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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wellness Wednesday 4-30-14

Wellness Wednesday 4-30-14

“Prevention is better than cure.” – Jim Rohn It’s easier to prevent an illness than to treat it, and knowledge is power. Educate yourself and make prevention a high priority in your life. Consider the following tips: Be proactive in your daily actions to avoid long-term health concerns, by learning more about your personal health [...]

April 30, 2014 Ashley Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 4-30-14

Could Heart Disease and High Cholesterol be a thing of the past?

Could Heart Disease and High Cholesterol be a thing of the past?

Researchers work on new drug that could save nearly 600,000 people a year. Did you know atherosclerosis is the number one cause of death in humans? Atherosclerosis occurs when artery walls thickens as a result of the buildup of calcium and fatty materials such as cholesterol and triglyceride. According to the CDC, about 600,000 people [...]

April 28, 2014 Ashley Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on Could Heart Disease and High Cholesterol be a thing of the past?

Sugar-free Drinks for Diabetics – Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic

Sugar-free Drinks for Diabetics – Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic

Diabetes complicates everything about your life, and choosing the right drinks is no exception. There’s some scientific controversy about artificial sweeteners…some studies suggest that artificially sweetened drinks significantly raise the risk of diabetes, which has implications about diabetics and things like diet sodas as well. So what can diabetics drink safely? Your best bet: Water [...]

April 24, 2014 Ashley Diabetes, Nutrition, Tests to detect and manage diabetes Comments Off on Sugar-free Drinks for Diabetics – Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic

Wellness Wednesday 4-23-14

Wellness Wednesday 4-23-14

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” –Robert Urich Gain a clear understanding of your health which will help you make the right nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes to give you the best odds at a long and healthy life. Learn how to measure your Core Health. [...]

April 23, 2014 Ashley Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 4-23-14

Wellness Wednesday 4-16-14

Wellness Wednesday 4-16-14

Almost 30 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder: however, about half remain undiagnosed. Knowledge is power, once you know what’s wrong it can be treated. Get tested! Who should be tested? Strongly consider testing if you have a family history of thyroid problems, or have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, pituitary [...]

April 16, 2014 Ashley Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 4-16-14

Hormonal Imbalance and the Influence on Your Body

Hormonal Imbalance and the Influence on Your Body

When people hear the word “hormones” they immediately think of women’s issues, but men are affected by hormones as well. Hormones are essential chemicals that influence every system and process in your body. Too much or too little can have a huge effect on how you feel and what happens inside your body. Hormones are [...]

April 15, 2014 Ashley Hormone Tests, Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Hormonal Imbalance and the Influence on Your Body

Wellness Wednesday 4-9-14

Wellness Wednesday 4-9-14

Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. Just like a car needs regular maintenance, your heart needs to be monitored and taken care of, too. According to the CDC, about half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three heart disease risk factors: [...]

April 9, 2014 Ashley Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 4-9-14

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Most young adults are healthy, active, and unconcerned about health issues. Even if an occasional cold is your worst worry, a little preventative care now can result in much better health later. And the Affordable Healthcare Act requires many plans to cover routine testing at no cost to you. Here are a few basic tests [...]

April 7, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), Testosterone, Women's Health Comments Off on Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

April is STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month

Do you know your status? Regular screenings for STDs are important for your overall health and well-being. Most STDs are curable, and all are treatable. April is the CDC’s STD Awareness Month. Join the movement to help prevent the spread of STDs by getting tested. Just one simple blood test is all it takes. Take [...]

April 1, 2014 Ashley STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on April is STD Awareness Month