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Best Nutrition Practices for Diabetes

Nutrition has a huge impact on blood sugar management. Whether you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes your food choices make a huge difference. Today, I’ll provide you with a few real life tips that you can integrate related to nutrition and exercise to help with blood sugar management. Stop Drinking Your Carbohydrates …

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Tips to Combat Depression and Anxiety on a Daily Basis

Depression and anxiety. Both terms have become household words these days. It seems like everywhere we turn, someone is struggling with the daily grind. Who among us hasn’t experienced a down day or a sleepless night, ruminating over our worries? Whether it is a temporary hiccup or a clinical diagnosis, depression or anxiety can magnify …

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3 Ways to Get Rid of a Negative Attitude

Hi, my name is Dr. Tadi. I am one of the neurologists at CHI Health. Strategies to Minimize Negative Thoughts and Cultivate Positivity Take Brief Pauses to Relax Your Mind Whenever we are having negative emotions, I’d recommend first closing our eyes. I do this first to shut out the world, just for a moment. …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Uncovered

Today, we are uncovering a disorder that affects 20% of Americans – IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It results in recurrent abdominal pain, and can severely affect your diet and your life. We’ll analyze ways to reduce its symptoms, here at CHI Health! What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome and its Symptoms? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is …

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Positivity, Happiness, and Our Health

Hi, my name is Dr. Tadi. I am one of the neurologists at CHI Health. Can a Negative Attitude Affect Your Health? In the modern world, we have a lot of negative impulses coming from television, newspapers, Facebook feeds, and many other things. So, with negative thinking comes “fight or flight” hormones that release into …

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Dreams & Sleep – How They Affect Our Brains and Health

My name is Sanjay Singh, and I’m the director of the Neurological Institute here at CHI Health. What Happens in the Brain as we Sleep and Why is Sleep Important? It’s kind of a mystery, because until a few years ago we really had no idea why we sleep. Also, we sleep for one third …

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Nutrition Tips for Those with Diabetes or Blood Sugar Issues

Nutrition has a huge impact on blood sugar management. Whether you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, your food choices make a huge difference. Today, I’ll provide you with a few real life tips that you can integrate into your life related to nutrition and exercise. Sugary Drinks Contain a Lot of Carbohydrates …

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Why You Need to Make Yourself a Priority in Parenthood

Parenting: A lesson in structure and flexibility, love and forgiveness, and patience and perseverance. It is picking up the discarded clothing from the floor of your teenage son’s bedroom, only to rewash it since you’re not quite sure if it is really clean or not. It is watching the movie Frozen again, for the thirtieth …

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How to See a Registered Dietitian for Nutrition Help

Hi, my name is Ellen Thompson. I’m a registered dietitian here at CHI Health, and today we’re going to talk about how to schedule a visit with a dietitian. So you’ve consulted Facebook, Pinterest, and even your friend that sells wellness supplements for nutrition advice, but why not consider meeting with one of our registered …

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Happy National Nutrition Month my name is Michelle Yates. I’m a dietitian with CHI Health and I wanted to give you some quick and easy tips to help save money through eating and how to eat on a budget. Prepare Your Food for Budget Eating First, I would recommend trying to the prepare your own …

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How Does Sleep Change as We Age? 6 Tips for Good Sleep Hygiene

If you’re yawning through the evening news, or unable to nod off once your head hits the pillow, you may be experiencing sleep-related changes which are common as we age. Despite being biologically normal, sleep pattern changes can be frustrating as you find yourself yawning through the day. The Sleep Cycle Changes as We Age …

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Germs: Uncovered

Germs…bacteria…gross! While we all dread and try our best to avoid them, the bottom line is, they’re everywhere! But there are some things you can do to minimize exposure. CHI Health will help you uncover the truth about germs! Where can Germs Grow? Germs and bacteria are a constant in our everyday lives. To grow, …

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Is Emotional Eating Running Your Diet?

There is no doubt that food is something all humans partake in for many reasons. It can be a part of a social event, it can be religiously centered, or it can even be a response to an emotional situation. Some of these reasons can fit into a healthy lifestyle. However, emotionally eating to cope …

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3 Ways you Might Be Derailing your Keto Diet

You can’t open a magazine or attend a party without hearing someone talk about the ketogenic diet.  Recently, this diet has gained popularity as a weight loss tool but did you know that it has been used to treat epilepsy since the 1920’s?  In simplified terms, when the body is deficient in glucose for energy, …


What is Endometriosis and How is it Treated?

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.  An estimated 176 million women around the world are affected by endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder that affects 1 out of 10 women. It is very important to raise awareness about this disease because many women suffer in silence or suffer from feelings that they are not heard. This disease …

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The Gluten-Free Diet: All You Need to Know

My heart goes out to those with celiac disease back when the gluten-free diet was not popular 10-20 years ago. That must have been really tough to stick to the diet. Thankfully, today the gluten-free diet is a fad diet and manufacturers are running to keep up with the demand for gluten-free products. Now there …

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Prenatal Vitamins

Should You Be Taking Prenatal Vitamins?

Did you know the use of prenatal vitamins are associated with a lower risk of miscarriage? The benefits from a once-daily prenatal multivitamin are numerous and should be considered by anyone thinking of becoming pregnant. Even a well-balanced diet may not contain enough of the daily recommended amounts of two important nutrients for fetal development, …

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Are You Hurting Others When You Talk About Food?

February 25th – March 3rd, 2019 is a very important week that you may not know about: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Eating Disorders are a complex and deadly disease that are vastly misunderstood affecting 30 million people in the U.S. alone, 2/3 women of which are women 1/3 who are men. Even though this …

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For Family and Friends of Those with Eating Disorders

In part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed the off-handed comments that can be hurtful to those who may have an eating disorder, those at risk for an eating disorder, and harmful to one’s self. In this post, I’d like to focus on the family and friends who are struggling to know how to …

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Why Should I see a Family Medicine Provider?

What is the Difference Between Family Practice and General Practice? The difference between family practice and general practice is that, with family medicine, we really focus on the entire family. We focus on a patient-centered medical home aspect to where we are covering all aspects of your care. I also feel passion about being the …

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How to Avoid Being Overworked by Unplugging from the Office

Many (many) years ago when I was still in college, a program called Leisure Studies was housed in the same building as many of my other classes. I remember asking one of the professors one day what Leisure Studies was. I was told that the concept of leisure was a relatively old idea and needed …

Chili Recipe

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Chocolate Chili

Serves 10 Ingredients 1 large onion, dice 2 yellow or red peppers, diced  6 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoon cumin 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 28 ounce can low-sodium fire-roasted crushed tomatoes 2 15 ounce cans low-sodium black beans, rinsed …

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The Buzz On Caffeine

How To Determine Caffeine Tolerance Excessive caffeine consumption is not mathematical, it is individual. Caffeine sensitivity depends on the amount and frequency of consumption, body weight, physical condition and overall anxiety level among other factors. For most healthy adults moderate amounts (100-200 milligrams (mg) a day, about 1-2 cups of coffee) pose no physical problems. However, if you …

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Colon Cancer Screening

45 is the New 50: Colon Cancer Screenings Now Recommended Earlier

Are you 45 or older? Now is the ideal time to have a conversation with your healthcare provider about colorectal cancer screening. While most colon cancers are diagnosed over age 50, the incidence of colon cancer diagnosed under age 50 has increased. The American Cancer Society came out with new guidelines recommending colon cancer screening for …


4 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthfully

We’ve been hearing it for over a decade now: Our kids are getting heavier. One in three of our youngsters are overweight or obese. Prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled since the 1970’s, and is now America’s number one health concern for parents, even over drug and alcohol use. But these are things we already …

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