Maintaining a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Almost everyone is overwhelmed by the challenge of eating gluten-free. At first, it feels like the diet eliminates all the food you love or have emotional connections with. You might even feel paranoid — like you’re surrounded by gluten and nothing is safe. It takes awhile to begin to feel comfortable with the diet and confident about your food choices. Continue reading “Maintaining a Gluten-Free Lifestyle” »

Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?

Keeping your cholesterol levels in the healthy range is a great way to keep your heart in shape, as well as lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. However, first, you have to know your cholesterol numbers. The American Heart Association recommends all adults aged 20 or older have their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every four to six years. Continue reading “Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?” »

Women: Understanding Your Hormone Levels

Hormone imbalance is best understood by knowing how a normal menstrual cycle works. Hormones regulate the activity of cells and tissues in various organs. The balance of hormones produced by your body is essential to good health and well-being. Continue reading “Women: Understanding Your Hormone Levels” »

5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

By now, most people are aware that the “standard” American diet is unhealthy — full of trans fats, excessive salt, and lots of sugar. It’s no wonder why heart disease and stroke are the number one killers. Having high cholesterol increases your chances of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Below are five easy lifestyle changes that will strengthen your heart and could possibly keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications. Continue reading “5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol” »

5 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, but thousand of people living with it have no idea. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk of heart disease and stroke — the top leading causes of death in the US. Luckily, high blood pressure is treatable and preventable.

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Detecting Cancer Early With Screenings

Cancer is a major medical issue with thousands of cases being diagnosed each year. Screening for cancer is complicated. A doctor may order a biopsy or conduct a urinalysis. However, they also may order a blood test. Continue reading “Detecting Cancer Early With Screenings” »

The Benefits of Diet & Exercise DNA Testing

Wondering why your diet isn’t working for you and you’re not seeing any results from your exercise plan? Would you be willing to find out what is the best dietary recommendations for your body in order to achieve your goals?  Continue reading “The Benefits of Diet & Exercise DNA Testing” »

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is recognized as International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, raising the awareness about group B Strep infection.  One in four women are carriers of this bacteria which possibly can be passed to the baby during childbirth, resulting in serious consequences for the child.  Continue reading “February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month” »

American Heart Month-National Wear Red Day February 3rd

February is the month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in their communities. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. and kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Each year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease.  Continue reading “American Heart Month-National Wear Red Day February 3rd” »

How an Overactive or Underactive Thyroid Affects You

Do you feel inexplicably energized, even at the end of a long, tiring day? Or, perhaps you feel lethargic and fatigued, but you can’t pinpoint why you should constantly be feeling that way. If you answered yes to either question, then you may be experiencing problems with an overactive thyroid or an underactive thryoid. It’s a problem that is more common than you might think.

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