American Heart Month: Know Your Risks

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American Heart Month

Every February health organizations across the country take time to recognize American Heart Month as a way to raise awareness of heart diseases. Though the first Friday in February was National Wear Red Day, there is still plenty of time this month to put a light on raising awareness for the risks associated with heart […]

A More Detailed Plate: Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate

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A more detailed plate from Harvard university

The USDA and HHS recently released the 2020 version of their Dietary Guidelines for American’s, a publication that undergoes minor yearly updates with major changes occurring every 5 years. A major update will likely be released in a new version of these guidelines in 2021, but Harvard University has worked to create more frequent revisions […]

The Flu in February: Be Prepared with these Safety Tips

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The Flu in February: Know how to Stay Safe

The weather here is getting somewhat warmer and while spring may seem like it’s on the way (Punxsutawney Phil agrees) the flu season is not over. In fact, this data from the CDC displays the peak months where the most reported influenza cases occurred for the season. This is to say the most prominent months […]

Chiropractic Care for Your Headaches

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Chiropractic Care for Your Headaches

Headaches are a common occurrence for people all over the world with the World Health Organization reporting 1 in 20 adults suffer from a headache each day or nearly every day. Occasional migraines are a relatively common occurrence as well, with 1 in 7 adults suffering from them. So what can you do to relieve […]

Supplements and Your Health

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Supplements provide excellent opportunities to fill in the gaps of the nutrition that you may be missing on a daily basis. While it is best to get nutrients from their original sources, this is often not a practical goal for many people to do on a daily basis. This is where supplements come into play. […]

Thyroid Awareness Month: The Facts About this Little Gland

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is such a small part of your body, yet it makes a big difference in your overall health. Not all patients are aware of the functions this gland provides but January’s Thyroid Awareness Month serves as a great opportunity to highlight its importance. What is the thyroid? According to NCBI, the thyroid “plays […]

What is Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)? Answers to Patients Common Questions

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What you should know about LDN

Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a prescription drug often recommended by a number of Integracare providers for patients experiencing a variety of conditions. This prescription can be a fantastic treatment option and has been the focal point of monthly information sessions held at Sartell’s pharmacy, The Apothecary (here’s a video of January’s information session). Some of […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month – Here’s What You Should Know

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Glaucoma Awareness Month is January

January is recognized each year as Glaucoma Awareness Month, this age-related eye disease impacts the lives of nearly 3 million Americans over the age of 40 (and particularly over the age of 60). This month is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the risk factors and signs of Glaucoma, which can ultimately cause gradual […]

How Fasting Can Make Your 2020 Health Goals a Reality

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how fasting can help you reach your diet goals in 2020

In December Eric Greene, APRN, CNP shared with our friends on Facebook how fasting could be used as a diet strategy in 2020 (full interview video below). With the giveaway now completed and the new year underway, we wanted to share some additional information on the difference fasting could make in your new year. What […]

Carbon Monoxide Safety: Know the Signs and Symptoms

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carbon monoxide safety

The cold Minnesota winters lead to an increased need to heat our homes. Unfortunately, this also poses a risk that improperly ventilated heating devices can cause dangerous poisonous gases like carbon monoxide (CO) to seep into our homes. The good news, as you probably already know, is that your home is likely equipt with CO […]