• Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Is it Worth the Price?


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    Gastric sleeve surgery, a bariatric procedure where a portion of the stomach is removed surgically to restrict the amount of food able to be consumed and thus reduce weight, can be expensive. While the cost of gastric sleeve surgery varies from doctor to doctor and location to location, it is generally between $10,000-$20,000 for self […]

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  • Food Highlight: Kefir


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    Kefir is a fermented drink, traditionally made from cow’s milk or goat’s milk. It is known for its probiotics, making it incredibly beneficial for gastrointestinal health and digestion. Some say kefir is a more powerful probiotic than yogurt. Though yogurt and kefir are both dairy products, they do differ in taste and texture. For gastric […]

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  • Food Highlight: Pomegranates


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    For a fruit, pomegranates hold a sort of magical, mystical, mythical power about them. Over the past few thousand years of history, pomegranates have been a symbol of prosperity to ancient Egyptians, have held a historical significance in ancient texts and drawings, have inspired authors and artists, have roots in Greek myths, have held a […]

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy Takes the Lead


    Sleeve Gastrectomy Takes the Lead

    Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have found that sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure where 80 percent of the stomach is surgically removed, has become the most popular form of weight loss surgery, surpassing both gastric bypass and lap band procedures. They reviewed records from nearly 72,000 patients who had bariatric procedures during 2010 through 2013. In […]

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