Patient Information: Protecting Yourself from Viral Infection (Including COVID-19)

During an uncertain time as we realize the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the local communities, here are a few questions and answers regarding the virus and ways in which we can reduce spread:   Why is it called novel “coronavirus”? Coronavirus is named for its appearance of the virus’s outer membrane on electronContinue reading “Patient Information: Protecting Yourself from Viral Infection (Including COVID-19)”

Patient Education: Making Sleep a Health Priority

Get the best out of your sleep Good sleep is a necessity for the healthy functioning of the mind and body.  It is also one of the things that we can forcibly deprive ourselves.  Ideally, we spend one-third of our lives asleep.  Improving your sleep quality can be the first step toward stress resilience and Continue reading “Patient Education: Making Sleep a Health Priority”

Patient Information: Protecting Your Brain!

Let’s say you want to keep vibrant and stay vigorous. You really can prevent or slow the changes of aging on your brain. Think about where there is room to improve regarding your health and behaviors. Don’t set it off until later – that time will never come. Start now and use this checklist toContinue reading “Patient Information: Protecting Your Brain!”

Patient Information: The Last Diet* you will ever go on

Tips in Addressing your Dietary intake Water is for hydrating and should be your go-to drink We tend to not drink enough water There is no great benefit in calorie counting; when you eat whole foods, you can generally eat more (1 bag of spinach = calories of 1 slice of bread – but a lotContinue reading “Patient Information: The Last Diet* you will ever go on”

Patient Information: Healthy Parent-Healthy Child

Family Worksheet Children Recommendations for Optimal Health and Wellness Keep Carbohydrates Portions as a side dish : Limit amount of processed foods, often high in carbohydrates.  You can start by focusing on portion size and food variety rather than on counting calories. Remember that you are a reference point to your child. It is recommendedContinue reading “Patient Information: Healthy Parent-Healthy Child”

Nature Therapy Patient Education

Your Doctor has recommended Nature Therapy: Name_____________________________                  Date________ Rx: Nature Sig:  Take one walk in nature 30 minutes to 1 hour daily 5 days per week Refills: Unlimited X_________________________________________   Known Benefits of Nature Therapy, or Forest Bathing, on Health Reduce blood pressure and resting heart rate Improve diabetes management, lower glucoses and lower A1c ReduceContinue reading “Nature Therapy Patient Education”

Sleep Disorders Patient Education

Refer to the Exploring Sleep and Wellness post for a summary. When to suspect Sleep Apnea or other Sleep Disorder (Symptoms) If you are not depriving yourself of sleep and notice the following: Even though you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep, you do not feel well-rested. Taking any substance to assist youContinue reading “Sleep Disorders Patient Education”

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