Category Archives: Prevention

Nine moves for strength training

Here are the best recommended body weight strength training moves that combine for a complete body workout.  Do each exercise for desired time until you complete the set, take a one minute break and then move on to the next … Continue reading

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How to identify ticks and avoid tick bites

Tick season in Maine becomes more of a concern each year as tick borne illnesses are on the rise.  Here are some tips on prevention and tick removal. Prevention Wear light colored clothing to find ticks easily Wear EPA-approved insect … Continue reading

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What Does “Gluten-Free” Really Mean? The New FDA Labeling Standard

Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food claiming to be “gluten-free” must meet a new stringent standard:  Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat but also is some other grains.  To comply with the … Continue reading

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On-line drug interaction websites: Make sure your medicines/remedies are safe to take together.

Attached is a quick article with links to on-line drug interaction sites.  These sites are designed to help you make sure that your prescription medications, over-the-counter remedies and herbs or supplements are safe to take together.  When you read this … Continue reading

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Sitting: Why it is Bad for Us

  Many people struggle with getting enough exercise to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.   Our days are often consumed with commuting, working behind a desk, doing school work, eating, watching TV or working on a computer.  If anything, … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Unique Heart Attack Symptoms in Women?

When someone is having a heart attack we often imagine someone clutching their chest and describing the sensation of having an “elephant sitting on their chest”.  While this is often the case, women may experience different symptoms causing a delay … Continue reading

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Why Sit When You Can Walk!

We all know exercise is a key component of overall health. Yet, most struggle to make it a natural part of our day. This three minute talk suggests an easy way to add exercise to our day and get all … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Transmission

To follow up on the deer tick post from the other day.  Many people ask, “why wait for the tick to be on 24 hrs before being concerned about Lyme transmission?”  Well,  there is an enzyme conversion in the tick … Continue reading

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Deer Ticks…They’re Baaack!!

Hope Health Family Practice offers you some handy tips about how to deal with Deer ticks. Remember to cover up and apply tick repellent when going for hikes or being in fields and woods. Remember to check yourself thoroughly when … Continue reading

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EAT REAL FOOD!!!

As I continue my journey to better health, I am constantly amazed at the importance of eating REAL food.   Here is more proof that we MUST stay away from processed and refined foods.   Buy, grow, make and eat REAL food. … Continue reading

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