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Men's Health Month 2018

written by: Dr. Elijah McCarthy, ND | June 20, 2018 A man walks into the doctor’s office and the doctor says, "I’ve not seen you for a while!” The man replies, "Yeah, I’ve been sick.” Male Health Month…is not an oxymoron In general, men in America are significantly less likely to visit the doctor. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the overall rate of doctor visits by women is...

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Mental Health Awareness 2018

written by: Dr. Elijah McCarthy, ND | May 16, 2018 With mental health being an ever increasing subject of concern, it is important that we take a moment to recognize and understand the magnitude of this topic and how it affects our society at large. 

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Weight Loss Tips

STRESS CAN ACTUALLY MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT That’s right. We suspect that it has something to do with a hormone called Cortisol that the body releases when it’s under stress. Cortisol is essential to health, without it we would probably pass out during stressful times but it has a few negative side effects such as weight gain. What's worse, cortisol tends to promote fat storage, specifically around the waist, which...

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Diet & Exercise Plan

THE FIRST STEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT Congratulations on taking the first step toward a healthier approach to living! The key to long-lasting health and wellness is maintaining a balance of work and play; eat well, enjoy activities and spend time with friends and loved ones. This guide provides you with useful information on what and how to eat, optimizing your exercise program and making time for mental health and...

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10 Myths About Weight Loss

1. Be autonomously motivated - It’s great to be inspired to lose weight for a special occasion, a reunion or a party but studies have shown that the people who are most likely to maintain their weight loss are the ones who aren’t motivated by anything outside of themselves. These are people who have simply decided that it’s time for them to lose weight and improve their health. 2. Set realistic...

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The Building Blocks to Better Health

Our education materials are designed to assist you in understanding what options are available as you pursue an optimally healthy lifestyle. You can choose to download the entire Podcast, or listen to individual chapters that focus on your specific needs and interests. We encourage you to start with Chapter 2, which explains the Optimal Health House Model. This model will share our philosophy of how to create a well-rounded plan for...

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