health care

Want to eat healthy, but unsure where to start?

by Brad
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Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The theme this year is Get Your Plate in Shape. It’s not much of a stretch at all that focusing on what you put on your plate may be the most important thing you could be doing right now. Changing the way you eat could change […]

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You either pay the farmer or the doctor

by Brad
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Switching to a plant-based diet, and organic as much as possible, has actually saved us quite a bit of money. How? Well, you either pay the farmer or you pay the doctor, and doctors cost more!

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Work Hard

by Kelli
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If you want good health, you’ve got to be willing to work for it. It usually comes down to doing what’s more difficult than what’s easy.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Research

by Kelli
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Doing research on your own will help you have good questions to ask your doctor, as well as give you an idea of options and possibilities.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Ask Questions

by Kelli
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Asking questions is a critical and continual process in being your own health advocate. Here are some tips for asking questions:

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Find a Good Doctor for You

by Kelli
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When it comes to selecting a healthcare provider, be sure to first get clarity with yourself about what characteristics are most important to helping you create a positive healthcare experience. By starting there, you will be more likely to find someone who meets your needs.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Take Charge of Your Health Care

by Kelli
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It’s tough to navigate the medical system these days. It’s a pretty intimidating world, from the grim-faced doctors, to the sterile environment of offices and hospitals, to insurance sticklers and financials concerns. That’s not to mention whatever’s ailing you in the first place.

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Intro to Complementary Alternative Medicine

by Kelli
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Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming a more and more common source of treatment, but the vocabulary and distinctions between therapies can be confusing. The following is a list of some common CAM therapies and a brief description of each.

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Nature wins again!

by Brad
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A Journal of Nutrition study showed that whole-grain rye bread got things moving again (you know what I mean) better than laxative drugs.

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Anxious About Anxiety?

by Kelli
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Brad asked me the other night why anxiety and depression are seemingly so widespread, including the use of prescription medication to manage their symptoms. We had been discussing my anxiety and depression and my recently-undertaken quest to wean myself off the two medications I currently take. We agreed that it seems to affect women more than men.

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A little (literally) food for thought

by Brad
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The U.S. uses 16 percent of its gross domestic product for health care and Americans spend just under 6 percent of their income on food.

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Prescriptions: Not real

by Brad
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So many of the issues that plague Americans could be cured – cured, not patched over – if they would stop to look at what is the root cause of the issue. And guess what…it almost always points back diet and nutrition. That’s why I want my food real.

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Pop cultures

by Brad
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What countries drink the most soda? And should we tax those drinks?

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