Oral Health and Your Heart – An Interesting Connection

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Oral health and your heart

Your dentist wants you to keep your teeth healthy, and it not just because it is their intention to help you maintain your great smile. Just like your family practice provider here at Williams Integracare, your dentist is also looking out for your overall health! Studies continue to show that patients with poor oral health […]

Are Potatoes Healthier than You Think?

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Think of the friends you had growing up or children you know who claimed to “hate eating vegetables” (we all seem to know someone like this). Despite this, many of these individuals probably enjoyed potatoes. Interestingly we cook potatoes in so many different ways that we may even forget they are vegetables. Of course part […]

Vitamin B12: Why it’s So Important to Your Health

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Vitamin B12 Health Information

Keep your mind sharp and body energized – if it’s been lacking, vitamin B12 could be the reason. Last year we discussed the changes in the nutrition facts label and how there had been a shift in what nutritional aspects experts intended to highlight on the label. Gone was the prominence of vitamin A and […]

How Iron Deficiency Can Cause Hair Loss

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iron and your hair

You may remember the hair loss your parents experienced and are anticipating the same to happen for you when you reach the same age. After all, hair loss largely is hereditary. If you are losing something like 100 hairs from your head every day, this is not actually a cause for concern. However, when young […]

How Come I Gain Weight After Losing Weight?

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If it has not happened to you, then it has probably happened to someone you know: after working for months to reach your weight loss goal, you find yourself gaining back the weight later on. It can feel like there is no way to break the cycle and maintain your lost weight. But why does […]

Boost Your Calcium Intake Without Dairy

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boost your calcium without dairy

Dairy products are a great source of protein and calcium, however, they do not agree with everyone’s body. Additionally, there is always an ongoing debate on how much dairy you should be eating on a given day. Why is calcium so important? Your body stores calcium in your bones and teeth. Because of this, calcium […]

Raising Your Children to Have A Healthy Weight

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Being overweight poses a number of cardiovascular and other health issues – that’s why, regardless of age, weight loss is among the most common health goals patients seek. However, the groundwork to a healthy weight starts before adulthood. Researchers have long known that overweight teens are more likely to remain overweight as an adult. Parents […]

Fermented Foods: Building Better Gut Health

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Fermented Foods

Last month we discussed probiotics role in gut health now we’ll expand this discussion a step farther with fermented foods. Because both use bacteria to create positive health results they are often confused for being the same thing. The important distinction between the two is that live organisms are not found in all fermented foods […]

Why Your Heart Should “Go Nuts” for Nuts

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Nuts are heart healthy

Nuts are high in calories and fat. That combination alone should raise some red flags as to how they could possibly be any good for you. Despite this, in recent years public opinion has begun to shift on eating nuts and positive information continues to circulate. Heart Healthy Nuts have been found to improve blood […]