Health Notes

Q&AQ. 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!

by admin on July 13, 2016

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.

This tasty salad recipe not only boasts healthy spinach, but a host of other healthy superfoods – almonds, raspberries, apples and steak. Methodist Hospital Café Chef Tom Shaw shows us how to put them all together deliciously.

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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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Recipe: Keep Nutrition Simple with Salmon

May 18, 2016
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Salmon. It’s one of the world’s healthiest foods! Salmon season runs April through November, so now is the best time to get the freshest fish. No matter which variety of salmon you eat – Atlantic, Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink or Sockeye – it’s good source of high quality protein and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. […]

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Your Questions Answered: “How can I satisfy my sweet tooth after surgery?”

May 11, 2016
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Q. Every time I go on a diet, my biggest vice is sweets. I try to give them up, but my sweet tooth always gets the better of me. I want my bariatric surgery and my weight loss to succeed! How can I help cure these sugar cravings while staying on course? Are low-calorie sweets […]

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Exercise: Moving to Prevent Back Pain

May 4, 2016
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Next to the common cold, low back pain is the most common reason people go see a doctor. Nearly 80 percent of people in the world will experience low back pain at some point in their life. But honestly, every human being deals with some degree of low back discomfort at times. In fact, some […]

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