What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin D?

0 May 26, 2017

Did you know that there are so many great benefits of vitamin D?

Today we are talking about 3 types of vitamin D benefits that you won’t want to miss out on.

Vitamin D Benefits:

#1. Vitamin D Fights Disease

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, getting a daily dose of vitamin D actually helps reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D also decreases your chance of developing heart disease, according to Circulation. Finally, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that, vitamin D helps reduce the likelihood of getting the flu.

#2. Vitamin D Reduces Depression

Ever heard of seasonal depression? If not, you can read about it here. Seasonal depression often times occurs when an individual is not exposed to vitamin D after long periods of time. In return, vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Research has shown that people who were experiencing anxiety or depression were extremely deficient in vitamin D.

#3. Vitamin D Boosts Weight Loss

In a research study, people who received a daily dose of vitamin D and calcium supplement were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The effect of both t

0 May 18, 2017

Over 19 million American teenager and adults are struggling with daily depression.

Are you one of these 19 million who are fighting against daily depression?

Depression is a real illness. It is a brain disorder characterized by a persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Signs & Symptoms

  • Constantly sad, anxious, or feeling “empty”
  • Hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feeling guilty, worthless and helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Difficult time focusing, remembering and making decisions
  • Hard time sleeping, over-sleeping, or early-morning awakening
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms

Symptoms are different for everyone. Some people feel constantly sad, while others may not feel sad at all. Symptoms may also vary depending on the stage of the illness.

6 Types of Depression

1.) Major Depression

This type of depression includes symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. Some episodes only happen once, but usually you can suffer with this frequently.

2.) Persistent Depres

0 May 12, 2017

Looking for some weight loss tips to help you lose some extra pounds by summer?

There’s more to weight loss tips than by just taking some magic fat burner pill. These 25 steps will be the easiest, simple small changes in your life that will make the biggest impact on your weight loss journey.

Disclaimer: Everyone’s body is different. Not all of these 25 steps are guaranteed to make your lose weight.

15 Weight Loss Tips:

1). Increase water intake When drinking about 4-5 liters of water a day, it cleanses your body from toxins in the form of urine which helps in any weight loss efforts. 2). Switch out your tea & coffee for green tea Drinking a cup of hot green tea every morning on an empty stomach can cleanse the toxins in your body and also reduce constipation. 3). Drink hot water with lemon & honey Hot water with lemon and honey is a great trick for losing weight. Drink every morning on an empty stomach. 4). Get rid of carbs Carbohydrates are a must in most individual’s diets. In fact, in all of the food groups, the amount of carbs consumed is the highest. This causes a problem because every gram of carbohydrate contains four calories. And most foods that are rich in carbs barely possess any other nutrients. Be careful with your carb intake. 5). Eat more

0 April 6, 2017

Are you, or someone you know currently fighting obesity?

Fighting obesity has become a common American topic across the country. Public schools are making the change over to “healthier options”, fast food chains are now displaying nutritional facts on menus, and the overall consumption of food per person is ever growing.

Believe it or not, obesity hasn’t been an issue until 2004, when Medicare announced the disease and started relief programs against the disease. This means that in less than 20 years our society has dramatically declined in health and awareness.

So what is Obesity?

According to the dictionary, the definition of obesity is, “the condition of being grossly fat or overweight”. Obesity is a disease that affects 78.6 million Americans, which is more than one-third of the U.S. adult population. 69% of the U.S. are categorized as being affected by obesity or having excess weight. Child obesity vs. adult obesity is extremely serious. When a child is obese they have a buildup of fat molecules and cholesterol in the views of the body and heart, and as the child grows older, the buildup will reach a blockage causing a heart attack. This topic of obesity should not be treated lightly. It is a serious issue as our world declines in health.

So what can we do to fight obesity?

1). Eat healthier Avoid fatt

0 March 8, 2017

We are MedHealth Urgent Care, your number one Montgomery Walk In Clinic.

Don’t believe we are number one for Montgomery Walk In Clinic? We will leave it up to the patients to be the judge of that. It is because of our patients that we are the number one for Walk In Clinic’s in Montgomery, AL. Our patients make our job easy and rewarding.

What’s great about our urgent care, is that we are open seven days a week and NO APPOINTMENT is necessary! We take all of our patients, all of the time. You can’t help it if an emergency comes up and you need to be seen right away. Life happens and we understand that here at MedHealth Urgent Care. We also understand that most urgent care’s have the reputation of having a 3-hour doctors visit. Not MedHealth! We are quick, compassionate and care about your needs. Here’s what Sonya Williams had to say about her visit, “My first visit to MedHealth was easy and quick! I was able to get in and out in less than 45 mins.” Shakita Rush brought in her two year old in for a visit, “Visited Medhealth on Monday afternoon for the second time and they again exceeded my expectations! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very welcoming even with my 2 year old. I will return.” We appreciate Shakita and Sonya and look forward to helping them both

0 March 2, 2017

Want to learn to love your gut and improve your digestive health?

Learn about foods that your body will love and won’t keep you running for the bathroom door. We are going to clue you in on what’s good for your body to help improve your digestive health.

Today there are so many processed foods and not-so-good-for-you ingredients and elements that go into food preparation that our bodies sometimes just don’t love and end up having us head to the restroom more than (or less than) we would like. In all reality, our bodies were made to digest almost every type of food placed into your mouth. But sometimes our bodies just don’t like what we are feeding it and react in ways that wind up make us feeling sick. According to health.com, it’s best to avoid foods like fatty meats, to stay away and clear of upset stomachs.

Foods to stay away from:

  • High-fat and fried foods
  • Chili peppers
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Berries
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Corn

We’ve got a list for you below on foods that will leave your stomach and digestive system feeling well and great.

1.Yogurt

Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that help your gut digest food. Keep in mind that not all yogurts have these “bacteria’s” so make sure to check for live

0 February 17, 2017

Stress. We all have it and we deal with it daily, but do you know about what the effects of stress can actually do to your body?

You might want to start thinking about the things in your life that are causing you mass amounts of stress and start to either lighten your load, or learn how to handle your stress more effectively so that stress does not affect your health.

So what exactly can stress really do to you? Healthline.com has a really great illustration and list showing what parts of your body become highly exposed when stress is taking place.     There are 20 different things that can happen,    

1- Central Nervous System

This system in your body is in charge of telling the rest of your body what to do. When your central nervous system is stressed or confused and can’t return back to its normal state, it takes huge effects on your body like:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches

0 February 9, 2017

Have you paid a visit recent to your local Montgomery Alabama Urgent Care?

If you have we hope you visited Medhealth Urgent Care. MedHealth Urgent Care is committed to providing convenient, competent, compassionate medical care in a warm, comfortable and nurturing environment.

MedHealth Urgent Care is a newly renovated urgent care that has been open and operating for almost two years. Dr. Lumpkin and Dr. Harris run the show and are high ranked doctors with a lot of experience who have high standards for their urgent care and make sure that their office is ran at the highest level of quality, no exceptions. The urgent care provides excellent and professional care on a whole new level, that is compassionate to everyone’s needs and always puts the patients first. Dr. Harris and Lumpkin have created an environment where they treat you like family and work together to make sure that everyone blends and feels right at home. Assistant Office Manager, Tiffany has been working for Medhealth Urgent Care for 18 months and when interviewed had this to say about MedHealth, “There’s quite a few urgent cares in Montgomery. I would say none of them compare to us. We are very professional and treat each patient as if they are the only one we take our time with them. That’s very important because you don’t want your patient to feel like they are being rushed in and

0 January 26, 2017

Are you reading this and currently in need of some serious headache treatment at home?

There’s nothing worse than having a pounding headache keep you from an almost perfect day, and then you head over to the medicine cabinet to find that your fully stocked bottle of Tylenol is all out!

Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? It’s the absolute worst. What if we told you that we can help you cope with your pounding head until you make it to the local drug store? Just by gathering a few simple things like these might do the trick for you,

  • water
  • ice
  • watermelon
  • peppermint essential oil
  • coffee

Water

Did you know that almost all headaches are caused from dehydration? Just when you thought you were getting enough water, chances are that you’re probably not and should drink more.

Watermelon

Not only is it a tasty healthy treat, but it is actually a water soluble food which means that by eating watermelon it can help with your dehydration as well as water. Coffee Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that headaches are usually caused due to the expansion of blood cells? The caffeine in the coffee actually constricts the blood vessels and brings them back to their original size, therefore causing your headache to go away.

Ice

0 January 20, 2017

It’s that time of year where we all get sick, the weather is colder and we are trying to fight the flu bug that’s going around.

Everyone around you is sick, so how can you fight the flu this year?

What if we told you that you can fight the flu naturally? What if you didn’t have to go out and buy some over the counter medicine? We are talking about the natural remedies to avoiding the flu. Disclaimer- despite all of these natural preventive efforts, you still may catch the flu bug but keeping these natural remedies in mind will help aide you along the way to being healthy. 1.Sleep The best thing you can do for your body when you’re sick is, S L E E P. Treat yourself to nap time and sleep off that sickness. Make sure to stay clear of any other germs for 24-48 hours at least. When resting, make sure to prop your head up with an extra pillow to help drain your nasal passages and make for a more comfortable sleep. 2.Gargle Sore throats are usually a big symptom that comes with the flu. Make sure that if you do have a sore throat that you take care of it and gargle with salt water. 3.Zinc Doctor Neil Schachter says that zinc lozenges will help you feel better faster. He recommends using 1-2 lozenges a day. 4.Drink Make sure to stay away from dehydration! Drinking warm drinks like te