Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

Drink to Your Health

Cozy up with a cup of tea and drink to your health! Research tells us that green tea has particularly impressive healing properties that improve your well-being. So whether your tea is served hot or iced, reach for a green tea packet to embrace some of these benefits:

Very Vegan

So you wanna be a vegan? A vegan lifestyle is one free of all animal products. This lifestyle can be rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, dried beans/pea, nuts, seeds and other protein alternatives such as tofu. A vegan diet is not necessarily low in fat but fats used are often unsaturated in the form of oils and avocados instead of butters and creams.

Stay Healthy All Season Long

Don't let the flu get you this year! The best possible way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccine every year. Not only will it lower your chances of getting sick, but it will help those with compromised immune systems in your community.

Every year, thousands of people die from the flu -- and many more come to the hospital because the virus has made them so ill.

Peanut Friendly Snacks

Behold the mighty peanut! It’s high in fiber and protein, pairs beautifully with chocolate or jelly and is a staple at American baseball games.

But peanuts also are one of the most common, and particularly dangerous, allergies out there. Even the nut dust can be enough to trigger allergy attacks in some people.

And because those with peanut allergies often can’t breathe when they come in contact with them, many schools have become nut-free. That’s a challenge for chronic PB&J kids who often don’t like other foods.

Healthy School Lunches

We can help you make school lunches a breeze this year! Packing lunches for your crew can be quite the chore, but there are ways to lighten the load. Consider including your kids in the process. As a bonus, you might find less food is being wasted because they are an active part of making their own food choices.