Healthy Living

Protect Your Health By Knowing Your Family Health History

Knowing and acting on your family health history is an essential part of protecting your health. What is a family health history? Your family health history is a record of yours and your family’s medical history used in helping physicians determine health conditions that you may be susceptible to. Collect your family health history and… read more

Learn How To Stay Safe In The Sun

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month–learn how to stay sun safe this Spring with the following tips and advice. Skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer in the United States, but most cases are entirely preventable.  “Despite efforts to address skin cancer risk factors, such as inadequate sun protection and intentional… read more

Gear Up For A Healthy Spring With These Tips

Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports.  “These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America.”  Balanced Well-Being Healthcare works with our patients to help them learn about healthy lifestyle and… read more

Five Main Factors for Maintaining Good Health

A new year is here and many of us have goals for maintaining good health. So just what are the most important factors for establishing optimum health. Studies indicate that the following five factors make the biggest difference in overall health and wellness: 1) diet; 2) rest; 3) exercise; 4) posture; and 5) avoiding the… read more

How to Choose Your Health Goals for 2019

When choosing your health goals for 2019, incorporate the power of the popular acronym, SMART: Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound. By defining your health goals within these perimeters, you are better able to plan for and achieve long-term success. True wellness is much more than just physical health. Ask yourself how you are… read more

Should I do a “Cleanse” or “Detox”?

I get questions from family and friends on a regular basis about whether or not they should do a “cleanse” or a “detox”, and if so, which one would I recommend.  It’s a hot topic and “detox” is such a buzz word that I figured it was worth giving an explanation about why I don’t… read more

FirstLine Therapy and Lasting, Healthy Weight Loss

  The FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Program (FLT) is a clinically designed program to teach patients how to establish and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. FLT is founded on the belief that 90% of disease and weight management can come from lifestyle and dietary changes. It’s lifestyle medicine in action. With Balanced Well-Being Healthcare’s multidimensional approach… read more

The Effect of Popular Diet’s on Nutrient Status

Recent research into the Atkins, South Beach, Best Life and DASH diets showed that all 4 of these diets failed to meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) for 27 micronutrients analyzed. Specifically, vitamin B7, D, E, chromium, iodine and molybdenum were identified as consistently low across the board in all four diet groups. These findings… read more

The Effect of Pharmacological Drugs on Nutritional Status

There are many pharmacological medications that have been found to effect nutrient levels. Remember, nutrients play VITAL roles in the function of ALL body systems: the musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, reproductive system and urinary system. ALL of these systems are run by NUTRIENTS!! Deficiencies can… read more

The Effect of Bowel Disease on Nutritional Status

Your intestines play a VERY important role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Disease, inflammation, or infection ANYWHERE in the digestive tract can set the stage for poor absorption of nutrients and therefore deficiency. Nutrient deficiency is a risk factor for chronic disease. Below are diseases of the intestines that can impact nutrient status.… read more