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Staggering After the Time Change? How Important is Sleep?

Sleep disorders affect 50-70 million US adults. A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as… read more

Allergies. What Can Be Done?

April showers bring May flowers and…allergies. Do you know what you are allergic to? If not, we can help. How can you determine if your symptoms are allergies or something else? Learn how to prepare for the onslaught of spring and how testing and changes in nutrition can help boost your immunity levels. Spring Allergies… read more

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month: How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. How much do you know about alcohol and its interactions with the body? Responsible alcohol use is paramount for health. According to the Global Burden of Diseases study, which analyzed levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries from 1990 to 2016, no amount of alcohol… read more

What You Can Do To Keep Your Gut Healthy (And Why You Should)

Gut health contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases. The food that you eat greatly affects the types of bacteria that live inside you. Here are some science-based ways to improve your gut bacteria. At… read more

Lose Weight By Improving Your Nutrition

Nutrition and weight loss go hand in hand. If you don’t have much time for exercise, you may be interested to find out that you can lose a little extra weight (or a lot of it) by making simple changes to your diet.  Enlisting the help of Balanced Well Being Healthcare will help you get… read more

Identifying Metabolic Syndrome with Certain Risk Factors

According to the the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) when three or more risk factors are present then a person qualifies as having metabolic syndrome. This is an important prognostic indicator: having metabolic syndrome is associated with two times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and four times the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.… read more

National Nutrition Month: How Healthy Are You?

March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to take a personal assessment on how well you are doing with your daily nutrition needs and goals. Unlike popular opinion, there is no cookie-cutter, one-size fits all approach to dieting and healthy eating.  Our bodies are different and require different things. But, with that said,… read more

Ways to Extend your Lifespan AND your Healthspan

At Balanced Well-Being Healthcare, we labor to not only expand your years of life (lifespan), but your years of health as well (healthspan). Balanced Well-Being Healthcare is committed to advancing and sharing knowledge about successful aging and lifestyles choices, nutritional choices, activity, and general wellness that can enhance an optimal life for older adults. We… read more

Testosterone Deficiency and Men’s Hormonal Health

Testosterone deficiency can impact men’s hormonal health in a multitude of ways. It arises when the testes fail to produce enough testosterone. Male testosterone levels normally decline with age. However, hypogonadism, is a disorder in which a man will not produce enough testosterone even adjusted for his age. Learn how we diagnose testosterone deficiency and… read more

How Does Diet Affect Your Risk for Disease?

Diet and disease are more closely related than you might think. Health.Gov puts it this way, “the rates of noncommunicable diseases—specifically, chronic diet-related diseases—have risen, due in part to changes in lifestyle behaviors. A history of poor eating and physical activity patterns have a cumulative effect and have contributed to significant nutrition and physical activity… read more