Nutrition

How to improve your health with nutritional counseling

Food is fuel for the body. But are you fueling your body with the RIGHT foods? At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, our professionals can help improve a patient’s nutrition with nutritional counseling. Good nutrition is key to a healthy body and increased longevity of life. By eating a balanced diet and taking care of… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2020

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A Diet for Depression?

Food can bring comfort, but it’s not always a solution for mental health issues. It’s tempting to to believe self-help books and articles that say all you need to overcome depression is to eat healthier foods. While doing so will certainly help you feel better physically, a healthy diet isn’t enough on its own to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 31 2019

How to Lose Weight and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Great Foods for Heart Health

Eating for health may not sound very fun to some of us, but that’s because our taste buds are used to sugary, salty, and fatty foods. Fast foods, common snacks, and party foods (think pizza, burgers, and chips) all help push our taste buds toward liking more of the same. But, it just takes a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2019

How to Lose Weight and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

How to Lose Weight and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

In January, you resolved to slim down. Are you still as committed to your goal as you were then? If not, don’t worry. There’s still time to set yourself up for success.    Need help meeting your weight-loss goals? Call Becky Moffat, R.D., CDE, Summit Healthcare outpatient dietitian, at 928.537.6984 or email bmoffat@summithealthcare.net.

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2019

What to Eat—and Avoid—When Taking Antibiotics | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

What to Eat—and Avoid—When Taking Antibiotics

Millions of bacteria populate our intestines, helping regulate digestion, immune health, and overall wellness. Here’s how to protect those “good” bacteria when you get sick. BACTERIA THAT CAUSE illnesses are not the kind of bacteria you want lingering in your body. That’s why doctors prescribe antibiotics to kill them off. Eating specific foods when taking… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2018

You Are What You Eat

We pride ourselves on being the best in the business. We care about our community, our earth at large, and–to bring it close to home–our health. After all, there’s a reason the saying, “Health is Wealth” got so popular. Without our health, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the little things that give life meaning.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2018

Cancer, Meet Your Match | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Cancer, Meet Your Match

When it comes to prevention, pancreatic and prostate cancers have something in common. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE prostate and pancreatic cancers aren’t preventable. While you can’t control risk factors such as your age or your family medical history, you can control lifestyle factors that may help lower your cancer risk. Take a look at four ways you… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2018

Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes

Millions of American adults don’t know they’re at a higher risk for developing diabetes. YOU CAN’T FIGHT an enemy if you don’t know it exists. That’s often the case when it comes to prediabetes. The condition affects more than 84 million Americans but most don’t know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2018

Fall in Love with Autumn Produce | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Fall in Love With Autumn Produce

Classic fall favorites are filled with antioxidants and vitamins to keep you healthy year-round. THE AMAZING APPLE With more than 2,500 varieties of apples in the United States, it’s a tasty way to get lots of nutrients. Although the varieties range in flavor, nearly all are rich in vitamin C. While some varieties are available year-round,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 5 2017

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Months | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

FEELING TIRED OR hungry? You might simply be thirsty. Our bodies need water to maintain the right temperature, circulate blood, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. We need a lot of water each day because we’re constantly losing precious body moisture—through breathing, urination, and sweating. HYDRATION INDICATORS Staying hydrated is always important, but during hot summer… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 1 2017

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