Grilled Yummy Tuna

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Grilled Yummy Tuna
Grilled Yummy Tuna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat Outside Grill on Medium High setting when you start your prep.
  2. Pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture then place in a shallow dish.
  3. Mix all spices with oil and lemon juice in a small bowl with a fork or wisk. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to blend together.
  4. Brush mixture on both sides of Tuna steaks and allow steaks to rest for another 5 minutes.
  5. Grill steaks on hot grill 2-5 minutes on each side to attain desired doneness. For well done there should still be some pinkness to the center. Most prefer barely warm red centers. Be Brave, you will be surprised at the flavorful moistness and un-fishyness of this Tuna!
  6. Overcooking to a uniform color would be a sad waste of a great dish!

Understanding Dental Implants – What You Need To Know

According to the data collected by the CDC on dental health, almost 27.4% of the people in America ignore their cares.

This ignorance of dental health leads to teeth and gum problems in their later year. This fact is confirmed by the same report which states that 62.4% of people over the age of 65 visit their dentist each year because they have severe dental problems.

From this 62.4%, a substantial number of people go for dental implants.

Dental Implants and Dental Care

Dental implants are artificial teeth roots which are placed in our jaw in lieu of a tooth which was lost, injured or damaged due to periodontal diseases.

The reason why dental implants are related to dental care is because most people who get said implants do not have enough awareness of it, in the same way as they did not have enough awareness of their overall dental health.

To help you get the complete gist of dental implants, International Patient Facilitators provides answers to some of the more common questions that patients ask.

Knowing Your Dental Implants

When Should I Get Dental Implants?

As said before, people get dental implants because they lose their teeth. Missing teeth never look as good as a full mouth of molars. And since a complete toothy smile can give you more confidence, you can choose to close the gap by getting an apt dental implant. It also doesn’t hurt that getting the implant will allow you to eat solid foods without worrying about them hitting your exposed root.

Could my Body Reject an Implant?

This does happen, but very rarely. Our jawbone readily accepts implants and usually does not cause problems. However, if you have any allergy to a titanium alloy, then you may face issues. Another situation in which your body could reject your implant is if you have poor dental hygiene, since bad dental health might lead to gum decay, which could cause structure failure when you get the implant.

Will My Implant Last?

Quality dental implants will last for up to 40 years, but only if they are taken care of properly. Dental implants need the same care as you would normally give to the rest your teeth, so you may need to take proper measures for hygiene, good products for dental care and yearly visits to the dentists so that they can help you maintain the implant.

When Should I Get an Implant?

The more you prolong the process of getting an implant after you lose your tooth, more painful the entire procedure will be. Over time, your bone can wear down and decay, which can cause the gums to become weak for the structure to be placed in. If so, the patient would have to get a bone graft before they get a dental implant, and that can be very painful.

Dental ImplantsAre there Age Limits for Implants?

Dental implants can be work for those who are over the age of adolescence, since they won’t have to face any issues of fit and placement as a younger patient would. Dental implants can be used by any patient who is healthy and prepared for a simple surgery.

Are Dental Implants Expensive?

Dental implants are quite expensive in the U.S., with just surgical fees requiring $2,000-$5,000 for just one tooth. This is why many patients who come to us often seek medical assistance in other countries so that they can afford the complete procedure without worrying about their bank account.

Now that you know the details of dental implants, contact International Patient Facilitators to explore different options of dental surgery in Mexico.

Myths about In-Vitro Fertilization – Explained

According to a report released by the CDC on Fertility Clinic Success Rates; from the 208,604 assisted reproduction technology procedures (most common of which is IVF) that were procured by patients seeking fertility treatment, 57,323 resulted in live births.

With such a success rate for IVF, more and more people are opting to try this procedure of fertilization.

However, since it has become such a popular option, it is also no surprise that people are becoming concerned about the many myths that surround this technology.

If you have similar concerns about IVF, we at International Patient Facilitators dispel some of the more common issues.

Myths about In-Vitro Fertilization You Should Stop Believing

Myth#1 – IVF should be Your Last Option

Many couples choose IVF as an option when they learn that they cannot conceive the traditional way. In fact, along with IVF, these patients can choose from many ART treatments such as sperm donation, egg donation and surrogacy.

Myth#2 – Your Insurance will cover Your IVF Treatment

Sadly, this has not become a reality yet. Many insurers deny paying for infertility benefits, making the patient pay for the procedures. This is why these patients turn to medical facilities in other countries like Mexico so that they can afford the procedure without worrying about their bank account.

Myth #4 – You Have no Control over IVF

IVF is a procedure that pushes your body to become more fertile when you start. This makes many women believe that perhaps they are losing control over their bodies and are not going to be able to control the whole process. This is not the case though.

IVF can make WomenMany patients that opt for IVF can ask their doctors on how they should have an emotional and physical control on their own body functions. One way they can do so is by maintaining a healthy diet and pairing their daily activities with other less traditional relaxing approaches such as meditation and acupuncture.

Myth#5 – IVF can make Women Very Emotional

This is a common myth that doesn’t have much of a basis. The procedure of IVF involves having the patient injected with hormones that are not naturally occurring in their body. However, the hormones injected are actually packed with estrogen, which more often than not, only makes women feel happier than they normally would.

If the patient does display signs of volatile emotions, it is only because she is worried and stressed about the success of the cycle.

Myth#6 – IVF is ALWAYS Successful

The success of IVF depends on several key factors, which we’ve addressed in a previous blog. You need to be below 35 to have at least a 40% change of conception, and the quality of the embryos need to be adequate for the conception to take place.

Myths surrounding IVF are usually because people want to discourage women from choosing it. By dispelling them, we hope we have contributed in helping you make the right decision for your fertility issues.

For clients looking for IVF treatment in Mexico, we offer the very best doctors and trained staff that treats their infertility issues at prices far less than those in the U.S. or Canada. And through their qualification and treatment, many couples and individuals receive positive results.

If you feel like you have a chance of succeeding through IVF treatment, get in touch with us and find out more about our services.

Fulling Full Post Op Bariatric Surgery

How to eat to increase satiety ?

What does that “full feeling of satiety” mean to you post operatively ?  It is actually a feeling of gratification.  For Bariatric patients getting sufficient food and feeling “satiety” or ” full” is super important and needs to be understood better.  Bariatric patients should eat up until the point where they are full but not over-full.  They need to listen carefully to the signals of “fullness”.  

 The first year after bariatric surgery, patients feel fullness very quickly but as time passes and the years go by, many patients will notice that they can eat more and feel hungry soon afterwards.  Appetite will come back so what is a bariatric patient to do ?

Weight Loss Surgery patients needs to eat the correct foods to increase that feeling of fullness and maintain their weight loss without having the dreaded re-gain.  Here are some super important things that patients can do to increase their fullness level and increase their chances for success post operatively.

It is important to eat protein rich foods and understand that protein should be the main point of a bariatric meal post operatively. It’s best to eat protein based meals and protein based snacks first.  Patients needs to aim for 60 to 80 grams of protein each day.  Protein is the magic bullet to increase fullness and to stay fuller longer after each meal and snack.  Eat foods such as seafood, chicken, lean meats, beans and eggs to feel fuller longer.  Try to replace your carbohydrates with protein whenever possible.

Let’s chat now about solids foods and liquids.  If you drink a beverage with calories, you will consume those calories and not be satisfied afterwards.  During the first few months post op you may have found that your “go to” protein shake filled you up and kept you satisfied but as your journey moves forward, you may now find that you are feeling hungry after having your protein shake and you are reaching for more food afterwards.  Switch the protein shake with something that has more substance to keep you fuller longer.  A better option is to have some scrambled eggs or some rolled up turkey with a piece of cheese or a greek yogurt with some high quality granola.  It is better to eat your calories rather than to drink them.

Eat more Fibre, Fibre fills you up and helps with weight loss when combined with your proteins.  High fibre foods like whole grains and non starchy veggies like carrots and tomatoes and broccoli should be the second thing that you eat after finishing your protein portion.  Eating these types of foods will also help alleviate constipation post surgery also.

 Eat regular meals and avoid grazing.  Once again, if we want to feel full and satisfied and not regain weight, we need to not graze or nibble or snack.  When we do this, we always end up eating more calories than we are aware of and we never get to the desired level of “fullness”.  It’s just better to eat regular meals and control hunger by meeting your protein and other nutritional needs.  This will always lead to more effective weight loss and a better maintenance program post operatively.

 Bottom line is that we need to get back to the bariatric basics and opt for solid foods that are protein based and leave the liquid calories behind.  To increase long term success your goal is to maintain satiety which in turn will increase weight loss and weight maintenance.

Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

 Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

Respectfully,
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
info@ipf-mail.com

1 800 210 5124 

Cauliflower Mashed Fake Potatoes

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Cauliflower Mashed Fake Potatoes
Cauliflower Mashed Fake Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. After you have steamed or boiled the trimmed cauliflower florets, drain and return to pan.
  2. Mash well and stir in the sour cream, cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put into a round baking dish, cover and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 8 servings 1/2 cup each.

Do I Need Prenatal Multivitamins prior to IVF?

Prenatal Vitamins and IVF

In addition to a healthy diet, if you are planning to have a baby through IVF, you should take one prenatal multivitamin supplement daily that contains folic acid, iron and vitamin B12. Make sure your supplement contains no more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can cause birth defects.

When you are pregnant, you can meet most of your nutritional needs by eating according to our Food Guide. However, your diet alone cannot give you high enough levels of some nutrients. Two nutrients you will need to supplement are folic acid and iron.  Our IVF team can help you choose the prenatal multivitamin that is right for you.

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How long should I take vitamins for?

Start taking the prenatal multivitamin at least two to three months before conception, and continue throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period (4-6 weeks and as long as breastfeeding continues). You should not take more than one daily dose of vitamin supplement, as indicated on the product label.

If you are considering Mexico as your fertility destination, please let us know if you require additional information.  It’s our job to provide you with the information you require to make a well informed/ educated decision.

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Greek Omelet

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Greek Omelet
Greek Omelet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Saute onions and peppers in oil.
  2. Add tomatoes and olives
  3. Beat eggs and egg whites together with 1/3 cup of water.
  4. Add to vegetable mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with dried or fresh basil.
  6. Cover and cook on medium to low heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Add feta cheese and either continue to cook as is (until egg is set) or flip in half to form traditional omelette.
  8. Enjoy.

Scheduling My Weight Loss Surgery

The Infamous Bariatric Pre Op Plan

Now, everybody has heard about that “famous bariatric pre.op op diet”. Once you have completed our medical form and you have been accepted for surgery and you have your surgery date set, we will send you your specific pre.op diet.  Most pre.op diets last anywhere from 7 days to 21 days prior to surgery depending on your current BMI.  

We can’t stress enough how important it is to follow the pre.op diet. The pre.op diet is designed to shrink your liver because a large liver prevents your surgeon from visualizing certain anatomy during the procedure.  If the liver it too large, it then becomes unsafe to perform your Bariatric Surgery.

This short video describes “pre op diet” and what is involved.  Reach out to us with your questions.  It’s our job to provide you with the information which you require to make an educated decision.

Our bariatric pre.op diet consists of the following elements:

Protein shakes, sugar free beverages, soup broths of all different flavours, V8 and Vegetable juices, yogurt, cottage cheese, skim milk, sugar free popsicles, sugar free jello, and one daily serving of lean meat with vegetables.

This sounds simple but you need to be mentally prepared. We will help you prepare for this phase of your journey and be sure that you have all the information which you require.

We have over a decade facilitating bariatric procedures in Mexico.

Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

 Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

Respectfully,
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
info@ipf-mail.com

1 800 210 5124 

Carrot Ginger Creamy Soup

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Carrot Ginger Creamy Soup
Carrot Ginger Creamy Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Begin by heating up a large skillet to medium high heat. Melt the coconut
  2. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until fragrant and onion is almost clear, about 5 minutes
  3. Add carrots and vegetable stock, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook until carrots are nice and soft, about 25 minutes. Slowly stir in coconut milk (or coconut cream if using).
  5. With an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. You can also use a regular blender and blend in batches. Add salt to taste. Serve hot!
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By Masha Moron