Aging & Health: Take Charge

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Sep 8, 2020

Colonoscopy prep: make it easier

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Among the many discomforts of having a colonoscopy, people often say that the prep work before is the worst part. Below are a few tips can help make the process easier: Two days beforehand. Start eating a low-fiber diet. Avoid raw fruits and [...]
Colonoscopy prep: make it easier
Sep 1, 2020

When medicines and supplements don’t mix

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  What happens when you mix herbs with prescription or nonprescription medications? The truth is, we often don’t know. Researchers are studying this question and hopefully we’ll have a better understanding of these interactions in the future. For the time being, the best advice is to think twice [...]
When medicines and supplements don’t mix
Aug 25, 2020

Jogging: efficient, effective

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Just 30 to 60 minutes of weekly jogging can add up to substantial health benefits. It's estimated that roughly 3 to 4 times the duration of walking is needed to achieve the same health benefits that jogging can deliver. For example, running for 5 minutes equals about [...]
Jogging: efficient, effective
Aug 20, 2020

Cultivating spirituality

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Modern medicine has typically been viewed as separate from religious or spiritual matters. But in recent decades, there’s been a renewed recognition that these topics are important to many people. It can also be important to health. In one example, growing evidence suggests that religion [...]
Cultivating spirituality
Aug 11, 2020

Make the switch to whole grains

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Most people consume grains as part of their diets. However, many of those foods contain refined grains, which have had most or all of the natural nutrition processed away. Many refined grains — such as white bread, white rice and enriched pasta — are fortified and enriched [...]
Make the switch to whole grains

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