Category: Path to Wellness

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Insomnia: Why Getting Poor Sleep Is Cause for Alarm

by Julian Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH What do we know about insomnia? Interestingly, even at this point in human evolution, no one knows exactly why we need to sleep. Sometimes it makes you wonder if the lack of certainty means its functions are […]

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Insulin Resistance: What it is and 9 ways to Counteract it

Summary Insulin resistance is a metabolic condition that results from a diet high in processed foods. It’s incredible to imagine that every function in our bodies, including what we eat, requires gene activation; every morsel of food has a purpose. Our bodies metabolize following gene signals released in […]

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What to Know About Hypertension if you are African American

hypertension requires measuring it with a blood pressure check

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Behavior Change: Leaving My Job is a Reminder that It is Always Radical

Behavior change is nothing less than a radical change.

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Wake up to Insomnia: A Guide to Stop Sleep Disorders

by Lina Hamid and Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH, Editor Having trouble getting to sleep? You are not alone. In the United States, 50-70 million people reported sleep problems. How can we better understand insomnia? What treatments are available? This article will provide readers with information regarding insomnia […]

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How the Environment is Critical to Your Health

A plant reflects the quality of its environment in the way that it grows, the amount and condition of flowers that blossom from it, and the fruit that it bears.

5 Life Lessons for a Profound Existence

A Radical Life: 5 Life Lessons We are often told that life is a journey. When we fall, we must pick up ourselves and continue toward a destination. Many of us have constructed our goals from cues outside of us. In this age of social media, it’s often […]

Know Your Triglyceride Level: Lessons from the Frontline

Know Your Triglyceride Level: Lessons from the Frontline Summary Primary Care Providers routinely screen for lipids. Included in this panel is the triglyceride level. Studies support that triglycerides have significant health implications and can be a marker of disease states. Elevations in triglycerides are associated with an increased […]

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In a Nutshell: 5 Ways to Get Your Blood Pressure Down

  If you are the 1 in 2 adults with high blood pressure (hypertension), there are ways to approach it without medications. Occasionally, the blood pressure may be too high, and medications are sometimes necessary. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that there are things that you can […]

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Hypertension: What’s Taking Your Pressure Higher?

Hypertension: What’s Taking Your Pressure Higher? When preparing this article, it was February or Heart Month and a great opportunity to include a public service message on one of the most centralized and cherished organs in our body. Refer to the In a Nutshell version for a summary […]

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