Health Notes

Recipe: Pizza with a Southwestern Flair

by admin on August 17, 2016

8-17-16 Recipe - Southwestern Flatbread PizzaWhen it comes to good pizza, it’s all about the toppings. If you’re looking for something a little different, this is it!

Today, Methodist Hospital Café Chef Collin Leeder offers up a recipe that will give your flatbread a southwestern flair.
(Note: Save this for your cheat night!)

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Your Questions Answered: “Am I too heavy for surgery?”

by Dr. Gary Anthone on August 10, 2016

Q&AQ. I’ve seen shows on TV like “My 600lb Life,” where people who are very large want to have weight loss surgery but it’s too risky for their size. I really want to explore my surgical options, but I’m worried I’m too heavy as well. Is there a point you weigh too much to have bariatric surgery?

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Type 2 Diabetes Shouldn’t Stop You from Weight Loss Surgery

July 27, 2016
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Diabetes is a disease where your body loses the ability to effectively use sugar. There are many ways that the disease affects your overall health – wound healing is one of them. When you are diabetic, your body’s ability to heal wounds slows down. That can be a major concern for diabetic patients considering surgery, […]

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Your Questions Answered: “When can I start exercising again after surgery?”

July 20, 2016
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Q. I’ve been making great progress before my bariatric surgery and even started dropping a few pounds on my own thanks to regular exercise. I just don’t want to lose my momentum after my surgery. When can I start back up with my normal exercise routine?

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Recipe: A Summer Salad with a Side of YUM!

July 13, 2016
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Bright and colorful, spinach is as nutritious as it is beautiful. The brighter the color, the more vitamin C packed in every leaf. And besides those C vitamins, spinach also carries phytonutrients and glycoglycerolipids – which are just very big words for rich nutrients which help protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage. […]

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Making Sense of the New Dietary Guidelines

June 29, 2016
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A new update five years in the making offers new recommendations to help America eat healthier. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the newest Dietary Guidelines For Americans just last December. Now in its’ 40th year, these 8th edition guidelines are packed with nutritional advice based […]

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Little Label – Big Changes

June 22, 2016
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Just one month from now, the little label on all your favorite foods will undergo some big changes. In fact, it’s the nutrition label’s biggest changes since 1993. The FDA finalized changes in May which will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about the food they eat. The changes are based on […]

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Recipe: A Vision of Tastier Salads (With Carrots!)

June 15, 2016
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Both crunchy and sweet, carrots are one of the most popular vegetables in America. Besides being just flat-out delicious, they are packed with a nutritional punch. Carrots are probably best-known for being “good for your eyes.” But did you know that carrots are also good for your heart and are cancer-fighters, too? Carrots are packed […]

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Your Questions Answered: “How do I read a nutrition label?”

June 8, 2016
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Q. I’m trying to lose weight, but I really have no idea what to look for on those nutrition labels. What does all that information really boil down to? What should I be paying attention to, anyway? A. One of the most powerful tools when it comes to losing weight is right at our fingertips […]

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Surgery is Never the “Easy Way Out”

May 25, 2016

When a new patient walks into the Methodist Physicians Clinic Bariatric Surgery clinic, the first question we ask is how long they have been overweight. The number one answer we hear is ‘all my life.’ Most of the patients we see have been dieting all their life – so much so, they can’t even count […]

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