It’s finally June and warm weather is here so pull out your shorts and tank tops. Local farmers markets are a great way to shop local and invest in the best for your body. Grocery stores provide fruit and vegetables for a good price if it’s not organic, but is the cheaper price tag worth your health? Buying organic is worth a few more dollars if you’re thinking about purchasing strawberries, celery, apples, peaches, spinach, nectarines, collard greens, peppers, lettuce, blueberries, grapes and potatoes. They are called the “dirty dozen” due to the high amount of pesticide commonly found on them. For more information read this article. Read Full Article →

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America, approximately 133,000 people die each year. It is also a major contributor of long-term adult disability. Once every four seconds someone suffers a stroke. Every four minutes a life is lost due to a stroke. Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. This blog will explain the necessary steps and facts to help you save a loved one’s life.

A stroke is also known as a brain attack because it occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel ruptures which interrupts the blood flow and oxygen to the brain. The average number of stokes a year is 795,000. It is extremely important to act FAST during a stroke for emergency treatment to work. Each minute that passes two million brain cells die leading to brain damage, disability and death.

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What is stress? Well, we all have our own definitions, but generally speaking it is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. It is impossible to cure stress and having some stress is healthy. However, too much stress is damaging to your mind, body and soul. Since April is national stress awareness month here are a few tips to help you gain more relaxation in your life.

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Your body is a reflection of what you are, if you want to look healthy you have to be healthy. Grocery shopping for healthy food can seem overwhelming, especially if you are just starting out. Since this month is about stress awareness we thought it would be beneficial to provide some stress relieving tips for a successful grocery shopping experience.

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JOIN US SATURDAY, MAY 3 from 8-1

We are excited to invite all of our patients and community members to our annual Patient and Community Appreciation Day! We are offering tons of fun things for you and your friends and family, including free and discounted massages, a caricature artist, food and drinks, and a variety of games for all ages! Read Full Article →

Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Do you want to eat healthy but find yourself wondering what a healthy diet really is? Eating healthy is a more than just a way of dieting; it is a commitment, a way of life. Nutrition is the food you eat and how it nourishes your body.  It is important to get your daily nutrients such as water, protein, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals.

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