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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
June 23rd, 2022

It's officially summer and the 4th of July is near. Many of you will head to the beach for a little rest and relaxation. And being at the beach is super fun and relaxing.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Wellness

Today, I'd like to go over some ways to help control and lower blood pressure naturally. There are a number of diet and lifestyle factors that can have a big impact here, and I'm going to go over 10 today.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | MetabolizePMD

Today we're going to talk about added sugars and food labels, and what to look for. We consume a lot of sugar as Americans, and it really tripled within the last 60 years as processed food became more prevalent.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD

24% of American adults are dealing with arthritis. This is a common disease, and it's becoming more common. So if you have arthritis, exercising can be a challenge. What types of exercise should you focus on?

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Concierge Medicine | Wellness

By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
May 19th, 2022

Why did I become a health coach? And what do I like about being a health coach? Watch the video or read on to find out. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | MetabolizePMD | Wellness

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with that comes a fresh crop of vegetables hitting their stride.  Just like any time of year, there are particular plants that are more in season at a certain time of year. It can be beneficial to our health to eat those vegetables that are in season at the time they are in season because of their nutrient contents.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Concierge Medicine | Wellness

I want to take a minute to tell you why I became a health coach. What makes me a health coach? Watch the video below or read on to find out. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Allison Kaminski, Health Coach
April 29th, 2022

The CDC recommends about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. That includes aerobic exercise. If you break it down, it can be five days of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise or three days of 50 minutes of aerobic exercise, for example.