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Nutrition/Vitamins and Blood Pressure

by Kimberly Hays May 10th, 2019 | Health Observance
Our observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month sparks thought about what preventative measures to take to reduce the chance of our getting high blood pressure, as well as what we can do to reduce those high numbers if we have it. Sadly, 1 in 3 American’s have high blood pressure, and many are unaware that they have this issue. Make an appointment to have your doctor check your blood pressure, and then take measures to lower it or keep it low.

Fatty Fish – Fatty fish, including salmon, mackerel, and herring are full of Omega3 fatty acids. These
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Preventing High Blood Pressure

by Louise May 3rd, 2019 | Health Observance
May is High Blood Pressure Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one third of adults are living with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. 68 million Americans are living with high blood pressure.

What are the risks of high blood pressure? The two leading causes of death in America are heart attack and stroke, and high blood pressure often is a major contributing factor to both conditions. Thus, high blood pressure is recently said to be at least partly responsible for around 300,000 deaths per year. Other diseases for which hypertension is a
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National Nutrition Month: Women 40+

by Kimberly Hays March 22nd, 2019 | Health Observance
It is just a part of life for women as they age that they will experience a low libido, a slow moving metabolism, and diminished energy levels. Most women start to feel these irritating symptoms at 40 and over. There are things we can do when these indicators start, like getting plenty of exercise, eating a healthy diet, and talking with your doctor about supplements that can help alleviate these symptoms.

Calcium – Women over 40 need to have a bone density test to be sure our bones are not thinning. Thinning bones become brittle, and we are more apt
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National Nutrition Month: Tips For Everyone

by Kimberly Hays March 8th, 2019 | Health Observance
This year marks the 40th year of National Nutrition Month. Its focus is to promote healthy eating habits, and encourage physical activity. The theme for 2013 is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that everyone, no matter their dietary and personal lifestyle, can make sound choices to be sure that their body is getting the proper nutrition while staying within federal caloric guidelines. Following are tips for different types of lifestyles to be sure that you are getting the vitamins needed for optimum health.

The Busy Executive – Those who are busy with
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Important: Preconception Counseling

by Kimberly Hays January 25th, 2019 | Health Observance
We all know the importance of taking good care of our bodies after finding out we are pregnant. We do this by eating well, and by taking vitamins and seeing our doctor regularly. With one baby out of every 33 in the United States being born with birth defects, doctors are now trying to lower those numbers by recommending steps for prevention that start prior to conceiving.

Preconception counseling is suggested when thinking about getting pregnant. Your doctor can make suggestions to lower the risk of birth defects. There are many infections that can cause birth defects, and
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.