Nutrition

Diet and Kidney Stone Prevention

Portions of this newsletter have been adapted from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) article “Blood Pressure-Reducing Diet May Also Diminish Kidney Stone Risk”
 

WHAT IS THE DASH DIET?

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was originally designed to decrease blood pressure, however, it [...]

Just do it: Workout Motivation Tips

The winter blues have melted away and with the long, sunny, summer days, there are so many opportunities to get outside and be active! This is the best time of the year to establish a new workout routine – more sunshine elevates Vitamin D [...]

Sun Safety for Your Eyes

“Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen” is the traditional battle cry of those concerned about the health effects of heading out for hours of fun in the summer sun. But, equally important as skin protection is eye care. Invisible UVA and UVB rays, the same [...]

Belly Fat and Adiposity

As summer heats up and beach and bikini season arrive, some of us may be looking at our winter “hibernation belly” with more than a little trepidation. However, it is important to know that abdominal fat can have a detrimental impact on much [...]

Choosing the Right Probiotic

We’ve written before on the merits of probiotics: supplements of “good” bacteria that complete, enhance or mitigate the bacteria already living in your body. These supplements have gained popularity in recent years, and for good reason. They can cure or treat a variety [...]

Eating Seasonally For Year Round Health

The trees have begun to wake from their winter slumber, the ground is thawing, and it is nearly time to plant gardens and fields. For much of our history the human diet was restricted by the seasonal availability of grains, fruits, and vegetables. Not [...]

Probiotics and Your Health

 
Probiotics are the naturally occurring “good” bacteria that live in your gut and play a significant role in your total wellness. When you’re healthy, your intestinal tract hosts over 5 pounds or 100 trillion friendly bacteria. (That’s 10 times more than the number [...]

The Importance of Vitamin D

Have you had your vitamin D level tested lately? After a long winter spent indoors, we suggest you come see us!

One of the most common prescriptions we write at Enhanced Medical Care is for high dose ergocalciferol, which is the scientific name for vitamin [...]

Juicing for Your Health

The new year almost always brings about new promises to ourselves to improve our health. As you know, a plant based diet rich in a variety of vegetables and low sugar fruits can help to heal our bodies and keep them free of disease. [...]

Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu

Flu season is upon us and even if you have protected yourself from infection by getting your flu shot, you may want to take extra precautions to ensure a healthy cold and flu season this winter. Adding these natural ways to prevent the flu into [...]