Wellness

Making Time To Take Care of Your Health

With the new school year starting up, athletic events and winter holidays that are around the corner, it can be easy to forget about taking care of yourself and your health needs. Our exercise routine, diet and oral hygiene habits can get lost in all of the hustle and bustle, leaving our bodies at risk… read more

Combating Adrenal Dysfunction

If you’re experiencing higher levels of fatigue, body aches, nervousness or digestive issues, you could be suffering from adrenal dysfunction. There are many environmental, physiological and mental triggers that affect how our bodies function, leaving them susceptible to the effects of stress. Chronic stress increases your likelihood of experiencing adrenal dysfunction, which affects how your… read more

Top Lifestyle Tips For Healthy Aging

Our bodies are fascinating organisms that are made up of intricate systems which work together to maintain equilibrium and optimal health. However, as we age, bone loss, muscle weakness and nutrient deficiencies can cause our bodies to deteriorate, making everyday activities difficult to enjoy. Some important tips to promote healthy aging include drinking plenty of… read more

Why Should I Schedule A Functional Medicine Visit?

When we’re sick, we go to the doctor’s office for a diagnosis and medication to treat our illness. However, sickness shouldn’t be the only reason why we visit the doctor. Functional medicine visits are becoming increasingly popular as they work to evaluate the antecedents, triggers and mediators of disease, even before they begin. These visits… read more

Recognizing The Signs of Depression

Most people will experience times in their lives where they feel deep sadness, loneliness or heartbreak, but not everyone will experience depression, which are long periods of these felt emotions that affect daily living. Depression has long been a taboo subject that hasn’t been widely discussed, but times are changing and so are the conversations… read more

How To Deal With Your Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble staying asleep at night? You could be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs as the airway is obstructed and there are interruptions in your sleep patterns. Many patients don’t even know they suffer from sleep apnea, but some symptoms include excessive snoring, daytime fatigue and headaches. Treatment for sleep apnea… read more

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

What is a “Normal” Bowel Movement

When it comes to gut health, bowel movement patterns can tell you a lot about your total body wellness.  As a culture, bowel movements aren’t something we talk about much, but if your body’s plumbing isn’t working properly, it can create a toxic environment in your body–literally.  Research in 2010 revealed that your brain and… read more