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Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

Stay in control by understanding what you’re putting into your body. We have all heard the saying ‘Knowledge is Power.’ Regular exercise and portion size is important, but how does your body react to the foods you eat? What should you avoid or be aware of? Foods that contain large amounts of sodium, cholesterol and [...]

August 17, 2015 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

A Smart Start to 2015!

A Smart Start to 2015!

It’s that time of year again.  New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner.  You want to slim down, kick that bad habit, make better choices, get organized.  Wait!  Wasn’t that what you resolved last year? I recently heard the saying, “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.”  Such a simple phrase got me thinking; how often do [...]

January 6, 2015 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on A Smart Start to 2015!

Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

What is Vitamin D? • Vitamin D is a critical nutrient that actually acts more like a hormone than a vitamin. In general, we get vitamin D from the sun. The UVB rays from the sun interact with our skin and cholesterol to create vitamin D. In today’s society, with limited time in the sun, [...]

December 10, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

  In honor of the month of October being dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness and Women’s Health, in general, we thought we’d put the spotlight on one of HealthCheckUSA’s most comprehensive and cost-effective lab tests for women: the Women’s Basic Profile (conveniently on sale this month for 10% off!). What does it include? The better [...]

October 22, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Health Screens, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Why is a Vitamin D test important? With temperatures starting to drop, you may find yourself outdoors less, and did you know the most efficient way our body synthesizes Vitamin D is done using sunlight? While fortified milk, cereal and certain types of fish can provide limited amounts of Vitamin D in the diet, the [...]

October 1, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Exercise, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Men's Health, Nutrition, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

  There’s so much more that impacts weight management beyond the food you eat and time spent in the gym. While a healthy diet is critical to long-term health and weight management, hormone imbalances, inflammation, insulin resistance and other metabolic dysfunctions can impact your ability to manage a healthy weight. HealthCheckUSA offers tests and panels [...]

September 24, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Exercise, Health Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

What Exactly is a Superfood?

What Exactly is a Superfood?

Superfoods are natural, unprocessed foods, high in nutritional value. Some great examples that can be found in any grocery store or market include: Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and collard greens are high in magnesium, potassium and phytonutrients. They are also a good source of iron and they are loaded with fiber [...]

August 25, 2014 Ashley Health Screens, Healthcare, Vitamins & Nutrition Comments Off on What Exactly is a Superfood?

Where Do Vitamins and Minerals Really Come From?

Where Do Vitamins and Minerals Really Come From?

It’s Health and Nutrition month at HealthCheckUSA! We celebrate and value nutrition and vitamins have on our bodies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants. Animals and [...]

May 9, 2014 Ashley Vitamins & Nutrition Comments Off on Where Do Vitamins and Minerals Really Come From?

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

Starting the New Year with a Personal Trainer

Starting the New Year with a Personal Trainer

In a perfect world, we’d all adopt healthy lifestyles centered on nutritious foods and regular exercise. In the real world, most people have difficulty maintaining consistent fitness routines without losing motivation. With spring weather looming on the not-so-distant horizon, many people are turning their attention toward getting in shape. Thanks to the upcoming Healthy Weight [...]

January 15, 2014 Ashley Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Starting the New Year with a Personal Trainer