The Breakfast of Champions Counts

0 February 24, 2017

You’ve heard it a million times, but the truth is that the best thing you can do is kick your day off with a breakfast of champions.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give your body more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will improve your brain and body’s daily performance.

Breakfast provides your body and brain with the power and fuel it needs after a long night of rest. Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the day off with no gas in your car’s tank.

Tips for thought:

  • Breakfast should be eaten within 2 hours of waking up
  • Healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your daily calorie allowance.

Aren’t sure what’s considered “A Breakfast of Champions”?? Here’s some healthy foods to start your day off right with.

1.Oatmeal

Oatmeal contains beta-glucan- a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. Oatmeal is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

2. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is loaded with calcium and boasts plenty of protein (twice as much as regular yogurt). Protein helps keep you feeling full longer throughout your busy day.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruits are hydrating, filli

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 February 2, 2017

Ditch the Diet Coke runs… and DRINK WATER.

Are you getting the daily water intake that your body needs?

Most people can go an entire day only drinking one glass of water, or no water at all. If you are a victim of not drinking water, do you know how big of an impact this is having on your body? We need water to stay hydrated, have energy, get our body moving, flush out sickness, and keep our digestive system running regularly. So stop. Take a moment. And think about how much water you are really drinking everyday?  

Are you curious about how much water your body actually needs?

Find out how much water your body needs with these simple steps:

  1. Start with your current weight
  2.  Multiply your weight by ⅔ (67%)
  3. Figure out how many ounces you should be drinking

For example. If you weighed 175 lbs, you would multiply 175 X ⅔ and learn that you should be drinking 117 ounces of water a day, which is about 3.5 liters, just shy of a gallon of water a day. That’s right, almost a gallon of water a day!  

So why should we drink this much water?

  • Drinking water can help maintain the body fluids.

After all, our bodies are composed of 60% water.

  • Drinking water can help control calories.

Wate

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

0 January 12, 2017

What exactly makes MedHealth Urgent the best urgent Care in Montgomery Alabama?

Trust us, we are just not going to brag about MedHealth. We only speak the truth to back up just exactly why MedHealth Urgent Care the best urgent care in Montgomery Alabama.

Our doctors and nurses are number one rated. We only hire people who show an enormous amount of care, knowledge, and communication skills to make us the best urgent care in Montgomery Alabama. Bennie Webb said, “I would recommend MedHealth Urgent Care to anyone that expects prompt, efficient services. During my visit, my nurse Tiffany was awesome! She answered all my questions and made sure I understood the details of each prescription that was given by the doctor.”

What exactly is an urgent care and why should you use it?

An urgent care is the provision of immediate medical service offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. It requires a broad and comprehensive fund of knowledge to provide such care. Excellence in care for patients with complex and unusual conditions is founded on the close communication and collaboration between the urgent care medicine doctor, the specialist and the family primary doctors. It’s important to understand that urgent care does not replace your family doctor. An urgent care is a convenient option when someone’s regular

0 January 5, 2017

That’s right, you read it correct “the best family doctors Montgomery, AL are found at MedHealth Urgent Care.” Here at MedHealth Urgent Care we have two in house doctors, Dr. Lumpkin and Dr. Harris.

Dr. Lumpkin and Dr. Harris are the best family doctors Montgomery, AL because they are highly rated, extremely experienced, and compassionate. They care about you and want to help you as best as they can in a loving way.

Not only is our urgent a warm and inviting environment, but our doctors are joyful, charitable, inviting and bring a sense of peace and comfort the moment you are seen. They will help make you feel comfortable and will take the time to understand what it is that you’re struggling with.

So, how can you know if our doctors at MedHealth Urgent Care really are the best?

According to Medmd there are 7 traits that qualify a doctor of being the best doctor,

  1. Confident– “The doctor’s confidence gives me confidence.”
  2. Empathetic– “The doctor tries to understand what I am feeling and experiencing, physically and emotionally, and communicated that understand to me.”
  3. Humane– “The doctor is caring, compassionate, and kind”
  4. Personal– “The doctor is interested in me more than just as a

0 December 29, 2016

Are you one of those people who believe that having good skin care starts with your Genes?

Some people believe that good skin is all gene related, which does play a big part in your skin care. But what if we told you that by making a few changes to your diet, it can result in better looking, healthy skin.

Have you ever heard that by eating carrots, you will have improved eyesight? Or have you ever heard that if you eat a walnut a day it is good for your brains? Take the phrase, “beauty comes from within”. This statement can literally be applied to having a healthy diet and maybe what we should be saying is, “beauty comes from within- your food!” The American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that higher intake of vitamin C was associated with lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance among middle aged American women. The good news is, vitamin C is found in more foods that you might actually think. Keep reading, we’ve got a list of Vitamin rich foods that you’ll want to start implementing into your diet for healthier, fresh looking skin.

1. Strawberries

One cup of strawberries contains 140% of vitamin C, which is more than eating an orange. Not only is vitamin C key to a healthy immune system, but it does amazing things for our skin. Vitamin C helps produce collagen, which keeps skin tight and smooths fine lines.

2. Lentils

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0 December 22, 2016

Why Should You Choose Urgent Care in Montgomery, AL?

Urgent care centers provide easy access for quality healthcare. MedHealth Urgent Care is a new Urgent Care in Montgomery, AL.

MedHealth Urgent Care is focused on providing a convenient, competent, compassionate medical care in a warm, comfortable nurturing environment. Don’t worry about bribing your children to see a doctor anymore. The moment you step into MedHealth Urgent Care you feel at home and welcomed. We have designed our entire office to feel clean and comfortable from our warm inviting layout, to the care and service that our nurses, doctors and office workers provide. Being an Urgent Care facility no appointments are necessary and we welcome you to drop by at any time so that we may assist you with your medical needs. We understand that you can’t plan when you’re not well, so we’ve made sure that our staff is always ready to see you.

Here is a list of services that we offer:

Urgent Care

Family Care