Nutrition

How to improve your health with nutritional counseling

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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 …

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A Diet for Depression?

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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 …

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

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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.

What to Eat—and Avoid—When Taking Antibiotics

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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 …

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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. …

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Cancer, Meet Your Match

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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 …

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Taking Early Action to Prevent Diabetes

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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. …

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Fall in Love With Autumn Produce

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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, …

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Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

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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 …

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