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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Welcome Back!

We Pray You Had A Great Summer !

The seasons are changing and we will provide you with updated health & wellness tips to get you ready and prepared for a healthy holiday season.

"Life belongs to God and health belongs to you."

The choice is yours?

Live well
Doc V

Monday, July 22, 2013

Do You Really Understand Portion Control?

Quick Tip - Portion Control

Did You Know...

Understanding the average portion size of different foods can help you avoid overeating.

Your Portions Should Look Like This:
1 Ounce of Cheese (Four Dice)

1 Starchy Side Dish or 1 Medium Piece of Fruit (A base Ball)

4 Ounces of Salmon (A Cassette Tape)


1 Ounce of Dark Chocolate A Package of Dental Floss)

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Doc V

Friday, July 5, 2013

Do You Know About The Power of the Chia Seed?

Health Tip - The Chia Seed

What is the Chia Seed?

The Chia Seed are native to South America and have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries.


The Chia Seed is the highest plant based source of Omega 3, fiber and protein. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.


Chia Seeds help remove toxins from your body to lose weight and feel better.


The Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, Chia seeds' lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources.
  • Fiber - associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. An excellent source of fiber, with 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons.
  • Antioxidants -  helps protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer.
  •  Minerals - two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.
  • Satiety - the feeling of being full and satisfied, which helps lower food cravings between meals. The combination of protein, fiber and the gelling action of chia seeds when mixed with liquids all contribute to a satiating effect.
  • Gluten-Free - contains no gluten or grains.

  • Egg Replacer  - the outer layer of chia seeds swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can be used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods.
  • Dyslipidemia -  as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation - play an important role in regulating insulin levels.

  • Can Be Digested Whole - Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and minerals, Chia Seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient or egg-replacement benefits.
To make the egg replacement, mix 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds with 3 tablespoon of water and let sit for 15 minutes.


Try some today

Information is Power!

 For information go to,,, www.USDA National Nutrient Databased: Seeds, chia, and

 Live well
Doc V

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How To Keep Cool in The Heat

Quick Tip: Keeping Cool in the Heat



When temperatures are 90 degrees and higher, you must be careful not to become victims of heat exposure.
Hot, humid temperatures can cause many medical problems:
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat cramps
  • Heat stroke
It is important to check on the homeless, infants, younger children, elderly, disabled relatives, neighbors and friends.

Make sure they drink adequate amount of liquids to prevent dehydration and other heat-related illnesses.


Your chances of getting sick in Hot weather are increased by:
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages
  • High blood pressure
  • Problems with circulation
  • Diabetes
  • Previous stroke
  • Infection or fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Weak or damaged heart
  • Improper air ventilation
  • Skin diseases or sunburn which may reduce sweating
  • Asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • Taking certain medications

What are The Warning Signs?
  • Headache
  • Nausea, clamminess, chills
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Dizziness or periods of faintness
  • Rapid breathing
  • High body temperature
  • Dry, hot skin
  • Severe muscle pain (arm,leg)
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and listlessness
  • Unconsciousness 

What to do if you see a Warning Sign?
  • Stay calm
  • Call a doctor or an ambulance (9-1-1)
  • Lie the victim on his or her back
  • Loosen victim's clothing and or remove as much clothing as possible
  • Give victim sips of water, only if they are alert
  • Raise the victim's feet about a foot from the ground
  • Fan the victim's skin
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to the victim's skin
  • Move the victim to a cool area if possible
  • Avoid massaging the victim's muscle cramps
  • Avoid using heat packs

How to prevent Heat Illnesses:
  • Drink plenty of fluids, preferable plain water
  • Avoid hot and heavy meals
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities
  • Try to sit in a shady area
  • Wear a hat and loose clothing (light colored)
  • Avoid alcoholic or beverages with caffeine
  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible 
Information is Power! Use it!


Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated!

Live well
Doc V

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2013. Do You Know Your HIV Status?

Quick Tip - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)


Do You Know Your HIV Status?

HIV Tests are used to detect the presence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), in serum, saliva, or urine. Such tests may detect antibodies, antigens, or RNA.

What is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) a lentivirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.


Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk, within the bodily fluids. HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 is the National HIV Testing Day.

There are three things you can Do:
  • Get the Facts
  • Get Tested
  • Get Involved
Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-234-4636) to find out where you can get a Free! HIV test in your area.
Information is Power!
No Fear, No Worries.

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Live well
Doc V