September is National Childhood Obesity Month

2018-08-15T15:02:53+00:00

September is National Childhood Obesity Month The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated this month as National Childhood Obesity Month NOT because anyone is saying your child doesn’t fit some standard of beauty, but because obesity is a serious health concern.  All parents want their children to be healthy and to have [...]

Hydration

2018-07-12T15:10:54+00:00

Hydration July and August are typically the hottest months in Arkansas.  The average high is 92 degrees Fahrenheit for July and 93 degrees Fahrenheit for August.  However Arkansans know it is not unusual for the temperature to break 100 at least a day or two in July or August.  In warmer years the temperature may [...]

DASH Diet

2018-05-25T08:31:41+00:00

Developed in the 1990’s by the National Institutes of Health and five research centers to research the role of diet on blood pressure, this plan was found to significantly lower blood pressure compared to control diets after two weeks.  It focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy foods, fish, poultry, beans, nuts [...]

May is Mediterranean Diet Month

2018-05-09T12:39:15+00:00

May is Mediterranean Diet Month The Mediterranean diet is an eating pattern based on the traditional cooking style and habits followed by people in countries living near the Mediterranean Sea. Increasing research has shown that this diet is associated with decreased inflammation. So, what’s in it for you? Decreased inflammation has been linked to protection [...]

March is National Nutrition Month AND Save Your Vision Month!

2018-03-02T11:58:22+00:00

March is National Nutrition Month AND Save Your Vision Month! What better time to take a look at what you can do to improve your eye health?  The American Optometric Association says that adding certain nutrients to your daily diet can help preserve your vision. Those nutrients are lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamins C and E, [...]

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Bad Fat vs. Good Fat??

2018-02-02T11:32:39+00:00

For many years, we have been under the impression that fat is “bad.” But as more research is done, we’re finding out that not all fats are created equally. Our bodies do require some fat. Fats play an important role, including assisting in blood clotting and muscle movement, and building cell membranes. While all fats [...]