Nutrition

One Food for a Healthier Tomorrow

With so much health information and nutrition advice out there, it can be hard to know exactly what to focus on. Our Beebe Healthcare medical providers weighed in on the one food they would recommend to patients or clients to improve their health today. Here's what some of our care providers...
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A Good Gut Feeling: How Probiotics and Fermented Foods Help Your Gut

You’ve probably heard about the amazing benefits of probiotics and fermented foods and how they can improve your gut health. But you may also wonder – what is driving this new emphasis on gut health? It’s all about the microbiome, the trillions of tiny organisms that live on our skin and in our...
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Build Healthy Food Habits

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

One of the best ways you can prevent weight gain and regain is surprisingly simple – just keep track of what you eat. Michael Sofronski, MD , board certified general surgeon specializing in robotically assisted bariatric surgery, has been performing weight-loss surgery at Beebe Healthcare since...
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Eight Foods That Cause Inflammation

Submitted by Dr. Uday Jani

Concerned about inflammation in your body? Perhaps a doctor has told you that you have inflammation or that inflammation is affecting your health. What causes inflammation? Inflammation is caused by the foods we eat or drink or by conditions such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or...
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Don’t Take my Tongue

Submitted by Nicholas P. Bollinger, MS, CCC-SLP

How impairment of our strongest muscle limits speech and swallowing A lot can go through someone’s head when they are first diagnosed with a stroke, injury or disorder of the brain, digestive disease or lung disease. The last thing on your mind might be if you will be able to communicate or swallow...
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Natural Pain Relief

Submitted by Uday Jani, MD

Pain relief doesn’t always come in a pill bottle. There are better solutions, many found in your refrigerator, spice rack, and garden. The right mix of foods, herbs, and supplements has proven to be extraordinarily effective in managing chronic inflammation and pain – no prescription required. Here...
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A Formula for a Healthy Breakfast

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Breakfast has long been called the most important meal of the day. Recent research has reaffirmed breakfast’s nutritional benefits with studies done worldwide showing that regular breakfast consumption is associated with several positive outcomes, including weight loss. Why ‘Breaking the Fast’ is...
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This Year: Strong is the New Skinny

Submitted by Bryan Drain, Medical Nutrition Therapist

Body weight is merely your relationship to gravity. It does not define you; nor does it encompass you as a person. This year, focus on being strong over skinny. While maintaining a healthy weight is important, and many of us have a few extra pounds to spare, during the holiday season it is more...
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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a life-long struggle for some. In certain cases, people are unable to lose the weight necessary to be healthy. Your physician may suggest considering medical or surgical weight loss programs. When dieting isn’t enough or you have additional health concerns...
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Whole Body Health for All Ages

Submitted by Rita Karapurkar Williams, MA, CHES

Year after year our bodies change—and consequently, the food we choose, how much we move and exercise our bodies, and the medical counsel we seek can all have a significant impact on these transitions. That’s why it’s so important to tune into your body, notice any shifts and consider what it...
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