Hormones: Understanding the Basics of What they Do For Your Body

basics of hormones

There are over 50 different hormones that regulate various facets of your body. The task of a hormone is to carry information from cell to cell throughout your body. Because the role of hormones are so impactful, yet so mysterious (considering their effects are not not visible to patients), many patients consult our providers to learn more about their hormones.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Good Kind of Fats

benefits of omega 3 fatty acids

It is estimated that 68% of adults do not consume enough Omega-3 fatty acids. Commonly found in fish, omega-3’s provide many great benefits to your heart and overall health. Make a meaningful change and add omega-3s to your diet!

UV Safety Month: Staying Safe in the Sun

uv safety month july

We started the summer with an emphasis on raising awareness for skin cancer and why protecting your skin is so important. Now in the middle of that summer heat, UV Safety Month serves as another opportunity to remind ourselves of the dangers the sun’s UV rays can pose.

Foods for an Upset Stomach

what to eat when your stomach is feeling sick

Be it the flu or a similar stomach bug, what you eat while you are feeling ill can play a big role in how you feel as your body recovers. It’s likely you grew up being told to drink lots of fluids – this is great advice!

How Food Affects Your Mood

food and your mood

Change your diet and you can change your overall health… but can it also change your mood?

Serotonin, along with dopamine, is a chemical in the brain that influences your mood. Food you eat can actually influence your serotonin production. The most common foods that can boost your serotonin levels are carbohydrates, fish, and foods high in vitamin D.

Making the Most of Your Fish: Health Benefits, Cooking, and What to Avoid

benefits of eating fish

March and April are among the most popular times of the year to eat fish – due in a big part to Lent. While it’s difficult to find a conclusive sales number for the entire fish industry, it seems that many retailers and restaurants report seeing roughly a 20% spike in fish sales this time of the year.

Training Your Heart: The Hardest Working Organ

training your heart

We’re closing out heart month by once again highlighting your body’s hardest-working organ… your heart! Though your heart is an organ, it also works like a muscle, pumping blood through your giant system of blood vessels (over 60,000 miles long).

Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine: 4 Things to Try

boost energy without caffeine

An incredible 90% of American adults consume a caffeinated beverage each day to help them wake up and concentrate on the task at hand. While up to 400mg of caffeine per day is considered safe for most adults according to the Mayo Clinic, you still may discover benefits from reducing or eliminating your caffeine intake.

Health Benefits of Cranberry: Why You Should Eat Them All Year

health benefits of cranberries

Cranberries are most commonly served around Thanksgiving, but transitioning this holiday side to a year-round snack can offer some surprising benefits. These little red fruits are known for their taste that’s both bitter and sour – making an ideal snack for those that enjoy the taste.