es un proyecto a largo plazo. Pero si usted puede pegarse con una dieta saludable y ejercicio, los expertos dicen que disfrutará de resultados satisfactorios. Según la mayoría de las estimaciones, el 80% o más de los pacientes hacen…