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What is the Mediterranean Diet and Is It Really Good For You?

05/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you can’t open a web browser or a magazine without reading about a new trendy diet that promises to give you the sun, the moon, and the stars health wise. Over the last few years, one of the trendiest of trendy diets has been the “Mediterranean Diet” which claims to emulate the supposedly super healthy diets of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Just what is involved in the Mediterranean diet and is it really as healthy as its practitioners claim? The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean…

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Healthy Living

05/14/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule. Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. What can you do to achieve healthy living? Here are some ideas you should…

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Why a Cleanse Might Be Bad For Your Health

04/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Right now, juice cleanses are all the rage. Cleanses claim to, help you lose weight, remove toxins from the body, and feel better overall. The idea is that you replace 1-3 meals a day with blended or cold-pressed juice for a period of weeks. After this period, your body has been cleansed and is supposedly healthier. But is it really? How healthy are juice cleanses? Let’s take a look at the health impacts of juice cleanses. “Consumers are definitely becoming more aware of environmental…

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Eat Green. Eat Local. Top Hoosier Crops.

04/28/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

If you live in Indiana, a healthy, local food is never very far away. Find out what delicious green foods you can find grown right here in Indianapolis. Then, stop in at your local grocer or farmer's market and look for the "Grown in Indiana" label. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 844.8.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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Portion Control

04/23/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

When eating at many restaurants, it's hard to miss that portion sizes have gotten larger in the last few years. The trend has also spilled over into the grocery store and vending machines, where a bagel has become a BAGEL and an "individual" bag of chips can easily feed more than one. Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here are some tips to…

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Local Breakfast: Have a Healthy Breakfast with Ingredients from Indiana

04/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Indiana is one of America’s largest providers of livestock, grains and produce. As Hoosiers, we should all start the day with the fresh bounty from our state’s farms. According to the Indiana Department of Agriculture, over 37 thousand acres of vegetables were harvested last year. There are plenty of varieties to choose from and add to your breakfast plate. Tomatoes. More and more tomato farms are popping up in Indiana, which is all the more reason for you to make it part of your morning…

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Eggs: They Aren’t Just for Easter

04/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

You may know that eggs are a great source of protein but did you know that eggs have many other health benefits? In this infographic, we discuss some of the many health benefits of eggs. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 844.8.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

04/02/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

The expert medical professionals of Indiana University Health bring passion and skill to every specialty and treatment offered. They also bring compassion and understanding because, after all, they’re human, too. Ever find yourself chasing the ever-allusive balance when it comes to healthy choices for food and exercise? You are not alone. Here, three Indiana University Health professionals weigh in on the balancing act.Anna King, RD - Clinical Dietitian at Indiana University Health Perfection…

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

03/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the United States, we love coffee. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink a cup or two or more of java every day. The reasons for coffee’s popularity are simple: it tastes good and makes you feel more alert. The caffeine in coffee is what truly makes it the preferred wake-me-up of people all over the world. Caffeine makes you feel more energetic and awake for a short time after drinking it. Hardcore coffee addicts love the caffeinated feeling so much that they turn to the really hard…

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Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

03/19/2015 | ExerciseHealthy Eating

Have you ever looked down at your hands to find fingers that look just like your mother’s? Does your smile curve just like hers? Physical traits passed through family stand out and give insights into our genetic makeup. Our genes explain the less visible traits we carry as well. We lean on genetics to make sense of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep irregularities, digestive trouble and obesity. However, those explanations can resemble excuses more than medical fact. While genes…

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