Category Archives: Be Your Best Self

Want to Own Your Nutrition? Try These 6 Tips to Gain Control

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Owning your nutrition is part of the overall picture when it comes to health. Your body is a system of many parts working together! For this installment in our #OwnYourHealth series, Certified Health Coach and founder of Healthy Chicks Rachel Kaczynski weighs in with her 6 tips to taking control of your nutrition.  Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Behavior Changing Tips to Amp Up Your Health & Fitness Goals

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Whether you love attacking New Year’s resolutions or if that word ignites an allergic reaction in you, there’s no time better than now to make a change.

The reality is that if you want to change something, you have the power to change it, no matter what day of the year. When assessing some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, the list seems to stick to three common themes:

  1. Losing (weight, debt, stress)
  2. Gaining (muscle, financial stability, a new job)
  3. Giving (volunteering, recycling, charitable donations).

Whether you’re trying to lose, gain or give, the opportunity can be intimidating if it’s something you’ve been waiting to tackle for a while. Try attacking using these 5 tips Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How to Monitor Your Health Like an Olympic Athlete

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Credit: Roland Schoeman

Meet Roland Schoeman

Roland Schoeman is a 2004 Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallist, 3x World Champion and 10x World record holder. He was born and raised in South Africa and attended the University of Arizona on a swimming scholarship where he was a NCAA Champion, 24x All American in swimming. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Time to Check Your Cholesterol? Don’t Forget This Important Number

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Not all cholesterol increases your risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease– your risk is determined by the balance of various types. But how can you assess this balance? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Are You Taking Over-the-Counter Heartburn Medication? Know Your Risks for CKD.

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credit: Flickr Creative Commons, treasureice

The NY Times recently reported commonly used heartburn medicines – such as name brands like Nexium or Prilosec – may increase the risk for kidney disease.

Occasional heartburn, according to the Mayo Clinic, is considered common and no cause for alarm*. Most people manage the discomfort of heartburn on their own with these over-the-counter medications, known as P.P.I.s (proton pump inhibitors, antacids, or H2 blockers).

Previous studies have linked P.P.I. use to bone fracture, pneumonia and Clostridium difficile infection. In this particular study (published in JAMA) they found that participants who took the P.P.I.s had a 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

7 Opportunities You Can Uncover From Unplugging

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Do you find it impossible to commit to powering down your devices? This upcoming weekend may be for you. The team at Reboot is gearing up for their 6th annual “National Day of Unplugging” a sundown to sundown initiative from March 4-5, 2016 (Saturday to Sunday).

Reboot invites you to take the time you would typically spend in front of a screen, and try reassigning the minutes to “connect with the people in your street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book to your child.” Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.