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GERD is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. Gastroesophageal reflux disease happens when the door that separates the stomach from the esophagus becomes weakened or damaged. This door is called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES. It is designed to close as soon as food moves from your esophagus into your stomach, but if it moves too slow, or if it doesn’t shut all the way, then digestive juices like stomach acid will flow into the esophagus and cause the burning sensation you know as heartburn. [Read more]

We often fudge our rules a little on the weekend. We stay up later and sleep in later, and get the R&R we didn’t have time for in the busy work week. We are tempted by weekend barbeques, family get-togethers and endless happy hours with friends, and this can sometimes make us forget all about our weight loss surgeon’s dietary guidelines. [Read more]

Healthy eating can seem very complicated, especially after weight loss surgery. A key concern that may arise is related to the health benefits of certain fruits and vegetables. In particular, comparing organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables can be confusing. Fortunately, the concerns regarding the potential health concerns associated with conventional fruits and vegetables can be addressed with a few simple tips. [Read more]