If they are not already there, your kids are most likely getting ready to go back to school. You might be thinking to yourself, what do I add to little Johnny’s lunch for him to snack on? At Arrowhead Health Centers, we believe that children are our future so we have provided our top five healthy snacks for school time. These are in no particular order and are all a great source of nutrition.
There are thousands of articles all over the web about how best to have a baby. But at the end of the day, just like when we were kids, “Mama knows best”. You know when your body feels at its best and when your baby feels it too. The trick is all about what you put in your body during pregnancy! Smart choices lead to the best growth and development (for both of you). Here is our list of the best things to eat during pregnancy to stay healthy and balanced.
As days pass, it is important to continue to be continuously thinking about your goals; both long and short term. Just a couple months ago, we were excited about the New Year and goals that we set for ourselves. As we look at where we are today, we may have some adjustments to make from the original goal, and we may have different goals and we may just need to start! There is plenty of discussion on the best way to successfully achieve your goal: some focus on writing down monthly goals, some meet with accountability partners, and some take time to vision their goals daily. Having goals is a great way to motivate yourself and keep you committed to hitting each of your targets. How can you make sure that you will accomplish your goals? One of the most efficient ways to set goals is to make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. [Read more…]
In a world today where the focus tends to be on all of the trendy “superfruits” like goji berries and pomegranates, it seems like we may be overlooking our old friend the apple. Once the poster child of fruits around the world, making frequent appearances on the desks of teachers and even the star of one of the most famous quotes about doctors, the apple now finds itself a bit of a cliché, but still making major contributions in health.
It’s true – medical studies show the nutrients, veggies and protein components in grandma’s famous chicken soup can help you feel better when you’re sick.
Can food be the first line of defense in our fight against disease? Experts and doctors continue to point to the pivotal role food plays in how healthy we live, including what diseases we can avoid and how effectively we maintain our energy levels. In many ways, the foods we eat can become the medicine we need to boost our immune system and live healthier lives.
Your diet can greatly affect your body’s healing power and overall health. That’s why we recommend that patients in our OsteoArthritis treatment program eat certain foods that can aid in the healing process and reduce swelling. Swelling is a major component of OsteoArthritis, causing discomfort in the knees. Stiffness is another common complaint among our OsteoArthritis patients, so rather than loading up on over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, here are a few foods you can add to your diet to make sure you’re giving your body the best fighting chance against OA.
Many people have experienced the extreme and sudden pain that comes with a nighttime muscle cramps. These cramps come without warning and can last from just a few seconds to several minutes. They are sometimes referred to as a “charley horse” and can be quite painful, usually waking a person from sound sleep.