Category: Patient Education

Contemplating Behavior Change? When to Know You are Ready

Understanding your readiness for behavior change: I have included a revised post to refer to when thinking about the YHF discussion community board. I found out very early in parenting that even if you point out an unhealthy behavior in your child, the only way that they are […]

In a Nutshell: Protect 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. […]

In a Nutshell: The Last Diet

  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 […]

In a Nutshell: 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 […]

In a Nutshell: Nature Therapy

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 […]

Sleep Disorders Are Not Always Known

In a Nutshell: Treat Sleep Apnea Seriously and Get Better Sleep

Refer to the Exploring Sleep and Wellness post for a summary.   When to suspect Apnea or other Sleep Disorder 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. […]

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